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

2015-12-31Woman held for assaulting cops - India.com
Woman held for assaulting cops By Press Trust of India @indiacom | December 31, 2015 10:29 AM | comment
Woman held for assaulting cops - India.com
2015-12-30Relative denied promotion, NCP woman activist slaps civic babu - Times of India
Relative denied promotion, NCP woman activist slaps civic babu Pradeep Gupta A woman Nationalist Congress Party worker on Tuesday allegedly slapped a senior municipal official from Ulhasnagar for not promoting her brother-in- law The act has been caught on cameras installed at the municipal office. | TNN | Dec 31, 2015, 05.57 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: A woman Nationalist Congress Party worker on Tuesday allegedly slapped a senior municipal official from Ulhasnagar for "not promoting her brother-in- law". The act has been caught on cameras installed at the municipal office. The woman, Priya Gupta, has been booked. On her part, she alleged that assistant municipal commissioner Yuvraj Badane wanted a bribe to promote Sunil Gupta. She claimed that Badane misbehaved with her as she refused to pay the bribe. Sunil, a watchman with the municipal office, was seeking a promotion to a clerical post. Priya had approached Badane to facilitate his promotion. Badane, who sources said is a "strict" officer, told TOI that there was pressure from some Nationalist Congress Party politicians to promote Sunil. "But he does not meet the eligibility criteria," said Badane. Priya has lodged a complaint of molestation against Badane while he has lodged a counter-complaint against Priya, Sunil and two of her party politicians who were with her at the time of the incident.
2015-12-29Moral policing in Ulhasnagar: Probe ordered against cop who thrashed youth - Mid-Day
Moral policing in Ulhasnagar: Probe ordered against cop who thrashed youth By A Correspondent |Posted 29-Dec-2015 Senior Police Inspector Mohan Waghmare says that he was driven into action as the locals of Prabhag Nagar in Ulhasnagar complained that young couples had allegedly indulged in obscene acts in the area The Thane Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), VV Lakshmi Narayana, has ordered a detailed inquiry against the senior police inspector of Hill Line (Ulhasnagar) police station, Mohan Waghmare. This action has been taken after a video went viral on social media in which Waghmare, along with a constable, can be seen thrashing a youth and verbally abusing his female friend. The incident took place on Saturday. Also read: Cop thrashes youth, abuses girl friend in Ulhasnagar Senior Police Inspector Mohan Waghmare is seen thrashing the youth Speaking to mid-day, Lakshmi Narayana said, "We have ordered an inquiry against the senior police inspector who appears in the video and the ACP Ambernath division is conducting it. After he submits the report, we shall look into the matter." In the video that went viral, the cop is seen assaulting the youth and kicking him. The police alleged that they were driven into action after the locals of Prabhag Nagar in Ulhasnagar had carried out a morcha to the police station on Saturday, as young couples had allegedly indulged in obscene acts in that area. The girl who was accompanying the youth was also allegedly abused verbally Senior Police Inspector Waghmare said, "The locals of Prabhag Nagar area had lodged a complaint at the police station a couple of times. Later, on Saturday, some 30 people had come to the police station, so I went with them to the area to check the situation. I thought that the people themselves would start assaulting the couples. So I took the matter in my own hands and pushed them away." He added, "In some situations, the locals claimed that whenever they confronted the couples, they would start threatening them, so we decided to take action against these couples."
Moral policing in Ulhasnagar: Probe ordered against cop who thrashed youth - Mid-Day
2015-12-29Moral policing: Cop thrashes youth & abuses his female friend in Ulhasnagar ... - ABP Live
Moral policing: Cop thrashes youth & abuses his female friend in Ulhasnagar, probe ordered By: ABP News Bureau, Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:02 PM Ulhasnagar: The latest video of alleged moral policing showing a police officer thrashing a youth and abusing his female friend has surfaced on social media and is going viral. The video shows an officer, who was accompanied by a constable, beating the youth after asking him a few questions, in Ulhasnagar area of neighbouring Thane district. When the female friend of the boy tried to intervene, the man in uniform started abusing her. The duo was sitting in an auto when the police officer approached them. It is not known who shot the video or when the incident took place. As per reports, the police station concerned said it had no knowledge about the existence of such any such footage. The action, which sparked an outrage in social media circles, had led to criticism that police was indulging in moral policing. The Thane Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), VV Lakshmi Narayana, has ordered a detailed inquiry against the senior police inspector of Hill Line (Ulhasnagar) police station, Mohan Waghmare.
Moral policing: Cop thrashes youth & abuses his female friend in Ulhasnagar ... - ABP Live
2015-12-28Maharashtra: Shocking video shows cops thrashing, abusing youth in Ulhasnagar - Daily News & Analysis
Maharashtra: Shocking video shows cops thrashing, abusing youth in Ulhasnagar By dna Web Team Date published Monday, 28 December 2015 - 2:45pm IST | Place: Ulhasnagar | Agency: dna webdesk However, the police inspector has denied the allegations and said that the video is doctored. A police inspector is seen beating up a boy and abusing his female friend in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra in a video that has gone viral on social media. According to reports, the incident occurred on Saturday. Onlookers said the couple was sitting in an auto-rickshaw when the policemen asked them to step out. The video shows a cop thrashing and kicking the boy while also hurling expletives at the young girl. However, police inspector Mohan Waghmare has denied the allegations that he beat up the youth and said that the video is doctored. He said, The local residents complained about couples getting involved in obscene activities in the area and therefore we took action against them, according to a report by Zee News.
Maharashtra: Shocking video shows cops thrashing, abusing youth in Ulhasnagar - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-28वीडियो वायरलः पुलिस अफसर ने युवक को पीटा, महिला मित्र का भी किया अपमान - दैनिक
वीडियो वायरलः पुलिस अफसर ने युवक को पीटा, महिला मित्र का भी किया अपमान - दैनिक
2015-12-28Maharashtra Police indulges in moral policing, accuses couple of obscenity ... - Zee News
Maharashtra Police indulges in moral policing, accuses couple of obscenity, thrashes youth Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2015 - 14:03 Zee Media Bureau Ulhasnagar: In an another example of Mumbai Police going on moral policing spree, a youth and his female friend were humiliated and publicly abused in Ulhasnagar district. The incident happened on Saturday. According to reports, senior police inspector Mohan Waghmare has been accused of thrashing a youth and abusing his friend, accusing them of getting involved in obscene activities. Reportedly, the couple was sitting inside an auto-ricksaw when some policemen asked them to step out following which the youth was beaten while the woman was abused. Police inspector Waghmare said, "The local residents complained about the couple getting involved in obscene activities and therefore took an action against them." The inspector however, refused the allegation that he beat up the man or hurled abuses at the woman. No official inquiry has been ordered in the case.
Maharashtra Police indulges in moral policing, accuses couple of obscenity ... - Zee News
2015-12-284 held in murder of corporator - The Asian Age
4 held in murder of corporator Dec 29, 2015 | Age Correspondent | mumbai Four accused in the Ambernath corporator murder case have been arrested by Titwala police and handed over to Ambernath police on Monday evening. Ulhasnagar court has sent them to police custody till January 7. The four including Deepak Kalambe, Vishal Zaveri, Sandip Gaikar and Sachin Chavhan are all in their twenties. One of them had a family issue with corporator Gunjal (45 at the time of death) which is why they took such an extreme step. Sources said, Gunjal had beaten up the parents of one of the accused. The accused was 15 at that time and could not do anything to save his parents. Mr Gunjal had beaten them so badly that they were serious for many months. Now the accused was grown up and with the help of his three friends, decided to kill Gunjal to take revenge. According to a police officer from Ambernath police station, the incident occurred between 9 am and 9.30 am on Friday on the road in front of Moravali Municipal School. Gunjal went to a salon for a shave on his motorcycle. He was returning home went unknown assailants attacked him with sharp weapons and escaped from the scene, said a police officer from Ambernath police station. The officer said that Gunjal had a business where he used to look after civil and labour work for MIDC in Ambernath. Due to his strong political background, he had too many rivals which is why he always had private bodyguards with him. On Friday however, he went to the salon on his motorcycle. DCP Vasant Jadhav said, The Titwala police handed over the four accused to us. We are investigating the matter and the motive behind the murder. The accused are looking happy and they don't have any regret about what they have done. We still don't know the real reason behind it. We are working on it.
4 held in murder of corporator - The Asian Age
2015-12-28Viral Video: Cop thrashes youth, abuses girl friend in Ulhasnagar - Mid-Day
Viral Video: Cop thrashes youth, abuses girl friend in Ulhasnagar By A Correspondent |Posted 28-Dec-2015 A video purportedly showing a police officer thrashing a youth and abusing his female friend has surfaced on social media. Clips from video grab shows the Ulhasngar inspector thrashing a youth as his girlfriend watches helplessly. The latest incident of alleged moral policing was reported from Ulhasnagar area of neighbouring Thane district. The video, which went viral on social media platforms yesterday, shows the officer, who was accompanied by a constable, beating the youth after asking him a few questions. The man in uniform is also seen abusing the youth's female friend when she tried to intervene. The duo was sitting in an auto when the police officer approached them. It is not known who shot the video or when the incident took place. When contacted, the police station concerned said it had no knowledge about existence of such a video.In August, police had rounded up 13 couples and 35 others following raids at hotels and a beach here allegedly for indecent behaviour in public. The action, which sparked an outrage in social media circles, had led to criticism that police was indulging in moral policing.
Viral Video: Cop thrashes youth, abuses girl friend in Ulhasnagar - Mid-Day
2015-12-27Cop beats up youth, abuses girl friend; video goes viral - Times of India
Cop beats up youth, abuses girl friend; Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Dec 28, 2015, 05.34 AM IST KALYAN: A video showing a senior police inspector thrashing a youth and abusing his female friend in Ulhasnagar has gone viral on social media on Sunday. The video shows the senior inspector hitting the youth with his hands and kicking him in public view as a constable stands by. The video shows the inspector abusing the girl. The inspector told TOI that he had not beaten up the youth. He insisted that the video is fake. Residents of Prabhag Nagar in Ulhasnagar had complained at Hill Line police station that couples had been frequenting their locality and indulging in obscene acts over the last few days. On Saturday, a few residents had taken out a morcha to the police station to protest about the issue, said a police official. Senior inspector Mohan Waghmare along with a police constable visited the spot and found a young couple seated in an empty auto rickshaw parked in the locality. Waghmare asked the young couple to step out of the vehicle. After asking him a couple of questions, Waghmare is seen beating up the youth. The inspector is seen holding a beer bottle while beating up the youth. Waghmare told TOI that he picked up the beer bottle that was lying around. The video also shows Waghmare using expletives while speaking to the girl, make a reference to her parents. The petrified girl pleads of Waghmare, telling him that the youth is just a friend of hers and asks him to let go of them but Waghmare continues to beat the youth. After much pleading, he lets off the couple with a stern warning not to hang around the locality again. It is not clear as to who shot the video or circulated it on social media. Waghmare told TOI, that he visited the spot after residents led a march to the police station. "We found this couple in the auto, indulging in obscene acts. I did not beat the youth. The video circulated on social media is doctored,"said Waghmare. While a resident said he supported the action, another said the police should have only warned the youngsters.
2015-12-27Bombay High Court to hear on whistleblower - The Asian Age
Bombay High Court to hear on whistle blower Dec 28, 2015 | Age Correspondent | mumbai The Bombay high court has decided to first hear the matter of providing protection to the family of late whistle blower Kasim Khan, who had filmed 36 policemen taking bribe, before hearing the main petition filed by him seeking to regularise five refugee colonies in Mumbai. Kasim Khan died of massive heart attack earlier this month and his sons Rizwan and Imran are now pursuing the petition filed by their father. Rizwan, while speaking to The Asian Age said, Since our father died this month and we have decided to pursue the petition first of all the court has issued direction for amendment in the petition so that our names could be added in the petition. He also said, The court has decided also to first solve the problem of our security because our father had complained about harassment by policemen deployed for our security. The family is seeking security from some central agency. In the meantime, the division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere has appointed senior counsel Mihir Desai as amicus curiae (friend of court) to assist the court in this matter because the petitioners are appearing in person. It may be recalled that Kasim Khan had conducted a sting operation in 2013 in Kurla (east) where 36 policemen from Nehru Nagar police station were caught on camera taking bribe and were subsequently suspended. The policemen were taking bribes to allow an illegal construction. Khan had approached the Bombay high court seeking protection for himself and his family members, saying he received threats by police. During hearing of his petition he also sought directions for state to regularise five refugee colonies in Mumbai. He contended that just like the government used its powers and issued special ordinance to regularise refugee colony in Ulhasnagar, it should also regularise the other five refugee colonies too. This petition is pending before the court and will come up for hearing in the first week of January 2016.
2015-12-26Sena man stabbed to death, business rivalry suspected - Mumbai Mirror
Sena man stabbed to death, business rivalry suspected Mumbai Mirror | Dec 27, 2015, 12.00 AM IST A Shiv Sena corporator and former vice president of the Ambernath Municial Council (AMC) was fatally stabbed by seven to eight people on Friday. Ramesh Gunjal, alias Pappu Gunjal, who lived in Morivali village and represented the area in AMC, was attacked when he was returning home from a barber shop. Police sources attributed the murder of Gunjal, 40, to business rivalry. He also had a running feud with the locals and had been attacked once in 2013. The police have so far rounded up 13 people, all residents of Morivali, in connection with the crime. According to the Ambernath West police, Gunjal left home for the hair salon on his bike around 9 am. He got his beard shaved and was returning around 9.30 when an SUV dashed his bike on the Kalyan-Badlapur road, throwing him off the two-wheeler. The police said a group of men came out of the vehicle and attacked Gunjal with sharp weapons, slashing him on the neck, back, chest and head. As the Sena leader slumped to the ground, they left the place assuming that he was dead. Among the attackers was also a biker. A grievously injured Gunjal somehow managed to call his supporters. "The spot is barely 500 meters from his residence and it's a busy road. It seems the attackers had been tracking Gunjal's movements. He was first taken to the Ulhasnagar Central hospital and then shifted to Shridevi Hospital in Kalyan where he succumbed to his injuries around 2.30 pm," said a senior officer from Ambernath police station. The first lead came in the form of the registration number of a bike that one of the attackers had left at the crime scene while fleeing. "Despite his injuries, Gunjal managed reveal some names to his supporters and how he was targeted. We have recorded the statement and begun investigation," said the officer. Gunjal is survived by his wife and two sons aged seven and five. The Sena man was a labour contractor and a construction material supplier. Most of his operations were in the Ambernath MIDC and Anand Nagar MIDC, where he had many rivals who were competing with him to gain business from clients he had been catering to. The corporator had his labour unions in many firms in the Ambernath MIDC. Business rivalry apart, Gunjal, who hailed from Chalisgaon, also had political fight with locals over one-upmanship. He had been attacked two years ago, allegedly at the behest of his business and political competitors. The police have picked up 13 people on suspicion of involvement in the murder. "We have got leads, but the motive will be clear once we have the mastermind in our custody," said DCP Vasant Jadhav from Zone IV of Thane police. Gunjal is the sixth corporator to have been murdered over business or political rivalry in Ambernath in the last decade and four among them were Sena corporators.
Sena man stabbed to death, business rivalry suspected - Mumbai Mirror
2015-12-25Shiv Sena corporator Gunjal murdered in broad daylight in Ambarnath - Hindustan Times
Shiv Sena corporator Gunjal murdered in broad daylight in Ambarnath Unidentified men attacked Shiv Sena corporator from Ambarnath, Pappu Gunjal in broad daylight on Friday. He later succumbed to the injuries in a hospital. MUMBAI Updated: Dec 25, 2015 22:15 IST Unidentified men attacked Shiv Sena corporator from Ambarnath, Pappu Gunjal in broad daylight on Friday. He later succumbed to the injuries in a hospital. The Shiv Sena corporator from ward number five of Ambarnath Municipal Corporation, was attacked at around 10 am near MSEB office, Morivali, when he was on the way to his office.As many as 13 persons attacked him with swords and other sharp-edged weapons, police said. Gunjal was rushed first to Central Hospital, Ulhasnagar, and from there to a private hospital in Kalyan where he died while undergoing treatment. Police suspect that political rivalry could be the reason for the murder. Nobody had been arrested yet, said Gajanan Kabdule, Thane police spokesperson, adding that the probe is on.
Shiv Sena corporator Gunjal murdered in broad daylight in Ambarnath - Hindustan Times
2015-12-25Shiv Sena corporator hacked to death - The Asian Age
Shiv Sena corporator hacked to death Dec 26, 2015 | Age Correspondent | mumbai A 45-year-old corporator of Shiv Sena from Ambarnath municipal council was brutally killed on Friday morning by unknown assailants in Ambarnath. The assailants attacked him with sharp weapons and he succumbed to injuries in a private hospital in Kalyan. The Ambarnath police has registered a case and is further tracing the accused. The deceased, identified as Ramesh Sahebrao Gunjal, was a resident of Moravali village in Ambarnath. He was elected as an independent corporator in the 2010 Ambarnath municipal council elections. Later he joined the Shiv Sena party and in 2015, he got a ticket from the party and was elected again as a corporator from Ambarnath municipal council ward number 41. In between he also stood for the Vidhan Sabha election from Chalis gaon in Jalgaon, but resulted in failure, said a police officer. The incident took place on Friday morning at around 9 am in front of Moravali Municipal School. Gunjal went on his motorcycle to get a shave in a saloon. He was returning home when unknown assailants attacked him with sharp weapons and fled the scene. Gunjal had a business where he used to look after civil and labor work for MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) in Ambarnath. Due to his strong political background he had many rivals and had assigned private bodyguards to guard him. But incidentally on Friday, when he went to the saloon he was alone on his motorcycle, said an officer from the Ambarnath police station. After the incident members of the locality shifted Gunjal to a private hospital and later to civic hospital in Ulhasnagar. But as he was stabbed too deeply in his neck and other body parts he was shifted to Shridevi, a private hospital in Kalyan, where he succumbed to injuries around 2.30pm, the officer, who did not want to be named, said. The police has registered a murder case under different sections of Indian Penal Code and Arms Act. The people who helped in shifting Gunjal to a private hospital, were told about the attackers and their identity by Gunjal who was conscious during that time. On the basis of the information provided by the helpers, we have formed different teams and are further trying to traced the accused involved in the murder case, said Vasant Jadhav, deputy commissioner of police, Ulhasnagar division.
Shiv Sena corporator hacked to death - The Asian Age
2015-12-23Bhatija case: Garikapatti's discharge plea opposed - Press Trust of India
Bhatija case: Garikapatti's discharge plea opposed 14:34 HRS IST Thane, Dec 23 (PTI) A discharge application filed by Shyam Kishor Garikapatti, one of the accused in the infamous 1990 Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case, has been opposed by the prosecution.Garikapatti, a Dawood Ibrahim gang member who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and is also involved in 18 other major crimes, filed a discharge application in Bhatija murder case a couple of months back.The case hearing was scheduled to begin on Monday, but as none of seven accused were present in the Kalyan court, Special Public Prosecutor Vikas Patil-Shirgaonkar filed an application seeking presence of all of them in the hearing.In his argument before Additional Sessions Judge S P Gogarkar, Shirgaonkar opposed the discharge application filed by Garikapatti, saying why he did not file it along with the others accused earlier, when the case was transferred from Pune's TADA court to Kalyan court in Thane. Garikapatti claimed that there is no evidence against him and that only his name is there in the case charge sheet.Therefore, he should be discharged, his application said. Garikapatti is accused in the murder case of Ghanshyam Bhatija, in which jailed former Ulhasnagar MLA Suresh alias Pappu Kalani is also an accused. Kalani and three others have already been convicted and awarded life sentence in the murder case of Ghanshyam's younger brother Inder Bhatija.While Ghanshyam (35) was shot dead on February 27, 1990, his younger brother Inder (30) was gunned down two months later (on April 28). Both the murders had taken place in Ulhasnagar town in Thane district.Later, 23 years after the incident, on December 3, 2013, a sessions court in Kalyan convicted Kalani and three others, Baba Gabriel, Bacchi Pande and Arshad Mohammed Tahir in the Inder Bhatija murder case and sentenced all of them to life imprisonment.Two others, Narendra Ramsinghani and Richard Fernandes were acquitted due to lack of evidence.Kalani, Gabriel, Pande, Arshad, Ramsinghani, Fernandes and Garikapatti are accused in Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case.Garikapatti, originally from Pune and associated with the D-gang for the last two decades, was arrested in February this year from a village near Panaji in Goa, where he was hiding for the last eight years.The gangster, known by his street name 'Black Scorpion' had jumped parole in 2003 and since then had been on the run before being caught in February.He was also allegedly involved in the JJ hospital shootout in the early 90s involving the rival gangs of Dawood Ibrahim and Arun Gawli.
Bhatija case: Garikapatti
2015-12-2260-yr-old Kalyan mkt to down shutters over ban on veggie supply trucks - Times of India
60-yr-old Kalyan mkt to down shutters over ban on veggie supply trucks Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Dec 23, 2015, 01.03 AM IST KALYAN: The 60-year-old Laxmi market in Kalyan, which is the oldest in the city and has over 800 retail and wholesale shops, will be on an indefinite strike from Wednesday to protest against the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) crackdown on vehicles supplying vegetables. The strike will affect vegetable supply to Kalyan and neighbouring areas like Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Shahad and Ambivli. The KDMC claims the market is causing traffic jams and dirtying the area. The civic body has asked the shopkeepers at the market to move to the APMC. Shopkeepers claim that the KDMC action is illegal as it cannot restrict anybody from doing business and the market is a private one. Shopkeepers said that instead of a total ban on vehicles coming to the market, the KDMC could fix timings for them to avoid traffic jams. Mohan Naik, president of Vyapari Association, said, "KDMC wants us to shift to APMC but that market does not have the provision of retail shops." KDMC chief E Ravendiran said, "APMC was built with an intention to shift Laxmi Market there, but since six years, no one has moved. We have banned the vehicles so that those who have got shops at APMC shift. The rest will be accommodated at a KDMC market."
2015-12-21Bhatija murder case:Accused Kalani's summoned - Press Trust of India
Bhatija murder case:Accused Kalani's summoned 16:28 HRS IST Thane (Maha), Dec 21 (PTI) An application was today filed before a local court seeking presence of all seven accused, including jailed former Ulhasnagar MLA Suresh alias Pappu Kalani, in the hearing of the 1990 Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case.The case hearing was scheduled to begin today, but none of accused was present in the Kalyan court. The cross examination of witnesses by the defence counsel was supposed to start today. Special Public Prosecutor Vikas Patil-Shirgaonkar filed the application seeking presence of the seven accused. Shirgoankar informed the court of Additional Sessions Judge S P Gogarkar that the case was expedited, as per directions of the Mumbai High Court and the Supreme Court, and the proceedings should be held in the presence of all the accused. Hence, he sought their physical presence in the court throughout the hearing of the case. The court is likely to decide on the application in next few days. Kalani and three others have already been convicted and awarded life sentence in the murder case of Ghanshyam's younger brother Inder Bhatija. While Ghanshyam (35) was shot dead on February 27, 1990, his younger brother Inder (30) was gunned down two months later (on April 28). Both the murders had taken place in Ulhasnagar town in Thane district.Bhatijas were relatives of Kalani, but the political rivalry between the families led to their murder, according to the prosecution. As per the case history, the Bhatija brothers, while working for a BJP candidate during the 1990 Assembly polls, had caught the workers of Kalani, who was contesting the election on a Congress ticket, allegedly indulging in bogus voting on the day of polling on February 27. When the Bhatija brothers objected to it, Kalani threatened them and after the polling, under instructions from him, three other convicts fired at Bhatija brothers, in which Ghanshyam died. Although Inder managed to escape, he was shot dead two months later. 23 years after the incident, on December 3, 2013, a sessions court in Kalyan convicted Kalani and three others, Baba Gabriel, Bacchi Pande and Arshad Mohammed Tahir in the Inder Bhatija murder case and sentenced all of them to life imprisonment. The sentence awarded by Kalyan court was upheld by the Supreme Court. While Kalani was held guilty under IPC section 120-B (criminal conspiracy), the three others were convicted under IPC section 302 (murder).Two others Narendra Ramsinghani and Richard Fernandes were acquitted due to lack of evidence.Kalani, Gabriel, Pande, Arshad, Ramsinghani, Fernandes and Shyam Sunder Karikapatti are accused in the Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case.
2015-12-21We're treated as campus servants: ITI students - Mumbai Mirror
We're treated as campus servants: ITI students By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 21, 2015, 09.17 AM IST Students at state-run industrial training institutes (ITIs) in Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Kalyan and Thane alleged on Sunday that they had been provided pathetic campus facilities and were often forced to perform unpleasant tasks, including sweeping, in the name of skill development. Around 400 students will stage a protest outside the Thane collector's office on Monday to demand better treatment, and cleaner studying areas, canteens and toilets. "The teachers order us to do all sorts of odd jobs, saying physical labour is part of the course. We are fine with cleaning and repairing machines, but it's unreasonable to expect us to clean the premises," said a student at Ambarnath ITI. Thousands of students are enrolled in vocational courses such as carpentry, plumbing and electric services at the four ITIs. Most of them hail from low-income families. Students who secured seats in the general category earn a monthly stipend of Rs 40, while candidates from disadvantaged classes earn Rs 500. "The facilities here are pathetic. Benches in most classrooms are broken, so we have to sit on the floor," said a student at Ulhasnagar ITI. "We have written to the college management about the poor infrastructure several times, but in vain. Teachers don't like it when we raise issues with the management, and they punish us by assigning odd jobs." The canteens at the four ITIs are in a shambles, and there are serious concerns over the quality of food served there, students said. "Students who hail from poor families are treated like servants and their complaints are not entertained by the college or its director. Despite writing to the state government repeatedly, no corrective steps have been taken," said Rameshwar Shere, president of Students Federation of India's Mumbai wing, which is leading the protest. Siddharth Hastey, joint director of the state directorate of vocational education and training, said that the department had not received any complaints lately. "But if students are being made to perform tasks that are not part of their training, we will stop the practice. We will conduct inspections at all the institutes," he said.
2015-12-21Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case:Accused Kalani's presence sought - Business Standard
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2015-12-20Hearing in Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case to begin tomorrow - Business Standard
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2015-12-20एलबीटी गैरव्यवहार; ५० कर्मचाऱ्यांना नोटिसा - maharashtra times
एलबीटी गैरव्यवहार; ५० कर्मचाऱ्यांना नोटिसाShare on Facebookएलबीटी गैरव्यवहार; ५० कर्मचाऱ्यांना नोटिसाMaharashtra Times| Dec 21, 2015, 12.57 AM ISTShareMy Saved articles म. टा. वृत्तसेवा, उल्हासनगर भ्रष्टाचार प्रकरणी सतत वादात असलेल्या उल्हासनगर महापालिकेतीच्या एलबीटी विभागातील १०० कोटींच्या गैरव्यवहार प्रकरणी १६ कर्मचाऱ्यांना निलंबित केल्यानंतर, आता करवसुलीचे लक्ष पूर्ण करण्यासाठी प्रयत्न न केल्याचा ठपका ठेवत आणखी ५० कर्मचाऱ्यांना निलंबित का करण्यात येऊ नये, अशा नोटिसा सामान्य प्रशासन विभागाने बजावल्या आहेत. २०१२ पासून पालिका हद्दीतील व्यापाऱ्यांना जकातीऐवजी स्थानिक संस्था कर लागू करण्यात आला. मात्र जकातीच्या तुलनेत एलबीटीच्या उत्पन्नात मागीत तीन वर्षांत मोठ्या प्रमाणात घट झाल्याची बाब निदर्शनास आली. पालिकेच्या एलबीटी विभागातील कर्मचाऱ्यांच्या सहभागातून एलबीटीमध्ये १०० कोटी रुपयांचा गैरव्यवहार झाल्याची तक्रार मनसेचे जिल्हा उपाध्यक्ष सचिन कदम यांनी नगरविकास खात्याकडे केली होती. यावरून नगरविकास राज्यमंत्री रणजीत पाटील यांनी चौकशीचे आदेश दिले होते. या प्रकरणी महासभेतही विभागातील कर्मचाऱ्यांवर गैरव्यवहाराचा ठपका ठेवण्यात आला होता. अखेर ऑक्टोबरमध्ये एलबीटी विभागातील १६ कर्मचाऱ्यांना पालिका आयुक्त मनोहर हिरे, उपायुक्त नितीन कापडणीस यांनी निलंबित केले. आणखी काही कर्मचाऱ्यांचा या गैरव्यवहारात सहभाग असल्याचे समोर आल्याने सामान्य प्राशासन विभागाचे सहा. आयुक्त युवराज भदाणे यांनी एलबीटी विभागातील आठ युनिटमध्ये कार्यरत ५० कर्मचाऱ्यांना निलंबित का करण्यात येऊ नये, याबाबत नोटीसा बजावल्या. त्यांचीचौकशी करण्यात येणार असल्याचे भदाणे यांनी सागितले. मोबाईल अॅप डाउनलोड करा आणि राहा अपडेट प्रत्येक ताजे अपडेट जाणून घेण्यासाठी महाराष्ट्र टाइम्सच्या फेसबुक पेजला लाइक कराSponsoredShareMy Saved articlesतुमची प्रतिक्रियासर्वाधिक पाहिलेले व्हिडिओसायकलस्वार हायस्पीड ट्रेनखाली चिरडला जाणार होता, पण...'कामसुत्र ३डी' त शर्लीनचा कामदेवी अवतारगृहपाठ केला नाही म्हणून ६ वर्षाच्या मुलीला बेदम चोपलेबिपाशा दारू पिऊन धिंगाणातुमच्याबद्दल लिहातुम्ही लिहिलेली प्रतिक्रिया थोड्याच वेळात आपोआप वेबसाइटवर लाइव्ह होईल. आम्ही फिल्टर लावले असल्यामुळे आक्षेपार्ह शब्द असलेल्या प्रतिक्रिया दिसणार नाहीत. तरीही एखादी आक्षेपार्ह प्रतिक्रिया आढळून आल्यास आम्ही ती वेबसाइटवरून काढून टाकू. जे वाचक आमचे नियम, अटी, गोपनीयतेचे धोरण अथवा साइटवर लागू होणाऱ्या इतर कोणत्याची धोरणाचे उल्लंघन करताना आढळल्यास त्यांना ब्लॉक करण्यात येईल.रजिस्टर /लॉग-इन करारजिस्टर लॉग-इन करायचे नसल्यास सांगातुमचे नावतुमचा ई-मेलठिकाणसोडवा5 + 5 =धन्यवादप्रतिक्रिया दिल्याबद्दल आपले धन्यवादव्हेरिफिकेशनसाठी तुम्हाला एक ई-मेल पाठविण्यात आली आहे. कृपया त्या मेलमध्ये देण्यात आलेल्या लिंकवर क्लिक करा.तुमची प्रतिक्रियाखाली चार पर्याय दिलेले आहे. मराठीत टाइपिंग करण्यासाठी तुम्हाला इनस्क्रिप्ट येत असेल तर पहिला ऑप्शन निवडा. अन्यथा दुसरा ऑप्शन निवडा, ज्यात तुम्ही इंग्रजी अक्षरे वापरून मराठीत लिहू शकता. म्हणजेच majhya mate असे लिहिल्यावर आपोआप 'माझ्या मते' असे दिसू लागेल. तसंच इथं असलेला वर्चुअल किबोर्ड वापरूनही मराठीत लिहू शकता. तसंच इंग्रजीमधून आपण आपलं मत मांडणार असाल तर तिसरा पर्याय उपलब्ध आहे.नियम व अटीतुम्ही लिहिलेली प्रतिक्रिया थोड्याच वेळात आपोआप वेबसाइटवर लाइव्ह होईल. आम्ही फिल्टर लावले असल्यामुळे आक्षेपार्ह शब्द असलेल्या 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दिल्याबद्दल आपले धन्यवादव्हेरिफिकेशनसाठी तुम्हाला एक ई-मेल पाठविण्यात आली आहे. कृपया त्या मेलमध्ये देण्यात आलेल्या लिंकवर क्लिक करा.तुमची प्रतिक्रियाखाली चार पर्याय दिलेले आहे. मराठीत टाइपिंग करण्यासाठी तुम्हाला इनस्क्रिप्ट येत असेल तर पहिला ऑप्शन निवडा. अन्यथा दुसरा ऑप्शन निवडा, ज्यात तुम्ही इंग्रजी अक्षरे वापरून मराठीत लिहू शकता. म्हणजेच majhya mate असे लिहिल्यावर आपोआप 'माझ्या मते' असे दिसू लागेल. तसंच इथं असलेला वर्चुअल किबोर्ड वापरूनही मराठीत लिहू शकता. तसंच इंग्रजीमधून आपण आपलं मत मांडणार असाल तर तिसरा पर्याय उपलब्ध आहे.नियम व अटीतुम्ही लिहिलेली प्रतिक्रिया थोड्याच वेळात आपोआप वेबसाइटवर लाइव्ह होईल. आम्ही फिल्टर लावले असल्यामुळे आक्षेपार्ह शब्द असलेल्या प्रतिक्रिया दिसणार नाहीत. तरीही एखादी आक्षेपार्ह प्रतिक्रिया आढळून आल्यास आम्ही ती वेबसाइटवरून काढून टाकू. जे वाचक आमचे नियम, अटी, गोपनीयतेचे धोरण अथवा साइटवर लागू होणाऱ्या इतर कोणत्याची धोरणाचे उल्लंघन करताना आढळल्यास त्यांना ब्लॉक करण्यात येईल.मराठीत लिहा (इनस्क्रिप्ट)| à¤®à¤°à¤¾à¤ à¥€à¤¤ लिहा (इंग्रजी अक्षरांमध्ये) | Write in 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2015-12-20Bhatija murder case hearing to begin today - The Asian Age
Bhatija murder case hearing to begin today Dec 21, 2015 | PTI | mumbai Hearing Hearing of the 1990 Ghanshyam Bhatija murder case involving the jailed former Ulhasnagar MLA Suresh alias Pappu Kalani and five others will begin in a Thane court here from Monday. The cross examination of the witnesses by the defence counsel will start from Monday. Kalani and three others have already been convicted and awarded life sentence in the murder case of Ghanshyam's younger brother Inder Bhatija. While Ghanshyam (35) was shot dead on February 27, 1990, his younger brother Inder (30) was gunned down two months later (April 28). Both the murders had taken place in Ulhasnagar town in Thane district. Bhatijas were relatives of Kalani, but the political rivalry between the families led to their murder. As per the case history, the Bhatija brothers, while working for a BJP candidate during the 1990 Assembly polls, had caught the workers of Kalani, who was contesting the election on a Congress ticket, indulging in bogus voting on the day of polling on February 27. When the Bhatija brothers objected to it, Kalani threatened them and, after the polling, under instructions from him three other convicts fired at Bhatija brothers, in which Ghanshyam died. Although Inder managed to escape, he was shot dead two months later. Some, 23 years after the incident, on December 3, 2013, a sessions court in Kalyan convicted Kalani and three others Baba Gabriel, Bacchi Pande and Arshad Mohammed Tahir in the Inder Bhatija murder case and sentenced all of them to life imprisonment. Kalani, Gabriel, Pande, Arshad, Ramsinghani and Fernandes are also accused.
2015-12-19IPA president stresses on role of pharmacists in preventing counterfeiting of ... - pharmabiz.com
2015-12-18Putting brakes on railway-related deaths in Mumbai - Hindustan Times
Putting brakes on railway-related deaths in Mumbai Saurabh M Joshi, Mumbai |  Updated: Dec 19, 2015 00:11 IST At least 11 people are killed and many others injured in railway accidents every day. (File photo) Share Share Share Share To reduce the number of train-related deaths, the Government Railway Police (GRP) organized a ‘co-ordination meeting’ with doctors from 16 government hospitals on Thursday to discuss shortcomings in the process through which victims receive medical aid. Also discussed were ways to ensure that more patients received treatment during the ‘golden hour’, which is said to be crucial when treating trauma patients. At the meeting, headed by GRP commissioner Madhukar Pandey at the police headquarters, doctors said there was a dire need for systemic changes, starting with the replacement of accident porters with trained paramedics. “The intention of the meeting was to understand loopholes in the process after an accident is reported. There are many factors that lead to delays in sending victims to hospital and we want to assess which of these can be resolved. It will also help improve coordination among us,” Pandey told HT. GRP officials, including both deputy commissioners, told the doctors about their own concerns and difficulties in taking railway accident victims to hospital, emphasising the loss of valuable time during the golden hour. The idea behind the golden hour is that trauma patients have better outcomes if they receive care within 60 minutes of suffering their injuries. “This would increase the chances of saving a life as most accident victims die of heavy blood loss,” said Pandey. The doctors replied that the entire system needed an overhaul, with better mortuaries and trained paramedics to attend to victims quickly. They said the authorities should instruct railway hospitals to admit and treat accident victims as well, and that the railways should tie up with private hospitals as they outnumber municipal and government hospitals and are also usually better located. The GRP will now send detailed excerpts of the meeting to the railways and invite their representative to another co-ordination meeting so that the changes can be effected soon. Doctors from across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region attended the meeting, including those from St George Hospital at CST, KEM Hospital in Parel, GT Hospital near Crawford Market, JJ Hospital in Byculla, Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, Bhabha Hospital in Kurla and civic hospitals in Thane and Ulhasnagar. Tags Mumbai Local trains Accidents Government Railway Police Share Share Share Share Read more from Livemint also read SC questions Maharashtra govt’s ‘weird’ licence norm for dance bars Negligence led to blaze at Girgaum’s Make In India event: Fire dept rep... Stay on Mumbai Metro fare hike to continue: Bombay HC Less severe forms of genital alteration should be tolerated, say American... Show comments top news Smriti Irani takes on Opposition in debate over Vemula suicide, JNU row BJP MLA who said 3,000 condoms found in JNU caught in scandal Rail Budget: Suresh Prabhu to balance modernisation with financial cost most popular Communist pagal: Umar Khalid a voice of social justice, say friends Clip of Allahabad ADM urinating into river goes viral God, let this be real: Deepika Padukone signs film opposite Brad Pitt? don't miss Sanjay Dutt to walk out of jail with most valued possessions Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 mn for cancer death linked to talcum powder WATCH: Sunny Leone, Alok Nath will make you quit smoking in 11 Minutes editor's pick Aligarh: A brief history of homosexuality in Bollywood Jat protest: ‘Reservation killed our sons and brothers’ Railway min Prabhu is fudging numbers to look good: ex-min Trivedi video Feb 24 | Day’s top 3 stories Watch | Spend a starry night in Van Gogh’s bedroom replica Watch | Meet Israel’s kind-hearted bat woman photo Snapshots of the great Indian Railways circus From the archives: Sanjay Dutt’s jail travails since 1993 Saawariya to Bajirao Mastani: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his grandeur indiaworldopinionanalysiscolumnseditorialsblogsauthorscitiesdelhigurgaonnoidamumbaibhopalchandigarhdehradunindorejaipurkolkatalucknowpatnaranchisportscricketfootballtennisother sportsentertainmentmovie reviewsbollywoodhollywoodregional moviesworld cinematvmusictabloidlifestyle sex &relationshipshealth & fitnessfashion & trendsart & culturetravelbooksbrunchtechtech reviewsgadgetsappssocial media photosindiaworldcartoonssportsentertainmentlifestyletechautosvideos indiaworldsportsentertainmentlifestyletechautoseducationbusinessht-indepthreal estateautospunjabepaperweather livemintlivehindustanshineHTcampusdesimartiniht-syndication Copyright © 2015 HT Media Limited.ht delhi/ncr subscription | about us|contact us|work with us|privacy policy|disclaimer|print ad rates
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2015-12-18Honda launches mobile app for CB Hornet 160R; gets nearly 10000 downloads - ETAuto.com
Honda launches mobile app for CB Hornet 160R; gets nearly 10,000 downloads Honda advanced its plan to make the app available from initial 21 to 53 cities across India starting December 17. ET Auto, 18 December 2015, 10:13 AM IST NEW DELHI: Two wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle Scooter India (HMSI) has launched an android mobile application for its newly launched 160cc bike CB Hornet 160R, the company informed in a statement.This is for the first time that bookings for a Honda two-wheeler are exclusively being taken through an app. The company also claimed that in just 7 days since its launch, the app has received nearly 10,000 downloads.In view of this response, Honda advanced its plan to make the app available from initial 21 to 53 cities across India starting December 17. These include Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Baruipur, Madhyamgram, Kolkata, Vasai, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Cochin, Lucknow, Surat, Pune, Wagholi, Bashirhat, Alibag, Panvel, Boisar, Goa, Vishakhapatnam, Vijaywada, Dehradun, Agra, Bhillai, Bhopal, Bilaspur, Ghaziabad, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur, Ajmer, Amritsar, Ballabhgarh, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Jalandhar, J&K, Jodhpur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Panchkula, Patiala, Udaipur, Madurai, Nashik and Nagpur.For customers placing the query from outside these cities, he/she can leave a notification request post which they will be informed when CB Hornet 160R becomes available in their city. The industry first user interface of CB Hornet 160R android app also allows customers to make an informed buying decision after in-depth feature comparison. Customers can book CB Hornet 160R for Rs 5,000.Available in 2 variants (Single disc and Double disc with CBS) and 5 colors (Neo Orange Metallic, Pearl Amazing White, Sports Red, Pearl Siren Blue Pearl night star Black), the CB Hornet 160R is priced aggressively starting from Rs 79,990 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Honda launches mobile app for CB Hornet 160R; gets nearly 10000 downloads - ETAuto.com
2015-12-17Follow rules to raze stalls, widen road: HC to Ulhas civic body - Times of India
Follow rules to raze stalls, widen road: HC to Ulhas civic body Pradeep Gupta| Dec 18, 2015, 12.38 AM IST Kalyan: Slamming the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) for not following the due process of law while widening a road in Ulhasnagar, the Bombay high court instructed the civic body to follow procedure within three weeks before going ahead with the demolition. The court order now has forced UMC to arrange for the hearing of all those who are against its demolition drive. Recently the UMC has started demolition on Kalyan-Ambernath road in the city for converting it into a 100 feet road from the existing 60 feet. Opposing the UMC's drive, around 24 affected people approached the Bombay high court claiming that UMC did not follow proper procedure before starting demolitions to widen the road. In their plea shopkeepers blamed the UMC for not sending proper notices and for not mentioning about law under which they are going to demolish structures, also did not followed proper alignment of road while demolishing structures and also did not make proper arrangement of rehabilitation before demolition. While hearing the applicant's plea on Wednesday high court judge Abhay Oka asked UMC to ensure proper hearing of applicants within the next three weeks and follow proper procedure before going ahead. During defence proceedings, UMC, however, told the judge that to rehabilitate affected people the political parties have passed resolution in General Body meeting in which they have decided to allot plot for those whose entire structures are demolishing at Indira Market. Welcoming court decision Jeevan Idnani, who is fighting for shopkeepers, said, "The court decision has brought major relief for affected people as now people can approach UMC about their grievances." UMC commissioner Manohar Hire said that the court order only restricts demolition of the structures of the 24 applicants while remaining structures will be demolished as per plan.
2015-12-17Follow rules to raze stalls, widen road: HC to Ulhas civic body - Times of India
Follow rules to raze stalls, widen road: HC to Ulhas civic bodyThe author has posted comments on this articlePradeep Gupta | Dec 18, 2015, 12.27AM ISTShare on LinkedinPage 1 of 4 Kalyan: Slamming the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) for not following the due process of law while widening a road in Ulhasnagar, the Bombay high court instructed the civic body to follow procedure within three weeks before going ahead with the demolition. The court order now has forced UMC to arrange for the hearing of all those who are against its demolition drive. Recently the UMC has started demolition on Kalyan-Ambernath road in the city for converting it into a 100 feet road from the existing 60 feet. Opposing the UMC's drive, around 24 affected people approached the Bombay high court claiming that UMC did not follow proper procedure before starting demolitions to widen the road. In their plea shopkeepers blamed the UMC for not sending proper notices and for not mentioning about law under which they are going to demolish structures, also did not followed proper alignment of road while demolishing structures and also did not make proper arrangement of rehabilitation before demolition. While hearing the applicants' plea on Wednesday high court judge Abhay Oka asked UMC to ensure proper hearing of applicants within the next three weeks and follow proper procedure before going ahead. During defence proceedings, UMC, however, told the judge that to rehabilitate affected people the political parties have passed resolution in General Body meeting in which they have decided to allot plot for those whose entire structures are demolishing at Indira Market. Welcoming court decision Jeevan Idnani, who is fighting for shopkeepers, said, "The court decision has brought major relief for affected people as now people can approach UMC about their grievances." UMC commissioner Manohar Hire said that the court order only restricts demolition of the structures of the 24 applicants while remaining structures will be demolished as per plan. Article continuesStay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.From around the webMore from The Times of IndiaRecommended By Colombia Recent Messages ()Characters Remaining: 3000SIGN IN WITHFacebookGoogleEmailOR PROCEED WITHOUT REGISTRATIONShare on TwitterXSort By:Up VotedNewestOldestDiscussedDown VotedBe the first one to review.We have sent you a verification email. To verify, just follow the link in the messageTHE TIMES OF INDIAPowered by INDIATIMESAbout usAdvertise with usTerms of Use and Grievance Redressal PolicyPrivacy policyFeedbackRSSNewsletterTOI MobileePaperSitemapArchivesOther Times Group news sitesThe Economic Timesइकनॉमिक टाइम्स | ઈકોનોમિક ટાઈમ્સPune Mirror | Bangalore MirrorAhmedabad Mirror | ItsMyAscentEducation Times | Brand CapitalMumbai Mirror | Times NowIndiatimes | नवभारत टाइम्समहाराष्ट्र टाइम्स | ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕGo Green | NavGujarat SamayLiving and entertainmentTimescity | iDiva | Entertainment | ZoomLuxpresso | Gadget Reviews | Online SongsInterest NetworkitimesHot on the WebWorld | PoliticsBusiness | SportsEntertainmentNew CarsXiaomi MobileMotorola MobileServicesBook print ads | Online shoppingMatrimonial | Astrology | Jobs | Tech Community | Property | Buy carBikes in India | Free Classifieds | Send money to India | Used CarsRestaurants in Delhi | Movie Show Timings in Mumbai | Remit to India | Buy MobilesListen Songs | Real Estate Developers | Hindi NewsCopyright © 2014 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service
2015-12-167-yr-old raped by next-door minor boy - Mumbai Mirror
7-yr-old raped by next-door minor boy By Lata Mishra, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 17, 2015, 01.46 AM IST The accused was arrested on Monday night and has been sent to a juvenile remand home. A seven-year-old girl was raped brutally by a minor living in her neighbourhood in Ulhasnagar on Monday. The victim, who is presently recuperating, at J J Hospital, was sexually assaulted on Monday afternoon by the accused, who was her next-door neighbour. According to the Ulhasnagar police, the victim was bleeding when she returned home on Monday afternoon when her parents rushed her to the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital. Doctors examined her and confirmed that she had been sexually assaulted, but as the victim was in a semi-conscious state, she could not remember or reveal anything. Her condition was deteriorating and so she was shifted to the J J Hospital on Monday evening. "The victim somehow managed to tell her mother that she had been to the residence of the accused, who stayed next door, but didn't remember anything else. We rushed her to the boy's place but found that the accused had fled in apprehension of his impending arrest. He was nabbed from the bus stand on the same evening," said DCP Vasant jadhav from Ulhasnagar. "The accused during interrogation revealed that he sexually assaulted the victim at a secluded spot behind his house and had also assaulted her. The victim couldn't reveal anything due to shock but the accused has confessed to the crime. The accused did odd jobs and is a minor so he has been sent to remand home," he added. "She was bleeding from her vagina and had suffered severe injuries to her vaginal tract. She might require surgeries. We have started antibiotics and prophylaxis medicines to prevent sexually transmitted diseases," said a doctor from the gynaecology department of J J Hospital. The accused was presented at a Child Juvenile Court in Bhiwandi, where he was remanded to a juvenile home.
2015-12-16Ulhasnagar road to be widened - The Hindu
2015-12-16To achieve target, BMC mulls increasing sterilization rates per dog - Daily News & Analysis
To achieve target, BMC mulls increasing sterilization rates per dog Wednesday, 16 December 2015 - 7:45am IST | Agency: dna | From the print edition Geeta Desai In a bid to achieve the ever increasing target, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to increase the price for sterilizing each dog a job outsourced to NGOs. Sixteen years after the dog sterilization programme was implemented, the BMC is struggling to manage the project and still has a long way to go to achieve its target. The programme was started in 1998 and as per January 2014 census, the civic body still has to sterilize 25,831 dogs in the city. The proposal will be tabled in the standing committee of the BMC to seek its approval for the Rs 6.95 crore contract. According to the statistics, a survey carried out by the BMC in 2014, found that Mumbai has a total of 14,671 male dogs and 11,262 female dogs. The civic officials, however, claim the number may have increased in two years. While the initial rate for sterilisation was Rs 450 per dog, the BMC had cited a need to increase the cost of the medicines and other material needed for the procedures. Now the BMC has decided to give the agencies anywhere between Rs 600-1,200 per dog depending on the services offered by them. Civic officials, while preparing the proposal, pointed out the rates offered by other municipal corporations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Mira- Bhayendar Municipal Corporation offers Rs 950 per dog, while Ambernath council gives Rs 1,092.50 per dog. Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation and Kalyan Dombivali offer Rs 1,220 and Rs 880 for every dog, respectively. The proposal also mentions that Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) gives Rs 1,250/ per dog. Hence, the BMC has decided to revise the rates between Rs600 and Rs 1,200 per dog.
To achieve target, BMC mulls increasing sterilization rates per dog - Daily News & Analysis
2015-12-15Mumbai doesn't want to be smart - The Hindu
2015-12-14उल्हासनगर के अंग्रेजी स्कूल में स्कूल टीचर्स की हिटलर शाही - नवभारत टाइम्स
2015-12-143000 hsg socs can now own leased land - Times of India
3,000 hsg socs can now own leased land Sujit Mahamulkar,TNN Dec 14, 2015, 11.47 PM IS Nagpur: The state government will allow ownership of collector's land given on lease for more than 29 years to housing societies and educational institutions to be transferred to them against payment of a premium based on the ready reckoner rates. The move will come as a major relief to more than 3,000 housing societies in Mumbai which were built on collector's land. "Whenever the lease expires, the land can be transferred to the housing society or educational institution after paying a premium, which will be on the basis of the area's RR rate. The premium will be fixed by a committee in the next two to three months," said revenue minister Eknath Khadse. The premium for transfer of land leased for over 29 years will be decided by a committee within the next three months, state revenue minister Eknath Khadse announced in the legislative assembly on Monday. "Under the rule, ownership of flats can also be transferred in the owner's name as the construction cannot be demolished. However, the same rule would not be applicable to Cidco," added Khadse. Most of the over 3,000 housing societies in the city came up in the 1960s or 1970s. The houses were registered by the state government registrar and stamp duty was supposed to be collected from both house and land owners. However, they were tagged as "illegal construction" in the 7/12 extract (property card), said a revenue department official. These societies have to pay the prevalent market rate for the lease every year and set up infrastructure such as storm water drains and sewage lines without financial help from the government. Meanwhile, the revenue minister also announced relief for project-affected persons who had to surrender their properties or were evicted due to road-widening, dam-building and other projects. He also announced relief for refugees from Pakistan who had settled in Maharashtra. "Land given to all types of project-affected persons and refugees coming from Pakistan in 1947 will be transferred on an ownership basis but they will have to prove their status," said Khadse. Most erstwhile refugees are located in Ulhasnagar, Pune and Kolhapur.
2015-12-14Meet the Members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? - Sportskeeda
Meet the Members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? Saina got fantastic support from the Saina Squad in Dubai last weekStar Sports have come up with a great solution for fans desperate to get a glimpse of their role model Saina Nehwal, by launching the Saina Squad initiative. As many as 20 die-hard Saina fans will get a chance to travel with the legend to Dubai for the season-ending BWF World SuperSeries Finals in Dubai, where they will try their best to make Saina feel at home.The selection of the squad was done through a series of contests which attracted millions of participants, and Saina Squad actually trended on Twitter on two separate occasions. But from those millions, only 20 lucky fans got their wish, and they will now have the chance of a lifetime to interact with India's badminton queen.Here, we list the 20 lucky members of the Saina Squad India's premier badminton cheerleading group:Mr. Jatin Israni The Saina Squad boasts four members from the capital city and Jatin Israni is the first one. He is a social media outreach specialist and has more than 20,000 followers on Twitter. Mr. Israni is a fun-loving traveller and blogger, who also enjoys Formula One and Cricket. Born on November 30, he is a fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh as well.Mr. Nitesh SajnaniNitesh Sajnani hails from Ulhasnagar, which is a city located in Thane district of Maharashtra. A techie in his own words, Nitesh also enjoys his time on social media and is a strategist for 6Space, which is India's first and only commercial web portal for real estate. Dr. Nikita KothariJust like Delhi, Mumbai also has four participants in the Saina squad and Nikita Kothari is the first among the lot. A homeopathic doctor, Nikita loves Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Indian captain Virat Kohli. She excelled in the Fan Hunt round of the competition and will now make her way to Dubai to cheer Saina on.Mr. Shivam SharmaMr. Sharma is going to be the lone representative of Pune in the Saina Squad. He is a lot of things, and has a pretty popular Twitter account thanks to the fictional character Ghanta Guy. So naturally, you can find him on Twitter under the username @Ghantaguy. Mr. Nikhil AimaSaina Nehwal currently resides in Hyderabad and Nikhil Aima comes from there too. He is another one of those Saina Squad members who enjoyed success in the Quiz Master Saina round. When it comes to his likes, Nikhil is a follower of All India Bakchod and Indian Cricket, and Rohit Sharma in particular.Mr. Prabhu DamodharanYou can find Prabhu Damodharan on Twitter under the username @Cricprabhu. Prabhu, along with Anoop Mani (who you will later see in the list) are the two Saina Squad members that come from Coimbatore. Prabhu is a textile professional and enjoys travelling, nature, wildlife and of course, sports. He is also a gadget freak like most of the other squad members that made the cut into the final 20.Mr. Prathamesh AvachareA teenager from Nashik, Prathamesh Avachare enjoys his time on social media. He is also a pencil sketch artist. Born on August 13, Prathamesh is a big time fan of Saina and Virat Kohli. When it comes to Bollywood, he loves Parineeti Chopra. You can find Prathamesh on Twitter under the username @onlyprathamesh. Mr. Saravan HariChennai Super Fans are likely to be familiar with this guy. Saravan Hari is a huge CSK fan who hails from Chennai and is also a Mahendra Singh Dhoni fanatic. He is known for painting himself in the Chennai colours and he even got the chance to meet up with his heroes because of that. You can find Saravan on Twitter with the username @Cricsuperfan. Mr. Siddharth KadamboteSiddharth, who goes by the Twitter handle @Sidsach, comes from Bangalore. He was a top performer in the Quiz Master Saina round, and also follows the Indian Super League. He is sure to add some extra flair into the Saina Squad when they will be cheering for her in Dubai. Mr. Kumarshanu BabarWe have a cinematographer and filmmaker in the Saina Squad in the form of Kumarshanu Babar. He is a travel aficionado who has skills such as cinematography, editing and filmmaking in his arsenal. You can find Shanu on Twitter under the username @shanubabar7. Mr. Anoop Mani Straight from Coimbatore, we have Anoop Mani. He is a textile professional and enjoys hobbies like travelling and photography. He is also a cricket lover who supports Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and the Indian team in the international scene. One other sportsperson that he loves as much as Saina is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Mr. Aditya Venkata ChiduralaFrom Mumbai comes Aditya Venkata Chidurala. Born on November 8th, Aditya mainly spends his time on Twitter time to tweet about sports, politics and a bit of real estate. He is a cricket and tennis fan with Rafael Nadal being his hero in the latter. Formula One and Sebastian Vettel are also two things that Aditya follows keenly.Mr. Sharath Chimmneiyan ValothSharath Chimmneiyan Valoth is the second Banglore guy in the list. He was one of the stand-out performers in the Quiz Master Saina round of the Saina Squad competition and will be eagerly awaiting his chance to cheer for Saina at the Dubai Super Series. Ms. Rachana TrivediRachana Trivedi makes her way to Dubai from Rajkot. She performed well in the Cheer for Saina round which aimed at creating a chant for the badminton star. Rachana follows the likes of Sania Mirza, Salman Khan and musicians like Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. Mr. Mohamed SharooqKochi is known for many things: the weather, crowded streets, the food, the Yellow Army of Kerala Blasters and much more. And Mohamed Sharooq is the lone Kochite in this list. He is currently a mechanical engineering student and loves his travelling and food. Apart from rooting for Saina, Sharooq is a big fan of English Premier League side Arsenal and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.Ms. Gayatri MehtaChiplun is a small city located along the Mumbai-Goa highway and Gayatri Mehta gave the people there something to cheer about when she made the cut. She is a big fan of Madhuri Dixit and the Twitter handle @Madhuriholic suggests the same. Ms. Sakshi Trivedi Born on February 11, Sakshi Trivedi comes from the capital state. She excelled in the Saina Factoid Round of the contest and this helped her to make the final cut. You can find Sakshi on Twitter under the username @Sakshitrivedi11. Ms. Riya SuriOne of the six females in the squad, Riya Suri comes from Delhi. Riya, who goes by the username @rvirgo9 on Twitter, excelled in the contests that happened throughout the filtering process. She was born on September 18 and is a gadget Freak and a Twitter addict' from the description in her Twitter account, which is really active. Mr. Himanshu BabbarHimanshu Babbar's success in the Saina Squad initiative came mainly from the Quiz Master Saina round. He was one of the 20 participants that came out with flying colors in quiz thus proving how well he knows his idol. Himanshu hails from New Delhi and is our final Delhite in the list. Ms. Kanchan NegiLast but clearly not the least, we have Kanchan Negi from Mumbai. Unpuzzle Saina was one of the best rounds for Kanchan in the competition and in her own words, she is a social media influencer, an entrepreneur at heart, a fashionista, a sports lover, a music lover and as we all know, a big fan of Saina Nehwal.These 20 devoted fans of Saina will be there in Dubai to support her, and hopefully, Saina will be spurred by their efforts and go all the way, returning back with the championship. And to the millions of fans who couldn't make the cut, there is always a next time.Once again, congratulations to all the winners!
Meet the Members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? - Sportskeeda
2015-12-14Corporators resign over water paucity - Times of India
Corporators resign over water paucity Pradeep Gupta,TNN Dec 15, 2015, 01.45 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: An NCP corporator couple here have resigned from their posts to protest against the lack of sufficient water in their wards. Raju Jagiasi and Soniya Jagiasi, who represent wards 24-A and 24-B near the Ulhasnagar railway station, submitted their resignation on Monday to Ulhasnagar municipal commissioner Manohar Hire. In their resignation letter both have accused that for the last one and half years their wards are facing heavy water shortage. "While there is an official water cut of two days-Tuesday and Friday-in the city, my ward is facing water cut on four days and when the water is supplied, it is given on odd timings, at 2 am, that too for 10-15 minutes. The water is muddy and unhygienic and smells bad," said Raju, who has reportedly undertaken hunger strikes on the issue. An NCP corporator, who is facing similar problems in his ward, but did not wish to be named, blamed the UMC for being biased. The UMC's water department supplied sufficient water to wards of Shiv Sena corporators he alleged, while others suffer.
2015-12-12Made in India - The Hindu
2015-12-12'Punished' by teachers, 2 Class IX students withdraw admission - Times of India
Punished by teachers, 2 Class IX students withdraw admission Pradeep Gupta,TNN Dec 13, 2015, 01.17 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: The father of a Class IX student on Friday withdrew his son from Holy Family Convent High school in Ulhasnagar, alleging that his child and 19 others were subjected to punishment for their long hair. The parent claimed that the students were made to do sit ups. Another parent, on the same day, withdrew his daughter from the school, accusing the teachers of harassment. Advocate Vijay Watwani has lodged a police complaint, alleging that his son suffered trauma and swelling on thighs due to the sit-ups. The child was asked to take bed rest by doctors, the complaint stated. According to Watwani, the incident took place on Wednesday when his son and other students were restrained from entering the classroom by two teachers Yogesh and Rajendra as the kids' hair were too long. The children were taken to an open ground and told to do 70 sit-ups as punishment. Watwani told TOI that Rajendra slapped one of the students when the latter tried to object. The other parent, Dinesh Motwani, who too withdrew his daughter from Class IX, said, "The teachers punish students for silly mistakes and sometimes also fine them without giving in writing. The students are asked pay from pocket money without informing parents," said Motwani. He said he had withdrawn his son from senior KG last year due to the same problem. The principal said she had learnt about the withdrawal due to punishments. She said action will be taken against the teachers after consultation with the management. She also said they will talk to the parents of the two students and try to get the children back to school.
2015-12-11Alcoholic, stressed Juhu cop hangs self at Ulhasnagar home - Daily News & Analysis
Alcoholic, stressed Juhu cop hangs self at Ulhasnagar home Friday, 11 December 2015 - 6:55am IST | Place: Ulhasnagar | Agency: dna | From the print edition Arvind Walmiki A 28-year-old police constable, attached with Juhu police station, committed suicide at his residence in Vitthalwadi, Ulhasnagar, on Wednesday afternoon. Before being transferred to Juhu, Chetan Bhaurao Patil was working with Worli police. When Patil's wife returned him, she saw him hanging from the ceiling fan and informed the police. After postmortem, Patil's body was handover to his family. According to officials, Patil was an alcoholic and was under stress since the last few days. The reason for stress is not known. An official from Juhu police station said, Patil was working with Juhu police station since a month, but he had stopped coming from December 4. We were about to ask him the reason, but came to know about his death. He did not leave behind any suicide note. An official from Vitthalwadi police station said, Patil's family has told us that he was an alcholic and was stressed over some issue. We will again call them for questioning.
2015-12-11Maharashtra to use solar power for water supply projects - Moneycontrol.com
Maharashtra government has proposed setting up of solar power systems as an integral part of water supply projects to be taken up under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). A proposal in this regard was made in the state annual action plan (SAAP) for 2015-16 presented before the inter-ministerial Apex Committee for AMRUT chaired by Union Urban Development Secretary Madhusudhan Prasad here. Officials of the Maharashtra government explained to the Apex Committee that using solar powered pumps for operating pumping stations would enhance financial sustainability of water supply projects proposed to be taken up by the state government under Atal Mission. According to UD Ministry, Department of Expenditure supported this proposal. The Apex Committee accorded in principle approval to the proposal and directed the state government to undertake detailed cost-benefit analysis before proceeding further in the matter. Maharashtra is the first state to make such a proposal. Apex Committee has earlier approved SAAP for 13 states. The Apex Committee approved SAAP for 2015-16 for three states of Maharashtra, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh with a total project outlay of Rs 2,870 crore for improving basic infrastructure pertaining to water supply, sewerage services, storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces and parks. These states account for 72 Atal Mission cities. Of this approved total outlay for three states, Rs 2,471 crore will be spent on water supply projects in 31 cities, Rs 260 crore on two sewerage projects in Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra and Shimla, Rs 18 crore on construction of storm water drains in Shimla, Rs 58 crore on urban transport projects in Shimla and Rs 69 crore for developing green spaces and parks in 69 cities. As per AMRUT guidelines, central government will provide assistance of Rs 1,349 crore including Rs 938 crore for Maharashtra, Rs 332 crore for Bihar and Rs 79 crore for Himachal Pradesh. Project outlays approved by the Apex Committee are Maharashtra - Rs 2,047 crore, Bihar - Rs 664 crore and Himachal Pradesh - Rs 159 crore. These states have 44, 26 and 2 Atal Mission cities respectively.
2015-12-11Ulhasnagar school gives parents 1000 reasons to protest - Mumbai Mirror
Ulhasnagar school gives parents 1,000 reasons to protest By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 12, 2015, 01.16 AM IST Sacred Hearts Convent in Ulhasnagar Students asked to raise 'at least' Rs 1,000 for charity; else five marks will be deducted, says school. The voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need A school in Ulhasnagar has turned the meaning of the word charity on its head by forcing students to raise a minimum of Rs 1,000 each for the school's 'home for the homeless initiative'. Although parents agree that the collection is for a noble cause, they are complaining that by fixing an amount and not sticking to voluntary donations, the school's motive becomes suspect in their eyes. Sacred Hearts Convent School had even threatened to deduct five marks from the final result if the students are unable to meet the target of Rs 1,000, the parents alleged. On Friday, several parents said that their children were sent back home as they could manage an amount lower than what was asked of them by the school, which had handed them a form saying, "We appeal to every student to visit 10 houses or at least meet 10 people and seek contribution from them." "Any kind of donation for any activity should be completely voluntary. The school expects each child to collect Rs 1,000. While some parents have readily given the amount, several others like us cannot afford this and think that this compulsion is not right," said the parent of a Class III student who did not wish to be identified. Another parent said that the teachers often harass students to bring money. "My child collected Rs 600. The teacher scolded her and said that it was short by Rs 400 and sent the money back. My daughter has been crying ever since," the parent continued. Two days ago, the school had appealed to parents to donate one kilogram of rice, dal and sugar per student for the victims of Chennai floods. "We have no problem with donating for the needy, but if the school asks for a particular amount and does not accept voluntary support, there are certain doubts about its motivations behind the collections," another parent said. The principal of Sacred Hearts Convent, Vinita Raj, however, defended the move saying the initiative was started with the intention of motivating students to collect money for the needy. "We have to set a minimum target for each child to motivate them but it is not about the money. We expect students to go from door to door and collect some amount which can then be donated to an NGO working for the homeless." While she did not agree with the allegation that students are being asked to collect a minimum amount of Rs 1,000, she said that they the school was encouraging students to collect "at least" that much. Ulhasnagar corporator, Deepak Sirvani, has now stepped in and written to the state education department. "The school cannot keep asking for money for its initiatives. At the most, they can just send a circular and ask for voluntary donations. Students as young as 6-7 years cannot visit 10 houses to collect money. It is not even safe in today's times," he said.
Ulhasnagar school gives parents 1000 reasons to protest - Mumbai Mirror
2015-12-11State flouting smart cities norms: Prithviraj Chavan - The Asian Age
State flouting smart cities norms: Prithviraj Chavan Dec 12, 2015 Age Correspondent nagpur Former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday accused the state government of violating the norms set by the Central government while selecting cities for the smart city project. Mr Chavan said that cities like Nanded, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Ulhasnagar were dropped even though they were eligible as per the Centre's guidelines and instead Mumbai, Aurangabad and Kalyan-Dombivali were added to the list of 10 cities that will be developed as smart cities. The Centre has issued a 13-point smart city guidelines. As per the guidelines, all cities in the state were to be given marks out of 100 and the 10 cities that score maximum marks were to be selected for the smart city scheme. This entire exercise was planned to show the people that the process of selection of cities for the project was transparent. But we have acquired information under the Right to Information Act that clearly shows that the Maharashtra government did not select cities as per the Centre's guidelines. The cities where ruling parties are in power in local body governments were selected at the cost of cities where Opposition parties are in power, said Mr Chavan. The documents furnished by Mr Chavan show that Ulhasnagar, Nanded-Waghala and Pimpri-Chinchwad were ranked number 4, 7 and 10 respectively as per the original list prepared by the urban development department of the state. However, in the list sent to Delhi, the names of these three cities were dropped and Mumbai (ranked 15), Kalyan-Dombivali (ranked 13) and Aurangabad (ranked 17) were added. After preparing the first list, there was a Cabinet meeting held on July 24 this year. After that the list was changed. The state has introduced one more criteria of its own by which Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali and Aurangabad were qualified for the scheme. We have not been told as to who took the decision to add additional criteria. Even the Centre's guidelines do not give any such power to the state, Mr Chavan said. The Congress is planning to move the court against the government's decision to exclude the three cities. Mr Chavan confirmed some corporators from Pimpri-Chinchwad may file a court case over the exclusion of that city from the list. When asked if it was possible that Mumbai being the state's capital could have been preference over other cities, Mr Chavan said there was discrimination in selecting state capitals in the list also. Capitals of only five states have been excluded from the scheme and all including Karnataka, West Bengal and Bihar are non-BJP ruled states, he said. When asked as to why he is not moving the court, Mr Chavan said, I want to give an opportunity to the government to come clean on the issue. If the government does not answer the questions, the decision will be challenged in the court.
2015-12-10Made in India - The Hindu
Made in India Anuj Kumar print Amit Rai's I Pad tries to soak the attention of the market, which is oblivious to a basic need of a majority of Indian women In his Made in Ulhasnagar jeans and shirt, it is easy to ignore Amit Rai in the gathering of the country's emerging filmmakers, but when his work unspools on the projector, it is hard to take your eyes off the screen.Those who took the Road to Sangam with Amit in 2010 will vouch for his ability to find an extraordinary character in ordinary lives. The story of mechanic Hashmatullah, who was entrusted with the task of repairing the wagon that took Mahatma Gandhi's ashes to Triveni Ghat, continues to be relevant in times when composite culture needs a fresh coat.At the investor's pitch in Film Bazaar in Goa this year, Amit pitched a film that makes us ask what Make in India should be all about.On the surface. I Pad is about the entrepreneurship of an ordinary Indian who wants to make the life of his better half easier by making affordable sanitary pads, but in the process, the film comments on the market, which doesn't allow access to 70 per cent of Indian women to lead a life of dignity, just because they can't afford the expensive pads made by the multinationals. And nobody is talking about it, says Amit.Coming from a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai, Amit is the first generation of filmmakers who have got access to the camera, and they are eager to tell their story. For long, we have been stereotyped in films. Now that we are on the other side of the lens, we want to put forth our point of view, and it is going to knock off many established notions. Amit has seen the market's ability to bulldoze over small business from close quarters. My father was a mill worker, and like many families, we suffered when the mills were shut down in Mumbai. I don't go to Phoenix mall because it is built over the graves of many a mill worker. They have retained the insignia of the chimney, as if making fun of the common mill worker. Amit maintains he has no problem with the big players in the market, but it should not be at the cost of the indigenous work force. In Ulhasnagar, a pair of jeans is available for Rs.300, but the market doesn't support the local manufacturer. The tribals who produce honey can't buy their own product from the market, as organic products have become very expensive. They have to buy a branded product which is not pure. Similarly, the market has turned something that every woman needs every month into something elitist. Amit was inspired by the story of A. Muruganantham from Coimbatore, who made a low-cost machine for sanitary pads, after braving a long struggle with family and society. I met him and told him about the idea of making a film on the subject. I have set the film in Bhopal, a city known for entrepreneurial talent. It is a city which stood up on its feet after the biggest gas tragedy in the world. I Pad is the story of Natraj, who is a local Newton for his assistant Pencil, but for his wife Saavi, he is somebody who lacks focus. An incident leads him to decide to make a local sanitary pad which his wife can afford. Like most housewives, she puts household needs above her hygiene and Natraj wants to find a solution. During the course of his research, he discovers that only 7 per cent of the women in rural areas have access to commercial sanitary pads. He gets started, but where should he test his product? His wife thinks he has either gone mad or it is an excuse to meet younger women; his mother feels he is under some supernatural influence, and it leads to some tragic-comic situations. Which man would have the audacity to ask unacquainted women about their period dates? Desperate for feedback, he goes to a prostitute and she brands him a pervert. Ultimately, Amit says, Natraj tries it on himself by creating a makeshift uterus and filling it with goat's blood. Natraj goes about his life for a day, occasionally squeezing the contraption to test his latest creation. However, after just a few hours, the discomfort and stench make him realise, for the first time, the magnitude of the challenge he has taken upon himself. However, the experience strengthens his resolve. He realises the difference between cotton and cellulose, and goes the jugaad way to create a machine that delivers a sanitary pad whose absorption power is as good as those available in the market, but is affordable. Amit says he knew with such a story there is always a chance of slipping into the outrageous territory. I feel I have managed to strike a balance, and the drama will tug at your heart with its earnestness. For Amit, it was always a story of the market and he is glad that his mentors at Film Bazaar got the point. Female mentors related with the problem, but when Marco Mueller, former director of Rome Film Festival, asked him Are you trying to tell me India should stand on its own feet? Have you made a film on Make in India? Amit says he realised he had made something which has a universal appeal. For it is nowhere explicitly said in the film. He has already got invitations from several film festivals, including Berlin. The real test, however, will be when the women who have no access to sanitary pads watch it. The making of a filmmaker Amits own story is no less interesting. Hailing from Eastern Uttar Pradesh, his father was a mill worker. In good days, he lent some money to a Muslim friend, who ran away to Saudi Arabia. We had almost given up, when one day, he returned with a lot of gifts, and one of them was a VCR. As we had no television set at home, my father went to the neighbourhood electronics shop to sell it. The shopkeeper knew that he was out of a job and advised him to buy a television on instalments and start the business of a video parlour. My father liked the idea and roped me into it. He didn't know what he was getting into. I got hooked to films, and soon could tell how and when the next scene will be cut, recalls Amit. I was also doing theatre and cleared the entrance test of the National School of Drama, but my father was against the idea of going to Delhi and asked me to find an alternative career.
2015-12-10FIR against Ulhas women's shelter official - Times of India
FIR against Ulhas women's shelter official Pradeep Gupta,TNN Dec 12, 2015, 01.00 AM IST KALYAN: Following the report of a committee set up by the woman and child development department probing the case of a pregnant Myanmar woman being forced to undergo abortion, the Hill Line police have registered an FIR against the suspended superintendent of the Ulhasnagar Women's Shelter, Nanda Ghoderao, for allegedly allowing a man into the shelter. The police have booked Nanda under sections 201(causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 316 (causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide) of the IPC. The incident came to light in July, when Bhiwandi resident Akram (name changed) had moved the Bombay HC, urging it to ensure that his pregnant wife was not forced to undergo an abortion by shelter authorities.
FIR against Ulhas women
2015-12-10Maharsahtra to use solar power for water supply projects - Economic Times
Maharsahtra to use solar power for water supply projects By PTI | 10 Dec, 2015, 06.31PM IST Maharashtra government has proposed setting up of solar power systems as an integral part of water supply projects to be taken up under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). A proposal in this regard was made in the state annual action plan (SAAP) for 2015-16 presented before the inter-ministerial Apex Committee for AMRUT chaired by Union Urban Development Secretary Madhusudhan Prasad here today. Officials of the Maharashtra government explained to the Apex Committee that using solar powered pumps for operating pumping stations would enhance financial sustainability of water supply projects proposed to be taken up by the state government under Atal Mission. According to UD Ministry, Department of Expenditure supported this proposal. The Apex Committee accorded in principle approval to the proposal and directed the state government to undertake detailed cost-benefit analysis before proceeding further in the matter. Maharashtra is the first state to make such a proposal. Apex Committee has earlier approved SAAP for 13 states. The Apex Committee approved SAAP for 2015-16 for three states of Maharashtra, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh with a total project outlay of Rs 2,870 crore for improving basic infrastructure pertaining to water supply, sewerage services, storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces and parks. These states account for 72 Atal Mission cities. Of this approved total outlay for three states, Rs 2,471 crore will be spent on water supply projects in 31 cities, Rs 260 crore on two sewerage projects in Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra and Shimla, Rs 18 crore on construction of storm water drains in Shimla, Rs 58 crore on urban transport projects in Shimla and Rs 69 crore for developing green spaces and parks in 69 cities. As per AMRUT guidelines, central government will provide assistance of Rs 1,349 crore including Rs 938 crore for Maharashtra, Rs 332 crore for Bihar and Rs 79 crore for Himachal Pradesh. Project outlays approved by the Apex Committee are Maharashtra - Rs 2,047 crore, Bihar - Rs 664 crore and Himachal Pradesh - Rs 159 crore. These states have 44, 26 and 2 Atal Mission cities respectively. Maharashtra will spend Rs 1,782 crore on water supply projects in 16 cities, Rs 223 crore on sewerage project in Ulahasnagar and Rs 42 crore on providing green spaces and parks in 42 cities. Bihar will spend Rs 647 crore on water supply projects in 14 cities and Rs 17 crore on green spaces and public spaces in all the 26 mission cities. Himachal Pradesh will spend Rs 42 crore to augment water supply, Rs 37 crore on expanding sewerage network services, Rs 58 crore on public transport related projects and Rs 4 crore for providing green spaces in Shimla. With today's approvals, the Ministry of Urban Development has so far approved AMRUT Plans for 2015-16 for 16 states that account for a total of 358 cities.
2015-12-10Made in India - The Hindu
Made in India Anuj Kumar print Amit Rai's I Pad tries to soak the attention of the market, which is oblivious to a basic need of a majority of Indian women In his Made in Ulhasnagar jeans and shirt, it is easy to ignore Amit Rai in the gathering of the country's emerging filmmakers, but when his work unspools on the projector, it is hard to take your eyes off the screen.Those who took the Road to Sangam with Amit in 2010 will vouch for his ability to find an extraordinary character in ordinary lives. The story of mechanic Hashmatullah, who was entrusted with the task of repairing the wagon that took Mahatma Gandhi's ashes to Triveni Ghat, continues to be relevant in times when composite culture needs a fresh coat.At the investor's pitch in Film Bazaar in Goa this year, Amit pitched a film that makes us ask what Make in India should be all about.On the surface. I Pad is about the entrepreneurship of an ordinary Indian who wants to make the life of his better half easier by making affordable sanitary pads, but in the process, the film comments on the market, which doesn't allow access to 70 per cent of Indian women to lead a life of dignity, just because they can't afford the expensive pads made by the multinationals. And nobody is talking about it, says Amit.Coming from a lower-middle-class family in Mumbai, Amit is the first generation of filmmakers who have got access to the camera, and they are eager to tell their story. For long, we have been stereotyped in films. Now that we are on the other side of the lens, we want to put forth our point of view, and it is going to knock off many established notions. Amit has seen the market's ability to bulldoze over small business from close quarters. My father was a mill worker, and like many families, we suffered when the mills were shut down in Mumbai. I don't go to Phoenix mall because it is built over the graves of many a mill worker. They have retained the insignia of the chimney, as if making fun of the common mill worker. Amit maintains he has no problem with the big players in the market, but it should not be at the cost of the indigenous work force. In Ulhasnagar, a pair of jeans is available for Rs.300, but the market doesn't support the local manufacturer. The tribals who produce honey can't buy their own product from the market, as organic products have become very expensive. They have to buy a branded product which is not pure. Similarly, the market has turned something that every woman needs every month into something elitist. Amit was inspired by the story of A. Muruganantham from Coimbatore, who made a low-cost machine for sanitary pads, after braving a long struggle with family and society. I met him and told him about the idea of making a film on the subject. I have set the film in Bhopal, a city known for entrepreneurial talent. It is a city which stood up on its feet after the biggest gas tragedy in the world. I Pad is the story of Natraj, who is a local Newton for his assistant Pencil, but for his wife Saavi, he is somebody who lacks focus. An incident leads him to decide to make a local sanitary pad which his wife can afford. Like most housewives, she puts household needs above her hygiene and Natraj wants to find a solution. During the course of his research, he discovers that only 7 per cent of the women in rural areas have access to commercial sanitary pads. He gets started, but where should he test his product? His wife thinks he has either gone mad or it is an excuse to meet younger women; his mother feels he is under some supernatural influence, and it leads to some tragic-comic situations. Which man would have the audacity to ask unacquainted women about their period dates? Desperate for feedback, he goes to a prostitute and she brands him a pervert. Ultimately, Amit says, Natraj tries it on himself by creating a makeshift uterus and filling it with goat's blood. Natraj goes about his life for a day, occasionally squeezing the contraption to test his latest creation. However, after just a few hours, the discomfort and stench make him realise, for the first time, the magnitude of the challenge he has taken upon himself. However, the experience strengthens his resolve. He realises the difference between cotton and cellulose, and goes the jugaad way to create a machine that delivers a sanitary pad whose absorption power is as good as those available in the market, but is affordable. Amit says he knew with such a story there is always a chance of slipping into the outrageous territory. I feel I have managed to strike a balance, and the drama will tug at your heart with its earnestness. For Amit, it was always a story of the market and he is glad that his mentors at Film Bazaar got the point. Female mentors related with the problem, but when Marco Mueller, former director of Rome Film Festival, asked him Are you trying to tell me India should stand on its own feet? Have you made a film on Make in India? Amit says he realised he had made something which has a universal appeal. For it is nowhere explicitly said in the film. He has already got invitations from several film festivals, including Berlin. The real test, however, will be when the women who have no access to sanitary pads watch it. The making of a filmmaker Amits own story is no less interesting. Hailing from Eastern Uttar Pradesh, his father was a mill worker. In good days, he lent some money to a Muslim friend, who ran away to Saudi Arabia. We had almost given up, when one day, he returned with a lot of gifts, and one of them was a VCR. As we had no television set at home, my father went to the neighbourhood electronics shop to sell it. The shopkeeper knew that he was out of a job and advised him to buy a television on instalments and start the business of a video parlour. My father liked the idea and roped me into it. He didn't know what he was getting into. I got hooked to films, and soon could tell how and when the next scene will be cut, recalls Amit. I was also doing theatre and cleared the entrance test of the National School of Drama, but my father was against the idea of going to Delhi and asked me to find an alternative career.
2015-12-09Made in India - The Hindu
Amit Rai's I Pad tries to soak in the attention of the market which is oblivious to the basic need of the majority of Indian women In his made in Ulhasnagar jeans and shirt it is easy to ignore Amit Rai in the gathering of country's emerging filmmakers but when his work unspools on the projector it is hard to take eyes off the screen. Those who took the Road to Sangam with Amit in 2010 will vouch for his ability to find an extraordinary character in ordinary lives. The story of mechanic Hashmatullah, who was entrusted with the task of repairing the wagon that took Mahatma Gandhi's ashes to Triveni Ghat continues to be relevant in times when composite culture needs a fresh coat.At the Investor's pitch in Film Bazaar in Goa this year, Amit pitched a film that makes us ask what Make in India should be all about. On the surface Pad is about the entrepreneurship of an ordinary Indian who wants to make the life of his better half easier by making affordable sanitary pads but in the process the film comments on the market, which doesn't allow access to 70 per cent of Indian women to lead a life of dignity just because they can't afford the expensive pads made by the multinationals. And nobody is talking about it, avers Amit.Coming from a lower middle class family of Mumbai, Amit is the first generation of filmmakers, who have access to the camera and they are eager to tell their story. For long we have been stereotyped in films. Now that we are on the other side of the lens, we want to put our point of view and it is going to knock off many established notions. Amit has seen the market's ability to bulldoze over small business from close quarters. My father was a mill worker and like many families we suffered when mills were shut down in Mumbai. I don't go to Phoenix mall because it is built over the graves of many a mill worker. They have designed the chimney with light as if making fun of the common mill worker. Amit maintains he has no problem with the big players in the market but it should not be at the cost of ingenious work force. In Ulhasnagar a pair of jeans is available for Rs.300 but the market doesn't support the local manufacturer. Despite all the talk of khadi, common man can't buy a good cotton shirt. He has to go for Chinese T-shirt because it is cheap. The tribals who produce honey can't buy their own product from the market as organic products have become very expensive. They have to buy a branded product which is not pure. Similarly, the market has turned something that every woman needs every month into something elitist. He reminds it is not a new debate. When Gandhiji met Chaplin, the director asked Gandhiji why is he against cinema and machinery. Gandhiji said he is not against machinery. He is against that machinery that creates unemployment. After that Chaplin made Modern Times, where the inherent message is that machinery should not throw mankind out of work. Similarly I am not against any market. I am only against that market which forces the poorest of poor to sleep without food. Inspired by the story of A. Muruganantham from Coimbatore who made a low-cost machine for sanitary pads after braving a long struggle with the family and society, Amit says that he met him and told him about the idea of making a film on the subject. I have set the film in Bhopal, a city known for entrepreneurial talent. It is a city which stood up on its feet after the biggest gas tragedy in the world. I Pad traces the story of Natraj, who is a local Newton for his assistant Pencil but for his wife Saavi he is somebody who lacks focus. An incident leads him to decide to make a local sanitary pad which his wife can afford. Like most housewives, she puts the household needs above her hygiene and Natraj wants to find a solution. During the course of his research he discovers that only 7 per cent women in rural areas have access to commercial sanitary pads. He gets started but where should he test his product. His wife thinks he has either gone mad or it is an excuse to meet younger women, his mother feels he is under some supernatural influence and it leads to some tragic-comic situations. Which man would have the audacity to ask unacquainted women about their period dates? Desperate for a feedback, he goes to a prostitute and she brands him a pervert. Ultimately, Amit says, Natraj tries it on himself by creating a makeshift uterus and filling it with goat's blood. Natraj goes about his life for a day, occasionally, squeezing the contraption to test his latest creation. However, after just a few hours, the discomfort and stench make him realise for the first time the magnitude of the challenge he had taken upon himself. However, the experience strengthens his resolve. He realises the difference between cotton and cellulose and goes the jugaad way to create a machine that delivers a sanitary pad whose absorption power is as good as those available in the market but is affordable. Amit says he knew with such a story there is always a chance of slipping into the outrageous territory. I feel I have managed to strike a balance and the drama will tug at your heart with its earnestness. He refers to a scene where a despondent Natraj wipes off his tears with a sanitary pad. Some of my friends found it melodramatic but to me it is realistic. He was so involved in the process that even if he stained his hands withy grease he would have cleaned it with a pad. For Amit it was always a story of market and he is glad that his mentors at Film Bazaar got the point. Female mentors related with the problem but when Marco Mueller, former director of Rome Film Festival, asked are you trying to tell me India should stand on its own feet. Have you made a film on Make in India, Amit says he realised he has made something which has universal appeal. For it is nowhere explicitly said in the film. He has already got invitation from several film festivals, including Berlin. The real test, however, will be when the women who have no access to sanitary pads watch it.” The making of a filmmaker Amit's own story is no less interesting. Hailing from Easter Uttar Pradesh, his father was a mill worker. In good days he lent some money to a Muslim friend who ran away to Saudi Arabia. We had almost given up when one day he returned with lots of gifts and one of them was a VCR of National. As we had no television set at home, my father went to the neighbourhood electronics shop to sell it. The shopkeeper knew that he is out of job and advised him to buy a television on instalments and start the business of video parlour. My father liked the idea and roped me into it. He didn't know what he is getting into. I got hooked to films and soon could tell how and when the next scene will be cut, recalls Amit. I was also doing theatre and cleared the entrance test of National School of Drama but my father was against the idea of going to Delhi and asked me to find an alternative career. He joined M.Com and started taking tuitions. Soon I was known as masterji in the locality and in three years I became financially independent. The fire was still burning and Amit appeared for the entrance test for FTII. I missed it by one mark but in the meantime somebody advised me to join Pune University which was offering a course in theatre. When I reached there for interview I realised that the course is in Marathi theatre and I didn't know the language. Thankfully, Waman Kendre, with whom I had done workshops and who had seen me at NSD, was in the interview panel. He asked me to show something. I enacted the first act of Tughlaq in Bhojpuri. Kendre said this boy would learn Marathi. He was right. Amit not only learnt the language but also topped the course. Meanwhile, I started assisting Mangesh Hadawale on Tingya. When the film was selected to the India's entry for Oscars, the crew was noticed and I got an opportunity to turn a two minute story that an NDTV reporter shared with me into Road to Sangam. The film won many awards and the industry started acknowledging the presence of Amit. They met me but nobody offered me work. Then I realised I have to return to the drawing board and right something as compelling as first film. When I cast Sudhir Nema of Bhopal Rang Mandali as Natraj I was advised to cast somebody like Irrfan or Nawazudding but what Sudhir has done nobody could have achieved it. He knows the idiom of the place and like me has a personal connection with the story, which I discovered much later. His father ran a small business in Bhopal. (http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/a-man-in-a-womans-world/article2875390.ece)
2015-12-08Meet the members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? - Sportskeeda
Meet the members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? The 20 lucky members of the Saina Squad Star Sports have come up with a great solution for fans desperate to get a glimpse of their role model Saina Nehwal, by launching the Saina Squad initiative. As many as 20 die-hard Saina fans will get chance to travel with the legend to Dubai for the season-ending Super Series Finals, where they will try their best to make Saina feel at home. The selection of the squad was done through a series of contests which attracted millions of participants, and Saina Squad actually trended on Twitter on two separate occasions. But from those millions, only 20 lucky fans got their wish, and they will now have the chance of a lifetime to interact with India's badminton queen. Here, we list the 20 lucky members of the Saina Squad India's premier badminton cheerleading group. Mr. Jatin Israni The Saina Squad boasts four members from the capital city and Jatin Israni is the first one. He is a social media outreach specialist and has more than 20,000 followers on Twitter. Mr. Israni is a fun-loving traveller and blogger, who also enjoys Formula One and Cricket. Born on November 30, he is a fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh as well. Mr. Nitesh Sajnani. Nitesh Sajnani hails from Ulhasnagar, which is a city located in Thane district of Maharashtra. A techie in his own words, Nitesh also enjoys his time on social media and is a strategist for 6 Space, which is India's first and only commercial web portal for real estate. Dr. Nikita Kothari Just like Delhi, Mumbai also has four participants in the Saina squad and Nikita Kothari is the first among the lot. A homeopathic doctor, Nikita loves Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan and Indian captain Virat Kohli. She excelled in the Fan Hunt round of the competition and will now make her way to Dubai to cheer Saina on. Mr. Shivam Sharma Mr. Sharma is going to be the lone representative of Pune in the Saina Squad. He is a lot of things, and has a pretty popular Twitter account thanks to the fictional character Ghanta Guy&. So naturally, you can find him on Twitter under the user name @Ghantaguy. Mr. Nikhil Aima Saina Nehwal currently resides in Hyderabad and Nikhil Aima comes from there too. He is another one of those Saina Squad members who enjoyed success in the Quiz Master Saina round. When it comes to his likes, Nikhil is a follower of All India Bakchod and Indian Cricket, and Rohit Sharma in particular. Mr. Prabhu Damodharan You can find Prabhu Damodharan on Twitter under the username @Cricprabhu. Prabhu, along with Anoop Mani (who you will later see in the list) are the two Saina Squad members that come from Coimbatore. Prabhu is a textile professional and enjoys travelling, nature, wildlife and of course, sports. He is also a gadget freak like most of the other squad members that made the cut into the final 20. Mr. Prathamesh Avachare A teenager from Nashik, Prathamesh Avachare who enjoys his time on social media. He is also a pencil-sketch artist. Born on August 13, Prathamesh is a big time fan of Saina and Virat Kohli. When it comes to Bollywood, he loves Parineeti Chopra. You can find Prathamesh on Twitter under the username @onlyprathamesh. Mr. Saravan Hari Chennai Super Fans are likely to be familiar with this guy. Saravan Hari is a huge CSK fan who hails from Chennai and is also a Mahendra Singh Dhoni fanatic. He is known for painting himself in the Chennai colours and he even got the chance to meet up with his heroes because of that. You can find Saravan on Twitter with the username @Cricsuperfan. Mr. Siddharth Kadambote Siddharth, who goes by the Twitter handle @Sidsach, comes from Bangalore. He was a top performer in the Quiz Master Saina round, and also follows the Indian Super League. He is sure to add some extra flair into the Saina Squad when they will be cheering for her in Dubai. Mr. Kumarshanu Babar We have a cinematographer and filmmaker in the Saina Squad in the form of Kumarshanu Babar. He is a travel aficionado who has skills such as cinematography, editing and filmmaking in his arsenal. You can find Shanu on Twitter under the username @shanubabar7. Mr. Anoop Mani Straight from Coimbatore, we have Anoop Mani. He is a textile professional and enjoys hobbies like travelling and photography. He is also a cricket lover who supports Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and the Indian team in the international scene. One other sportsperson that he loves as much as Saina is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Mr. Aditya Venkata Chidurala From Mumbai comes Aditya Venkata Chidurala. Born on November 8th, Aditya mainly spends his time on Twitter time to tweet about sports, politics and a bit of real estate. He is a cricket and tennis fan with Rafael Nadal being his hero in the latter. Formula One and Sebastian Vettel are also two things that Aditya follows keenly. Mr. Sharath Chimmneiyan Valoth Sharath Chimmneiyan Valoth is the second Banglore guy in the list. He was one of the stand-out performers in the Quiz Master Saina round of the Saina Squad competition and will be eagerly awaiting his chance to cheer for Saina at the Dubai Super Series. Ms. Rachana Trivedi Rachana Trivedi makes her way to Dubai from Rajkot. She performed well in the Cheer for Saina round which aimed at creating a chant for the badminton star. Rachana follows the likes of Sania Mirza, Salman Khan and musicians like Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant. Mr. Mohamed Sharooq Kochi is known for many things: the weather, crowded streets, the food, the Yellow Army of Kerala Blasters and much more. And Mohamed Sharooq is the lone Kochite in this list. He is currently a mechanical engineering student and loves his travelling and food. Apart from rooting for Saina, Sharooq is a big fan of English Premier League side Arsenal and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. Ms. Gayatri Mehta Chiplun is a small city located along the Mumbai-Goa highway and Gayatri Mehta gave the people there something to cheer about when she made the cut. She is a big fan of Madhuri Dixit and the Twitter handle @Madhuriholic suggests the same. Ms. Sakshi Trivedi Born on February 11, Sakshi Trivedi comes from the capital state. She excelled in the Saina Factoid Round of the contest and this helped her to make the final cut. You can find Sakshi on Twitter under the username @Sakshitrivedi11. Ms. Riya Suri One of the six females in the squad, Riya Suri comes from Delhi. Riya, who goes by the username@rvirgo9 on Twitter, excelled in the contests that happened throughout the filtering process. She was born on September 18 and is a gadget Freak and a Twitter addict from the description in her Twitter account, which is really active. Mr. Himanshu Babbar Himanshu Babbar's success in the Saina Squad initiative came mainly from the Quiz Master Saina round. He was one of the 20 participants that came out with flying colors in quiz, thus proving how well he knows his idol. Himanshu hails from New Delhi and is our final Delhite in the list. Ms. Kanchan Negi Last but clearly not the least, we have Kanchan Negi from Mumbai. Unpuzzle Saina was one of the best rounds for Kanchan in the competition and in her own words, she is a social media influencer, an entrepreneur at heart, a fashionista, a sports lover, a music lover and as we all know, a big fan of Saina Nehwal. These 20 devoted fans of Saina will be there in Dubai to support her, and hopefully Saina will be spurred by their efforts and go all the way, returning back with the championship. And to the millions of fans who couldn't make the cut, there is always a next time. Once again, congratulations to all the winners!
Meet the members of the Saina Squad: Are you one among them? - Sportskeeda
2015-12-08Failure to Set Up PHC in Village: HC issues contempt notice to principal secy ... - The Indian Express
Failure to Set Up PHC in Village: HC issues contempt notice to principal secy, health Bombay HC had asked the government to set up a primary health centre in Morushi village after a woman delivered a stillborn due to poor healthcare facilities. Written by Aamir Khan Mumbai Published:Dec 9, 2015, 1:15 THE Maharashtra government's principal secretary, health, was issued a contempt notice Tuesday due to non-compliance of court orders. Taking note of the abysmal condition of government health facilities that pushed a woman to give birth to a stillborn in February this year, the Bombay High Court had asked the government to set up the very basic facility, a primary health centre (PHC), in her village. The government's failure to abide by the direction resulted in Justices A S Oka and Gautam Patel issuing a contempt notice to the director of health services. On February 23 this year, 21-year-old Tulsa Wagh from Morushi village in Murbad Taluka, Thane, had narrated her ordeal owing to the dismal healthcare infrastructure. A couple of weeks before that, Tulsa was in labour and had to be taken to the rural hospital in Tokawade village, 14 km away from her house. She had to travel in a private vehicle suffering jolts on the bumpy road all the way as repeated attempts to call the 108 emergency ambulance service went in vain. And that was not the end of her plight. Though two doctors examined her at the Tokawade hospital, she was referred to the Ulhasnagar Central Hospital, almost 60 km away, owing to poor infrastructure in the village. After a back-breaking ride during which her water broke, Tulsa reached the Ulhasnagar hospital where she gave birth to a stillborn after a caesarian section. Incidentally, in 2013, a public interest litigation (PIL) had been filed regarding the dismal condition of the rural healthcare infrastructure. Following the PIL, the High Court had in September 2013 ordered that the Tokawade Public Health Centre be replaced with the Tokawade Rural Hospital by December 31, 2013. To obviate the tribal population travelling long distances, the health authority had to set up a PHC at Morushi village. But when a team of lawyers and local activists visited the district later, they saw a different picture. A visit to the place by The Indian Express in February this year revealed that even though the signboard had changed, services in the hospital had not been upgraded. The construction of the building was also incomplete. The team of lawyers and activists filed a fact-finding report based on Tulsa's case and the grim reality of the medical aid on offer. The report titled Denial of Maternal and Healthcare Service to Tulsa Wagh was presented to the court on August 12, 2015. Lawyers Mani Prakash and Meenaz Kakalia had also filed a contempt petition over inept medical services that had resulted in Tulsa's situation.
2015-12-08Mumbai edition - The Hindu
The Hindu to launch a Mumbai edition Updated: December 9, 2015 00:47 IST Mumbai edition The decision by the Editor and the management of The Hindu to launch a Mumbai edition is like a whiff of fresh air. I got to know about its launch exactly a week after the date when I happened to visit the online edition for news about Chennai. I stay in Thane district which is where most South Indians live. There are many of us whose parents had bought a place in the early 1960s in areas like Matunga, King's Circle and Chembur. Later, they moved to Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan, Thakurli, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur and Vasai, not to mention Navi Mumbai. I have named all these places as it is essential that marketing team focusses its attention on these areas and vendors be made aware of this. Sunil Achutan, Mumbai
2015-12-07Ambedkar followers vow to carry forward his legacy - The Hindu
Ambedkar followers vow to carry forward his legacy Rahi Gaikwad In memoriam:Followers of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar gather in large numbers to pay their respect on occasion of Mahaparinirvan Divasat Dadar on Sunday. Lakhs throng Dadar's Chaityabhoomi for Mahaparinirvan Divas, the 60th death anniversary of the architect of the Constitution Kalpana Shirshat did not have the money to buy a single book. So she bought a calendar, in the hope that it would give her some information about Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Despite her shallow pockets, this factory worker from Mumbai took a day's leave from work to pay her respects to the architect of the Constitution on his 60th death anniversary on Sunday. Since I could not afford the books, I bought this calendar to learn about his message. He sacrificed so much for us and taught us to live with self-respect. We must have self-respect. We must come here for him, Ms. Shirshat said.She brought her young daughter and nieces along to initiate them into the annual event at Dadar's Chaityabhoomi Dr. Ambedkar's memorial. Lakhs of Ambedkar followers thronged the memorial to commemorate his life-long struggle to uplift the untouchables from the shackles of the caste system. I brought these girls along just to show them the crowd that turns up so they realise what Babasaheb is about, Ms. Shirsat said. With her eager nieces in tow, she made her way into the sprawling Shivaji Park next to Chaityabhoomi, which was abuzz with a host of activities from sale of books and music compact disks to lectures on anti-superstition and skits on Dr. Ambedkar.Sea of people People had started pouring into Dadar from Saturday night itself. Some spent the night on the pavements and some at the station. On Sunday morning, large batches of people came in a continuous flow chanting slogans of Hail Babasaheb and There is only one saheb, Babasaheb. A police personnel pegged the size of the crowd between three and five lakh. Batti, a Dalit wage labourer from Madhya Pradesh, began her journey to Mumbai from home on December 2 with other women in her village We have come here to offer flowers to our Baba. We say Jai Bhim. We have been coming for the past four years, Batti said. Babasaheb is our gurumaharaj. We exist because of him, said Kalau, also from M.P. Untouchability and caste discrimination are still practiced in her village. Our way to the fields have been blocked, she said. Recently, a statue of Ambedkar in their village was desecrated. Ambedkar's writings and Buddhist literature was selling like hot cakes in nondescript stalls. Publisher Dilip Bagde has been putting a book stall for the event for 25 years. Before noon, he had already sold books worth Rs 5 lakh. Anand Athavale, a postman from Solapur, bought a bunch of books to distribute in his local school. I come here to see how much Ambedkar is loved by people, he said.Sharad Budhkar bought a bagful of books for Rs 5,000. I am going to donate them to libraries. I find new energy and inspiration when I come here, he said. Many volunteers of the Youth Development Foundation from Ulhasnagar came to help clean the premises. It is sad that this event is maligned as a civic nuisance. People want to spoil the image of our community. So we have come to participate in the cleaning efforts. Tomorrow a new group of volunteers will come, said Prashant Ubale.
2015-12-07Only 4171 deletions after two-month SEC drive - The Indian Express
Only 4,171 deletions after two-month SEC drive By: Express News Service Pune Published:Dec 8, 2015, 0:15 Even as the Election Commission has been trying to reduce the inflated voters list, Pune district has seen only 4,171 citizens registering for deletion after the two-month drive. The district administration, which will prepare the revised voters list ahead of the National Voters Day on January 25, saw 1.15 lakh citizens registering for the drive, out of which 98,326 were new voters who filled up form 6. While 9,479 voters registered for change of address, another 4,009 applied for getting the constituency changed. We will be publishing the summary revision on January 16. The drive follows the special voters registration drive and correction of names in the voters list, said an election official. Pune's voters list had 70 lakh names and with no deletion of names in 2014, the special drive was carried out to correct and check the names in the list and delete the names of those who had passed away. In 2014, there was chaos during Lok Sabha elections with many voters unable to cast their votes as they could find their names in the voters list. Though some corrective measures were taken for the Assembly elections, the list still remained inflated. With 10 municipal corporations and other civic bodies going for elections between December 2016 and March 2017, the election commission is keen to have a correct list of voters. Between December 2016 and March 2017, besides municipal council polls, municipal corporations such as Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nashik, Nagpur, Amravati, Akola and Solapur will go to polls. Some 115 municipal councils, 26 zilla parishads and 297 panchayat samitis would also go for polls.
2015-12-06Woman scalds husband over selling of their flat - The Asian Age
Woman scalds husband over selling of their flat Dec 07, 2015 Age Correspondent mumbai A 35-year-old woman was arrested by the Hill Line police station in Ambarnath for injuring his husband by pouring hot water on him while he was sleeping, on Thursday night. According to the police, the complainant identified as Dilip Sharma (45) is a resident of Ulhasnagar number 5, where he was living with his wife and four children. The incident took place on Thursday night at 11pm, when Sharma was asleep at home and his wife, Hema, poured hot water on his body in anger. Sharma, whose body was scalded, lodged a police complaint in the Hill Line police station after which he was sent to Central Civic Hospital in Ulhasnagar for treatment. The doctors from the civic hospital said that he has suffered 45 per cent burn injuries and is undergoing treatment. We have registered a case on the complaint given by Dilip and arrested his wife for causing grievous him injuries, said a police officer from Hill Line police station. A case has been registered at Hill Line police station in Ambarnath late night on Thursday under section 326 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian penal code. According to sources, Dilip was an administrator in a small firm but had quit his job and been unemployed for a year. The family had been living off their savings but had run out of money. Hema wanted to sell off the flat that they were currently living in to support the family but Dilip was not open to the idea. During the investigation we found that the victim and his wife use to fight regularly as Dilip has been unemployed for the past one year. The accused, Hema, was asking him to sell the flat, but Dilip was not relenting. According to the complaint registered by Dilip, Hema wanted to leave him and marry someone else, as she has been frustrated with the burden of supporting four kids, added the officer. Even Hema has, in her statement, confessed that she always wanted to marry someone rich and not Dilip. She was unhappy with the routine household work and so she decided to harass Dilip for divorce.
2015-12-05उल्हासनगर मनपा ने की रोड विस्तारीकरण के लिए तोड़क कार्रवाई
उल्हासनगर मनपा ने की रोड विस्तारीकरण के लिए तोड़क कार्रवाई Updated: Dec 5, 2015, 08:30AM IST रोजगार छिना, रास्ते पर आए कई दुकानदार - दुकानदारों की मांग, मार्केट एरिया में मिले दुकान अरविंद त्रिपाठी, उल्हासनगर उल्हासनगर मनपा ने शुक्रवार को आखिरकार कल्याण-अंबरनाथ रोड पर स्थित दुकानों पर तोड़क कार्रवाई शुरू करते हुए कई दुकानों को तोड़कर रोड के विस्तारीकरण का काम शुरू कर दिया। मनपा की इस कार्रवाई के खिलाफ दुकानदारों ने शहर भर में दुकानें बंद कर अपना विरोध जताया। दुकानदारों की मांग थी कि जिनकी दुकानें विस्तारीकरण में जा रही हैं, उन्हें मुआवजे के तौर पर कहीं और जगह दी जाए। मनपा ने तोड़क कार्रवाई के दौरान अपने 200 कर्मचारियों के अलावा पुलिस की खासी सुरक्षा तैनात की हुई थी। मनपा ने तोड़क कार्रवाई के लिए 5 जेसीबी, 1 पोकलन मशीन और 8 डंपर तैनात किए हुए थे। मनपा की तोड़क कार्रवाई शुरू होने से पहले तक कुछ ही दुकानदारों ने अपनी दुकानों से सामान बाहर निकाला था, लेकिन जैसे ही मनपा की कार्रवाई शुरू हुई तो डरकर बाकी लोगों ने भी अपनी दुकानों से सामान बाहर निकालना शुरू कर दिया। गौरतलब है कि एमएमआरडीए ने कुछ साल पहले कल्याण-कर्जत रोड के 100 फीट के काम को अपने हाथ में लिया था, जिसमें अंबरनाथ और बाकी इलाकों की रोड के काम पूरे हो गए थे जबकि उल्हासनगर की रोड का काम बाकी रह गया था। यहां दुकानदारों और शहर के नेताओं ने रोड के विस्तारीकरण का विरोध करते हुए 100 फीट की रोड की जगह 80 फीट की रोड करने की मांग की थी। इसका मनपा की सभा में प्रस्ताव पास कर सरकार के पास भेजा भी गया, लेकिन मनपा द्वारा इस मामले में समय पर रिपोर्ट न भेजे जाने के कारण सरकार ने उस प्रस्ताव को खारिज कर दिया। इसके बाद मनपा आयुक्त मनोहर हीरे ने पिछले हफ्ते रोड के विस्तारीकरण का फैसला लेते हुए लोगों को नोटिस जारी कर शुक्रवार को तोड़क कार्रवाई करने का फैसला लिया। रोड के इस विस्तारीकरण में 17 सेक्शन स्थित अपनी दुकान का पूरा हिस्सा गंवा चुके ऋषि कामरिया की मानें, तो मनपा ने भले ही रोड विस्तारीकरण में उनकी दुकान को पूरी तरह से तोड़ दिया, लेकिन वे चाहते हैं कि मनपा को उन्हें इस जगह के बदले किसी मार्केट एरिया में ही जगह देनी चाहिए। इस तोड़क कार्रवाई में दीपक भाटिया को सबसे ज्यादा झटका लगा है। उनकी 4 में से 3 दुकानें पूरी तरह कार्रवाई में तोड़ी जा चुकी हैं। उनके मुताबिक, इनमें से जो एक दुकान बची है, उसमें अब व्यवसाय कर पाना मुश्किल है। वहीं, दीपक की 74 वर्षीया मां सरला दुकानों पर हुई इस कार्रवाई से सदमे में आ गईं और उन्हें एक निजी अस्पताल में भर्ती कराना पड़ा। परिवार वालों का कहना है कि मनपा ने यह कार्रवाई कर उन्हें रास्ते पर ला दिया है और अब उन्हें मुआवजे के तौर पर मार्केट एरिया में दुकानें देना उसकी जिम्मेदारी है, ताकि वे अपना जीवन व्यापन कर सकें।
2015-12-04उल्हासनगरमधील अतिक्रमणांवर कारवाई
उल्हासनगरमधील अतिक्रमणांवर कारवाई Updated: Dec 5, 2015, 01:23AM IST जव्हार ते खोपोली या राज्य हायवेच्या रुंदीकरणात अडथळा ठरत असलेल्या उल्हासनगरमधील ८२१ अतिक्रमणांवर शुक्रवारी सकाळी विरोधाला न जुमानता कारवाईस सुरुवात झाली. १७ सेक्शन या मुख्य चौकातील इमारतींवर हातोडा पडत सुरू झालेली कारवाई १५ दिवस सुरू राहणार आहे. १९९७मध्ये टी. चंद्रशेखर यांच्याकडे उल्हासनगर महापालिकेचा अतिरिक्त कार्यभार असताना पालिका मुख्यालय ते शहाड मार्गावरील कारवाईनंतर उल्हासनगरमधील सर्वात मोठी कारवाई शुक्रवारी करण्यात आली. राज्यात हायवेंचे जाळे तयार होत असताना, मुंबईलगतच्या कल्याण ते बदलापूर उपनगरांमधील नगरपालिकांच्या हद्दीतून जाणाऱ्या जव्हार ते खोपोली या राज्य हायवेच्या रुंदीकरणाला अंबरनाथ आणि उल्हासनगर या दोन्ही शहरात अतिक्रमणांचा अडथळा होता. हा प्रश्न अनेक वर्षे व्यापाऱ्यांचा विरोध आणि राजकीय दबावापोटी प्रलंबित होता. याच वर्षी मे महिन्यात अंबरनाथ नगरपरिषद हद्दीतील या मार्गावरील १०७३ अतिक्रमणांवर कारवाई करत मार्ग मोकळा करण्यात आला होता. जिल्हाधिकारी अश्विनी जोशी यांच्या प्रयत्नांनंतर मुख्यमंत्र्यांनी रस्ता रुंदीकरणाचे आदेश दिले होते. अखेर शुक्रवारी सकाळी पालिकेने शहराच्या मध्यभागी आणि अतिशय वाहतूक कोंडीचा १७ सेक्शन, शांतीनगर, शिवाजी चौक, आणि पॉवर लाईन परिसरात जेसीबी, पोकलेन यांच्या सहाय्याने कडक पोलिस बंदोबस्तात कारवाई सुरू केली. या मार्गावरील दोन-तीन मजली व्यापारी गाळे, हॉटेल, इलेक्ट्रॉनिक्सचे भव्य शोरूम यावर कारवाई करत ते जमीनदोस्त करण्यात आले. अतिशय महत्त्वाच्या भागावर कारवाईची सुरुवात केल्याने या मार्गावरील इतर व्यापाऱ्यांनी आपापले गाळे खाली करत स्वत:हून सामान काढण्यास सुरुवात केली. शुक्रवारी पहिल्या दिवशी अंदाजे १०० दुकानांवर कारवाई करण्यात आली. पुढील पंधरा दिवस या अतिक्रमणांवर कारवाई करण्यात येणार असल्याचे पालिकेचे उपायुक्त नितिन कापडणीस यांनी सांगितले. कारवाईमुळे कल्याण-बदलापूर या मार्गावरील वाहतूक अंबरनाथ येथील मटका चौकातून तर उल्हासनगरच्या पॉवरलाईन येथून वळवण्यात आली होती. यामुळे दिवसभर या मार्गावर वाहतूक कोंडीचा सामना करावा लागला होता. येत्या १५ दिवसांतही वाहनचालकांनी पर्यायी रस्त्यानेच प्रवास करणे योग्य आहे. ‘व्यापार बंद’मुळे कोटींचे नुकसान कारवाई करण्यात आलेल्या शांतीनगर ते पॉवर लाईन या मार्गावरील ८२१ व्यापारी गाळयांवर कारवाई करण्यात आल्याने आणि पुढील काही दिवस व्यापार सुरू होणार नसल्याने व्यापार्यांचे कोटींचे नुकसान होणार असल्याचे काही व्यापार्यांनी सांगितले. कर्मचारी, अधिकारी आणि पोलिसांच्या बंदोबस्तात कारवाईला सुरूवात झाली असून पुढील १५ दिवस कारवाई सुरू राहणार आहे. तसेच गाळेधारकांनी स्वत:हून गाळे तोडण्यास सुरूवात केली आहे. - नितीन कापडणीस, पालिकेचे उपायुक्त
2015-12-03Mumbai: Third commuter dies in one week after falling from train - Mid-Day
Mumbai: Third commuter dies in one week after falling from train By Ankoor Anvekar |Posted 3 hours In the past one week, there have been three incidents of commuters losing their lives after falling from trains on Mumbai's suburban railway lines. The latest one was on Tuesday night, when a 45-year-old, Nitin Aaba Chavan, died after falling from a local train. The incident took place between Dombivli and Kopar station at around 9 pm, after he had boarded a train to go to his place of work in Churchgate. According to Dombivli railway police, he fell between pole numbers 47/2 and 47/3 between Dombivli and Kopar stations towards the CST end. However, the reason behind Chavan's fall was not clear. The deceased had died on the spot. He was heading towards CST for work when the incident took place. The reason behind Chavan's fall is still not clear, said Datta Pabale, senior police inspector, Dombivli railway police station. The victim's body was sent to Rukmini Bai civic hospital in Kalyan at 11.30 pm and the post mortem was conducted the next morning. Hospital authorities have mentioned cause of death as neuro haemorrhage shock due to head injury and polytrauma. Chavan worked as a security guard for a private firm in Churchgate and was associated with Maurya Security Services. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. He used to work in night shifts and had been living in Kopar for 20 years. There was no dispute or problem within the family and this incident has come as a big shock to us. We are not aware of how Nitin fell from the train, said Veena Hatkamkar, a relative. Death on track On December 1, Panvel resident Naresh Patil (32), fell from an overcrowded train near Thane creek. He was rushed to Thane Civil Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. On the same day, four more train accidents were recorded with Kalyan GRP. A 25-year-old woman identified as Dipali Sawant was rushed to a hospital after she sustained injuries at Kalyan station while boarding a train at 9 am. Another commuter, Sandeep Dahanukar, (45), also sustained minor injuries while boarding a train at Kalyan at around 4.30 pm. Irshan Sheikh, (29), was injured while boarding a train at Badlapur at around 11 am the same day. An unidentified body of a man was found between Ulhasnagar and Vithalwadi station at 5 am on Tuesday. On November 27, a 21-year-old youth Bhavesh Nakate died after falling from a CST-bound train between Kopar and Diva junction.
Mumbai: Third commuter dies in one week after falling from train - Mid-Day
2015-12-03Runaway teen found in Shirdi one hour after fathers prayer | Mumbai NYOOOZ - NYOOOZ
Runaway teen found in Shirdi one hour after father's prayer Ulhasnagar boy, who fled from home in August, was reunited with his father on Sunday. The family says it was divine intervention. A businessman who had been searching for his runaway son for nearly four months found him shortly after praying for the same at Shirdi. Ulhasnagar resident Surinder Kumar Jaiswal found his 13-year-old son Sahil working at a toy cart in Shirdi on November 29. The eighth-grader had fled from home on August 19 after his mother scolded him for riding a friend`s cycle without his permission. "I took my son`s photograph with me for the darshan on Sunday. I prayed for his safe return and roamed around the town for an hour. I was tired and sat down on the side of the road. When I looked up, I saw Sahil working at a toy cart," Surinder said. "I ran and hugged him, and we both started crying." Sahil later revealed that after running away from their home, he went to Kalyan railway station and took a train to Dadar. He then boarded a train to Pune, from where he travelled to Nashik and finally to Shirdi. "He told us that he worked at hotels and for street vendors, sometimes selling statues," Jaiswal said. On August 19, Sahil`s mother saw him riding a school friend`s bicycle outside their house. She asked him if he had informed the friend before bringing the bike home. "Sahil said no and she scolded him. To scare him, she said that the friend`s parents might call the police to look for the missing bike," said an officer at the Hill Line police station. "Sahil later sneaked out of the house and didn`t return." The Thane Crime Branch`s child protection joined the search for the teen, while the family stuck Sahil`s pictures at railway stations and appealed for information. The family received phone calls from people in Pune and Madhya Pra... mumbaimirror NYOOOZ Mumbai Thu,03 Dec 2015
2015-12-02Runaway teen found in Shirdi one hour after father's prayer - Mumbai Mirror
Runaway teen found in Shirdi one hour after father's prayer By Sadaf Modak, Mumbai Mirror | Dec 3, 2015, 02.35 AM IST Sahil Jaiswal ran away from his house after being scolded by his mother Ulhasnagar boy, who fled from home in August, was reunited with his father on Sunday. The family says it was divine intervention. A businessman who had been searching for his runaway son for nearly four months found him shortly after praying for the same at Shirdi. Ulhasnagar resident Surinder Kumar Jaiswal found his 13-year-old son Sahil working at a toy cart in Shirdi on November 29. The eighth-grader had fled from home on August 19 after his mother scolded him for riding a friend's cycle without his permission. "I took my son's photograph with me for the darshan on Sunday. I prayed for his safe return and roamed around the town for an hour. I was tired and sat down on the side of the road. When I looked up, I saw Sahil working at a toy cart," Surinder said. "I ran and hugged him, and we both started crying." Sahil later revealed that after running away from their home, he went to Kalyan railway station and took a train to Dadar. He then boarded a train to Pune, from where he travelled to Nashik and finally to Shirdi. "He told us that he worked at hotels and for street vendors, sometimes selling statues," Jaiswal said. On August 19, Sahil's mother saw him riding a school friend's bicycle outside their house. She asked him if he had informed the friend before bringing the bike home. "Sahil said no and she scolded him. To scare him, she said that the friend's parents might call the police to look for the missing bike," said an officer at the Hill Line police station. "Sahil later sneaked out of the house and didn't return." The Thane Crime Branch's child protection joined the search for the teen, while the family stuck Sahil's pictures at railway stations and appealed for information. The family received phone calls from people in Pune and Madhya Pradesh offering information about Sahil's whereabouts in exchange of a cash reward. "The first call was from a man in Pune. He demanded Rs 2 lakh. But we found out that the man was a fraud and had targeted a family before," said sub inspector Kamaluddin Shaikh of the child protection unit. The call from Madhya Pradesh also turned out to be a hoax. "We put up posters with Sahil's pictures everywhere, from Kalyan to Bhopal. We accompanied police officers to various places and conducted our own search in Pune, Indore, Manmad and Matheran, but in vain," Surinder said. Cops later advised the family to make a trip to Shirdi, where many missing or runaway children are traced. Surinder's wife also asked him to visit the town and offer prayers at the temple.
Runaway teen found in Shirdi one hour after father
2015-12-02Rs 100cr fund for clean-up of Ulhas, Waldhuni rivers - Times of India
Rs 100cr fund for clean-up of Ulhas, Waldhuni rivers Clara Lewis,TNN Dec 2, 2015, 11.03 AM IST MUMBAI: Against odds, the Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers look set to be cleaned up. In possibly the first such step, the state government has directed four local self-government bodies, besides the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and the operators of the Dombivli and Ambernath common effluent treatment plants (CETP), to create a special escrow account and deposit Rs 100crore for the restitution and restoration of the two polluted rivers. The local bodies include the Kalyan-Dombivli and Ulhasnagar municipal corporations, and the Ambernath and Kulgaon municipal councils. The state order, echoing that of the July orders of the National Green Tribunal, Pune bench, comes even though the government agencies and local bodies had obtained a stay on the order. The state urban development department in a government resolution (GR) issued on Monday has directed the setting up of the escrow account under the supervision of the Konkan divisional commissioner. It made it clear the money to be deposited will be drawn from the funds of the local bodies. "For this purpose, they should not approach the government for grants," states the GR. In August this year, the four local bodies, along with Dombivli Better Environment (representing the industries in the area), had obtained a stay from Bombay high court against depositing Rs 100crore cumulatively by the various state and municipal authorities and other agencies in the escrow account. With the HC stay operational, the GR may be brought to the notice of the court before it is implemented, said legal experts. The local bodies can, if they choose, to challenge the new GR. This July, the NGT had ordered the various authorities to deposit the money with the divisional commissioner in a special escrow account within six weeks. It directed the divisional commissioner to use the money for implementation of a scientific programme for cleaning of the rivers, ensure no further riverine pollution, and take other restorative measures like removal of sludge, and beautification of the banks to protect against unauthorized dumping of waste and effluents in the Waldhuni and Ulhas estuary. All the works were to be completed in 18 months, the order said.
Rs 100cr fund for clean-up of Ulhas, Waldhuni rivers - Times of India
2015-12-01उल्हासनगर में 800 से ज्यादा दुकानों पर खतरा!
उल्हासनगर में 800 से ज्यादा दुकानों पर खतरा! Updated: Dec 1, 2015, 08:30AM IST - रोड कटिंग में दुकानों पर चलेगा हथौड़ा - व्यापारियों में मची खलबली - पहले वैकल्पिक जगह देने की मांग की निसं, उल्हासनगर : उल्हासनगर में शांतिनगर से साई बाबा मंदिर तक 800 से ज्यादा दुकानें रोड कटिंग में जा रही हैं। इनमें से कुछ दुकानें तो पूरी तरह से रोड कटिंग में जा रही हैं। इसके कारण सैकड़ों परिवार रास्ते पर आने की कगार पर हैं। ऐसे में उन्होंने सामूहिक रूप से आत्मदाह करने की बात कही है। मिली जानकारी के अनुसार, कुछ वर्ष पहले उल्हासनगर में 855 बिल्डिंग्स का मामला गरमाया था और इस बार 800 से ज्यादा दुकानों का मामला तूल पकड़ता जा रहा है। बताया जा रहा है कि ये दुकानें 4 दिसंबर से मनपा तोड़ने वाली है। सोमवार को उल्हासनगर का व्यापारी मंडल इस बाबत मनपा आयुक्त से मिला, लेकिन मनपा आयुक्त को राज्य सरकार के आदेश का पालन करना है। 800 से ज्यादा दुकानें रोड कटिंग में जा रही हैं। इनमें कुछ-कुछ दुकानें 4 से 5 फीट की ही बच रही हैं, तो सैकड़ों दुकानें पूरी तरह से रोड कटिंग में जा रही हैं। इससे सैकड़ों परिवार आजीविका छिन जाने के कारण रास्ते पर आ जाएंगे। दुकानदारों का कहना है कि मनपा पहले हमें जगह दे, ताकि हम अपनी रोजी-रोटी चला सकें। इसके बाद ही हमारी दुकानें तोड़े। एक व्यापारी ने NBT को बताया कि 70 साल पहले हम पाकिस्तान से आए थे, तब हमारे पास कुछ नहीं था। आज अगर हमारी दुकानें टूट जाती हैं, तो एक बार फिर हम रास्ते पर आ जाएंगे। इससे अच्छा होगा हम लोग सामूहिक आत्मदाह कर लें। हम अपने परिवार को भूखा रास्ते पर नहीं देख पाएंगे। मनपा में सोमवार को दुकानें तोड़े जाने के विषय में जोरों से चर्चा हुई, जिसमें साई पार्टी के नेता जीवन इदनानी ने मनपा आयुक्त से मांग की कि व्यापारियों को कुछ और समय दिया जाना चाहिए।

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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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