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

2015-05-31Admin of WhatsApp group stabbed after removing 2 m
Admin of WhatsApp group stabbed after removing 2 members ARVIND WALMIKI | Sun, 31 May 2015-08:10am , DNA An owner of a garment shop has been left grievously injured after he was attacked with a knife, beaten up and punched by two men in Ulhasnagar. The duo was asked to carry out the assault by two of their friends who were removed from a WhatsApp group, the admin of which is the victim. Two of the accused have alleged that the group admin owed money to them. One of the perpetrators has been arrested – the son of an ex-corporator, who will be produced in court. Bunty Kurseja (30), the owner of Mayaji Boutique, a garment shop in Ulhasnagar, had created a group titled 'Jai Ho' on instant messaging application WhatsApp. The group was created so that members could exchange info and updates of the garment industry in minimum time. However, two of the group's members, Anil Mukhi and Naresh Rohra, would keep sharing pornographic content. This irked the others, who sent personal messages to Bunty, the administrator, asking him to remove the duo. Bunty warned Anil and Naresh to refrain from sending such content, but the two men didn't pay heed. A few days later, Bunty removed the duo from the group. The now ex-members asked two of their friends, Naresh Chavan aka Bablya, a history-sheeter, and 21-year-old Babu Suresh Gaikwad, the son of ex-corporator, to attack Bunty. Pretending to be customers, Bablya and Babu entered Bunty's shop on May 27 and ended up arguing with him over the bill, after which they brandished a knife and attacked him. Manoj Chouhan, investigating officer of Hill Line police said that when Bunty's statement was recorded, he mentioned that he had borrowed a sum of money from Anil and Naresh. "The loan of a few lakhs was borrowed a year ago due to some family problem. The duo would keep pressing Bunty to cough up the amount, but he was unable to do so," the officer added. The duo's removal from the group was the final straw, which is when they asked Bablya and Babu to carry out the attack, said officer Chouhan, adding: "One of the accused, the son of a former corporator, has been caught and will be produced in court soon. We have got footage of the shop's CCTV, where it is clearly seen that the victim was attacked with a knife by the accused." Satya Kumar, a resident of Ulhasnagar, said: "After the incident, owners of garment shops got angry and held a meeting to discuss the same. They kept whole lane in Ulhasnagar no 5 area shut, as a mark of protesting the attack." The case was registered the very next day under IPC Sections 307 (Attempt to murder) and 507 (Criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication). Investigations are ongoing to locate the other three accused.
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2015-05-31Non-bailable warrant against Jaisinghani, 3 other
Non-bailable warrant against Jaisinghani, 3 other bookies DNA CORRESPONDENT | Sun, 31 May 2015-06:30am , Mumbai, Ahmedabad , DNA An Ahmedabad court on Saturday issued non-bailable warrant against four cricket bookies, including Mumbai-based Anil Jaisinghani and Sukhwinder Singh Sodhi, whose places were raided by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on last Friday. The other two bookies against whom Principal district civil and sessions judge AP Bhojak issued non-bailable warrant are Jodhpur-based Sibbu alias Vineet and Rahul Gangwal. All four are yet to respond to ED's summons. ED had filed an application before the district sessions court seeking non-bailable warrant against all four. Earlier, Jaisinghani was issued summons to appear before ED officials in Ahmedabad after his premises was raided on May 22. Jaisinghani, who got himself admitted in hospital and evaded arrest, however, failed to appear personally. His lawyer informed the office that his client has to undergo operation and could not appear in person. dna had front-paged a series of articles on the drama that unfolded at Jaisinghani's premises and how the bookie was making use of the police protection to confront ED officials. Following the reports, chief minister Fadnavis ordered that Jaisinghani be stripped off security. A suspect under scanner by ICC watchdog Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, and arrested for betting thrice – in Ulhasnagar (2002), Raipur (2005) and Mumbai (2009) – under the Gambling and Telegraph Act), Jaisinghani was hotly pursued by ED because of his close dealings with master-mind bookie Mukesh Sharma, who runs the notorious betting website betfair.com on which Jaisinghani had several accounts. The ED had invoked very stringent provisions under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act against Jaisinghani as he was known to keep police on the run often. Ironically, Jaisinghani's name shows up as a history-sheeter on Thane police website. The officials, in May 22 raids, also seized fixed deposits, insurances, 54 kg silver, gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 54 crore from the residences of Sibbu alias Vineet and Rahul Gangwal in Jodhpur. According to ED sources, Sibbu managed hawala transactions between the bookies of India, Pakistan and Dubai. Sukhwinder is based in UAE and used to handle the dealings between Mukesh and betfair.com. The international cricket betting racket busted by Ahmedabad zonal unit of ED during the ICC Cricket World Cup in March this year is estimated to be of more than Rs 10,000 crore, sources had told dna. Mukesh Sharma sent to judicial custody Delhi-based bookies and sole distributor of www.betfair.com Mukesh Sharma was sent to judicial custody by the district sessions court as the Enforcement Directorate did not ask for further remand. The ED had told dna that it believes that Mukesh was buying login IDs and passwords from UK and selling it for a premium to Indian bookies. Since betting is illegal in India, it is through these accounts that bets were being placed.
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2015-05-31WhatsApp group admin Bunty Kursija stabbed in Ulha
WhatsApp group admin Bunty Kursija stabbed in Ulhasnagar after he removed 2 members! By Aadil Ikram Zaki Iqbal | Published: May 31, 2015 5:48 PM IST Thane, May 31: In a weird incident, two people hired goons and attacked a WhatsApp group admin after being removed from the group. The incident took place in Ulhasnagar of Maharashtra where the two removed members along with the goons stabbed a person with knives just because he dropped them from a WhatsApp group. As per reports, Bunty Kursija, a cloth merchant was running a WhatsApp group named ‘Jai Ho’. Anil Mukhi and Naresh Rohera were among the members of the group. The two people were allegedly posting vulgar and obscene messages continuously in the group. Despite several attempts by Kursija to discourage them, Mukhi and Rohera continued their antics. Kursija soon removed them from the group. (Also Read: Top Australian businesses back same-sex marriage) Mukhi and Rohera were offended and decided to take revenge. First, Mukhi and Rohera threatened Kursija. They then raked up an old issue some money that Kursija owed Mukhi. When Kursija refused to give up, they hired two goons – Babu Gaekwad and Bablya. Both the goons went to Kursija’s shop and demanded Mukhi’s dues from him. When Kursija refused to pay up, Gaekwad and Bablya stabbed him with knives. Kursija who was rushed to a hospital is stable now. In his statement given to the police, Kursija accepted that he had borrowed some amount from Mukhi and Rohera and that the two were pressurising Kursija to pay the dues. Kursija failed to repay them. The duo’s removal from the WhatsApp group was the final straw and they took a harsh step.
WhatsApp group admin Bunty Kursija stabbed in Ulha
2015-05-30Mumbai police withdraw cricket bookie's security a
Mumbai police withdraw cricket bookie's security after a year DNA CORRESPONDENT | Sat, 30 May 2015-08:05am , Mumbai , DNA Over three months after dna questioned why an international cricket bookie Anil Jaisinghani – a suspect under ICC's anti-corruption and security unit's scanner – was given armed cops as protection at taxpayers' cost ahead of the World Cup, the government finally buckled and withdrew his security. CM Devendra Fadnavis said the security provided to Jaisinghani has been withdrawn by police. "He was given security a year back by the previous government at the police level. When it was brought to my knowledge, I made an announcement in the assembly that I will look into this matter," Fadnavis told PTI. "I told additional chief secretary (home) KP Bakshi a few days back to hold and accordingly, the police must have withdrawn his security," he added. Fadnavis said the ACS will probe why Jaisinghani was provided security in the first place. A probe will also be conducted to know why he was provided security in Thane by Mumbai police, when Thane is not in their jurisdiction, Fadnavis said. But what could have been the CM's moment in the sun has ended up in a political slugfest of sorts. Leader of opposition in the legislative council Dhananjay Munde (NCP) was quick to tear into the CM for what he called "deliberately flawed timeline". He said, "Jaisghani was first given protection in 1997 when the late erstwhile home minister Gopinath Munde (his late estranged uncle and deputy CM in the Manohar Joshi government) granted it." Arrested for betting multiple times – 2002 in Ulhasnagar, 2005 in Raipur and 2009 in Mumbai – under the Gambling and Telegraph Act, Jaisinghani a 'history-sheeter' on Thane police website continued to enjoy protection with three armed guards. dna had also reported how he used the police protection to throw his weight around with everyone from civic officials to his son's school besides using it to extort money from other bookies threatening to have them raided.
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2015-05-30Arun Gawli out on parole, builders start facing ex
Arun Gawli out on parole, builders start facing extortion demands By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 1 hour An Ulhasnagar builder has alleged that, following a property dispute, he was taken to gangster Arun Gawli’s stronghold, Dagdi Chawl in Byculla, at gunpoint; there, one Viju Gawli threatened to finish him off if he did not pay Rs 60 lakh Arun Gawli aka Daddy stepped out on parole from the Nagpur central jail on May 5, and it hasn’t taken long for builders to start facing extortion demands from people in the gangster’s stronghold, Dagdi Chawl, in Byculla. Anil Balu Kuche, builder An Ulhasnagar builder has complained to the local Hill Line police station that four people picked him up from the area and took him to Dagdi Chawl, threatening him with weapons. There, he met one Viju Gawli, who allegedly demanded Rs 60 lakh from him. Builder Anil Balu Kuche (in pic), who is a Shiv Sena shakha pramukh, had purchased a shop near Jhulelal market in Ulhasnagar and allegedly had a dispute with local builders Ram and Nandan Wadwa over the purchase of the shop. On May 15, Ram and Nandan Wadwa and one Manoj Pardeshi allegedly approached Kuche, brandished a pistol, and asked him to sit in their car. They took him to Dagdi Chawl, where he was taken before Viju Gawli, who threatened him and asked him to pay R60 lakh to the Wadwas. “I was produced before Viju Gawli, who threatened that he would finish me if I don’t pay up,” said Kuche, who owns around five shops in Ulhasnagar. Arun Gawli, who is a murder convict, had been released on parole for 15 days for his son’s May 9 marriage and has managed to get extension of the parole. Cop speak“We have registered an FIR and are probing the case. If Arun Gawli has anything to do with the case, we will book him as well,” said Vasant Jadhav, DCP (Ulhasnagar division).
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2015-05-29Maharashtra government withdraws police security t
Maharashtra government withdraws police security to bookie Anil Jaisinghani Fri, 29 May 2015-10:00pm , Mumbai , PTI Facing criticism over Mumbai police protection to an alleged bookie whose premises were recently raided by the Enforcement Directorate, Maharashtra government has withdrawn it and ordered a probe to ascertain how official security was provided to him. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said police security to Anil Jaisinghani, under ED lens for his role in betting racket during IPL matches, has been withdrawn. "He was given security one year back by the previous government at the police level. When it was brought to my knowledge, I made an announcement in the Legislative Assembly that I will look into this matter," Fadnavis told PTI. "I told Additional Chief Secretary (Home) a few days back to hold an inquiry as a consequence of which the police must have withdrawn his security," he said. Fadnavis said the ACS will now probe why was he provided an official security cover in the first place. A probe will also be conducted as to why was security provided to him in Thane city by Mumbai police when Thane is not in their jurisdiction, the Chief Minister said. Earlier, reacting to allegations that police had 'alerted' the bookie ahead of ED raid in connection with IPL matches, Fadnavis had on May 24 said, "If police have alerted somebody ahead of the ED raid, action will be taken and no one will be spared." The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had last week launched searches in multiple cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur as part of its hawala and money laundering probe against some betting syndicates in connection with the latest IPL T20 cricket matches. The ED had claimed that in Thane's Ulhasnagar, the bookie got himself admitted to a hospital as soon as the raids were conducted and even his mobile phone was taken away by his family members. The action by the central probe agency was launched at about eight premises in these cities, including locations in Thane by the Ahmedabad office of the agency in coordination with their local counterparts.
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2015-05-27ED to attach suspected bookie Jaisinghani's bank a
ED to attach suspected bookie Jaisinghani's bank accounts for involvement in betting, hawala scam Wed, 27 May 2015-08:02pm , Mumbai , PTI The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to attach bank accounts of suspected bookie Anil Jaisinghani, who is facing probe for involvement in money- laundering, hawala and cricket betting, after carrying out multiple searches at his offices and houses in various cities. The central agency's Ahmedabad office, which is conducting the probe, had ordered attachment of his accounts, an ED official said here. "Our Ahmedabad zone has decided to freeze the bank accounts of Jaisinghani," the officer said, saying that as per the preliminary information, he had as many as 25 accounts in various banks. Jaisinghani had been arrested in the past for cricket betting. When a team of ED officers had reached his residence here last Friday to arrest him, there was a row, with the ED officers alleging that some officers of Mumbai police were protecting him. Jaisinghani has been provided with police protection due to alleged threat to his life. When the media reported it, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered inquiry against the concerned police officers who had allegedly alerted Jaisinghani. The central agency had claimed that Jaisinghani got himself admitted to hospital in neighbouring Ulhasnagar as soon as the searches began. He has not been arrested yet. The Ahmedabad ED carried out searches at eight of his premises in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ulhasnagar in Thane district last week.
ED to attach suspected bookie Jaisinghani
2015-05-27ED to attach suspected bookie Anil Jaisinghani for
ED to attach suspected bookie Jaisinghani's bank accounts for involvement in betting, hawala scam Wed, 27 May 2015-08:02pm , Mumbai , PTI The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has decided to attach bank accounts of suspected bookie Anil Jaisinghani, who is facing probe for involvement in money- laundering, hawala and cricket betting, after carrying out multiple searches at his offices and houses in various cities. The central agency's Ahmedabad office, which is conducting the probe, had ordered attachment of his accounts, an ED official said here. "Our Ahmedabad zone has decided to freeze the bank accounts of Jaisinghani," the officer said, saying that as per the preliminary information, he had as many as 25 accounts in various banks. Jaisinghani had been arrested in the past for cricket betting. When a team of ED officers had reached his residence here last Friday to arrest him, there was a row, with the ED officers alleging that some officers of Mumbai police were protecting him. Jaisinghani has been provided with police protection due to alleged threat to his life. When the media reported it, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered inquiry against the concerned police officers who had allegedly alerted Jaisinghani. The central agency had claimed that Jaisinghani got himself admitted to hospital in neighbouring Ulhasnagar as soon as the searches began. He has not been arrested yet. The Ahmedabad ED carried out searches at eight of his premises in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Jaipur and Ulhasnagar in Thane district last week.
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2015-05-26Inmate commits suicide - Times of India
Inmate commits suicide Pradeep Gupta | TNN | May 26, 2015, 03.33 PM IST MUMBAI: An inmate of Adharwadi jail, an under-trial who was accused of molesting a minor girl, committed suicide on Tuesday morning in Kalyan. The inmate has been identified as Ruba Rustam Shah, he was resident of Ulhasnagar. The under-trial had been serving jail since February month of this year to the jail. On Tuesday morning he took towel in bathroom where he hanged himself by hanging with towel. However seeing him hanging some other inmates informed to jail authority who rushed him to Central hospital in Ulhasnagar where he was declared brought dead. Jail superintendent Suhas Pawar said that Shah had went under depression and was also taking treatment at jail hospital.
2015-05-26Molestation accused kills self in prison - Times o
Molestation accused kills self in prison TNN | May 27, 2015, 04.40 AM IST KALYAN: A middle-aged man accused of molesting a minor girl committed suicide at Adharwadi jail on Tuesday. The undertrial, Ruba Rustam Shah (45), was a resident of Ulhasnagar and was lodged at the jail since February. Shah hanged himself with the help of a towel in the barracks while other inmates were bathing. The inmates found him hanging and informed the jail authorities, who rushed him to Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar, where he was declared dead. Shah had been arrested by the Hill Line police for allegedly molesting a minor in Ulhasnagar. Bipin Kumar Singh, inspector general (prisons), said, "Shah suffered from mental illness and was being treated in the prison."
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2015-05-26Not only Enforcement Directorate, Uddhampur cops t
Not only Enforcement Directorate, Uddhampur cops too after Anil Jaisinghani YOGESH PAWAR | Wed, 27 May 2015-05:15am , Mumbai , DNA Udhampur in J&K is nearly 2,000 kms from Ulhasnagar near Mumbai where bookie Anil Jaisinghani lives. Yet recent developments following a raid by the Enforcement Directorate and a summons under the Prevention of money laundering Act have led to a connection emerging. At the heart of this is the post-mortem report and panchanama about the death of one Anil Deshmukh following a head-on collision between a truck and an Innova (JK 02 AC 0808) in which he was travelling on October 17, 2006. Only one small problem. There's no one called Anil Deshmukh. The FIR No 70 of 2006 claims a body was recovered and sent for postmortem. Whose body was it? While Jaisinghani and family who were travelling with another friend in the same car did not respond to repeated phone calls and messages from dna, this writer was able to trace the driver of the vehicle, Ajab Singh, an Uddhampur resident, who admitted that apart from Jaisinghanis, their friend Krishnakant Ladha and Anil Jaisinghani's lawyer Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh there was another passenger. "Anu Pahilajani was Jaisinghani's private security guard," he remembers. He recounts losing control of his brand new Innova when another vehicle crossed them on a narrow slope off the Dudhar nullah at Rahambal. "Though I swerved, the car fell into a ravine killing Pahilajani on the front seat." According to him, army men posted on the stretch helped them. "By the time the police arrived, the Jainsinghanis, their friend Ladha and me had been pulled out of the wrecked car. Pahilajani's body lay in the car along with the badly injured lawyer who was barely breathing." When dna spoke to Kalyan-based advocate Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh, he remembered how Jaisinghani took him to Delhi to help file a petition in the Supreme Court when the Bombay HC ruled he need not be given police protection. "We reached two days before, so Jaisinghani suggested we go to Vaishnodevi for darshan. I agreed." The journey changed his life. "When our Innova collided with another car, I was dozing. Jaisinghanis, Ladha were unhurt. While his private guard died, I was seriously injured and had passed out." Later in hospital, with a broken left leg, five broken ribs and several spinal and head injuries, he gathered from the conversation between investigating officer SI Mia Anjum and Dnyaneshwar's family that Jaisinghani had palmed off his laptop with incriminating betting details. "He said I was into betting and feigned not to know how to operate the laptop." In the three years he recovered and petitioned both J&K police and state authorities about his case. "If it was indeed so serious, why'd I been allowed to go?," he asks and adds, "I was sent a letter in 2009 that the inquiry into the laptop and its findings had been wound up. They unilaterally did this without even recording my statement." According to the detailed FIR in Urdu, it was Jaisinghani who told the police that the deceased was Anil Deshmukh (borrowing the first half from his own name and the second half from the lawyer's who had passed out). While it's unclear why this was done, there is another anomaly in the papers. The postmortem says Anil Deshmukh died on the spot, but in reply to correspondence by lawyer Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh, the police claim he died two days later in hospital. Udhampur SP Mohammad Suleman Choudhary said on the phone that the police were tracking the Jaisinghani case. "We'll reopen the accident case and find out if any of our own men colluded. They'll also not be spared." Who was Anil Deshmukh? Why was this particular name given to deceased Anu Pahilajani? Who deputed one Sunil Adhyaru to get back the laptop? Why did the Rahambal Police station give Anil Jaisinghani go? Why didn't the lawyer Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh's statement get recorded before the inquiry was closed in the matter? Why haven't Anu Pahilajani's fmaily even filed a missing report to date?
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2015-05-26MIM may approach court over Oppn leader's post - T
MIM may approach court over Oppn leader’s post TNN | May 27, 2015, 04.55 AM IST AURANGABAD: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Mulsimeen (MIM) is considering the option of approaching the court if mayor Trimbak Tupe fails to nominate their candidate as Opposition leader. Citing a high court judgment, the MIM leadership demanded that the mayor consider their claim as they have the largest group of 26 members in the Opposition while Congress, that too had staked a claim, has just 10 members. MLA Imtiyaz Jaleel said that the issue was unnecessarily being prolonged by the mayor. He alleged that the mayor probably feels incompetent to take such a decision and so was seeking advice from the election commission, which referred his letter to the urban development department (UDD). The UDD too has directed the civic body to take a decision according to the rule book. Now the mayor has sought legal opinion. "This is simply ridiculous. If the mayor fails to recognise MIM's candidate for the Opposition leader's post, will approach the court," said the MLA. Referring to the 2009 high court judgment, Jaleel pointed out that the high court bench comprising Justice F I Rebello and J H Bhatia had on November 10, 2009, directed the mayor of Ulhasnagar municipal corporation to 'nominate a leader of the Opposition from the Opposition party having the maximum number of members'. Meanwhile, municipal secretary Mehboob Pathan said that Section 19 (AA) of the Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Act provides for appointment of a Leader of the Opposition, according to which the power to recognise the Opposition leader rests with the mayor. Pathan said that since Congress too has staked claim for the post, the mayor has sought legal opinion. "So far, we have not received the legal opinion," he added.
2015-05-25Bookie Jaisinghani explores legal options, unsure
Bookie Jaisinghani explores legal options, unsure he'll surrender tomorrow YOGESH PAWAR | Mon, 25 May 2015-06:24am , Mumbai , DNA A day before he had to present himself in the Gujarat Enforcement Directorate office, beleaguered international bookie Anil Jaisinghani had a very busy day. Despite seeking time from the ED citing ill-health, most of his time was spent consulting the who's who in the legal fraternity to get off the hook. He seemed unfazed by CM Devendra Fadnavis' announcement of a probe into his security. "Let them probe. I have been able to prove to the authorities why I need security for nearly two decades. I can do it again. If they hear me out, they will have to continue with the armed protection." When dna reached him on the phone, he could be overheard telling the driver to turn to Pali after Panvel. While refusing to divulge which doctors he was consulting, he continued to stick to his story of being unwell. "I haven't slept since all this began. Who would if they were being framed for the wrongdoings of a namesake?" he said, reiterating that he had spoken to the other Anil Jaisinghani from Raipur. When asked for proof, he sent three audio files on WhatsApp to this writer, claiming these were conversations with his 'doppelganger.' From the conversation it seems that the person on the other end is from Raipur, but is in Pune at the time of the conversation. He denies coming to Ulhasnagar for several years. "I once came to meet some friends at Ambrosia hotel," he says and denies knowing Mukesh Sharma, the mastermind from Delhi who has also been picked up, despite it being repeatedly brought up by Jaisinghani. Jaisinghani refused to share the number of the person he had spoken to. The man who was 100 km from the city, insisted he was very unwell. "I will go to Ahmedabad only if my health permits me to," he said. The ED on its part is ready with what it calls a water-tight case against the bookie. "We have gathered a lot of information about how Deepak Narayani alias Deepu Balaji was working as Jaisinghani's front man on the international scene for 15 years. Others like one Sushil in Australia, one Gautam in UK and one Suman in Dubai have been helping route money for betting through hawala channels," said a source in the ED who admitted that some of his techniques were impressive. "He had more than 200 accounts in students names studying abroad on betfair.com." Meanwhile dna reports on Jaisinghani have alerted several others who the bookie has a past history with. One such is a Kalyan-based advocate Dnyaneshwar Deshmukh. He told dna how Jaisinghani had taken him along to Delhi to help him file a petition in the Supreme Court regarding his cases. "The case was on 19th Oct 2006 and we had reached two days ahead of time. Jaisinghani suggested we go to Vaishnodevi for darshan. I agreed. Accordingly an Innova was booked and we set out," he recounted. While going past Uddhampur, their car collided with an army truck coming from the opposite direction. Deshmukh said that Jaisinghani, his friend and their families sustained minor injuries, his private bodyguard died on the spot, and Deshmukh himself was seriously injured. "It was only much later that I found out Jaisinghani had passed off a laptop with incriminating details as mine and said I was into betting." In the three years he's taken to recover, Deshmukh petitioned both police and state authorities in J&K about his case. He added, "I was sent a letter in 2009 that the inquiry into the laptop and its findings had been wound up. They unilaterally did this without even recording one statement from me." Jaisinghani refused to comment on what Deshmukh said calling it "a very old matter."
Bookie Jaisinghani explores legal options, unsure
2015-05-24State to probe bookie police protection: Fadnavis
State to probe bookie police protection: Fadnavis Nikhil Deshmukh | TNN | May 24, 2015, 12.11 PM IST KOLHAPUR: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday announced that Mumbai police's move to provide protection to former bookie Anil Jaisinghani has nothing to do with the state administration and he further added that it will be probed. Fadnavis was speaking on Sunday morning, where he was asked about the protection being offered to the former bookie. It was Fadnavis himself along with Ranjit Patil, now minister of state home (urban), who had raised question in the assembly couple of years back to then home minister RR Patil. When it was pointed out to Fadnavis during the interaction, he said, "To give him police protection was the decision taken at the police department level. The state administration has no role in it, but I have asked the senior authorities to probe it." In the current set up, home ministry is still with CM Fadnavis. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of Gujarat had raided several places in Mumbai, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar on Friday in relation to the betting during the current Indian Premier League matches. Around 6-7 officers raided various places, including the house of former bookie Anil Jaisinghani. He has also helped police to carry out raids involving betting syndicates, and was the prime focus during these raids. Around 6 to 7 ED officers raided his place around 7.30 am on Friday for over 7 hours. They did not find much there. But they had information of about 8 to 10 people who have been betting during IPL matches. Before starting the tournament, Jaisinghani has received police protection of armed policemen.
State to probe bookie police protection: Fadnavis
2015-05-24Modi govt hypocrite, promoting crony capitalism: A
Modi govt hypocrite, promoting crony capitalism: Anand May 24, 2015 | 08:33 PM The Congress on Sunday accused the central government of being a "hypocrite" and promoting "crony capitalism". Addressing a press conference on the eve of the BJP-led government completing one year in office, Congress leader Anand Sharma said Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself stands accused of promoting crony capitalism in his various visits abroad. "He has not only been accompanied by a select group of industrialists close to him on every trip, but they have been facilitated for business deals of arranging finance from foreign banks," the former union minister said. "They say something and do something else. Why did the BJP keep out Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) out while finalising the Rafale 'Make in India' deal? "Why was the private sector invited at the cost of public sector enterprises? Why was the telecom policy changed? This is not in the national interest. The BJP government will have to answer. Who is indulging in crony capitalism," he asked. Anand Sharma also criticised the government over centralisation of power. "This has adversely affected the decision-making and the parliamentary system. If the government is serious about fighting corruption, why did it fail to appoint the chief information commissioner (CIC), the chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) and the Lokpal," he asked. Anand Sharma said important posts in various government departments like the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Drug Research Institute were lying vacant, with the government showing no inclination to appoint their heads. "Many universities are without vice chancellors, the Indian Medical Council is without its head, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is headless. The examples are numerous. "The party that promised transparency in its functioning has not adhered to its words," the Congress leader charged. This was clearly a case of paralysis of decision-making, he said. "From hope to disappointment to gloom, there has been a complete reversal of the national mood," lamented Anand Sharma. Taking a jibe at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his claim that the national mood has reversed, Anand Sharma said: "It is true that the nation one year back had hope, now it is totally reverse. There is arrogance and insensitivity among the ruling class." "I have no hesitation to say that in this one year of the BJP rule, the government has proved to be anti-poor and anti-people, anti-SC/ST, anti women and anti-education," he said. The slogan "sabke saath, sabka vikas" (together with all, progress for all) has now turned into "sabke saath, kuch ka vikas" (together with all, progress for few), Anand Sharma said. The Modi government completes one year in office on May 25.
Modi govt hypocrite, promoting crony capitalism: A
2015-05-24'Infinite' chance of attack on US with nuke from P
''Infinite'' chance of attack on US with nuke from Pak: ISIS May 24, 2015 | 03:54 PM There is an "infinitely" greater chance of the cash-rich Islamic State smuggling its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan to attack the US within a year, according to the latest edition of the dreaded group's propaganda magazine. In what seems to be an exaggerated article in the IS' new edition of Dabiq, its English-language online magazine, attributed to British journalist John Cantlie, the outfit has suggested a unification of militant Islamist groups across the Middle East, Africa and Asia to create one global movement. The terror group that has executed a number of Westerners in the past months said it can use the "billions of dollars" in its coffers to purchase its first nuclear acquisition within a year. It has used photojournalist Cantlie - held hostage for over two years by the terror group also acronymed as ISIS or ISIL - regularly in its propaganda. The article titled 'The Perfect Storm' reads: "The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they can call on their wilayah (chapter) in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region." It raises a "hypothetical" possibility under which ISIS operatives in Pakistan bribe an official to provide them with a nuclear device which is then smuggled into America via Libya, Nigeria and Mexico, The Telegraph reported. The article presumed to be written under pressure but in his hallmark style combining hyperbole, metaphor and sarcasm, Cantlie says that US President Barack Obama's policies for containing the group have demonstrably failed and increased the risk to America. It comes at a time when the Islamic State group fighters have gained grounds in Syria and Iraq, storming the museum in the ancient city of Palmyra and capturing Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province. The loss of Ramadi has been termed as a "tactical setback" by Obama, who has insisted that the US-led coalition's campaign againt the terror outfit is "not losing". Cantlie says it is no secret that the ISIS is planning to attack America on a large-scale, having transcended its roots as "the most explosive Islamic 'group' in the modern world" to evolve into "the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen" in less than twelve months. "Perhaps such a scenario is far-fetched but it's the sum of all fears for Western intelligence agencies and it's infinitely more possible today than it was just one year ago. "And if not a nuke, what about a few thousand tonnes of ammonium nitrate explosive? That's easy enough to make," he writes.
2015-05-24Naidu hits back at Rahul over 'zero out of 10' rem
Naidu hits back at Rahul over ''zero out of 10'' remark May 24, 2015 | 04:09 PM Launching a counter offensive against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for giving the Modi government "zero out of 10" for handling farmers' issues, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said "zeroes cannot see beyond zero". "The entire world is hailing Modi as a great leader, a man of action. GDP rate has gone up, inflation is reduced, and you say zero. Zeroes cannot see beyond zero. Zeroes have no ability to acknowledge heroes," he said. Asked about Rahul's new-found aggression following his return from a 56-day sabbatical, Naidu said the government was "least worried". "Rahul has been in politics for 11 years. What has happened? Congress party lost eight states. (It) lost even position of the recognized opposition. They are trying to replace their failures by aggressive words, by making cheap allegations against the government at times," Naidu said. Forced to refer the land bill to a joint Parliamentary committee by the Congress-led Opposition, Naidu said the government was open to bringing in fresh changes in it provided suggestions were wise and did not alter the basic purpose of the legislation. "Yes, I am open to changes provided suggestions are made with correct wisdom. I have made nine amendments. Secondly, if there is a meaningful suggestion, let it be considered without altering the basic purpose of the Act," he said. Naidu said steps taken by the Narendra Modi government for corruption-free administration, taming inflation, financial inclusion, enhanced focus on social security, pro-active foreign policy, cooperative federalism had replaced the "atmosphere of despair" with one of "hope and enthusiasm". He identified agriculture, irrigation, insurance and bringing down interest rates as part of the government's agenda for its second year in office. The Modi government completes one year in office on Tuesday. The senior BJP leader said,"People must understand that the Modi government has inherited issues like Naxalism, cross-border terrorism, a derailed economy and a policy paralysis." "Within no time we have made a turnaround," he claimed. Naidu, however, identified high expectations from the NDA government as a major challenge. "The major challenge before us is that expectations of the people are very high. They are expecting so much. They have that confidence in Modi. They have given that mandate after 30 years. We need to live up to the expectations of the people in each and every sector," he said.
Naidu hits back at Rahul over
2015-05-24Pak must help tackle terrorism: Rajnath - The Stat
Pak must help tackle terrorism: Rajnath May 24, 2015 | 03:15 PM Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance. "It (Pakistan) should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today," Singh told reporters. On Pakistan's strong reaction to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's recent remarks about neutralising terrorists through terrorists, Singh said, "Not only India, but the entire world knows who is promoting terrorism." Reacting to Parrikar's comments, Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz had said it confirmed Islamabad's apprehensions that India was involved in terrorism in that country. "It must be the first time that a minister of an elected government openly advocates use of terrorism in another country on the pretext of preventing terrorism from that country or its non-state actors," Aziz had said in a statement released by Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, addressing a SBI officers' convention Singh expressed concern over Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racket and said it was used to promote terrorism. "FICN is a big problem as fake currency is used to promote terrorism," he said and asked banks to be alert to that. The Home Minister said India was taking all steps to fight terrorism. Singh described banks as the "spine" of the country's economy and said,"I want to see it as the nation's lifeline." He described the nationalisation of banks as the "biggest" decision taken post-independence to improve the health of the economy. "But even after nationalisation the connect with the people was not there. I want to congratulate the banking sector that they associated 15 crore families under Jan Dhan scheme. It's not a small achivement," he said. The Home Minister also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching social security schemes. "Even those who criticise us will realise this sooner or later. Even the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appeciated the scheme," he said. He rubbished Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's accusation against the Centre for scrapping the food park project in his constituency Amethi.
Pak must help tackle terrorism: Rajnath - The Stat
2015-05-24Rafale deal: Cong fires fresh salvo at Modi govern
Rafale deal: Cong fires fresh salvo at Modi government May 24, 2015 | 04:04 PM The Congress on Sunday kept up its attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal with France and questioned why the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was kept out of the agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets. Targeting the NDA dispensation as it completes its first year in office, Congress leader and former Union Minister Anand Sharma said that as per the earlier arrangement, HAL was to manufacture 108 jets through transfer of technology from the French company. "Then why was HAL kept out of the government-to-government agreement despite the fact that the state-owned company has assembly lines in view of its old collaboration with France on the Mirage deal?" Sharma asked at an AICC briefing. Further looking to corner the ruling BJP, the senior Congress spokesman said he wanted to know which private sector firm had been brought in and whether it was in the national interest to keep HAL out of the deal. "These questions will be raised and the government will have to respond," he said. This was the second day running on which Congress raised questions over the fighter jet deal. During his visit to France last month, Modi had signed an agreement for buying 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition at a cost of over $6 billion. Former UPA Defence Minister AK Antony had on Saturday raised several questions over the deal as he wondered whether the Finance Ministry and Defence Acquisition Council were taken on board while clinching the agreement with France. He had also claimed that several opposition and some BJP leaders like Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh had opposed the purchase of the fighter jets under the UPA regime after finding fault with it on different counts. Antony had insisted that neither the Prime Minister nor the Defence Minister or the Armed Forces could procure any equipment bypassing the Defence Acquisition Council. During his tenure as Defence Minister, Antony had said what was being sought to be achieved was acquisition of 18 aircraft in fly-away condition while the remaining 108 jets were to be manufactured through a technology transfer agreement by HAL. However, the company was not ready to transfer technology under the agreement, Antony had said. Accusing the Modi government of promoting crony capitalism, former Commerce and Industry Minister Sharma, meanwhile, claimed that it kept out some public sector undertakings while entering into agreements on import of certain items and brought in private parties instead. If the NDA government denies this is crony capitalism, Congress will, Sharma said, "announce list and details of such deals, including the dates on which they were effected". Reacting to the government's claims that its tenure in the last one year saw no scams and scandals, Sharma said that Congress has raised the issue of crony capitalism and it was for the government to explain why the PSUs, including HAL, were kept out of various deals. Alleging that "crony capitalism has been promoted by Modi", Sharma, who is also the deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha, wondered why some "handful of industrialists" are there accompanying the prime minister on every foreign visit. He said it was time for the government to clarify and refrain from talking about the past. In case the government and BJP fail to do so, he warned them that Congress would be forced to "remind the country of various scams like the coffin scam and those involving Hudco, Bangaru Laxman and Yeddyurappa". Sharma was also scathing in his criticism of the government's handling of foreign policy. He said it was time for the Modi dispensation to ponder over the fact that Russia, a time-tested friend of India, has now entered into a defence and security pact with Pakistan. He said the concern was more in view of the fact that China and Pakistan were getting closer. "They (BJP) are talking about a great foreign policy, great neighbourhood policy, then why are they silent on these developments. The prime minister should realise that statecraft is not event management," he added.
Rafale deal: Cong fires fresh salvo at Modi govern
2015-05-24Maharashtra to probe bookie police protection, say
Maharashtra to probe bookie police protection, says Fadnavis Nikhil Deshmukh | TNN | May 25, 2015, 12.10 AM IST KOLHAPUR: Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday announced a probe into the allegations that police gave protection to Ulhasnagar-based bookie Anil Jaisinghani. The decision to give police protection was taken at the police department and the state administration did not have a role in it, he said. An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team from Gujarat raided Jaisinghani's residence and office in Ulhasnagar on Friday in connection with betting on IPL matches. Sources said six to seven officials visited Jaisinghani's residence on Friday with a search warrant issued by joint director of the ED. Fadnavis, who holds the home portfolio, and minister of state home (urban) Ranjit Patil had raised a question in the state assembly a couple of years ago to the then home minister, R R Patil, regarding police cover to the bookie. "The decision to give him police protection was taken at the police department level. The state administration has no role in it, but I have asked senior officials to probe it," he said, while speaking to the media on Sunday on the sidelines of the three-day state BJP convention in Kolhapur.
Maharashtra to probe bookie police protection, say
2015-05-24Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed
Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack May 25, 2015 | 02:35 AM Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the country's east, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack" that runs against Islamic and human values. King Salman made the pledge hours after the Interior Ministry confirmed that Friday's attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region was the work of an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim of responsibility by the group. "Every participant, planner, supporter, collaborator or sympathizer with this heinous crime will be held accountable, tried and punished," King Salman said in a message addressed to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is deputy premier and minister of interior. "Our efforts will never stop ... fighting the deviant thought, confronting the terrorists and wiping out their hotbeds." The Interior Ministry identified the bomber as Saudi citizen Saleh bin Abdulrahman al-Qashaami in a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency late Saturday. Al-Qashaami was wanted for being an active member of an IS-linked terrorist cell, the ministry said. Lab tests showed that the explosive use in the bombing was a military-grade compound known as RDX. The attack was the deadliest assault by militants in the kingdom since a 2004 al-Qaida attack on foreign worker compounds. Unlike that attack over a decade ago, Friday's strike targeted members of Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority, a sect that both the Islamic State group and ultraconservatives in Saudi Arabia regularly denounce as heretics. A statement from the IS group's al-Bayan radio station posted to militant websites Saturday said a new branch of the group was behind the attack, which it said was carried out by a Saudi going by the nom de guerre Abu Amer al-Najdi. The IS group's activities are primarily focused on Iraq and Syria. Its claim of responsibility for Friday's strike and the official Saudi confirmation bolster concerns it has established a toehold inside the oil-rich kingdom, as it has done in Libya and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. It has warned of more "black days" for Shiites in Saudi Arabia, a member of the US-led coalition targeting the group. The Saudi Interior Ministry said the group also was responsible for the shooting death of a police officer in Riyadh earlier this month. It said five members of an IS cell killed Pvt. Majed Ayedh al-Ghamdi and burned his body. Authorities recovered guns, ammunition, explosives and other items from a farm linked to the militants, it said.
Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed
2015-05-23Gujarat ED raids former bookie`s Ulhasnagar house
Gujarat ED raids former bookie`s Ulhasnagar house Mid Day Mumbai Sat,23 May 2015 Summary: Around 6 to 7 officers raided various places, including the house of former bookie Anil Jaisinghani. Anil Jaisinghani says he was shocked when he learnt from the media it was a raid for the current IPL matches, as the officers did not say anything Jaisinghani has also helped police carry out raids involving betting syndicates, and was the prime focus during these raids. Around 6 to 7 ED officers raided his place around 7.30 am on Friday for over 7 hours.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of Gujarat raided several places in Mumbai, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar, on Friday in relation to the betting during the current Indian Premier League matches. Around 6 to 7 officers raided various places, including the house of former bookie Anil Jaisinghani. Anil Jaisinghani says he was shocked when he learnt from the media it was a raid for the current IPL matches, as the officers did not say anything Jaisinghani has also helped police carry out raids involving betting syndicates, and was the prime focus during these raids. Around 6 to 7 ED officers raided his place around 7.30 am on Friday for over 7 hours. They did not find much there. But they had information of about 8 to 10 people who have been betting during IPL matches. Sources from ED said they have information about spot fixing too, but they would be questioning a number of people before making such charges , As Reported By Mid Day. According to the Newspaper,While they questioned a number of people, they called Jaisinghani after two days for an inquiry, as he was not keeping well. Jaisinghani said, “I was resting when 6 to 7 Enforcement Directorate officers came from Ahmedabad to my Ulhasnagar residence around 7.30-8 am. They did not say anything and started searching my place. I cooperated with them in the search. They found nothing.
Gujarat ED raids former bookie`s Ulhasnagar house
2015-05-23Gujarat ED raids former bookie's Ulhasnagar house
Gujarat ED raids former bookie's Ulhasnagar house By Shiva Devnath | Posted 23-May-2015 The Enforcement Directorate (ED) of Gujarat raided several places in Mumbai, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar, on Friday in relation to the betting during the current Indian Premier League matches. Around 6 to 7 officers raided various places, including the house of former bookie Anil Jaisinghani. Jaisinghani has also helped police carry out raids involving betting syndicates, and was the prime focus during these raids. Around 6 to 7 ED officers raided his place around 7.30 am on Friday for over 7 hours. They did not find much there. But they had information of about 8 to 10 people who have been betting during IPL matches. Sources from ED said they have information about spot fixing too, but they would be questioning a number of people before making such charges. While they questioned a number of people, they called Jaisinghani after two days for an inquiry, as he was not keeping well. Jaisinghani said, “I was resting when 6 to 7 Enforcement Directorate officers came from Ahmedabad to my Ulhasnagar residence around 7.30-8 am. They did not say anything and started searching my place. I cooperated with them in the search. They found nothing. This has been a shock to me, as I later learnt from the media that it was a raid for cricket betting for current IPL matches. The officers did not find anything at my place, as I have never been into betting. They have called me for an inquiry after two days and I will visit them.” Jaisinghani, who was admitted at Jupiter hospital said, “I fell ill and was rushed to Jupiter hospital, as my blood pressure shot up and I had a problem breathing. Since February, I have helped Mumbai and Thane police twice for carrying raids involving betting syndicates and have led to the arrest of bookies and policemen too. The raid today took place to damage my image and harass me, by none other than a Deputy Commissioner of police. He is currently on leave, as I have filed a complaint against him for kidnapping, harassing and extorting from my family. This has all been done by him, as the case against him is being investigated by Mumbai Crime Branch and soon, he is going to be behind bars.”
Gujarat ED raids former bookie
2015-05-23ED raids home, office of bookie in Ulhasnagar - Ti
ED raids home, office of bookie in Ulhasnagar Pradeep Gupta | TNN | May 23, 2015, 05.37 AM IST ULHASNAGAR: An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team from Gujarat raided bookie Anil Jaisinghani's residence and office in Ulhasnagar on Friday in connection with betting on IPL matches. The sources said six to seven officials visited Jaisinghani's residence on Friday with a search warrant issued by joint director of the ED. The team raided both the house and the office of Jaisinghani, situated in the Gol Maidan area in Ulhasnagar. Talking to TOI, Jaisinghani confirmed the raid at his house, saying the team raided his residence and office but did not find anything. The ED have also issued a summons to Jaisinghani, asking him to present himself before their Ahmedabad-based office. Jaisinghani said there were some earlier cases related to IPL betting against his name, but now he was engaged in his own business. He blamed his rivalry with an IPS officer for the raid, against whom he had previously lodged a complaint for unnecessary harassment. Sources from the police department said Jaisinghani, who has several previous cases in connection with cricket betting, has been helping the police raid bookies in Mumbai and Thane for the last two years. ED officials said the Ulhasnagar raid was part of searches organised in multiple cities, including Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur, in connection with its hawala and money laundering probe against some betting syndicates related to the latest IPL T-20 cricket matches. The searches are aimed at investigating some top links active in betting on matches in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. "This is an extension of similar raids that were conducted by the agency on May 10," the sources added.
ED raids home, office of bookie in Ulhasnagar - Ti
2015-05-23Youth held for sodomy - Business Standard
5 Indian Premier Leagues games under the scanner for spot-fixing News23 May, 2015 In a sensational development, five Indian Premier League (IPL) games of the current season are under Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scanner, for spot-fixing reported Mumbai Mirror newspaper. Two places were raided on Friday in Mumbai and one each in Delhi and Jaipur by the ED, and two IPL teams are also being investigated for the same.These raids were conducted after conducting a month-long monitoring on players, team franchises and bookies."Five games is our conservative estimate. There may be more games where spot-fixing took place in this edition of IPL," said an ED official. Officials raided two houses in Andheri and Borivali area of Mumbai, owned by an identified bookie named, Sukhwinder Sodhi, and also another in Ulhasnagar which is owned by Anil Jaisinghani. The raid was a part of pan-India operation; ED is keeping it tight by giving no room to any of the bookies through their informers.A senior ED officer, who did not wish to be identified, told the newspaper that they are looking into Jaisinghani's links with officials of two IPL teams who provided him unmatched access to players, and information on team compositions and field conditions. He alleged that Jaisinghani's wife had flushed all his SIM cards and mobile phone in the lavatory, but later were sought by calling a local plumber to retrieve it from the lavatory’s pipeline.Meanwhile, in Delhi and Jaipur's raid, Shibu Gangwal and Mukesh Sharma name bookies places were sealed. Mukesh used to help bookies open betting account on a UK website using proxy servers.IPL is not new to match fixing allegations. In 2013 season, 3 players from Rajasthan Royals were found guilty of spot fixing. Since then ED has been keeping continuous surveillance on all the people involved in the game, on and off the field.
2015-05-235 Indian Premier Leagues games under the scanner f
5 Indian Premier Leagues games under the scanner for spot-fixing 23 May, 2015 In a sensational development, five Indian Premier League (IPL) games of the current season are under Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scanner, for spot-fixing reported Mumbai Mirror newspaper. Two places were raided on Friday in Mumbai and one each in Delhi and Jaipur by the ED, and two IPL teams are also being investigated for the same.These raids were conducted after conducting a month-long monitoring on players, team franchises and bookies."Five games is our conservative estimate. There may be more games where spot-fixing took place in this edition of IPL," said an ED official. Officials raided two houses in Andheri and Borivali area of Mumbai, owned by an identified bookie named, Sukhwinder Sodhi, and also another in Ulhasnagar which is owned by Anil Jaisinghani. The raid was a part of pan-India operation; ED is keeping it tight by giving no room to any of the bookies through their informers.A senior ED officer, who did not wish to be identified, told the newspaper that they are looking into Jaisinghani's links with officials of two IPL teams who provided him unmatched access to players, and information on team compositions and field conditions. He alleged that Jaisinghani's wife had flushed all his SIM cards and mobile phone in the lavatory, but later were sought by calling a local plumber to retrieve it from the lavatory’s pipeline.Meanwhile, in Delhi and Jaipur's raid, Shibu Gangwal and Mukesh Sharma name bookies places were sealed. Mukesh used to help bookies open betting account on a UK website using proxy servers.IPL is not new to match fixing allegations. In 2013 season, 3 players from Rajasthan Royals were found guilty of spot fixing. Since then ED has been keeping continuous surveillance on all the people involved in the game, on and off the field.
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2015-05-2319-year-old held for sodomy - Web India
19-year-old held for sodomy Thane | Saturday, May 23 2015 IST A 19-year-old jobless youth from Ulhasnagar township has been arrested on alleged charges of sodomising a minor boy from his neighbourhood. The alleged accused Rahul Mathura Nishad alias Chotu, a resident of Hira Ghat slum colony, had dragged the eight-year-old boy while he was playing outside to his house yesterday afternoon and committed the ghastly act, police said today. Following which, the boy's mother lodged a complaint at the local police station. Based on the complaint, Nishad was arrested late last night. The arrested accused has been booked under sections 363, 342, 377, 506 of Indian Penal Code and sections 5(h) and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, sources added.UNI XR SS SB NS1920
2015-05-22The road to riches - Business Standard
The road to riches Mumbai May 23, 2015 Last Updated at 00:30 IST Despair is a tough teacher. It can take you to the brink of suicide or infuse you with courage of conviction. So while everyone cautioned her, Kalpana Saroj went ahead and took over Kamani Tubes. Once a thriving enterprise, the Mumbai-based company stuttered after a feud in the Kamani family strained production and led to labour strife. The Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction handed it over to the workers to manage in 1989, but the downslide continued. Several potential buyers were invited to save the company, but none dared to touch it. Saroj not only bought it but also turned it around within a few years. The multi-millionaire from Akola was not familiar with the company until 2002, when some workers approached her for help. Saroj, who ran a flourishing real estate business in the Kalyan-Ambarnath belt and two sugar factories, knew nothing about copper tubes, used mainly in geysers and pipelines. Though she was doing well for herself, Saroj, 53, says it was the plight of the workers, many of whom had to drive rickshaws or sell incense sticks to make ends meet, that led her to take the plunge. To save the troubled company, which she bought in 2006, Saroj hired consultants, negotiated with banks, settled with trade unions, and shifted the factory from Kurla to Wada. While she has no education to boast of, the Kamani experience made Saroj "part-lawyer and part-chartered accountant". Nine years later, the Padma Shri awardee, whose net worth is estimated at over $100 million, recounts how she, a Dalit from a village in Akola with a disturbing past, made it in Maximum City. is four hours after the appointed time and Saroj is profusely apologetic about the delay. She had been away on work in Bengaluru and her return is marked by breathless meetings at her office in Ballard Estate's Kamani Chambers. The building is under piecemeal repairs but her workspace is carefully done up. Parked outside is a black Toyota Fortuner. Inside, gilt-edged frames bearing certificates and pictures of her at various award functions cover the walls. The trophies crowd the desk and shelves. In a large swivelling leather seat, she cuts a petite figure. On an adjacent chair is the managing director of the company and her right-hand man, Mannan Gore, who often supplements her answers. Later this month, Saroj will be honoured by the government of Gujarat, he discloses. "The Maharashtra government wanted to felicitate her on the same day but since the lady chief minister of Gujarat (Anandiben Patel) had wanted to award (Saroj) for some time now, we accepted her invite." The interview is also interrupted by a flurry of phone calls and texts as she urgently makes travel arrangements to Thiruvananthapuram for her son, Amar. The young Air India pilot is based in the southern city and wants his Hayabusa there. Saroj's youth was far removed from this world. Growing up, she had no shoes for her feet nor enough money to pay for bus tickets. "She has nine cars today," Gore points out. Hers is a rags-to-riches story for the ages, peppered with risks, determination and strokes of luck. The eldest of five children, she had a seemingly regular childhood in the police quarters in Akola assigned to her constable father, Mahadeo. She would walk to school, and after classes, she kept busy at home. At 12, things changed. She was pulled out of school and readied for marriage. Her father, reluctant at first, was talked into agreeing by relatives. "He was a helper in a factory, and twice my age. It was enough that the groom was from Mumbai. Such alliances were common then," she remembers. Her new house turned out to be in a squalid slum in Ulhasnagar. Six months later, her father brought her back home after the frequent harassment she faced from her in-laws. But things did not improve in the village. Girls who left their husband's home were considered immoral. The taunts and gloom in the family drove Saroj to consume three bottles of bedbug spray in the house of a relative, while pretending to be resting in the spare room. She was discovered and rushed to hospital where doctors treated her for a week. This second chance at life shaped her never-say-die approach. It was imperative to leave Akola. She decided and planned a second trip to Mumbai some years later. Around 17 at the time, she attempted to join the police and military forces but failed for lack of education. Instead, she found work at a tailoring workshop in Lower Parel with help from a relative who sold fried snacks. She lived with a Gujarati acquaintance of his in Chembur, which seemed safer than the Dadar slum he lived in. The backbreaking work earned her Rs 250-350 a month. When her father lost his job, the whole family joined her in the city. The rent for a room in Kalyan left her with not enough for a railway pass. She would often travel ticketless, standing guiltily at the door because that seemed somehow less illegal. Memories make her eyes well up, but Saroj doesn't like them to weigh her down. Seema, the younger of Saroj's two children (both from her second marriage, though she does not disclose her husband's name) says her mother never let the children know of the struggles she endured to revamp Kamani. "She sent me to London and my brother was studying in Germany. We found out after it all happened." When her sister took ill and died for lack of treatment, Saroj was filled with a sense of urgency to earn more. She applied for a bank loan of Rs 50,000 to set up a tailoring unit under a government scheme for backward castes. The approval took two years to come, by when she had picked the more profitable furniture business over stitching. Life has done a full circle. Her daughter, Seema, will launch her restaurant in the same space in Ulhasnagar where Saroj assembled steel furniture to be sent to parts of Maharashtra. During her struggle to get a loan, she formed connections with various people. With their help, she founded an organisation to connect employable youth with experts for awareness about loan schemes and jobs. As word of her networking and problem-solving skills spread, a Kalyan man offered to sell her a plot of land embroiled in legal issues for Rs 2.5 lakh, a fraction of the market price. "He needed the cash urgently so I paid him in two installments." By the time she got the litigation cleared in three years, the land, bang on the main road, pushed her worth up by Rs 50 lakh. It was not the end of trouble, though. Local thugs tried to usurp the land and even went to the extent of planning to murder her, Saroj claims. She dealt with this by marching to the cops and getting a gun licence within a day. During this time, she became acquainted with builder Anil Hotchandani, who partnered with her to develop the land. They shared the profit 65-35 and continue to build projects together. Her two journeys in Mumbai, one longer and more successful than the other, have changed Saroj's life. The city broke, rebuilt and rewarded her. Over the years of Hotchandani's acquaintance with her, he says her contacts have grown stronger and despite this, she hasn't lost her humility. In many ways, Saroj is still connected to the simple life. She stays in Ulhasnagar, in one of her own housing projects. The neighbourhood, although vibrant, is seen by city-dwellers as something of a village. Her 5,000 square feet apartment includes a garden and decor that she picked herself: a mix of flowers, potted plants, glittering curtains and paintings. More trophies and several statues of the Buddha line the TV unit. Photographs show that Saroj has shared the stage with the likes of Mukesh Ambani, Ratan Tata and multiple presidents. But while she has friends in high places, she doesn't engage actively with the social elite. For recreation, she watches movies or goes out for day-long picnics. Saroj answers in Hindi, at times poetically; for instance, she describes luck as kudrati madad (divine help), and crisis situations as aag ka dariya (river of fire). "I might have made a good writer," she reckons, "if only I had finished school." Her tone is even and speech speedy as if accounting for time. A thick gold bracelet and delicate rings glisten on her hands. Descriptors like "Slumdog Millionaire" bother her. Those who work with her describe her as honest and brave. Govind Kharatmal, leader of the Kamani workers' union that had sought Saroj's help, says: "Even before her scheme (to rehabilitate the company) was approved she would pay small amounts from her own pocket to some employees for urgent expenses." Also palpable is her power of polite persuasion. While appealing to Kamani's lenders to cut the interest and penalties on the debt, she highlighted the legacy of Ramji Kamani, his friendship with Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi, and the former glory of his company, and got the desired concessions. In another instance, while in London late last year, she came across a for-sale sign outside the house where Babasaheb Ambedkar had lived. She immediately pushed the government to bid for the house, even meeting National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. At Rs 40 crore, it was seen as a hefty expense, but she made a successful case saying this was where Ambedkar had remarkably completed a six-year course in two years. She is among only three members from a non-banking background to have been selected to the board of the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. Her story kindled interest among producers at Lionsgate Films who wished to make a biopic. "But I was pressed for time and also there was a language barrier." That production house is now approaching her in partnership with Indian counterparts, she adds, but without visible excitement. But she is aware of her successes. "The workers at Kamani call me Maa Bhavani now," she smiles. "They say everything I touch turns to gold." A Buddhist monk from Thailand even wrote a song for her in his language naming her "the daughter of the Buddha". Saroj carefully lists her various social initiatives: the beauty parlour she launched to train underprivileged girls, the housing complex where poor people pay rent of just Rs 1,000, cheap commercial spaces for fledgling businessmen, and a workshop for Ganpati idol makers. She even attempted to start a law college but it wasn't approved by the Bar Council. The one bastion she seems to have left largely untouched is politics. Despite her many supporters, however, she does not wish to venture there. "It leads to dishonestly, fraud and needless enmity." There are some sick enterprises that even Kalpana Saroj is wary of reviving.
2015-05-22ED Raids Ulhasnagar Bookie: Five games in IPL-8 un
ED Raids Ulhasnagar Bookie: Five games in IPL-8 under ED scanner for spot fixingBy Dharmendra TiwariDharmendra Tiwari, Mumbai Mirror | May 23, 2015, 03.00 AM ISTTweetShare on Linkedin CommentsMoreGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizecommentsTweetShare MoreEmail this articlePrint this articleAReduce font sizeAIncrease font sizeURL copied to clipboardGoogle BookmarksNewsvineLive BookmarksTechnoratiYahoo BookmarksBlogmarksDel.icio.usApnaCircleMy Saved articlesAbove (R): Karishma Jaisinghani with Anil after he complained of chest pain during the raidRaid part of a pan-India operation; focus on two teams, the usual suspects, once again. At least five games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League are under the Enforcement Directorate's scanner for spot fixing, highly placed sources in the agency told Mumbai Mirror. At least two teams are also being investigated, and Friday's ED raids on bookies at two places in Mumbai, and one each in Jaipur and Delhi were conducted after a month-long surveillance on bookies, team officials, and players. In Mumbai, ED teams raided two premises in Borivali and Andheri owned by a bookie identified as Sukhwinder Sodhi, and a house in Ulhasnagar, owned by Anil Jaisinghani, reportedly one of western India's leading bookies. There was high drama at Jaisinghani's house in Ulhasnagar's Block no. 3 when the team arrived there at 7 am. The house is covered from all sides by CCTV cameras and Jaisinghani locked himself in as soon he saw the ED team at the gate. He then called the local police and told them some people were trying to break into his house. It was only after a team of Ulhasnagar police identified the men at his doorstep as ED officials that he let them in. However, ED officials alleged that by then Jaisinghani's wife had flushed all his phones and SIM cards down the toilet bowl and the bookie himself was lying on a bed with an oxygen mask on. An ambulance he had called for while the ED team was struggling to get in soon arrived and took him to Jupiter Hospital. A senior ED officer, who did not wish to be identified, said they are looking into Jaisinghani's links with officials of two IPL teams who provided him unmatched access to players, and information on team compositions, and field conditions. In the day-long raid, the ED seized some documents and phones from the house. When reports last came in, they had sought local plumbers' help to retrieve the phones and SIM cards from the toilet bowl in Jaisinghani's house. Jaisinghani's name had cropped up in the 2013 spot fixing scandal too when bookie Ritesh Bansal alias 'Bharat Delhi' was picked up along with 'Shyam Delhi' and 'Lokesh Delhi' by the Mumbai Crime Branch. "Five games is our conservative estimate. There may be more games where spot fixing took place in this edition of IPL," said an ED official. When Mumbai Mirror contacted Jaisinghani, he denied being involved in betting and said he has been asked to present himself before the ED in Ahmedabad on Wednesday and that he would cooperate in the investigations. In simultaneous operations on Friday, the ED raided a premises owned by Shibu Gangwal's in Jaipur and another owned by Mukesh Sharma in Delhi. Currently in Dubai, Gangwal allegedly channelled betting money from India to other countries through Hawala. Mukesh Sharma from Delhi is involved in helping bookies open betting accounts on a UK-based betting site. Friday's raids were part of ED's larger investigation into a Rs 4,000-crore betting racket that was busted during the World Cup in March this year. Though betting is banned in India, investigations have revealed that bookies are using proxy servers for place bets on UK web sites. A data analysis of just one UK betting site threw up 16,000 Indian accounts.
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2015-05-21Celebrity Home: Inside glimpse of 'Uttaran' fame S
Celebrity Home: Inside glimpse of 'Uttaran' fame Sparsh Khanchandani’s beautiful house May 21, 2015, 20:39 PM IST Sparsh Khanchandani, popularly known as Ichcha from Uttaran has earned immense popularity as a child actress. This little wonder who is a resident of Ulhasnagar, Mumbai stays with her father, an advocate and mother, a teacher. In an exclusive conversation with Daily Bhaskar.com, Sparsh Khanchandani reveals about how special her house is for her. She says, “I have a very small house; it’s not that big. We have been staying here for the last four years. The best place in my house is the hall with a small library. I love to sit here for hours and do my studying. Also, I love to cook and so kitchen is another place which I love to roam around. I have tried cooking foods like pastas, pizzas and many such spicy delicious foods. Honestly, ever corner of my house has some or other memories attached to it. It’s full of positivity.”
2015-05-18When a project is declared illegal - Business Stan
When a project is declared illegal Mumbai May 18, 2015 Last Updated at 22:35 IST ALSO READ: Gift your parents a property What can you do if caught in a similar situation? According to experts, if the government declares a property illegal, the only option is to approach the court. “In many cases, the authorities issue notices after many years have passed by. The courts take cognizance of this fact and in all previous cases they were lenient to the buyers,” says Ashutosh Limaye, national director (research) at JLL India. He explains that the court’s underlying principle in such rulings have been the buyer is not at fault. Although it is the customer’s responsibility to first check the permissions a developer has with regard to the project, it’s not always possible for them to get a clear picture, due to opaqueness in real estate matters. In most cases, the courts have scoffed at the government for delayed action. ALSO READ: Legally bind your property transaction Property lawyer Vinod Sampat says the first thing one should do is file a criminal case against the realty firm and its directors. Such buyers should also approach the consumer court and also create a pressure group. “They should also use social media and go to the developer’s other projects, to make others aware of the problems they are facing due to the builder.” Imagine buying a house by liquidating crucial investments and taking a huge loan. When it’s time for you to move in, the government declares it illegal. This is exactly what happened with buyers in two separate cases in Noida. In the first one, the developers got all the relevant permission from the Noida Authority. After verifying the papers, even banks tied up with them to offer loans. After four years, as the work in many projects was nearing completion, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stopped the Noida Authority from giving completion certificates. The reason: they were within a 10-km radius of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary, an eco-sensitive zone. The move affected around 50,000 flat owners. In another case, NGT found the developers were not adhering to guidelines of the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) and were flouting pollution norms during the construction activity. The NGT order to halt the construction has put the fate of 20 projects (80 towers) in a limbo. ALSO READ: Gift your parents a property What can you do if caught in a similar situation? According to experts, if the government declares a property illegal, the only option is to approach the court. “In many cases, the authorities issue notices after many years have passed by. The courts take cognizance of this fact and in all previous cases they were lenient to the buyers,” says Ashutosh Limaye, national director (research) at JLL India. He explains that the court’s underlying principle in such rulings have been the buyer is not at fault. Although it is the customer’s responsibility to first check the permissions a developer has with regard to the project, it’s not always possible for them to get a clear picture, due to opaqueness in real estate matters. In most cases, the courts have scoffed at the government for delayed action. ALSO READ: Legally bind your property transaction Property lawyer Vinod Sampat says the first thing one should do is file a criminal case against the realty firm and its directors. Such buyers should also approach the consumer court and also create a pressure group. “They should also use social media and go to the developer’s other projects, to make others aware of the problems they are facing due to the builder.” ALSO READ: 11 common regrets of new home owners Time and again, across cities, property buyers have suffered a similar fate either due to the builder’s fault or the government stepping in after many years to declare the project illegal. They buy the houses after trusting that partner banks have verified the documents before tie-up. They keep repaying the loan without taking possession of the flat. In 2011, for example, about 500,000 residents living in the eastern and western suburbs of Mumbai were asked to shell out extra money for regularisation of their homes on a land classified as private forest land. The forest department had first issued notices to land owners in 1957. In 2001, a public interest litigation was filed by an environmentalist group. Subsequently, residents paid Rs 100 crore as penalty. Similarly, 113,000 buildings were identified as illegal in Ulhasnagar, before a special law was passed to regularise most of these in 2006. There’s little one can do about the loan. A banking expert said lenders could not take a lenient view, as it would set a precedent. They are also answerable to their boards and shareholders.
2015-05-17Man found dead in Thane - Eprahaar
Man found dead in Thane Sunday, May 17th, 2015 Thane (Maha): A 25-year-old man was found dead below a culvert in Ambegoan village here, police said today. The deceased has been identified as Dhanraj alias P M Baviskar of Ulhasnagar, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Rural) Bacchan Singh told today. The body with stabs marks was found yesterday after which it was sent for post mortem, he said. Prime facie, it appears to be a case of murder, the officer said, adding a case under section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of IPC and relevant sections of Arms Act has been registered against unidentified persons in this regard. Investigations are underway and efforts are on to nab the accused, he added.
Man found dead in Thane - Eprahaar
2015-05-16Mumbai: MMRDA plans new rental housing scheme - Mi
Mumbai: MMRDA plans new rental housing scheme By Varun Singh | Posted 16-May-2015 The state government’s ambitious rental-housing scheme has made a comeback. Once again, the authorities want the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) to implement the scheme via the public private partnership (PPP) mode. Last year, the MMRDA’s rental-housing scheme had failed miserably, with no takers from private developers. This time, the FSI has been increased for such rental housing projects and either a builder or MMRDA will construct the rental houses. The draft housing policy, which will be released soon, goes into considerable detail over rental housing. This time, the other difference is that the government has asked MMRDA to focus more on connectivity with central business districts, while deciding the location of these proposed projects. According to the policy, rental housing will be developed by the MMRDA by reviving its public-private partnership scheme for rental housing at strategic locations within municipal limits of all municipal corporations within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) including the BMC, and also outside the MMR. Last time the projects were planned in places like Karjat and Ulhasnagar. The onus of maintenance will be on the entity constructing the project, either MMRDA or the concerned builder. More FSI MMRDA’s erstwhile scheme will be revised with emphasis on connectivity, livelihood opportunities and civic and social amenities. The FSI for such schemes will be decided by MMRDA, with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 4, on gross plot area. The builder is free to construct other flats in these projects, but 25 per cent of the built-up area has to be reserved for rental housing. In case a builder wants to exceed the FSI of 4 (and the area has a greater permissible index), MMRDA will charge a premium of 60 per cent of the Ready Reckoner rate for these flats. Private developers willing to go ahead with the rental-housing scheme on their land in the MMR will be permitted to implement the scheme as per the modified MMRDA design of this scheme with extra FSI. The draft housing policy states, “MMRDA shall notify within 90 days (of the housing policy being accepted) the details of the revised scheme, which will include the management and maintenance of the rental housing component by either the developer or other suitable agency for a period of 10 years.” MMRDAspeak UPS Madan, MMRDA commissioner told mid-day, “The current status of the rental housing scheme is that we aren’t going ahead with it, but instead focusing on affordable housing. If the housing department asks us to construct or make a new policy on rental housing we will work on it.”
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2015-05-16Vasai-Virar civic polls on June 14 - Business Stan
Vasai-Virar civic polls on June 14 Mumbai Last Updated at May 16, 2015 17:22 IST Election to the 115 member Vasai-Virar Municipal corporation will be held on June 14. By-polls to eight seats in six municipal corporations will also be held on the same day. As per the election schedule announced by the state Election Commission today, by-elections to two seats each in Solapur and Malegoan municipal corporation and one each in Ahmednagar, Ulhasnagar, Mira-Bhayander and Parbhani will be held along with the Vasai-Virar civic body polls. The process of filing of nominations will start from May 22. Scrutiny will be done on May 30 while last day for withdrawal of nominations is June 1 and distribution of election symbol on June 2, a release issued by state election commission said. Polling will be held on June 14 from 7.30 AM to 5.30 PM and counting of votes will take place on June 16, it added.
2015-05-16In Memoriam: Dr. Indurani Meshri - Tulsa World
In Memoriam: Dr. Indurani Meshri July 16, 1944 - May 16, 2005 My Dearest Darling Indu: Today is exactly 10 years since you boarded the wings of heaven-bound angels and landed where peace, tranquility and joy know no boundaries. Our 39 years together were made of hard work, love, family, and dreams of improving the lives of others, especially for those who do not have the privilege of knowing any earthly peace, tranquility or joy; yet, have the intelligence, passion and desire we had 49 years ago, in our goals for a better world. Indu, my love, I feel the warmth of your angelic smile, with both of us knowing our life commitment continues, heard from the voices of friends, acquaintances and strangers who enjoy your beautiful Tulsa park, at 31st and Peoria, the college recipients of "Dr. Indu Dayal Meshri Scholarships" at TU, OSU and the University of Idaho, more than 800 students in your Science College and schools in Patan, India, and the needy widows of Ulhasnagar who boost my energy and encourage me to live longer and work harder, so I can continue contributing to the needs of widows, orphan children and homeless elderly people, in your sweet memory. Our children, Gita and Sanjay, 5 grandchildren and JuJu are the symbols of your love. They have been the strongest pillars in my life and have kept me moving this far. My darling Indu, please continue to inspire me, and help light our path of good deeds for the underprivileged people in our society. We miss you, and will cherish you forever. Yours always, with our love, Dayal, Gita, Sanjay, Julie, Mahesh, Asha, Bella, Daya, Aria, Arjan, and your extended family and friends, including at ARC and AFTPL, and in Oklahoma, India, and throughout the world.
In Memoriam: Dr. Indurani Meshri - Tulsa World
2015-05-16Dr. Indurani Meshri - Tulsa World
In Memoriam: Dr. Indurani Meshri By Staff Reports May 16, 2015 My Dearest Darling Indu: Today is exactly 10 years since you boarded the wings of heaven-bound angels and landed where peace, tranquility and joy know no boundaries. Our 39 years together were made of hard work, love, family, and dreams of improving the lives of others, especially for those who do not have the privilege of knowing any earthly peace, tranquility or joy; yet, have the intelligence, passion and desire we had 49 years ago, in our goals for a better world. Indu, my love, I feel the warmth of your angelic smile, with both of us knowing our life commitment continues, heard from the voices of friends, acquaintances and strangers who enjoy your beautiful Tulsa park, at 31st and Peoria, the college recipients of "Dr. Indu Dayal Meshri Scholarships" at TU, OSU and the University of Idaho, more than 800 students in your Science College and schools in Patan, India, and the needy widows of Ulhasnagar who boost my energy and encourage me to live longer and work harder, so I can continue contributing to the needs of widows, orphan children and homeless elderly people, in your sweet memory. Our children, Gita and Sanjay, 5 grandchildren and JuJu are the symbols of your love. They have been the strongest pillars in my life and have kept me moving this far. My darling Indu, please continue to inspire me, and help light our path of good deeds for the underprivileged people in our society. We miss you, and will cherish you forever. Yours always, with our love, Dayal, Gita, Sanjay, Julie, Mahesh, Asha, Bella, Daya, Aria, Arjan, and your extended family and friends, including at ARC and AFTPL, and in Oklahoma, India, and throughout the world.
Dr. Indurani Meshri - Tulsa World
2015-05-15जल्द ही उल्हासनगर में चलेंगी कल्याण की बसें
जल्द ही उल्हासनगर में चलेंगी कल्याण की बसें Updated: May 15, 2015, 08:30AM IST मनपा की महासभा में सर्वसम्मति से पास हुआ प्रस्ताव अरविंद त्रिपाठी, उल्हासनगर पिछले डेढ़ साल से परिवहन समस्या का सामना कर रहे उल्हासनगर वासियों को जल्द ही इस समस्या से छुटकारा मिलने वाला है। मनपा महासभा में गुरुवार को उल्हासनगर की सड़कों पर 25 मई से कल्याण परिवहन की बसें चलाने का प्रस्ताव सर्व सम्मति से पास किया गया।मनपा ने शहर में बस सेवा शुरू करने के लिए चार साल पहले इसका निजीकरण किया था। शहर में परिवहन सेवा की बसें चलाने का ठेका केस्ट्रल नामक कंपनी ने लिया था। केस्ट्रल कंपनी ने भाड़ा बढ़ाने की मांग को लेकर मनपा की परिवहन सेवा बंद कर दी थी। इससे शहर वासियों को आवागमन में खासी परेशानी का सामना करना पड़ रहा था। आम लोगों की परेशानियों को देखकर जनप्रतिनिधियों ने मनपा की महासभा में केस्ट्रल कंपनी के खिलाफ इस मुद्दे को जमकर उठाया। तब तत्कालीन मनपा आयुक्त बालाजी खतगांवकर ने केस्ट्रल कंपनी को ब्लैक लिस्ट में डाल दिया था। करीब डेढ़ वर्ष से बंद पड़ी परिवहन सेवा वापस शुरू करवाने के लिए आयुक्त ने कई बार निविदा मंगवाई, परंतु किसी ने निविदा नहीं भरी। शहर वासियों की परेशानियों को देखते हुए आयुक्त ने परिवहन महामंडल को पत्र देकर शहर में कुछ बसें चलाने की सिफारिश की थी, परंतु अब तक महामंडल की तरफ से बस सेवा शुरू नहीं की जा सकी है। बस बंद होने से हो रही दिक्कतों को देखते हुए कल्याण-डोंबिवली मनपा की महासभा में गुरुवार को सर्वसम्मति से 25 मई से उल्हासनगर में कल्याण परिवहन की बस सेवा शुरू करने का प्रस्ताव पास किया गया।
2015-05-15Mumbai sees rise in upper respiratory tract & thro
Mumbai sees rise in upper respiratory tract & throat infections Updated: May 15, 2015, 23:18 IST MUMBAI: Outpatient departments are swarming with cases of upper respiratory tract, throat and stomach infections as mercury levels continue to soar. The maximum temperature in the city showed no signs of abating even as Pune and closer home Ulhasnagar got rains on Thursday. Maximum temperature has been hovering around 34-35 degrees Celsius, a nearly eight to 10 degrees difference from the minimum. A physician from Parel's KEM Hospital said they are treating many patients suffering from fever and swollen glands. Cases of gastroenteritis is also on the rise, but the numbers are not alarming. "We are treating more than 10 cases a day where patients have symptoms of fever and cough with involvement of throat," said a doctor, adding that not all infections need to be treated with antibiotics.Physician Dr Pratit Samdani said he treated three patients with upper respiratory tract and throat infection on Friday. "There is certainly a virus in the air. In certain cases, patients are also coming with elevated liver enzyme levels. Swollen glands combined with cough and fever are the common symptoms," he said, adding that sporadic cases of malaria are also being diagnosed once in a while. Samdani said the heat has a significant role to play and people should avoid eating and drinking from roadside stalls.Much to the surprise of doctors, the erratic weather seems to have brought the H1N1 virus back into circulation. A pregnant women in her 30s with a history of diabetes is suspected to have died of the virus in a south Mumbai hospital. The hospital authorities are awaiting her swab test reports to ascertain if it was H1N1. Chest physician Dr Sujeet Rajan, who consults with Bombay Hospital, said this is the peak flu season and the city is probably witnessing its first phase. "We have two flu seasons, one between May and August and another between November and February. The best way to beat flu is to eat healthy, exercise and vaccinate the vulnerable population, including pregnant women, elderly and diabetics," he said, adding that it is the physician's responsibility to advise vaccination to those with lesser immunity.
2015-05-155 robbed on unguarded Kochuveli-LTT superfast expr
5 robbed on unguarded Kochuveli-LTT superfast express near Kolad station TNN | May 16, 2015, 02.59 AM IST MUMBAI: Five passengers were looted of their valuables on the unguarded Kochuveli-LTT Superfast Express early on Friday. Thieves slid their fingers through windows and snatched whatever they could from sleeping passengers. Some of them woke up with a start, but the thieves had vanished into the darkness. One passenger later registered a complaint with the Thane GRP. "I boarded the train at Sindhurdurg station on Thursday night with my wife Pradnya. No security personnel were escorting the train. Nor did a ticket checker turn up. The train made an unscheduled halt for nearly 20 minutes before Kolad station. This is when the robbers struck," said Vinod Naik, a 32-year-old clerk at a Juhu-based college. "All the passengers in our coach (S2) were asleep. We had left our windows open as it was very hot inside. Around 2.10 am, Pradnya cried in pain as she felt a sharp tug at her mangalsutra. Besides it, two gold rings, two gold bangles, a cellphone, ATM card and Rs 4,000 in cash kept in her handbag, collectively worth 2.5 lakh, were gone." The Naik couple soon heard commotion in the adjacent compartment. "We learnt that at least four other passengers had been robbed of their valuables and handbags. At Roha station, I alerted an RPF constable, in vain. At Panvel, an RPF person said the incident did not occur in his jurisdiction. Eventually, I called up the RPF control room, which gave me a helpline number. Helpline operators directed me to ticket-checking staff, who carry forms for recording offences committed on moving trains. They made a note of the incident around 3am," said Naik. The couple alighted at Thane station and headed home for Ulhasnagar. Later in the day, Naik met GRP deputy commissioner Rupali Ambure. Subsequently, an FIR was registered under section 392 of the IPC at the Thane GRP outpost. In November 2014, the vice-president of a construction firm was on the Vishakhapatnam-LTT Express with his family when his suitcase, containing gold and diamond jewellery, was stolen. The Kurla GRP have made no headway in the case. The complainant, V Ravichandra, said he had noticed a woman, who did not have a reservation, at Vidyavihar walking away with a suitcase similar in appearance to his own. No security escorts were in sight.
2015-05-14Unseasonal rain brings a little relief in Kalyan -
Unseasonal rain brings a little relief in Kalyan Pradeep Gupta | TNN | May 14, 2015, 10.45 PM IST KALYAN: Unseasonal light showers of rain were recorded on Thursday in many parts of the Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Dombivli area. The rain was started at arund 9 pm in Ulhasnagar which ended at 9.20 pm giving relief to locals from the heat. Ulhasnagar witness heavy rain while Kalyan and Dombivli witness light rain. In Kalyan public also witness heavy wind and light rainfall. This month this was first time when unseasonal rain reported in city. Last month several times such unseasonal rain were reported in Maharashtra.
2015-05-09Suspended Cidco employee booked for raping 26-year
Suspended Cidco employee booked for raping 26-year-old in Kharghar George Mendonca | TNN | May 9, 2015, 05.43 AM IST NAVI MUMBAI: The Kharghar Police has registered a case of rape against Republican Party of India's (RPI) Ulhasnagar city president and suspended CIDCO employee Milind Bagul after a 26-year-old girl from Badlapur alleged that the suspended Cidco employee had sexually assaulted her at a flat in Kharghar. Bagul was also held for graft in December 2011 and was suspended from Cidco. Bagul has been booked under Section 376 of the IPC along with relevant IPC sections for criminal intimidation by threatening her with dire consequences if she revealed that he had sexually assaulted her. Bagul, who was an office Assistant in CIDCO was held for graft in December 2011, after being trapped by the Thane ACB team while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a construction company. He was the general secretary of Cidco Employees' Union also. Senior Police Inspector, Pandharinath Patil said, "Bagul had taken the victim woman to his friend's vacant flat in a complex in sector-15, Kharghar under the pretext of resolving the dispute of her ancestral property in Ulhasnagar. At the flat, Bagul allegedly threatened and sexually assaulted her. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening but she came to the police station late in the night and accordingly a FIR was registered against Bagul." DCP (zone-2) Sanjay Singh Yenpure said, "The Kharghar police team was sent to Ulhasnagar to arrest the accused Milind Bagul, but he has gone absconding as he was neither at his residence nor at the office of his political party." Graft case against the accused Bagul: Fiza Construction Company had purchased a 300 square metre plot of land in Ulve, which was worth Rs 42 lakhs and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed accordingly in the name of the company's manager Prayesh Deshmukh. In order to ensure that the said plot is not transferred by CIDO to any other applicant (PAP) under the 12.5 per cent compensation scheme, Deshmukh obtained a stay order from the Panvel court and submitted a copy of the said order to Cidco's concerned department. Despite possessing the court's stay order, the accused Bagul allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from Deshmukh for not transferring the said plot to the other applicant. Eventually, on November 28, Deshmukh lodged a complaint against Bagul with the ACB office at Thane. Accordingly, on December 2, around 5.50 pm, a trap was laid for Bagul at his first floor office in Cidco Bhavan and he was caught red handed with Rs 1 lakh bribe money.
2015-05-09Four child labourers rescued in Ulhasnagar; three
Four child labourers rescued in Ulhasnagar; three held Press Trust of India | Thane May 9, 2015 Last Updated at 20:07 IST Police have rescued four child labourers working in Chinese food joints in Ulhasnagar town here and arrested three persons for employing them. The Child Protection Unit of Thane Police rescued the minors last night, an official said today. Inspector Madan Ballal, who supervised the raid on food stalls, said all those rescued were below the age of 14 and later sent to remand home. The arrested trio - Suraj Roy, C Manickam and Vicky Mangtani - were booked under relevant sections of IPC, Care and Protection of Children Act, 2000 and Child Labour Prevention Act, 1986, he said. Ballal said the raid was conducted with the assistance of Kalyan Bal Samiti, an NGO active in anti-child labour movement.
2015-05-08Mumbai: Army jawan's attempt to juggle two women l
Mumbai: Army jawan's attempt to juggle two women lands him in jail By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 08-May-2015 In a tragicomedy of errors, the jawan, who intended to break up with a police constable and have an arranged marriage with a teacher, ended up marrying the constable, lying to the teacher, and getting arrested An army jawan’s plan to ditch a female constable, whom he was in a relationship with, to go ahead with his arranged marriage with a teacher failed spectacularly when he ended up marrying the constable, lying to the teacher and getting himself and his parents thrown in prison. The police said the jawan, Ananda Sukhdev Bodhak, was in a relationship with the constable and was supposed to have an arranged marriage with the teacher. He wanted to end the relationship with his lover ahead of the marriage, slated for May 7. Bodhak who is a resident of Khopoli and had come home on leave however, feared the consequences of ditching a police constable and ended up marrying her on May 4. Obvious lieBodhak then called his second wife-to-be a teacher and a resident of Ulhasnagar on May 5 and told her that they would have to postpone the marriage as he had been asked to leave for the border immediately. The teacher and her sister, however, suspected Bodhak was lying about the emergency, “since no war was on” and visited his house in Khopoli. They asked his neighbours and found out that he had got married on May 4. They then approached the Vitthalwadi police in Kalyan and got him arrested for cheating. “Bodhak was already in a relationship with the female police constable but wanted to ditch her and carry on with his arranged marriage with the teacher from Ulhasnagar. But, when he realised it would be difficult to leave the police constable as she could complain against him, he married her on May 4 and then told the teacher that he had been called to the border immediately,” said a police official. “The teacher, who had been orphaned as a child, had done all the preparations for the marriage. She had done all the shopping with her sister and had even booked a marriage hall,” said Vijay Dolas, senior police inspector of Vitthalwadi police station. The police have arrested the army jawan, his father, Sukhdev, and mother, Indumati.
2015-05-05SC upholds life sentence awarded to gangster-turne
SC upholds life sentence awarded to gangster-turned-politician Pappu kalani BY OUR POLITICAL BUREAU | UPDATED: MAY 05, 2015, 05.02 PM IS The Supreme Court today upheld the life sentence given to Ulhasnagar gangster-turned-politician Pappu Kalani for murdering a BJP worker. Kalani had approached the Supreme Court challenging a Kalyan Sessions court order that had convicted him and three of his accomplices for the murder of Inder Bhatija. Inder was gunned down in 1999 in Ulhasnagar in spite of having a police bodyguard. Inder was a prime witness and complainant in the murder of his brother Ghanshyam, who was also allegedly killed by kalani's men in 1990. In 2013, the Kalyan Sessions Court found Kalani and his accomplices guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment. Kalani's appeal in the Bombay High Court filed in 2014 was rejected and his sentence was upheld by the High Court. On Tuesday, his appeal against life sentence was also rejected by the Supreme Court. Kalani's writ runs large in Ulhasnagar in Thane which he once dominated extensively through muscle power. A former MLA from the Congress party, it was former Congress Chief Minister Sudhakarrao Naik who put a stop to Kalani's activities by having him arrested in 1992. In fact Pappu's entire family has been involved in a number of criminal cases. Pappu's wife Jyoti, a former Mayor of Ulhasnagar, has faced cases of intimidation and forgery. Their son Omi is an accussed in several assault and extortion cases. Pappu's brother Narayan also has been accused in a number of murder cases.
SC upholds life sentence awarded to gangster-turne
2015-05-05SC upholds life sentence awarded to gangster-turne
SC upholds life sentence awarded to gangster-turned-politician Pappu kalani BY OUR POLITICAL BUREAU | UPDATED: MAY 05, 2015, 05.02 PM IST The Supreme Court today upheld the life sentence given to Ulhasnagar gangster-turned-politician Pappu Kalani for murdering a BJP worker. Kalani had approached the Supreme Court challenging a Kalyan Sessions court order that had convicted him and three of his accomplices for the murder of Inder Bhatija. Inder was gunned down in 1999 in Ulhasnagar in spite of having a police bodyguard. Inder was a prime witness and complainant in the murder of his brother Ghanshyam, who was also alleg .. In fact Pappu's entire family has been involved in a number of criminal cases. Pappu's wife Jyoti, a former Mayor of Ulhasnagar, has faced cases of intimidation and forgery. Their son Omi is an accussed in several assault and extortion cases. Pappu's brother Narayan also has been accused in a number of murder cases.
2015-05-04Mumbai: Developer could land in jail for joining f
Mumbai: Developer could land in jail for joining flats To ensure Mumbai gets affordable housing units and malpractices by developers are curbed, the Maharashtra state housing policy has proposed imprisonment and fine as punishment. MUMBAI Updated: May 04, 2015 17:16 IST To ensure Mumbai gets affordable housing units and malpractices by developers are curbed, the Maharashtra state housing policy has proposed imprisonment and fine as punishment. According to the proposal, a developer or an occupant found joining smaller flats could be imprisoned for three years and fined 40% of the ready reckoner rate. The policy also contemplates amendment in the MRTP Act for stricter punishment for unauthorised and informal housing in urban areas. The draft policy promises the formation of a housing regulator within three months of the announcement of the final policy. The department has framed the rules, which need to be vetted. Once notified, the authority will have an autonomous tribunal under an officer of the rank of principal secretary. “This will be rolled out in the next couple of months,” said an officer from the department. Under the policy, which is expected to be released by month end, the government has decided to allow the developer to mortgage the land being redeveloped under the slum rehabilitation scheme, cluster redevelopment scheme or redevelopment of Mhada colonies. This will help developers raise funds from the open market. The officers from the housing department are wary of the misuse of such funds.To avoid the recurrence of the amnesty schemes introduced for Dombivli and Ulhasnagar for the regularisation of illegal housing in the MMR, the draft has clarified that no illegal constructions will be entertained in peri-urban areas up to 20 kms from the outer boundary of BMC and 15 kms for smaller municipal corporations. There will be no further regularisation of the irregular housing and the necessary amendments would be issued shortly. The policy has assured the strengthening of the existing machinery to curtail unauthorised structures. The government is also contemplating making it obligatory for all the cooperative housing societies to create depreciation fund. Similarly, the collection of the development charges under section 124 of MRTP Act from the new building proposals, will be utilised for the new infrastructure. The urban local bodies, however, are duty bound to publish utilisation of the fund annually.
Mumbai: Developer could land in jail for joining f
2015-05-035 traders arrested for copyright violation - Busin
5 traders arrested for copyright violation Press Trust of India | Thane May 3, 2015 Last Updated at 13:07 IST Five traders from Ulhasnagar township of Thane district were arrested for alleged copyright violation and cheating customers by selling fake products after labelling them under popular brand names, police said. Based on a complaint filed by an official of Titan company, an offence was registered against the five businessmen for allegedly selling bags which had the brand name and its logo inscribed on the products, Assistant Police Inspector M M Jadhav said. They had duped several customers by misusing popular brand names, he said. Bags worth Rs 18.92 lakh having brand names inscribed illegally were recovered from them, he said. Subsequently, traders Anil Punjabi, Satish Shah, Mahesh Gokhalani, Amit Shah and Sunil Chawla, having shops at various locations in Ulhasnagar, were arrested late last night, he said. They have been booked under sections 420 (cheating) read 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC and also sections 51, 52 and 63 of the Indian Copyright Act.
2015-05-01Woman Set Ablaze By Husband Over A Family Dispute
Woman Set Ablaze By Husband Over A Family Dispute Press Trust Of India | Thane (Maharashtra) | Updated: May 1, 2015 4:21 pm In a shocking incident in Thane on Tuesday, a woman was set on fire by her husband for failing to fund the marriage of her brother-in-law, according to police. The incident took place on April 28 in Nevalipada locality of Ambernath when accused Barkhu Jadhav (36) returned home drunk and picked up a quarrel with his wife Parvati and began abusing her over not bringing Rs 5,000 for her brother-in-law’s wedding, PSI MK Jadhav of Hill Line police station in Ulhasnagar said. She was asked to bring money from her parents for the marriage. Her husband who was under the influence of alcohol, doused her in kerosene and set her ablaze, police said. Subsequently, the victim was rushed to Ulhasnagar Central hospital with severe burns where she died on Wednesday undergoing treatment, police said. The accused has been charged under sections 302 and 498 of the IPC. However, no arrest has been made so far, police added.
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