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2015-04-27Doc held for negligent death gets bail - Times of
Doc held for negligent death gets bail Sanjeev Shivadekar | TNN | Apr 27, 2015, 09.32 AM IST THANE: The Ulhasnagar doctor who was struggling to get bail as he was booked under section 304 was set free as police dropped charges and booked him under 304-A. Last year, the doctor was booked for the death of a mother and her newborn. Doctors at JJ hospital filed a report that the death of the patient was caused due to negligence. The doctor was arrested on April 20 under section 304 (culpable homicide). However, he was the denied bail by the court as the offence was non-bailable. On Saturday the court granted bail as the cops dropped charges and booked him undr a bailable section. "We have removed the earlier charges and have applied 304-A (causing death by negligence)," a senior police official from Thane said.
2015-04-26From Our other Editions today - The Indian Express
From Our other Editions today By: Express News Service | Published:April 27, 2015 4:45 am Chandigarh Govt school has no building A primary governemnt school in Hoshiarpur town has been virtually running under trees as both its buildings have been declared unsafe. Apart from having to sit out in the open, the 109 students here — from classes I to V — have to make do with contaminated water while empty plots double up as toilets. School head mistress Balwinder Kaur said she has sent a file regarding the plight of the school to higher authorities and was hopeful that they would get a new building soon. As for now, the school operates from a religious establishment. Mumbai Private players pivotal in offering cheap homes More than 90 per cent of the 11 lakh affordable houses that the state government has promised to deliver by 2022 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are estimated to come from projects by private developers. Also, nearly 44 per cent of the total houses would have a larger carpet area ranging from 600 sq ft to 800 sq ft and above according to the yet-to-be released draft housing policy which states that its main thrust would be creation of homes for those from the economically weaker sections, low and middle income groups. Majority of the promised affordable homes, that is 7.9 lakh, are proposed to come up in Greater Mumbai, while the rest will be mainly in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar and Ulhasnagar areas of MMR. Of the total houses in Mumbai, merely 75,000 will be the ones built by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority and sold at affordable rates. The rest is proposed to be created by private developers, where the prices would be determined by market forces. A large portion of the proposed homes in Mumbai are to expected through Slum Redevelopment Authority schemes. Ahmedabad House allotment row yet to be solved Even as about 500 families displaced during the Kalyannagar demolitions continue to await rehabilitation by the civic body, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) held a hushed meeting on Sunday evening to decide on the allotment of houses for 320 families in Sayajipura, selected through a JnNURM draw on April 8. A meeting was held at the office of the Municipal Commissioner H S Patel and attended by MLAs Yogesh Patel and Rajendra Trivedi, Mayor Bharat Shah, executives of the VMC and representatives of the displaced families, including activists Dr J S Bandukwala, Zuber Gopalani and Shaukat Indori to decide on the fate of the allotments. The VMC, which is trying to convince the families to relinquish their claim on the Sayajipura apartments, for which the civic body had conducted a draw earlier this month, offered that it would construct a new apartment in the Muslim neighbourhood of Tandalja. According to VMC officials, the proposal to construct a colony in situ in Kalyannagar from where the families were displaced in November has ‘fallen through’ due to technical reasons.
From Our other Editions today - The Indian Express
2015-04-26Private developers to boost mission 11 lakh afford
Private developers to boost mission 11 lakh affordable homes Written by Shalini Nair | Mumbai | Published:April 27, 2015 2:21 am More than 90 per cent of the 11 lakh affordable houses that the state government has promised to deliver by 2022 in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) are estimated to come from projects by private developers. Also, nearly 44 per cent of the total houses would have a larger carpet area ranging from 600 sq ft to 800 sq ft and above according to the yet-to-be released draft housing policy which states that its main thrust would be creation of homes for those from the economically weaker sections, low and middle income groups. A major chunk of the promised affordable homes, that is 7.9 lakh, are proposed to come up in Greater Mumbai while the remaining would be mainly in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Vasai-Virar and Ulhasnagar areas of MMR. Of the total houses in Mumbai, merely 75,000 will be built by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and sold at affordable rates. The rest is proposed to be created by private developers, where the prices would be determined by market forces. A large portion of the proposed homes in Mumbai are to expected through Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) schemes which is estimated to yield 2.34 lakh homes over the next seven years. Of this, 1.38 lakh homes will be for rehabilitating the existing slum residents. The remaining houses will be developers’ sale component comprising larger areas. Over the past 17 years since the scheme was first formulated, only a little more than lakh tenements have been built for slum residents under this scheme. In addition to SRA, much of the remaining houses are proposed to be built through other existing schemes that incentivise developers with extra construction rights in return of rehabilitating those living in old cessed buildings, in existing MHADA colonies or through cluster redevelopment. It also takes into account generation of housing stock through redevelopment projects that have long been in the pipeline such as the reconstruction of BDD chawls and police housing quarters as also greenfield projects by builders. “We have proposed a mission under the chief secretary that will meet to monitor the implementation of the target. A quarterly report, prepared by the mission, will be placed before a cabinet sub-committee on housing that will be headed by the CM,” said a senior official. The mission will also comprise secretaries of all the departments concerned and commissioners of key planning agencies and municipal corporations. The policy is expected to be released soon and has set a target of creating 19 lakh homes across the state by 2022.
Private developers to boost mission 11 lakh afford
2015-04-24Maharashtra government explores planned urbanisati
Maharashtra government explores planned urbanisation in Mumbai, surrounding areas Sat, 25 Apr 2015-05:15am , DNA To ensure planned urbanisation and economic development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), state think-tank Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU) will soon launch a study to locate areas for greenfield townships and recommend an economic model for them. "The study will go into which economic activities can be sustained in the new townships developed by the MMRDA and the CIDCO in the future," MTSU project director BC Khatua told dna, adding that housing and economic activities, in turn, depended on industry, trading and institutions which were created. "Planned urbanisation can aid urban renewal," noted Khatua, stating that the study would also locate sites for such townships and zero down on housing solutions, transport grid and the population it can sustain. "This will locate sites for townships minus ecologically sensitive areas like Matheran and water bodies like creeks," said Khatua. The study will look at the economic activities which can be undertaken and the suitability of a location for types of activities like IT, tourism, industrial hubs, transport, garment and logistical hubs. The MMR, which is spread over 4,354.40 sq km, consists of 17 urban local bodies, including eight municipal corporations (Mumbai, Thane, Mira Bhayandar, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ulhasnagar and Vasai- Virar) and nine municipal councils (Kulgaon- Badlapur, Ambernath, Matheran, Karjat, Panvel, Khopoli, Pen, Uran and Alibag). This agglomeration, which is spread over five districts of Mumbai city, Mumbai suburban, Thane, Palghar and Raigad and has over 1,000 villages, has seen rapid urbanisation in the past few years. However, much of this urban sprawl is unplanned and haphazard, stressing on the need for rigorous and scientific city planning while developing greenfield urban townships. "The study will also go into what kind of economic activities can be sustained in greenfield areas which can be developed into townships in 25 years," said Khatua. This study will be commissioned by planning authorities in the region like the MMRDA, CIDCO or the state government. "The MMRDA has proposed a regional plan and the study will be worked out according to it. They will reinforce each other," said Khatua.
Maharashtra government explores planned urbanisati
2015-04-24Mumbai: College admission forms to accept third ge
Mumbai: College admission forms to accept third gender option By Shreya Bhandary | Posted 24-Apr-2015 After much discussion, city colleges are finally warming up to the third gender. This year, some of the top city colleges will make way for the option of a third gender in their admission forms. So this admissions season, many admission forms will have three options under gender male, female and others. While most colleges are yet to incorporate changes into their forms, HR College in Churchgate has already printed forms with this addition. CHM College in Ulhasnagar too has incorporated the changes and the management is awaiting the freshly printed forms. This move comes after a Supreme Court order granting independent status to the third gender, following which the University Grants Commission (UGC) in 2014 opened up all its scholarships to the third gender, and also encouraged universities and colleges to follow suit. “Transgender is a distinct identity and unique presence on the socio-cultural map of the country. We can’t ignore the fact that much remains to be done in order to ameliorate the discrimination and deprivation suffered by the transgender community in Indian society,” states the circular, dated February 2, 2015. While most city colleges stated that they have not yet received any circular from the university, a handful of colleges have taken the initiative. University officials have stated that the purpose is to ensure that the stigma around the third gender (hijra/transgender) community fades away. “Even though other institutes were waiting for the UGC and University of Mumbai to make this statement, we had incorporated the changes in our admission forms last year itself,” said Indu Shahani, principal of HR College. The Supreme Court, in a judgment dated April 15, 2014, had asked the Centre to treat transgenders as socially and economically backward and that they will be allowed admission in educational institutions, and given employment on the basis that they belonged to the third gender category. Colleges were also asked to construct separate toilets for transgenders within their campus. The aim was to work around the social stigma surrounding this community. “Apart from infrastructure, the need of the hour is to sensitise the college to be open to this change. We have sensitised the office staff that they should accept forms from transgenders and also created awareness with the registrar and his staff,” added Shahani. Colleges Concur Many other colleges have also agreed to bring about similar changes in their forms as well as on their campus. In January this year, CHM College in Ulhasnagar organised a two-day national seminar on ‘Literary oeuvre of Gulzar’ and their forms had male, female and transgender, against details sought on gender. “Our admission forms are still in the process of being printed, but we ensured that appropriate changes have been made to the forms. The third gender has been included under the category where students mention their gender,” said Padma Deshmukh, principal of CHM College. When mid-day contacted Manju Nichani, principal of KC College, she added that they had not received any circular on the same. “Since our admission forms for this year have already been printed, we will ensure the changes are made henceforth,” added Nichani.
Mumbai: College admission forms to accept third ge
2015-04-22Online sanction of Building Plans by 27 urban bodi
Online sanction of Building Plans by 27 urban bodies in the country New Delhi, Apr 22 IBNS 6 hours ago The Centre on Wednesday said 27 urban bodies including municipal corporations and urban development authorities have put in place Online Building Plan Sanctions that help in reducing the time taken for according necessary approvals. This was informed by the Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.Maharashtra leads the list with 7 of its urban bodies going online followed by Kerala with five.Municipal Corporations who have done so include those of : Greater Mumbai, New Delhi Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation of South Delhi, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Coimbattore, Indore, Nagpur, Solapur, Amravati, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Ujjain, Gwalior, Ulhasnagar, Hubil-Dharwad and Lavasa.The Development Authorities to have done so are : New Town Kolkata Development Authority, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and Jaipur Development Authority.Babul Supriyo further informed that the Ministry of Urban Development has advised the state governments to streamline the building sanction procedures so as to accord clearences in a month's time. (Posted on 22-04-2015) Share This Article: Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Read more India News Previous News Next News Submit Comments RSS Feeds Free Yearly Horoscope: Select your zodiac sign Pisces | Aquarius | Capricorn | Sagittarius | Scorpio | Libra | Virgo | Leo | Cancer | Gemini | Taurus | Aries News Channels World News India News Kerala News Cricket News Health News Literature News Sports News Technology News Special Features Business News Computer News Education News Travel News Regional News Andhra Pradesh Gujarat Kerala Karnataka Maharashtra Orissa Punjab Rajasthan Tamil Nadu West Bengal More India News Middle East UK News US News Entertainment News Bollywood News Hollywood News Television News Fashion News Tamil Cinema Telugu Cinema Kannada Cinema Malayalam Cinema NK Search Best of NK Maps Travel Info Games Education Self Help Recipes Names Astrology Photo Gallery Recent Popular Random Bollywood actors, musicians attend Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Awards ceremony in Mumbai Centre starts online system for long term visa for Pakistanis Farmer's suicide at AAP rally triggers blame game Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate Three-fourths of fossil fuels must stay in ground to save humanity Three-fourths of fossil fuels must stay in ground to save humanity Would you drink this beer brewed from 'human waste'? Eating yogurt daily won't do your health much good Have more sex to earn better! Featured Drivers who don't drink enough water can be as dangerous as drunken ones Climate change threatens self-determination of citizens in island States Akshay, Kareena set screen on fire in 'Teri Meri Kahaani' Chitrangada to sizzle in Gabbar Is Back Smoked fish, dried herbs, vegetables: Kashmir's winter delicacies (Foodie Trail-Kashmir) Copyright (c) 2015 - newkerala.com. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorised use of any content from this website is strictly prohibited.
2015-04-22Online sanctioning of building plans introduced in
Online sanctioning of building plans introduced in 27 urban centres: minister 22 April 2015 About 27 urban bodies, including municipal corporations and urban development authorities, have put in place online building plan sanctions, in a development that would help in reducing the time taken for according necessary approvals, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Stating this in a written reply, minister of state for urban development Babul Supriyo said the centre has also asked states to streamline sanction procedures to enable approvals in one month. Of the 27 urban bodies that are going online with building plan approvals, seven are in Maharashtra, while five are in Kerala, the minister said. Municipal corporations in Maharashtra that have done so include Greater Mumbai, Pune-Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur, Solapur, Amravati, Ulhasnagar and Lavasa. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode have gone online with building plan approvalds. Besides, New Delhi Municipal Council and Municipal Corporation of South Delhi as also the municipal bodies of Ujjain, Gwalior, Indore, Hubil-Dharwad and Coimbattore have introduce online sanction procedures for building construction. Metropolitan development authorities to have done so include New Town Kolkata Development Authority, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, Haryana Urban Development Authority, Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and Jaipur Development Authority. Supriyo further stated that the ministry of urban development has advised the state governments to streamline the building sanction procedures so as to accord clearences in a month's time.
Online sanctioning of building plans introduced in
2015-04-21उल्हासनगर मनपा में महिला राज
उल्हासनगर मनपा में महिला राज | Updated: Apr 21, 2015, 08:30AM IST - मनपा की चारों प्रभाग समितियों की महिला बनी सभापति निज संवाददाता, उल्हासनगर: उल्हासनगर मनपा की सत्ता पर पूरी तरह से महिला राज हो गया है। प्रभाग समिति के चुनाव में चारों प्रभागों में महिलाओं का कब्जा हो गया है। इसके पहले, महापौर, उपमहापौर, स्थायी समिति सभापति एवं मनपा सचिव पद पर भी महिलाओं का कब्जा हो गया है। मनपा की चार प्रभाग समिति के सोमवार को हुए चुनाव में प्रभाग समिति-1 में भाजपा की नगरसेविका अर्चना करण काले, 3 में शिवसेना की वसुधा बोराडे, प्रभाग क्रमांक 4 में कांग्रेस की मीना सोंडे निर्विरोध सभापति चुनी गई। वहीं, प्रभाग समिति-2 के सभापति चुनाव में राकांपा के संख्या बल में मात्र 6 नगरसेवक होने के बावजूद ओमी कालानी ने राजनीतिक खेल खेलते हुए साईं पार्टी के नगरसेवक दिलीप जग्यासी को एक मत से हराकर राकांपा की नगरसेविका वनिता बब्बू भठिजा को जीतवा दिया। ओमी कालानी ने भाजपा व आरपीआई को तटस्थ रहने के लिए मना लिया और राकांपा की वनिता भठिजा को जीत मिल गई।
2015-04-202 youths held for molesting woman, teen in Mumbai
2 youths held for molesting woman, teen in Mumbai Apr 20, 2015, 06.17 AM IST MUMBAI: Two youths including a third year B Com student who along with his friends allegedly entered into a long distance train from CST railway station and allegedly molested a woman and teenage daughter in the train, was arrested by the CST railway police. One of the two of the arrested accused is a student appearing for the final exams. Police have arrested Tejas Tikhe and Yogesh Jadhav and are looking for their accomplices- Vinay Mishra alias Vicky and Jitendra, a resident of Ulhasnagar. Both have been booked under the IPC section of 354 of outraging modesty of women and remanded to police custody. Interestingly accused Tikhe told police that he be allowed to appear for the TYBcom exams which were schedule on Friday and Saturday. A team of railway police after taking the permission from the local magistrate, allowed the accused to appear for his examination in police escorts. According to the police, the victim woman who works with private sector in Mumbai had boarded Latur Express along with her daughter to go to Kalyan on April 15. Soon after they entered the train and settle down, a group of five boys entered in the compartment and allegedly molested the woman as well her daughter. ``When they wanted to get down, the accused group did not allow her to get down and sat next to them and molested them one by one.'' Said an railway official. Victims got off the train at Kalyan railway station and lodged a complaint. But as the incident took place in around CST railway station, they registered the complaint and send the documents for investigations to Mumbai. On the basis of technical information the police on Sunday arrested two persons and now looking for their accomplices.
2015-04-20Three booked for harassment of young housewife for
Three booked for harassment of young housewife for dowry A case has been registered againsta a man and his parents, for allegedlyharassing his wife for dowry and driving her toattempt suicide in Ulhasnagar town of this district. The complaint by the woman on April 18 stated that she wassubjected to harassment by her in-laws since 2010 till May 2012. Her in-laws used to demand more dowry from her parents to buyhousehold items which she could not fulfil and hence was subjectedto extreme harassment at the hands of the in-laws. The complainant also alleged that when no one was at home herfather-in-law raped her and even threatened her from revealing theincident to anyone. The woman's husband, father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law have been booked under sections 376, 498 A, 323 and 506 ofthe Indian Penal Code in this regard, police said. Police sub-inspector Alka Patil of Ulhasnagar police stationsaid that no arrest has been made so far in connection withthe offence.UNI XR SS AV SHS SB BL2038
2015-04-19Four aides of gangster Ravi Pujari held - Zee News
Four aides of gangster Ravi Pujari held Last Updated: Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 20:26 Thane: Four associates of gangster Ravi Pujari have been arrested for allegedly making extortion calls to a businessman and builders, police said. According to police, the accused have been identified as Kailas Bheem Pradhan (45), Kashinath Muniram Pashi alias Kashi Pashi (49), Gaurav Yogendra Sharma (34) and Hanuman Rajaram Mhatre (50). They said that, based on a tip-off, Pradhan (45), who is a resident of Ambernath in the district, was the first to be arrested last week and it was his interrogation which had led to the arrests of the remaining three from different places in the district. "Between August 11 and 27 in 2014, a businessman from Ulhasnagar received several calls on his mobile phone from overseas and the caller, who identified himself as Pujari, demanded Rs 5 crore from him," Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch), Nagesh Lohar, said in a release. Thereafter, several other businessmen, including some builders in Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, also complained about getting extortion calls by a person who identified himself as Pujari. According to Lohar, Pashi is a notorious criminal who has over 50 cases, including that of murder, attempt to murder, extortion and assault, registered against him. The three others are also history-sheeters involved in similar offences. Pistols, revolvers, choppers, cell phones have been recovered from the arrested accused, police said. Explaining their modus operandi, police said, "Mhatre used to supply construction material to builders and was also involved in illegal excavation of sand. Sharma was his partner in the business. The two used to pass on information about builders and other businessmen to the other two accused, who in turn passed on the information to Pujari." Using the information provided, Pujari would call the builders and businessmen from abroad and demand money from them, police said, adding that further inquiries are on in the case.
2015-04-19Four Aides of Gangster Ravi Pujari Held - Outlook
Four Aides of Gangster Ravi Pujari Held 19 APRIL 2015 Last Updated at 8:54 PMNATIONAL Four associates of gangster Ravi Pujari have been arrested for allegedly making extortion calls to a businessman and builders, police said. According to police, the accused have been identified as Kailas Bheem Pradhan (45), Kashinath Muniram Pashi alias Kashi Pashi (49), Gaurav Yogendra Sharma (34) and Hanuman Rajaram Mhatre
2015-04-16Man Killed Allegedly by Wife's Friends in Thane; 3
Man Killed Allegedly by Wife's Friends in Thane; 3 Arrested Updated: April 16, 2015 18:11 IST THANE: A 24-year-old man was allegedly murdered by two men in Thane after he objected to his wife's friendship with them, police said today. Police have registered offences of murder and destruction of evidence against the two men, identified as Prem Harchandani (24) and Gurvinder alias Sunny Kundan Singh (28), and the deceased's wife Kanishka alias Tinkle (19), Vitthalwadi police station Inspector V C Dolas told PTI. The victim, Jagdish Thadani, had an altercation with Kanishka when she was speaking to one of the two accused men over phone on April 7, he said. Later, the two accused came to their residence in Ulhasnagar area of Thane district and attacked Jagdish with iron rods and sticks, injuring him seriously, he said. Mr Thadani was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai where he succumbed to his injuries on April 10, the officer said. Initially, police had registered a case of accidental death as Ms Kanishka stated that Mr Jagdish was injured in an accident and later died at a hospital. However, during investigation it was found that he was allegedly murdered by the two accused, Mr Dolas said. A case under section 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 177 (furnishing false information) of Indian Penal Code has been registered against the three, police said, adding that no arrest has been made in this connection so far, he said.
2015-04-16Short-staffed traffic dept asks TMC for 200 staff
Short-staffed traffic dept asks TMC for 200 staff to man roads Apr 16, 2015, 10.11 AM IST "The rapid development in commercial and residential complexes in and around Thane has resulted in huge number of vehicles. However, the civic infrastructure to cater to the huge number of vehicles is inadequate, which has caused traffic snarls in various junctions and roads. This, in turn, forces the already staff-crunched traffic department to station their cops for 12 hours a day on the streets to man traffic," said a traffic department source. "Around 300 vehicles are added everyday to the vehicle population of 16 lakh. There are only 625 traffic policemen who take the pressure of managing the huge number of vehicles on city roads. They also juggle between 22 traffic zones in Bhiwandi, Dombivli-Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath and Badlapur, including Thane city despite the staff crunch. "There has been a constant rise in VVIP movements, political rallies, meetings and spiritual processions for which the traffic cops are deployed in various nooks and corners," said a traffic police inspector. Deputy municipal commissioner of TMC, Sandip Malvi said that the proposal was in process.
2015-04-14Unseasonal showers fail to cool Mumbai - Times of
Unseasonal showers fail to cool Mumbai Richa Pinto | TNN | Apr 14, 2015, 07.03 PM IST MUMBAI: Unseasonal showers of rain were recorded on Tuesday all over the city and suburbs. There were rains observed even in areas of Thane, Kalyan and Dombivli in the evening. However the unseasonal rains failed to cool the city and maximum temperatures stayed above normal. Areas in Andheri, Goregoan, Borivli witnesses showers on Wednesday early evening. However the maximum temperatures recorded in Colaba was 33.4 degree Celsius which was 1.2 degree Celsius above normal while in Santacruz it was 31.8 degree Celsius whichw as 0.8 degree Celsius below normal. The minimum temperatures meanwhile in Colaba was 25.6 degree Celsius while in Santacruz it was 23.2 degree Celsius. "This is an upper air circulation over Gujarat bringing in a lot of moisture to Mumbai. This is just slight rain which may last for a day more," said VK Rajeev, regional director, India Meteorological Department, Mumbai. The unseasonal rain in Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and Titwala's city area brough some relief to residents while it affected to farmers in villages of Shahapur and Murbad area of Thane District, where unseasonal rain damaged their crops. In Navi Mumbai it rained between 5.15 pm to 5.40 pm in several areas , including Vashi, Sanpada. Koparkhairane and Belapur among others.
2015-04-09Sex Racket Busted: This Cyber Cafe Offered More Th
Sex Racket Busted: This Cyber Cafe Offered More Than Just Internet Services April 9, 2015 12:03 IST Heard of beds in an internet cafe. Well this particular one in Thane really did take customer satisfaction to the next level. Located near one of the most well-known colleges of Mumbai University, the cafe had a variety of facilities for lovebirds who wanted to get cosy. When the premises were raided by the police near the Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College on Tuesday evening, young couples were literally caught in the act. It was found that the cubicles where the carnal activities took place measured a mere 4X3 sq ft. The accused have been booked under section 294 (obscene act) of the Indian Penal Code, reports India Today. The raid was led by inspector Sampat Nirmal. "During raid we found couples involved in obscene acts. We have arrested 24 people including cyber cafe owner Lallan Shah, manager Niranjan and 11 couples," adding that there were 20 cabins but only three computers. There had been complaints made by the residents of Ulhasnagar about the activities in the cafe, said the cops who were part of the raiding team. According to sources, joint commissioner of police (Thane) VV Laxminarayan was approached when the local police did not take any action. Vasant Jadhav, DCP (Ulhasnagar), was evasive when asked about police inaction regarding earlier complaints. Neither of the two cyber cafes raided by the police had valid licences and were therefore illegal, said sources. "They were run illegally for over six-seven years. The owner had also built a mezzanine floor inside the cyber cafe that had a bed for customers. Besides this, they also use to sell condoms and emergency contraceptive pills to the customers." The college authorities meanwhile said that it was difficult to confirm whether the students seen in the video belonged to their college. "We cannot recognise them to be of our college. They could be from other colleges in the area or even from outside," said a senior teacher of the college.
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2015-04-09Students caught in Thane sex cabins - India Today
Students caught in Thane sex cabins Mumbai, April 9, 2015 | UPDATED 11:03 IST A cyber cafe near Mumbai was offering more than access to Internet service. Strategically located near one of the largest colleges of Mumbai University, the cafe had small dingy cabins that offered complete privacy to young students who came in pairs. When the police raided the cyber cafe near the Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College in Thane on Tuesday evening, they were shocked to find young couples in the age group of 15-20 years in compromising positions. In a video, which was recorded during the raid, it can be seen that students were given privacy in cubicles which are merely 4X3 sq ft in size. All the accused have been booked under section 294 (obscene act) of the Indian Penal Code. Inspector Sampat Nirmal, who led the Anti-Terrorism Cell (ATC) team said, "During raid we found couples involved in obscene acts. We have arrested 24 people including cyber cafe owner Lallan Shah, manager Niranjan and 11 couples." Nirmal said the cyber cafe owner was running a sex racket as he had 20 cabins but only three computers. According to the cops who were part of the raiding team, recently some locals from Ulhasnagar had approached the local police station with complaints that some cyber cafes' near the college were providing 'services' similar to the lodges to young students. Sources said since the local police did not take any action, they then approached joint commissioner of police (Thane) VV Laxminarayan, who directed the ATC to raid the cafes. When asked why did the local police did not take action even after repeated complaints from the people residing in the area, deputy commissioner of police (Ulhasnagar) Vasant Jadhav did not give any convincing answer. Sources said both the cyber cafes' raided by the ATC were illegal as they did not have valid licences. "They were run illegally for over six-seven years. The owner had also built a mezzanine floor inside the cyber cafe that had a bed for customers. Besides this, they also use to sell condoms and emergency contraceptive pills to the customers." The college authorities said that it could not be ascertained whether the students seen the video belonged to their college. "We cannot recognise them to be of our college. They could be from other colleges in the area or even from outside," said a senior teacher of the college on the condition of anonymity as he/she was not authorised to talk to the media. However, the teacher expressed concern over the fact that such places are not only accessible to adult students but also minor students of junior college and schools.
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2015-04-09Police raid Thane cyber cafe offering 'sex cubicle
Police raid Thane cyber cafe offering 'sex cubicles' to teenage students PUBLISHED: 01:48 BST, 9 April 2015 | UPDATED: 01:48 BST, 9 April 2015 A cyber café near Mumbai was offering more than access to internet service. Strategically located near one of the largest colleges of Mumbai University, the café had small dingy cabins that offered complete privacy to young students who came in pairs. When the police raided the cyber café near the Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College in Thane on Tuesday evening, they were shocked to find young couples aged 15-20 years in compromising positions. In a video, which was recorded during the raid, it can be seen that students were given privacy in cubicles which are merely 4X3 sq ft in size. All the accused have been booked under section 294 (obscene act) of the Indian Penal Code. Inspector Sampat Nirmal, who led the Anti-Terrorism Cell (ATC) team said: “During raid we found couples involved in obscene acts. We have arrested 24 people including cyber café owner Lallan Shah, manager Niranjan and 11 couples.” Nirmal said the cyber café owner was running a sex racket as he had 20 cabins but only three computers. According to the police who were part of the raiding team, some locals from Ulhasnagar had recently approached the local police station with complaints that some cyber cafés’ near the college were providing ‘services’ similar to the lodges to young students. Sources said that since the local police did not take any action, they had approached joint commissioner of police (Thane) VV Laxminarayan, who directed the ATC to raid the cafés. When asked why the local police did not take action even after repeated complaints from people residing in the area, deputy commissioner of police (Ulhasnagar) Vasant Jadhav did not give any convincing answer. Sources said both the cyber cafés’ raided by the ATC were illegal as they did not have valid licences. “They were run illegally for over six-seven years. The owner had also built a mezzanine floor inside the cyber café that had a bed for customers. Besides this, they also use to sell condoms and emergency contraceptive pills to the customers.” The college authorities said that it could not be ascertained whether the students seen the video belonged to their college. “We cannot recognise them to be of our college. They could be from other colleges in the area or even from outside,” said a senior teacher of the college on the condition of anonymity as he/she was not authorised to talk to the media. However, the teacher expressed concern over the fact that such places are not only accessible to adult students but also minor students of junior college and schools.
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2015-04-08Cyber cafe raided in Ulhasnagar; 24 held for obsce
Cyber cafe raided in Ulhasnagar; 24 held for obscenity Press Trust of India | Thane April 8, 2015 Last Updated at 16:07 IST A cyber cafe in Ulhasnagar here was raided and as many as 24 persons were arrested for allegedly indulging in obscene acts, police said today. A raid was conducted last evening and 24 persons including 11 couples were found to be indulging in obscene acts. The couples, cafe owner Lallan Shah and manager Niranjan were nabbed, they said. According to police, they had received complaints that illegal activities were running at a cyber cafe near Ulhasnagar railway station. A case under section 294 has been registered in this connection and investigations are underway, they added.
2015-04-08Thane: Cyber cafe raided in Ulhasnagar; 24 held fo
Thane: Cyber cafe raided in Ulhasnagar; 24 held for obscenity By PTI | Posted 08-Apr-2015 A cyber cafe in Ulhasnagar was raided and as many as 24 persons were arrested for allegedly indulging in obscene acts, police said on Wednesday. A raid was conducted on Tuesday evening and 24 persons including 11 couples were found to be indulging in obscene acts. The couples, cafe owner Lallan Shah and manager Niranjan were nabbed, they said. According to police, they had received complaints that illegal activities were running at a cyber cafe near Ulhasnagar railway station. A case under section 294 has been registered in this connection and investigations are underway, they added.
2015-04-07ATC raid Ulhasnagar based cyber cafe - Times of In
ATC raid Ulhasnagar based cyber cafe Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Apr 7, 2015, 10.08 PM IST ULHASNAGAR: The ATC (Anti Terrorism Cell) of Thane police raided Ulhasnagar based cyber cafe and arrested 12 couple for doing obscene act on Tuesday evening. Cop have also arrested manager and owner of the cyber cafe and booked all accused under section 294 (For doing obscene act)of Indian Penal code. The police part of raiding team said recently some locals from Ulhasnagar had approach to local Central police station saying cyber cafe near Ulhasnagar railway station is running sex racket. Police said as local police do not taken any action locals approach to V V Laxminarayan joint commissioner of Thane Police who instructed ATC to raid cyber cafe. Sampat Nirmal, Police Inspector of ATC said, "During raid we found couples involved in to obscene act and following to which arrested 24 people including 11 couple, cyber cafe owner Lallan Shah and manager Niranjan". Nirmal said in name of cyber cafe owner was running sex racket as they had 20 different pack cabins but they had only three computers in to it. After arresting couple police handed them to local police for further action in to matter.
2015-04-07Two arrested for passing info of 'potential target
Two arrested for passing info of ‘potential targets for extortion’ to wanted fugitive By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:April 8, 2015 2:28 am The Anti-Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Monday night arrested two Dombivali residents, who were allegedly providing details of potential targets for extortion to a wanted fugitive at present believed to be abroad. The arrested accused allegedly confessed to have provided details of at least 10-12 potential targets to the wanted criminal so far, an officer said. The accused have been identified as Dayanand Jatan alias Chaddi (48) and Bipin Patil (37), both residents of Dombivali (east). The police said Jatan was associated with the wanted fugitive for the past 20 years, and was currently providing details like addresses, phone numbers and daily schedule of influential people like builders and politicians in Thane, and Patil was assisting him. “The arrests are an outcome of a module of the fugitive that we busted on March 13, when we arrested three people with two 7.65 bore pistols in their possession from Bhandup. The trio had been instructed to attack a Dombivali-based politician and an Ulhasnagar-based businessman, as well as to fire rounds at the office of a construction company in Dombivali. Their interrogation led us to Jatan and Patil,” said a Crime Branch officer. The officer added that the wanted fugitive had tasked Jatan with identifying people in Thane, who could be extorted and intimidated for money. Once Jatan identified potential targets, he, along with Patil, would make inquiries about them, keep a watch on their movements and provide a complete report to the fugitive. Jatan was also given the task of collecting extortion money from the targets who gave in to the fugitive’s demands, said officers. “After we identified the duo, we called them to the AEC office for questioning. After sustained questioning, we were able to confirm that they were indeed working for the wanted criminal and subsequently placed them under arrest,” the officer said. The duo has been remanded in the Crime Branch’s custody till April 15, and the police have initiated proceedings to invoke the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act against the accused.
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2015-04-05Lured by 'KBC booty', woman duped of Rs 23 lakh -
Lured by 'KBC booty', woman duped of Rs 23 lakh Shares 4 ARVIND WALMIKI | Sun, 5 Apr 2015-06:35am , DNA A 52-year-old Ulhasnagar resident kissed goodbye to Rs 23 lakh over five months after she received calls from fraudsters, pretending to be calling on behalf of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, hosted by actor Amitabh Bachchan. The callers told Jyoti Chandiramani, a housewife, that she had won Rs 1.25 crore. To claim the prize though, the callers told her, she would have to deposit some money in their bank account to take care of taxes and custom charges. The gullible Chandiramani started transferring various amounts of money in several bank accounts as per the callers' instructions since October 2014. Until February, she had altogether made 62 transfers, amounting to Rs 23,08,000. During this period, she questioned the callers several times about the need to deposit the money when she should instead be getting some. The callers gave her strange reasons, such as the money was required to pay-off anti-corruption officials or to buy sweets for officials. Finally, when the woman lost her patience she started demanding the prize money at which point the callers started avoiding her calls. Eventually, she went to the police on April 3. "The woman didn't get calls from a number from India. Had she come to the police earlier, she would've saved some money," said MN Satdive, investigation officer at Hill Line police station. No arrests have been made but a case has been registered against persons identified as Vishal, Iqbal, Anandkumar, Amit Kumar and Vicky Malhotra. "We are going through the details of the bank accounts in which she had deposited the money," said Satdive.
2015-04-04Will the lights go out on Sindhi cinema? - Daily N
Will the lights go out on Sindhi cinema? Sun, 5 Apr 2015-05:20am , Mumbai , DNA "There's no point setting up hardware if the software for it doesn't exist." That's Anil Chanchlani's summation of why theatres barely, if ever, screen Sindhi films. A heavyset man with a thinning puff of hair framing his forehead, Chanchlani, the owner-manager of Ulhasnagar's Ashok-Anil Multiplex, sits tall in his cabin as a garlanded portrait of his late mother and two posters of the 2005 animated flick Hanuman look on. "Sapna Cinema and BIG Cinemas here do show Sindhi movies, but only once a day," he adds. Chanchlani has plenty to share about fringe cinema of the Sindhi variety, and justifiably so: for Ashok-Anil Multiplex is the only theatre in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region that devotes multiple shows for Sindhi films. What started out as two theatres – Ashok Cinema and Anil Cinema – has come a long way since its origins in the 1970s. Established by movie exhibitor Assandas Chanchlani and named after his sons, the two cinema halls were prime Ulhasnagar landmarks from the outset. The turning point, however, came when Ashok-Anil – which started out exhibiting Hindi films – screened Madan Jumani's 1984 romantic comedy Hal Ta Bhaji Haloon (HTBH) – Sindhi for 'Let Us Run Away'. Not only did this film run to packed houses, but it also became one of the top grossers in the history of Sindhi filmdom. HTBH, for which Lata Mangeshkar also sang her first Sindhi song, generated business of approximately Rs 7 lakhs at the time (a princely sum then) – almost all of it in Ulhasnagar (or Sindhunagar, as some call it) alone. "It ran for 18-19 weeks," Chanchlani remembers. "Hindi films now barely run for more than two weeks." A forgotten history HTBH was a breakthrough film in more ways than one. Not only was it the first Sindhi film in Cinemascope, but it was also the first 'big' release after Abana (1958), a Partition-themed film which had a then-unknown Sadhana playing the second female lead to Sheila Ramani. "HTBH was a masterpiece," says its writer-director Madan Jumani, getting straight to the point. His passion for Sindhi history and culture is surpassed only by his love of talking about them. Statuettes of Jhulelal, Sai Baba, and the smell of incense dominate Jumani's home in Kandivali. Awards and trophies clutter the wall unit in his living room. "More than 400 there," he says, pointing to the souvenirs of his past. The centre table doubles as a storage unit for newspaper clippings bundled up in several plastic bags. Having moved to Bombay after the Partition, Jumani dabbled as a spot boy for Mehboob Khan's 1949 blockbuster Andaz before joining the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA). He was an active member of Prithvi theatre and the Sindhi drama circuit before he set his sights on filmmaking. "Which is the first Sindhi film?" he asks abruptly, with a knowing half-smile. "In India? That would be… Abana?" "Wrong!" he guffaws, shaking his head. "The first Sindhi film ever made was Ekta, in 1942. And do you know who made it?" It's a grin this time. "Not really..." "Homi Wadia. I hope you know who he is." Thankfully, most of us do. For those who don't: Wadia was amongst the earliest and most prolific Hindi director-producers, whose Wadia Movietone produced classics such as Hunterwali (1935) and Hatim Tai (1956). Ekta, continues Jumani, was a success in Sindh province. Its length was considered 'too short' at the time, so a second film – Galat Fehmi, also in Sindhi – was released with it. This was a double bill by Wadia Movietone. The other prolific Sindhi movies of yore were Umar Marvi and Sassi Punnu, Pakistani Sindhi films released in 1956 and 1958, respectively. Both were based on folk tales penned by the vaunted Sindhi Sufi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. "There's tremendous wealth in Sindhi literature. But people these days know nothing about it," says the septuagenarian Jumani, with a rueful shake of the head. Kamal Nathani, who directed the 2007 film Pyar Kare Dis: Feel The Power of Love, agrees. "Many among the present generation don't even speak the language, leave alone read or write in it. Naturally, the audience for these movies is severely limited." The odds are stacked A small audience notwithstanding, questions are raised over the quality of content in Sindhi films. Finished products look tacky, and being on the fringes means you make do with the little you have. This extends to the acting talent too. Unlike its more famous regional cousins like Punjabi and Bhojpuri, Sindhi cinema has no top rung actor, leave alone a star. Movie budgets are a drop in the ocean vis-a-vis Hindi ones, because the returns are almost never promising. Take Pyar Kare Dis. Made on a relatively 'plum' budget of Rs 40 lakhs, it failed to recover costs. This, in spite the fact that it is still widely-liked and had Preeti Jhangiani ("a big name," says Nathani) in a guest role. Ask Anil Chanchlani why Sindhi films are so few and far between, and he traces the rot from the mid-eighties, when a slew of 'cheap comedies were made after HTBH. "Most were remakes of Dada Kondke films," he says. Save for HTBH and Ammi Ya Mummy (1986), Chanchlani doesn't think there were any good movies till the noughties. Even then, he adds, things weren't so bleak. "That was the time Bollywood was churning out bad films, so there was still some hope for Sindhi cinema." As better Hindi movies came on the horizon, their Sindhi counterparts went on the back foot. But Sindhi films aren't dead just yet, thanks in most part to Sound of Music, the audio-video store nestled in the lane off Ashok-Anil Multiplex. For over 35 years, its owner Lachhman 'Lali' Tejumal Gambhani has been collecting VCDs and DVDs of Sindhi songs and films. "If Lali doesn't have a copy, no one does," laughs Madan Jumani. "Yes, I have the largest Sindhi film collection in all of Maharashtra," Lali confirms, beaming with pride. He also runs Ulhasnagar's USA Cablenet, dedicated to airing Sindhi sangeet and movies, functions like Jhulelal Mela, and new movie trailers. Of late, he's diversified into acting too, with bit roles in Kayo Timepass (2012), Faatho Aah Bhagwaan (2013), and Nayi Shuruat (2014). Lali has a soft corner for Abana and Umar Marvi, the two pillars of Sindhi cinema. The former was directed by Deepak Asha, who also made 11 Hindi and seven Punjabi films, including the Nimmi-starrer Jalte Deep (1949) and Ghamand with Raj Kumar (1955). "Ashaji was a master of all trades: he wrote, acted, directed and even edited, but never got the recognition he deserved," says Gopal Raghani, owner of Raghani Studios in Goregaon and director of films like Zindagi Hik Natak and Halyo Aa Putt Actor Thiyan. Although melancholic about Sindhi cinema's foray into obscurity, he feels it's pointless to make a Sindhi film today. Producers are hard to come by, and those who do have the muscle have crossed over to Bollywood. There's no equivalent of a Kumar or Ramesh Taurani here – someone with the know-how to finance or even promote a Sindhi film. And Raghani's son Kamal intends cementing his place as a director – just not in Sindhi filmdom. "No Sindhi films," he insists. In a crowd of aging filmmakers and those who are keen to maintain ties with Sindhi cinema in some way or the other, Kamal stands out with what he calls a 'practical outlook'. "Short (Sindhi) films with better production could work, especially if they are released online," he says. "I have seen many Sindhi films, and most of them are unwatchable." Desperate times, desperate measures One of the industry's few 'blockbusters', Faatho Aah Bhagwaan (FAB), was released in 2013. Screened only in Ulhasnagar, the movie was a success despite stiff competition from Ayan Mukerji's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. What's more, Anil Chanchlani says, it "ran on its own merit". "FAB ran for 10 weeks and had 90 per cent occupancy in the first three weeks. It generated business of Rs 15-20 lakhs in Ulhasnagar alone. If the film was marketed well, it would've easily earned over Rs 1 crore," he feels. But FAB's director Pareshh Jhamnani says that his film failed to recover costs. And when asked why a Sindhi movie "running on its own merit" is a big deal, he cites the desperate lengths many go to to have their films watched as the reason: "They approach sponsors or corporators for bulk bookings to give the impression that their films are 'houseful'. Because no one wants to pay for a ticket. These people (sponsors and corporators) send buses to get viewers to theatres and distribute freebies and snacks to them in return to watch the film." Omprakash Rohida, the director of last year's Nayi Shuruat, concurs. Rohida went out of his way to make a film about thalassemia as 'accessible' as he could. There was comedy, drama and even an item song thrown in for good measure, because, he says, "if you make a film like a documentary, no one will see it". Despite this, Nayi Shuruat, which was made on a modest budget of Rs 18 lakhs and enjoyed a 12-week run, failed to recover costs. "I paid for the premiere from my own pocket, so whatever returns I could have got went there only," laughs Rohida. Of the approximately 6,00,000 Sindhis in Ulhasnagar, only 25,000 saw his film. "People have become so habituated to getting free passes that they have no inclination to watch even quality Sindhi movies," he feels. Madan Jumani is even more pessimistic. "Who will pay multiplex prices for Sindhi movies when you can watch something better on TV? TV pe aaj kal itna kuch hai (There's so much on TV these days)," he asks. This is a world devoid of quality and original content, marketing whizzes and studios to catapult films into recognition. And the absence of a state means Sindhi films can't benefit from government subsidies. It's no wonder then that many have moved on to better prospects. Jumani, for one, is helming his first Hindi feature film Kako Kalumal, based on his own Sindhi drama about the fear of death. Kamal Nathani is also exploring avenues in Bollywood. That his 2006 Hindi film With Luv… Tumhaara tanked doesn't deter him. His Radio Shishpal, set to roll in September this year, will be toplined by Vir Das. Nathani is also writing and producing the Marathi film, Premachi Mahadasha. Regardless of the outlook, Ulhasnagar's Ashok-Anil Multiplex and Sound of Music will continue carrying the torch for Sindhi cinema. Anil Chanchlani says he will make sure the 'good' ones get at least two shows a day. And Lali will amass more titles to his ever-expanding Sindhi film and song collection, selling VCDs and DVDs to those who wish to stay in touch with their roots or are curious to see what Sindhi cinema is all about.
Will the lights go out on Sindhi cinema? - Daily N
2015-04-04Maharashtra: Woman loses Rs 23 lakh in hope of bec
Maharashtra: Woman loses Rs 23 lakh in hope of becoming crorepati Last Updated: Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 20:55 Thane: A housewife lost Rs 23 lakh in hope of getting a non-existent prize money of Rs 1.25 crore. It turned out that the woman, Jyoti Radhakisan Chandiramani, was duped of Rs 23 lakh by a gang of five persons, police said today. It all started in October last year, when the 52-year- old housewife from Ulhasnagar got an anonymous phone call telling her she had "won" Rs 1.25 crore in a popular game show, said Inspector MN Satdive of Hillline Police Station. To get the "prize" money, she was told by the caller to deposit certain amount in a particular account of a bank in Ulhasnagar to meet certain obligations. After depositing the first instalment, she got several such calls and an unsuspecting Chandiramani kept on putting money in the account. In all she deposited money 62 times. Recently, the woman realised she has been taken for a ride, but by that time she had lost Rs 23 lakh, Satdive said. Chandiramani, who lives with her daughter-in-law while her son works in Belgaum, filed a police complaint after which a probe was launched. Police have identified the cheats as Vishal, Anand, Iqbal, Amit Kumar and Vicky Malhotra, all booked under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act. Efforts were on to trace and arrest them, he said.
2015-04-04Woman loses Rs 23 lakh in hope of becoming crorepa
Woman loses Rs 23 lakh in hope of becoming crorepati Press Trust of India | Thane April 4, 2015 Last Updated at 20:02 IST A housewife lost Rs 23 lakh in hope of getting a non-existent prize money of Rs 1.25 crore. It turned out that the woman, Jyoti Radhakisan Chandiramani, was duped of Rs 23 lakh by a gang of five persons, police said today. It all started in October last year, when the 52-year- old housewife from Ulhasnagar got an anonymous phone call telling her she had "won" Rs 1.25 crore in a popular game show, said Inspector M N Satdive of Hillline Police Station. To get the "prize" money, she was told by the caller to deposit certain amount in a particular account of a bank in Ulhasnagar to meet certain obligations. After depositing the first instalment, she got several such calls and an unsuspecting Chandiramani kept on putting money in the account. In all she deposited money 62 times. Recently, the woman realised she has been taken for a ride, but by that time she had lost Rs 23 lakh, Satdive said. Chandiramani, who lives with her daughter-in-law while her son works in Belgaum, filed a police complaint after which a probe was launched. Police have identified the cheats as Vishal, Anand, Iqbal, Amit Kumar and Vicky Malhotra, all booked under relevant sections of IPC and IT Act. Efforts were on to trace and arrest them, he said.
2015-04-02Maharashtra government to regularise unauthorised
Maharashtra government to regularise unauthorised structures By Dharmendra Jore |Posted 02-Apr-2015 Unauthorised structures in the state to be regularised after payment of penalties under new policy Here’s good news for people whose residential structures face demolition in view of their unauthorised status. Almost 75 per cent of such structures in Mumbai, along with other urban areas in the state, will be regularised through a policy expected to be unveiled soon. The state government may soon regularise unauthorised structures in urban areas. File pic for representation A recommendatory report by city civic chief Sitaram Kunte is being considered for framing this policy. Mumbai has many buildings that are unauthorised structures. Housing society Campa Cola has been fighting a legal battle for getting its unauthorised flats regularised. The state government has said that it would regularise such structures, wherever possible. Navi Mumbai, Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad also have such structures in large numbers. A few years back, the government had formulated a special law to protect illegal structures in Ulhasnagar. Defaulters were asked to pay penalties and regularisation charges. Sources said that the government would implement a similar policy. In reply to a question on Pimpri-Chinchwad, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the legislative assembly yesterday that the Kunte report had been accepted in principle by the state government. After seeking remarks from the law and judiciary department, the revenue department was studying the report, said Fadnavis. The Cabinet will discuss the report and study remarks from the concerned departments before finalising the policy by next month. The Kunte committee was formed last December for studying the issue of unauthorised structures in the urban areas of the state. The panel was also asked to recommend ways and means to prevent unauthorised structures in the future. Suggestions and objections were also invited from the public. Fadnavis said that the regularisation would not happen in a haphazard manner. According to him, a proper survey would be held first. “The Supreme Court and the High Court will be requested to stay demolition till the survey is conducted,” he said.
Maharashtra government to regularise unauthorised
2015-04-01After open-heart surgery, three babies lead normal
After open-heart surgery, three babies lead normal lives SANTOSH ANDHALE | Wed, 1 Apr 2015-06:35am , DNA This week, three babies who underwent an open-heart surgery, performed gratis, at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) hospital will visit the facility again, for post-surgery check up. dna had reported on February 12 about the helpless city couples who were unable to afford the cost of open-heart surgeries for their little ones, who are up to 15 months old. After the three babies got operated upon at the Andheri hospital, they have happily spent all this time at home, leading normal lives. This paper's report detailed how the parents lack the money for treatment that threatened their infants' lives, who were in the care of Wadia Children's Hospital, Parel. The babies had holes in their hearts and urgently needed surgery. Responding to the report, KDAH did the surgeries for free. The cost of each surgery would have ranged between Rs1.5lakh-3 lakh. According to the doctors, the babies are responding well to the treatment. After the months we asked them come for follow up. The babies are leading a completely normal life. They families are keeping in touch with us. This week they come for the first follow-up after the surgery," said Dr Snehal Kulkarni, cardiologist at KDAH, who is also attached as honorary consultant to Wadia Children's Hospital. "One of the youngest babies is 29 days old, and we will operate upon her a month later, because currently she is not fit for surgery," she added. According to the parents of this babies, five-month-old Rahul Gupta, five-month-old Vidhi Pawar and 15-month-old Sejal Jagtap are doing well at home. Vinod Pawar, father of Vidhi, a Sandhurst Road resident who works at a surgical shop, said, "I stay alone as a paying guest while my wife and daughter stay at our native place in the Konkan. For the treatment, they come to Mumbai and stay at a relative's. We are really grateful that everything went smoothly. Now after the first follow-up, I will send my daughter back to the village because some of my kin are eagerly waiting to see her." "My wife and I are very happy with the treatment we got at Wadia Hospital and KDAH. We don't have any complaint, we are just thankful to all the people responsible for conducting this surgery, becasue we couldn't have raised the fee amount needed for the operation. I thought God had rushed to save my daughter and give her a fresh lease on life. We spoke to the doctor and were asked to come to Wadia hospital for the first follow-up," said Sejal Jagtap's father Vivek, who works as a barber in Ulhasnagar. "My entire family is happy after the surgery and my child is responding well to the treatment. There is no medical complication," said Rahul's father Dhanesh Gupta, who works as a daily wager in Mumbra.
After open-heart surgery, three babies lead normal
2015-04-01State set to regularise illegal houses - Hindustan
Maharashtra set to regularise illegal houses MUMBAI Updated: Apr 02, 2015 16:06 IST More than two lakh illegal residential structures across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune and other big cities in the state could be a regularised with the government imposing hefty fines on the owners. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who made the announcement in the assembly on Wednesday, said a plan is being formulated to regularise illegal constructions after levying a compounding fee and getting an undertaking from owners, restricting further alterations. The move is in line with the recommendations made by the Kunte committee, which was formed to give suggestions on regularising illegal constructions in the state’s urban areas and ways to curb them. According to sources in the Mantralaya, although illegal constructions in Mumbai are relatively low, they are rampant in other cities in the metropolitan region extending beyond Thane. There are close to 40,000 illegal residential buildings in areas such as Dombivli, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar, among others. Fadnavis informed the lower house the Kunte committee’s report has been accepted in principle, and once it is vetted by the revenue and law and judicial department, the regularisation process will begin. “The committee headed by BMC chief Sitaram Kunte has submitted its report to the government. The committee has not only suggested ways to regularise illegal constructions, but has also recommended stricter provisions to curb more unauthorised constructions in urban areas. The revenue department has sent the report to the law and judiciary department to vet it, keeping rulings of various courts in mind. Once approved by the cabinet, the government will come out with a concrete plan in the next few weeks,” Fadnavis told the lower house. The source said that while constructions with zonal changes will be regularised, the one with FSI violations and constructions on public reservation land can’t be regularised.
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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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