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April-2006 News & Updates from the City of Ulhasnagar/Sindhunagar, Maharashtra, India. Ulhasnagar City News indexed across timeline for easy retrieval.

2006-04-27Police Commissioner Ulhasnagar-Thane D SHIVANANDAN
D Shivanandan Police Commissioner of Thane District, needs no introduction. He has been credited with reducing crime figures and controlling gangwars in Mumbai earlier and now in Thane district. He believes that policemen should be focused, hardworking and dedicated to their work. Before taking up as Commissioner of Thane, he has handled many important posts, one of them being that of Joint Commissioner of Police in Mumbai. Presently, Thane, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar areas fall under Shivanandan’s purview, some of which are communally sensitive areas like Bhiwandi, Durgadi Fort, Mumbra and Ulhasnagar.
Police Commissioner Ulhasnagar-Thane D SHIVANANDAN
2006-04-26Police bust inter-state gang, arrest 6
Police have busted an interstate gang of dacoits and arrested six persons late on Monday night. Acting on a tip-off on a probable loot attempt at Kajal Petrol Pump, located at Camp No. III, the Ulhasnagar Crime Branch laid a trap on a bridge near a crematorium at Camp No. III. Shortly after midnight police cornered the dacoits who arrived in a Tata Indica car. The police also recovered two country-made pistols, eight live cartridges and a knife. Two accomplices, who came in a two-wheeler, managed to give a slip to the police. Cops seized the car, weapons and a two wheeler. The gangsters later revealed that the car and the two-wheelers were stolen from Bhopal. They also revealed the hideouts of some other accomplices, who have been arrested from different places in the last 24 hours. Those arrested are: Bittu Singh Labha Singh, 23, Gaurpreet Sadhu Singh, 27, Sanjay alias Mukesh Sumiran Yadav, 21, Sandip Ramsingh Dhakad, 19, Nabi Mohammed Khan, 32, a resident of Vasai (E), and Sunil Ramchandra Sharma, 22.
2006-04-26No cop cover for Ulhasnagar's PIL man
Hari Tanwani, the man whose PIL initiated the crackdown on the illegal buildings in Ulhasnagar, lives in fear. On April 26 last year, the Bombay High Court (HC) ordered the demolition of 855 unauthorised buildings in the suburb. It’s been exactly a year from the judgment, but Tanwani has been spending sleepless nights.
No cop cover for Ulhasnagar
2006-04-21Ulhasnagar civic body chief to be transferred
Taking a serious note of allegations of corruption in the regularisation of illegal constructions in Ulhasnagar, in adjacent Thane district, Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare on Thursday directed the state government to transfer the municipal commissioner of the civic body immediately. Reacting to a calling attention motion in the council by Shiv Sena member Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, Davkhare said he too was aware of corruption in Ulhasnagar and the fact that illegal constructions continued to mushroom in the town. He directed the state government to transfer Ulhasnagar Municipal Commissioner by tomorrow to which minister of state for urban development Rajesh Tope assured the house that the government would take immediate action in the matter.
2006-04-19SA model returns to battle rapists
"I had to come back because I want justice. I will not leave till the culprits are booked,"said Nusheen Khan (name changed), the 27-year-old South African model whose alleged abduction and gang rape by two businessmen shook the city in December last year. In her statement, Nush-een said Sunil Morpani and Suresh Krishnani met her at Hotel Bawa International in Vile Parle on December 27, 2005, spiked her drink and then repeatedly raped and assaulted her at different hotels in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar over the next two days.
2006-04-19South African returns to follow rape trial
THREE months later, the 27-year-old aspiring actress who was allegedly raped by two men after being picked from Hotel Bawa International’s nightclub Avalon in December last year, is back from South Africa and determined to see that her alleged rapists get the severest punishment. ‘‘She wants the case to be expedited and will stay here till the trial is over,’’ said her lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt. ‘‘She expects them to get life imprisonment.’’ On December 27, the Durban resident of Indian origin was allegedly picked from the Vile Parle club after her drink was laced with drugs, taken to lodges in Kalyan and Ulhasnagar in a Tata Indica and raped on the way and at the Kalyan lodge.
2006-04-19Death threats to SA model
The 27-year-old South African model who was allegedly raped last December after being abducted from a pub at Hotel Bawa International, has claimed that her lawyer and she have been receiving repeated death threats, not only in India but also in Durban, where the model had returned after the incident. The victim, who returned to the city on Sunday after undergoing medical treatment and psychiatric counselling in South Africa, says she came back to “fight the case and get justice from Indian authorities”. She claims she received the threatening calls on her cellphone and is now planning to complain to the Mumbai crime branch. “I received these threats on my phone when I was in Durban and also after having returned to India three days ago,” said the victim on Wednesday.
2006-04-18Rape victim speaks to The Telegraph
After three months spent popping anti-depressants and sleeping pills in her home country, a South African woman has returned to Mumbai to bring to speedy justice the two men she accuses of drugging, kidnapping and raping her last December. Twenty-seven-year-old Rehana Khan (name changed), whose dreams of a Bollywood acting career were shattered in two nights of trauma, wants to pursue the case in a fast-track court. Two Indian fast-track courts have in recent months handed out rapid convictions in rape cases involving foreign victims, but Khan said she didn’t know about it. “No, I wasn’t aware of these trends in the Indian judicial system. But I have faith in the judiciary. I need support from India and its people,” the daughter of a Durban-based tycoon of Indian origin said. The police used the credit card transactions by the two suspects at the pub to trace them to Ulhasnagar, a township 60 km from Mumbai. Investigation revealed they were regulars at the pub and had detained Khan in two shady hotels in Ulhasnagar and raped her. On February 2, the police filed a charge-sheet. Bawa was made a witness. On February 26, Krishnani got bail on the ground that the sex was consensual and that his custody was not required since he had already been charge-sheeted.
2006-04-15Bharti, Khurana protest sealing of shops
Politicians Uma Bharati and Madanlal Khurana held protests to oppose the drive to seal shops in the residential areas of Delhi. Both courted arrest. Earlier Khurana wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding an end to demolition of unauthorized buildings. He also suggested an ordinance similar to a legislation in Maharashtra to regularise unauthorised construction in Ulhasnagar in the state.
2006-04-14Don't trade the peruke for the flag
On February 24, a sessions court in Mumbai convicted nine persons in the Best Bakery case, which has been widely welcomed and seems to have restored some faith in the rule of law. This was made possible by an act of judicial innovation by the Supreme Court which ordered a retrial outside Gujarat. Though of far less import, the sight of Delhi’s dispossessed fashion designers weeping before the cameras as the bulldozers tore down their illegal constructions would gladden all those who would like to believe that the rule of law applies to everyone, and it’s not just the poor who get their hutments demolished. It’s also an illustration of the power that the Indian judiciary — probably the most powerful in the democratic world — increasingly wields. But the limits of that power were demonstrated in Maharashtra last month when the bulldozers, which had also been demolishing illegal constructions in Ulhasnagar, a Mumbai suburb, were stopped in their tracks by people rather more powerful than Delhi’s hapless fashion designers.
2006-04-13Maharashtra EC complains of death threats
Days after Maharashtra Election Commissioner Nandlal was targeted by a privilege notice from the State Assembly, he has claimed that he has been receiving death threats. "I received two threatening phone calls. I have complained to the Police Commissioner," he said. Nandlal had recently attracted controversy after he issued a notification asking for the mayoral elections to local councils to be held under his supervision. The elections were earlier held under the control of the Urban Development Department, headed by Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. State MLAs complained that Nandlal was trying to usurp the government's powers, after which the Assembly issued the privilege notice against him.
Maharashtra EC complains of death threats
2006-04-12Council nod for Ulhasnagar illegal buildings
The Maharahstra legislative council passed the much-debated bill regularising the unauthorised constructions at Ulhasnagar, in neighbouring Thane district. The government assured the house that the move to regularise the vast number of illegal constructions in the suburban city would not become a precedent for other suburbs in Mumbai as well as few cities in the state, which are also facing the problem of unauthorised constructions. “There are around 588 unauthorised buildings in Ulhasnagar having an FSI (floor space index) of more than four. We are all set to take action against these structures. The government will also ensure that the structures developed by encroaching the public road would be brought down, said Rajesh Tope, minister of state, urban development.
2006-04-12Ulhasnagar civic body gets cracking
The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) has decided to lodge complaints against owners, builders and architects of the 855 disputed buildings in the area. The groundwork for lodging criminal complaints was completed on Tuesday and the actual complaints would be filed from Wednesday, sources said. Following orders from the state government, a special team of the anti-encroachment department of the UMC, headed by Milind Sawant, carried out a survey and prepared a list of builders, owners and architects of the 855 illegal buildings. The nine-member team comprised four engineers and four ward officers, besides Sawant. On Wednesday, complaints will be filed against builders, owners and architects of seven buildings Rani Maa, Laxmi Ganga, Rahul Palace, Dream Land, Komal Park, Sweety Apartments and Bhagat Apartments.
2006-04-11Bill regularising unauthorised buildings in Ulhasn
The Maharahstra Legislative Council yesterday passed the much-debated bill regularising the unauthorised constructions at Ulhasnagar, in neighbouring Thane district. The government assured the house that the move to regularise the vast number of illegal constructions in the suburban city would not become a precedent for other suburbs in Mumbai as well as few cities in the state, which are also facing the problem of unauthorised constructions. "There are around 588 unauthorised buildings in Ulhasnagar having an FSI (floor space index) of more than four. We are all set to take action against these structures. The government will also ensure that the structures developed by encroaching the public road would be brought down," Minister of State for Urban Development Rajesh Tope said.
2006-04-07Mayor ka free bangla
And Jyoti Kalani, mayor of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation, said, Ulhasnagar does not have the concept of TDR till now. We might introduce it later. But what you are talking about sounds odd. But MBMC mayor Nirmala Sawle described it as social work, saying, There is no private interest being served here. Since they are helping the administration, we are just reciprocating.
Mayor ka free bangla
2006-04-05So what if he hits me!
Madhushree Singh's husband, Dr Vijay Pratap Singh, an orthopaedic surgeon from Ulhasnagar, is in jail. The doctor was arrested on March 31 for beating and forcing Madhushree (26), an arts graduate from Gorakhpur, out of the house. He has also been demanding a divorce from her, or a sum of Rs 10 lakh.
So what if he hits me!
2006-04-05Hell or High Water, Land Sharks Rule in India
Protestors note that in another case, the state government brought in legislation to overrule a high court judgement ordering the demolition of widespread illegal constructions in the prosperous north Mumbai township of Ulhasnagar. ''The vote bank of middle-class Ulhasnagar is evidently more powerful than that of the dying working class on the mill lands where new housing is coming up for the rich,'' said Vinod Shetty, a prominent lawyer who has been fighting cases on behalf of the mill workers and their unions.
2006-04-04Have order book of Rs 1200 cr: Unity Infraprojects
Yes, we have already entered into one SPV with Pratibha Industries for supplying water to Ulhasnagar. So that should be materialised soon.
2006-04-04Bill to regularise illegal construcions in U'nagar
Maharashtra legislative assembly today passed a bill aimed at regularising illegal buildings in Ulhasnagar in neighbouring Thane district. Earlier, Minister of state for urban development Rajesh tope informed the House that stringent action would be taken against officers and office bearers of the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) found guilty of aiding and abetting illegal constructions.
2006-04-03Look who wants law to bulldoze SC order on demolit
After former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana demanded an Ulhasnagar-type ordinance to get past the Supreme Court's directive on shifting shops from home zones, Congress MPs went a step further today by seeking an ordinance to stop sealing of commercial establishments and demolition of illegal buildings.
2006-04-03Waiter murdered
Suresh Gounder (18), who was employed with Shyam Sunder Mithaiwala, was murdered by fellow colleague, Sikander (19) at Ulhasnagar around 4.15 pm yesterday. Sikander is currently absconding and the cops have launched a manhunt for him. Both Gounder and Sikander were waiters at the shop and stayed near the shops godown near the Gol Maidan. A tussle erupted between the two regarding some sweet boxes. That was when Sikander, in a fit of rage, stabbed a kitchen knife in Suresh's chest. Suresh was rushed to Central Hospital, and was declared dead on admission.

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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
rajesh varma      [ 2011-12-30 ]
kindly control the street dog... in ulhasnagar 1
Lalu      [ 2011-12-25 ]
Please clear the illegal Parkig of 2 lines of Trucks Parked on both sides of road at Vithalwaadi Rly. station raod, near kajal Petrol Pump, Ulhasnagar-3.
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