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June-2019 News & Updates from the City of Ulhasnagar/Sindhunagar, Maharashtra, India. Ulhasnagar City News indexed across timeline for easy retrieval.

2019-06-30Cops don counseller’s hat, warn children against dangers of narcotics - The Hindu
Cops don counseller’s hat, warn children against dangers of narcotics UPDATED: JULY 01, 2019 01:23 IST : The Mumbai Police conducted awareness seminars about the ill effects of drug abuse at schools in the Dongri division on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking last week. The division has, in the last couple of years, seen a rise in the Nigerian drug peddler menace, with the police even invoking the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against them in one case. Assistant Commissioner of Police Avinash Dharmadhikari, Dongri division, said the seminars were held at four schools in jurisdictions of the JJ Marg and the Dongri police stations, with hundreds of students in attendance. “The students were made aware of how addictive and damaging narcotics can be, and how difficult it was to break away from the habit,” an officer who was part of the seminars said. Another officer said that schools were chosen as venues for the seminars after the local police and the Anti Narcotics Cell arrested several drug peddlers near educational institutions in the area. Posters that said, “Love yourself, choose life over drugs, say no to drugs” were also displayed. The police in the Dongri division have launched a sustained crackdown in the area over the last couple of years, after a rise was observed in incidents of drug peddling. The crackdown intensified after some police personnel were attacked by the drug peddlers on two occasions. In April this year, they invoked the MCOCA, which comes with a higher penal sentence and makes it difficult for the accused to secure bail, against four drug peddlers arrested for selling mephedrone. The police are also planning an awareness campaign in collaboration with Hussain Chhatriwala, a reformed drug addict who now runs a rehabilitation centre in Murbad, in which reformed addicts will share the stories of their decline into as well as their freedom from drug addiction. Meanwhile, the Thane police, too, held awareness campaigns in their jurisdiction, during which seminars, panel discussions and lectures were held in colleges in Thane, Kalyan and Ulhasnagar. The lectures were conducted by officers from the Thane Anti Narcotics Cell and Crime Branch, as well as doctors and mental health experts in order to explain the physical, psychological and legal hazards of drug abuse. Officers said that the awareness campaigns were aimed at college students, slum dwellers and daily wage labourer, who are among the biggest consumer base of street drug peddlers. Public meeting were also held at busy squares in various locations.
2019-06-30Residents of low-lying areas shift, as water enters their houses in Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar - Free Press Journal
Residents of low-lying areas shift, as water enters their houses in Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar Updated on : 1 July 2019, 07:46 AM : Thane: Due to heavy rains over the past three days, lowlying areas of Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar were waterlogged.The lowlying Nadi Naka, Shelar village, Durga Apartment and Latif compound areas in Bhiwandi experienced heavy rains. People had to wade through knee-deep water to work and do their house chores. Importantly, Kamvari Lake and Khoni Lake overflowed.Most complaints came from Nadi Naka and Shelar village, as water entered people’s houses and shops. Nadi Naka residents shifted to their relatives’ places. Blaming and cursing the authorities, a Nadi Naka resident, Umesh Tiwari, said, “The gram panachayat authority did not clean the nullah properly, resulting in waterlogging in the area.” Traffic snarls Due to waterlogging, Gujarat-bound vehicles, who had to cross Nadi Naka, were stuck in a traffic jam, which lasted over an hour. Many motorists stopped there, when their vehicles developed mechanical issues. In Ulhasnagar, where water entered the houses and shops near furniture market, the shopkeepers from Aman talkies and Nehru Chowk, too, complained of waterlogging. Locals blamed the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) for the mess, as it did not clean nullahs properly, resulting in waterlogging in the lowlying areas.
2019-06-30Thane man held for beating rat snake to death - Times of India
Thane man held for beating rat snake to death Updated: Jun 30, 2019, 9:42 IST : MUMBAI: An Ulhasnagar resident has been arrested for allegedly beating a snake to death on Friday. Aftab Ansari is seen in a video clip where he holds the rat snake by its tail, tosses it up in the air and then smacks it on the floor with force such that the thwack is audible. Aftab, who has been arrested, has told forest officials that the snake had entered a house in the neighbourhood, scaring away the children present. He claims he did what he did to save the children in the neighbourhood. He says he scooped up the snake using a piece of cloth, said forest officer Rakesh Shinde. The video shows Ansari hitting the snake on the floor even as a few onlookers from the neighbourhood watch. A complaint of cruelty was lodged by animal acivist Chetan Gudhe. Shinde said that Ansari has been arrested and an offence registered against him. The rat snake snake is a species that is not included in the scheduled species under the Wildlife Protection Act.
2019-06-29Downpour leads to tree-falls, cave-ins, flooding in MMR - Hindustan Times
Downpour leads to tree-falls, cave-ins, flooding in MMR Updated: Jun 30, 2019 04:51 IST : The downpour on Saturday led to tree falls, cave-ins, train delays, waterlogged streets and traffic snarls in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). However, no injuries were reported.Thane received 52.83mm rainfall on Saturday. Around 11 trees were uprooted in various parts of the city, said Santosh Kadam, chief of regional disaster management cell (RDMC). Waterlogging was also seen in many parts of the city, leading to traffic congestion in areas such as Ghodbunder Road. FIVE CAVE-INS ON GHODBUNDER ROAD : Shoddy work in laying a sewage line in Anand Nagar area of Ghodbunder road led to road cave-ins at five spots. Rajesh Rai, 40, a resident of the area, said, The trenches were filled in shoddily with stones. The bitumen has washed off. Just stepping on the road creates a dent. Ravindra Khadtale, city engineer, Thane Municipal Corporation, said the trenches weren't filled properly. We will repair it after the monsoon, he said. 3 WALL COLLAPSE CASES : The wall of Ambedkar Nagar nullah in Uthalsar, Thane, collapsed on Saturday, though no one was hurt. Three more incidents of wall collapse were reported at Buddha Vihar, Wagle Estate; at Dhanyavad society in Dhobi Ali; and at Madina Colony in Kausa. 14 TREE-FALLS Kalyan recorded 238mm rainfall and Ulhasnagar witnessed 208 mm rain. Fourteen incidents of tree collapses were reported, while Golden Park, Phule Nagar, Datta Ali Tilak Chowk and Shahad cemetery were waterlogged. NAVI MUMBAI, PANVEL WATERLOGGEDIn Panvel, with 105mm rainfall, drains were completely choked and waterlogging was reported in Kalamboli, Kamothe and Kharghar. Commuters using Mansarovar station had to wade through water in the underpass to reach the station. Priya Ratambe, public relations officer, Cidco, said, the problem would be taken care of. A 50m patch, which was recently repaired at the exit of Panvel station, by the civic body, was also washed away. Navi Mumbai got 75.82mm rain and four tree fall cases were reported, apart from waterlogging in four to five areas. TALOJA CETP WATER MIXES WITH RAINWATER : Meanwhile, untreated water from the Taloja common effluent treatment plant overflowed and got mixed with rainwater, endangering health of commuters. Activist Arvind Mahatre said the state pollution control board is yet to comply with the green tribunals order to fix the CETP. PART OF VIRAR PLATFORM CAVES INA : portion of platform number three at Virar station, on the Dahanu side, caved in on Saturday. Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, Western Railway, said there were no repercussions on trains.
2019-06-29Inspiring stories of five visually-challenged IAS officers to know about - NewsBytes
Inspiring stories of five visually-challenged IAS officers to know about The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country. IAS officers are recruited through UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) and cracking it isn't easy as many spend years preparing to clear it. However, there are some candidates who cleared CSE and went on to become IAS officers despite being visually challenged. Here are five visually-impaired IAS officers. 1. Krishna Gopal Tiwari, the first visually-challenged collector in India Krishna Gopal Tiwari is a 2008-batch IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. In 2014, he became the first ever visually-challenged District Collector in the country. He had secured AIR-142 in CSE-2008, battling visual impairment and extreme economic hardships to clear the coveted exam. He is currently the Director of Department of Social Justice and Disabled Welfare (DSJDW) of the Madhya Pradesh government. 2. Pranjal Patil, India's first visually impaired woman IAS officer Pranjal Patil is a 2017-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre. In 2018, she became the country's first visually impaired woman IAS officer when she took charge as the Assistant Collector of Kerala's Ernakulam district. Pranjal, who hails from Maharashtra's Ulhasnagar, lost her vision when she was just six years old. She first cracked CSE-2016 with AIR-773 and later secured AIR-124 in CSE-2017. 3. Ajit Kumar Yadav became an IAS officer after 3-year battle Ajit Kumar Yadav, a 2012-batch IAS officer, lost vision at the age of five due to acute diarrhea. He appeared for CSE in 2008 and bagged AIR-208. While he was expecting to be accepted into IAS, he was instead offered a place in Indian Railway Personnel Service. However, he fought against discrimination and received the appointment letter in 2012 after a long battle. 4. IAS officer Aman Gupta is 90% blind Aman Gupta is an IAS officer of the 2013 batch from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories) cadre who is currently posted in New Delhi. He suffers from a rare eye disease called "juvenile macular degeneration" due to which he is 90% blind. He prepared using audio books but failed to clear UPSC CSE-2011. However, he devoted more time and secured AIR-57 in CSE-2012. 5. IAS officer Rajesh Singh of the 2007 batch Rajesh Singh is a 2007-batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Rajesh, who lost his eyesight at six years, cleared CSE in 2007, but he received the appointment letter in 2010 after approaching the Supreme Court. He even wrote a book titled I: Putting the Eye in IAS, which was released in 2016, about a visually-challenged IAS aspirant, reflecting his own struggles at different stages.
2019-06-29Builder, kin booked for Rs 3 crore loan fraud - Times of India
Builder, kin booked for Rs 3 crore loan fraud Updated: Jun 29, 2019, 9:02 IST : KALYAN: A builder and his associates allegedly used documents submitted to them by 15 flat-buyers, mostly railway employees, to fraudulently open bank accounts and avail of home loans of Rs 3 crore in their names from financial institutions. They said that as Vithalwadi police in Ulhasnagar sat on their complaints since last year, they filed a writ petition in the high court, which slammed police for not filing an FIR. Police finally filed an FIR on Thursday. Eight persons, including main accused, builder Sandesh Bhoir, his relatives and staff of financial institutions who, without verification issued loans on the victims names, have been booked. The main complainant, Sagar Salvi (30), a technician with Central Railway in Mumbai, alleged in the FIR that in October 2017 he learned about cheap homes in Kalyan through friends. Salvi said he approached Bhoir, who runs Aryan Group and Builders in Chinchpada, to buy a flat at Nilesh Residency. Senior inspector R P Bhame said they had visited residences of the accused but they were on the run. Bhoir's phone was switched off.
2019-06-292 electrocuted - Free Press Journal
2 electrocuted Updated on : 30 June 2019, 11:44 AM : Thane: Two separate incidents of people being electrocuted to death happened in Thane district on Friday night. First incident took place in Thane A 46-year-old man was electrocuted to death after the branch of a tree which hit an electric cable fell on him. The incident took place near Hanuman temple in Kolbad area of Thane at 12.45 am. Santosh Kadam officer of Regional Disaster Management Committee (RDMC) said, "We received the information about the branch of a tree falling down on MSEDC electric cable and one electrocuted near Shelar pada in Kolbad area in Thane. Thereafter one fire engine, one rescue vehicle and one ambulance rushed to the spot. The deceased was identified as Nagesh Malppa Nirang, a resident of Robert Chawl in Thane's Rabodi area. Rabodi police booked an ADR (Accidental Death Report). R K Shaikh police sub inspector, Rabodi police station said, "He was trying to join the open electric wire with another electric wire after which, branch of a tree fell down on him". The body of the deceased was taken to the civil hospital after performing the Panchnama, and body was handed over to his family for the final rites. Second incident happened at Shivaji chowk in Ambernath East A 22-year-old rickshaw driver was electrocuted to death after an electric pole and tree fell on an auto where he was standing. Vijay Satpute, police sub inspector said," The cause of death is head injury and electric shock". The incident happened on Friday at around 10.30 am when he was standing beside his auto rickshaw. He was then sent to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar. After panchnama, his body was handed over to his family member for the final rites.
2019-06-28Thane and neighbouring areas witness Watter-logging too - Free Press Journal
Thane and neighbouring areas witness Watter-logging too Updated on : 29 June 2019, 08:58 AM : Bhiwandi: As heavy rainfall lashed Thane district on Friday, water-logging cases were reported from several parts of the city in Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ulhasnagar. The Central line (Mumbai Suburban Railway) also witnessed heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday morning, resulting in water logging at Thane station tracks. R K Meena, Thane Station Master said, "Due to heavy rain, the railway patrolling team who were actively engaged since morning regarding the water logging situation and other staff present also cleared the garbage which was lying on the tracks to clear the water logging. Not a single train has been delayed reported till now". Police inspector Anil Mangale Wagale traffic said, " Due to heavy downpour, the Naupada area, Teen Hath Naka and Hari Niwas areas experienced traffic jam situations. In Mumbra, three incidents involving vehicles took place, one vehicle dashed into a divider, the second vehicle fell into a pit in a nearby road and the third vehicle stopped on the road due to some mechanical fault in the vehicle". The Teen Batti Market in Bhiwandi, was inundated with rain water, the people had no choice but to walk through the knee deep water and many motorists even had to abandon their vehicles due to the rising water level on the streets. The Bhiwandi city and the surrounding areas such as Mandai area, Millat Nagar, Bala compound, Bhiwandi ST depot and Jaitunpura experienced water logging situations as well. Kalyan city Due to heavy rain, many low lying areas in Kalyan such as Chikanghar and Beturkarpada areas witnessed water logging. Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation reported that 13 trees and one electric pole fell down in Kalyan and Dombivli areas. Ulhasnagar city Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation(UMC) officials said that in the furniture market, water had entered into some of the houses. Water logging complaints were received from the furniture market, Aman talkies and Nehru Chowk areas where water had entered some of the houses and shops. Some locals blamed the UMC for not cleaning the nullahs properly resulting in this kind of waterlogging in these areas. Thane city Many areas witnessed water logging such as Makhmali lake, Uthalsar area, Saraswati English school, Kamgar hospital area, Jalaram apartment, Uthalsar ward office, etc. Satosh Kadam officer, Regional disaster management cell said, "We received many complaints which totaled to 56 including one fire incident, 13 tree falls,8 tree branch falls, 2 trees in dangerous condition, 16 water logging cases, 1 building in dangerous condition, 1 slab fall, and 14 other incidents.
2019-06-28Rain batters Thane, Kalyan; throws life out of gear - Hindustan Times
Rain batters Thane, Kalyan; throws life out of gear Updated: Jun 29, 2019 00:59 IST : Heavy rain on Friday brought the city to a standstill, with as many as 13 spots witnessing waterlogging and debunking the civic body’s claims of being prepared for the monsoon. No injuries or deaths were reported from any part of the city. Thane received 182.87mm of rain, its highest so far this year since the onset of the monsoon. As office goers woke up to a heavy downpour, they were in for a grindingly slow ride along Ghodbunder Road, the eastern express highway, Teen Hath Naka, Kopri Bridge and Kharegaon toll plaza. Heavy traffic was also witnessed in on Thane-Belapur Road and Manpada in the evening. Ankoor Anvekar, 27, a resident of Charai, said, “There was heavy traffic congestion near the Masunda Lake Circle. I was stuck for over 15 minutes.” A senior officer from traffic police said, “Due to heavy rainfall, traffic congestion was observed in Kapurbawdi, Teen Hath Naka, Ghodbunder Road and Thane railway station. There was a major traffic jam in areas of Mumbra, Shilphata, Narpoli and Nasik Road due to the breakdown of some heavy vehicles. We deployed wardens in various corners of the city to manage the traffic round the clock.” Santosh Kadam, chief of Thane’s Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC), said, “Waterlogging was witnessed in Makhmali Lake, Masunda Lake, Saraswati School in Naupada, Balkum, Rutu Park, Kharkar Ali, Shil and Mumbra. We provided water pumps to all areas that reached out to us.” Kadam also said that 12 trees had fallen due to flooding. Unlike the pre-monsoon showers, however, this spell of rain did not cause water to enter people’s homes. 13 trees, electric pole fall in Kalyan People had to wade through knee-deep water in several areas of Kalyan and Dombivli as the twin cities received 96mm of rainfall on Friday. Thirteen trees, as well as an electric pole, fell from the rain battering at Tisgaon Naka, Ganesh Nagar and DB Chowk in Adharwadi. Civic body officials claimed all trees were removed immediately. Reports of waterlogging emerged from several places for the first time. “This was the first time I saw waterlogging outside Thakurli station. The railways recently constructed a wall in this area to stop trespassing, which we feel is the reason for waterlogging,” said Sandeep Nair, 34, who commutes to Ghatkopar by train every day. Pranesh Rao, 44, another commuter claimed the railways had not made any provision to drain stormwater while building the wall. A railway official at Thakurli station, requesting anonymity, said, “The wall was built to control trespassing at the station. We had left a small drain to let the water pass. But it hasn’t helped. We have dug up a small trench in the area to give an outlet for the water as soon as we heard about the incident.” In Kalyan, waterlogging was also reported at Lokgram, Chakki Naka, Khadegolivali and Hanuman Nagar in Kalyan (East) and Atali, Chikanghar and Beturkarpada in Kalyan (West). In Dombivli, waterlogging was reported at Tukaram Nagar. The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) claimed it had demolished an 80-year-old building, declared as dangerous, at Agra Road. “The two-floored building had not caved in but we demolished it as a precautionary measure,” said Prasad Thakur, assistant public relations officer, KDMC. The KDMC also said it had started demolishing the Nair Building at Karpewadi in Kalyan (East), a portion of which had collapsed on a nearby chawl on Thursday evening. Traffic snarls were reported in Kongaon and Patripool area due to the heavy downpour during rush hour. Shops flooded in Ulhasnagar Several shops at Shiv Plaza Market saw water entering their premises while waterlogging was also witnessed at Nehru Chowk, Sapna Garden, Aman Theatres and New Link Road. Sashikant Dayma, a local social activist, said “The market area of the city was badly affected. This has revealed how much nullah cleaning was done by the civic body. Shopkeepers were busy removing their wares throughout the day.” Vinod Kene, chief sanitary inspector of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), said, “Nehru Chowk saw severe waterlogging because the area’s nullah was choked with garbage. We have initiated the work of unclogging it.”
2019-06-28Mumbai rains cross 150 mm mark, heavy rainfall in Thane, Mira-Bhayander - Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai rains cross 150 mm mark, heavy rainfall in Thane, Mira-Bhayander Updated: Jun 28, 2019, 22:42 IST : Mumbai: Finally, a couple of days after the monsoon had officially been declared in Mumbai, the city has started receiving rains. The rains seem to be making up for the slow start and many places in the city and suburbs reported receiving heavy spells of rain today. Several parts of the city has been witnessing moderate to heavy rainfall. Citizens across the city took to social media platforms to share the images and videos of the #MumbaiRains. In many places, including the airport, visibility was reported to be severely low with high winds. The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation said that the city is likely to witness heavy rainfall.
2019-06-28Mumbai Rains LIVE updates | 8 killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra: Report - Hindustan Times
Mumbai Rains LIVE updates | 8 killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra: Report Jun 28, 2019 22:26 IST : Mumbai woke up to moderate spells of rain and isolated heavy showers across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Friday, bringing relief from hot and humid conditions. Between 8.30am and 10am, the suburbs recorded 5.5mm rain while south Mumbai recorded 7.6mm. Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Vasai-Virar etc all recorded moderate to heavy showers. The rains are likely to continue through the weekend, the weather bureau said. 10:00 pm IST Heavy rains continue to lash Nashik district; two killed Two persons, including a teenage girl, were killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra’s Nashik district which was lashed by heavy showers for the fourth consecutive day Friday, disrupting normal life, PTI quoted officials. 09:30 pm IST 8 killed in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra Eight people were killed and five injured in rain-related incidents in Maharashtra where several parts were lashed by heavy rains Friday, even as dry weather prevailed in northern India, according to a report in PTI. In the national capital, monsoon is likely to make an onset on July 3, after a delay of four days. Normally, the wind system reaches Delhi around June 29.
2019-06-28Mumbai records its first heavy spell of monsoon rain - Hindustan Times
Mumbai records its first heavy spell of monsoon rain Updated: Jun 28, 2019 11:47 IST : Mumbai woke up to moderate spells of rain and isolated heavy showers across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Friday, bringing relief from hot and humid conditions. Between 8.30am and 10am, the suburbs recorded 5.5mm rain while south Mumbai recorded 7.6mm. Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Vasai-Virar etc all recorded moderate to heavy showers. The rains are likely to continue through the weekend, the weather bureau said. “As forecasted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the rain was recorded across MMR making it the first proper monsoon spell. The monsoon currents are strong over the west coast with a cyclonic circulation (weather system) currently over Mumbai and surrounding areas and an offshore trough, which is further strengthening monsoon currents,” said KS Hosalikar IMD’s deputy director general (western region). “Moderate showers with isolated heavy spells will continue till Sunday,” Hosalikar added. Hosalikar also said that while the intensity of rains has increased, it might not be able to meet the rain deficiency for Mumbai. Mumbai has currently recorded just over 190mm rain against the normal rain for June at 493.1mm.
2019-06-26Audit of skywalksto bridge safety gap - Hindustan Times
Audit of skywalksto bridge safety gap Updated: Jun 26, 2019 05:41 IST : After bridges and foot overbridges (FOBs), it is now time for skywalks to be audited. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will conduct a safety audit of the 24 skywalks in the city. Experts from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) will study the skywalks to ensure they are structurally fit for use.This development comes a week after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) shut down the Bandra skywalk, citing safety concerns after three women were injured when panels fell off the skywalk. A BMC official said on condition of anonymity, We have written to VJTI and after we receive their concurrence and the cost estimations for the audit, the work will be assigned by taking permissions from civic body chief Praveen Pardeshi. According to BMC officials, there are around 24 skywalks in the western, eastern suburbs and south Mumbai. Approximately 56 skywalks were planned for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), but only 39 were constructed by the MMRDA between 2008 and 2012. Of the 39, around 24 are in Mumbai and maintained by the BMC. The remainder are in Thane, Vasai, Virar, Ulhasnagar, Mira Road, Bhayander and other neighbouring areas. The audit is considered necessary as skywalks are similar to bridges and in a couple of instances, structural defects have been identified. Hence, we feel it will be safe to conduct structural audits, said the BMC official.Last year, the BMC had shut down the skywalk in Dahisar (West) because it was deemed unsafe owing to structural defects. In March this year, after seven were killed in the collapse of the Himalaya FOB near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), the commissioner of MMRDA had written to the BMC, suggesting a structural audit of skywalks be undertaken. The BMC had ordered a re-audit of all 296 FOBs and road over bridges (ROBs) in Mumbai after the collapse of the Himalaya FOB.On March 25, 2019, MMRDA commissioner RA Rajeev had written to the BMC, Considering the recent incidents of the failure of old foot over bridge structures in Mumbai, it would be appropriate to take a review of these skywalks by conducting site inspections, maintenance and structural audit etc.
2019-06-25After 1 km chase, two held for Rs 50,000 robbery in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
After 1 km chase, two held for Rs 50,000 robbery in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 25, 2019, 8:03 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Policemen and a few alert citizens chased and caught two men after they allegedly robbed a cashier of valuables worth Rs 50,000 in Ulhasnagar on Monday. The accused were caught after a 1km chase. Premchand Dhakani alias Babu (25) and Amit Rajoria (19), allegedly robbed Harish Shetty (46), who works at a bar and restaurant. At 2.30am when Shetty was going home after his shift, the accused snatched cash and valuables from him at knife-point. Shetty raised an alarm, hearing which a police patrolling team and a few citizens chased the suspects. The accused are history-sheeters, said a police officer.
2019-06-25Audit of 24 skywalks in Mumbai to bridge safety gap - Hindustan Times
Audit of 24 skywalks in Mumbai to bridge safety gap Updated: Jun 26, 2019 00:32 IST : After bridges and foot overbridges (FOBs), it is time for skywalks now to be audited. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will conduct a safety audit of the 24 skywalks in the city. Experts from the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) will study the skywalks to ensure they are structurally fit for use. This development comes a week after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) shut down the Bandra skywalk, citing safety concerns after three women were injured when panels fell off the skywalk. A BMC official said on condition of anonymity, We have written to VJTI and after we receive their concurrence and the cost estimations for the structural audit, the work will be assigned by taking permission from municipal commissioner Praveen Pardeshi. According to BMC officials, there are around 24 skywalks in the western, eastern suburbs and south Mumbai. Approximately 56 skywalks were planned for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), but only 39 were constructed by the MMRDA between 2008 and 2012. Of the 39, around 24 are in Mumbai and maintained by the BMC. The remainder are in Thane, Vasai, Virar, Ulhasnagar, Mira Road, Bhayander and other neighbouring areas. The audit is considered necessary as skywalks are similar to bridges and in a couple of instances, structural defects have been identified. Hence, we feel it will be safe to conduct structural audit to ensure, said the BMC official.Last year, the BMC had shut down the skywalk in Dahisar (West) because it was deemed unsafe due to structural defects. In March this year, after seven were killed in the collapse of the Himalaya FOB near Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), the commissioner of MMRDA had written to the BMC, suggesting a structural audit of skywalks be undertaken. The BMC had ordered a re-audit of all 296 FOBs and road over bridges (ROBs) in Mumbai after the collapse of the Himalaya FOB. On March 25, 2019, MMRDA commissioner RA Rajeev had written to the BMC, Considering the recent incidents of the failure of old foot over bridge structures in Mumbai, it would be appropriate to take a review of these skywalks by conducting site inspections, maintenance and structural audit etc. BMC shuts Charni Road FoB after structural defects found. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday closed down the foot overbridge (FoB) connecting northern end of the Charni Road station to the gate of Saifee Hospital, citing safety concerns. However, BMC officials said it is not determined till when the bridge will be closed. According to BMC, certain structural defects have been detected in the deck below the FoB. A BMC official said the bridge at the south end of the station is being used by pedestrians and may be used as an alternative should the north-end bridge be closed to the public. The majority crowd that will be affected due to the closure of north-end bridge will be those heading towards Saifee Hospital or Hinduja College, said the official. In January 2018, the BMC had started constructing the FOB at the south end after a portion of the stairs in the old bridge collapsed in 2017. After the collapse of the Himalaya FOB, BMC re-audited the 296 bridges in the city and found 29 to be dangerous. Eight of these have been demolished.
2019-06-24Residential Realty: Infographic - Outlook India
Residential Realty: Infographic 24 June 2019 : This week Outlook Money’s Residential Realty in association with Magicbricks shifts focus to preferred residential localities in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. These areas are highly preferred due to great connectivity, proximity to commercial hubs and SEZs. SG Highway, Ahmedabad The Sarkhej–Gandhinagar (SG) Highway connects the two important cities of Ahmedabad and the state capital Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The highway has been one of the most preferred destination for residential as well as commercial development, due to the availability of cheap land along with great connectivity. Several important landmarks such as Gujarat High Court, Tirupati Balaji Temple, NIRMA University, and National Institute of Fashion Technology, are located along the SG Highway. The road runs parallel to Sardar Patel Ring Road from South –west to South-east of the city, and has spurred the development in prominent localities like Thaltej and Bodakdev. Sarjapur Road, Bangalore Situated in South-East Bengaluru, Sarjapur Road is an important road, which starts from HSR Layout near Hosur Road and extends till Sarjapur town. The area has developed as a well-known residential and retail destination, with the location advantage having influenced several IT giants like Wipro, Intel, Oracle, Infosys, Microsoft, etc. to establish their corporate office in this area. Key commercial hubs situated nearby include Wipro Technology Campus, RMZ Ecoworld, Pritech Park SEZ, RGA Tech Park, Global Technology Park etc. The locality boasts easy accessibility with the nearby IT clusters of ORR (Bellandur to Mahadevapura), Whitefield and Electronic City, through a sound road network. Further, the region being well connected to the Outer Ring Road, NICE Road and Bangalore-Hyderabad highway, has outlined its prominence in the residential market of the city. Dwarka, Delhi Dwarka is the preferred residential destination for the mid-segment homebuyers of Delhi. The region’s proximity to Gurugram and the International Airport has made Dwarka a preferred residential destination of the city. Moreover, the upcoming 18 Km long Dwarka Expressway will better the connectivity to Gurgaon. The 4 Km long tunnel road planned alongside Delhi Airport Metro Line will also improve the locality’s connectivity to the Airport. Dwarka also connects with Noida directly through the Blue Line and Magenta Line of Delhi Metro, while other parts of Delhi are also connected through a strong network of DTC buses. International Exhibition-Cum-Convention Centre (ECC) in Sector 25, which is expected to be completed by 2025, is seen as a significant development in the region and will further drive the commercial and residential demand here. Kalyan, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Kalyan lies in the Thane District of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and boasts good connectivity with other regions of MMR through local trains and roads such as Kalyan-Shilphata Road, Bhiwandi-Murbad Road and NH-160. The region is surrounded by major industrial hubs of Dombivli, Bhiwandi and Ulhasnagar. Kalyan along with Dombivli was also shortlisted for development under the government SMART Cities Mission in 2015. The 24 km Line 5 of the Mumbai metro, also known as Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan line, will connect Kalyan to the main city of Thane, which is around 20 kms away. The line will also have an interchange in Thane with the Line 4 (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli) of Mumbai metro, providing Kalyan’s residents ease of connectivity to the Mumbai city.
2019-06-24Tata Power catches break from panel - Mumbai Mirror
Tata Power catches break from panel Jun 24, 2019, 06:00 IST : In a major reprieve to Tata Power, the Maharashtra government-appointed committee to study the issue of diverting water from the company’s dams from westwards to east has recommended that, if the state does order Tata to do so, it would also have to share water with neighbouring states such as Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The flow of water westwards allows Tata Power to generate 447 MW of hydropower, which is supplied to Mumbai. The company’s total supply to Mumbai is around 1,700 MW. After demands for releasing water from Tata Power dams eastwards, so that drought-affected areas of Pune, Satara, Solapur and parts of Marathwada could be benefitted, last year the government appointed a committee headed by former water resource secretary A P Bhave. The committee submitted its report in May this year. In the report, the committee observed: “If this 42.50 thousand million cubic feet (TMC) water is diverted to Bhima basin, then according to interstate award on Krishna river water [Bhima is a tributary of Krishna] this water will have to be shared with neighbouring states such as Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, so state government should take considerate decision on this issue.” “We have now appointed a committee of two officials from the water resource department to study the recommendations of the Bhave committee and make recommendations,” Water Resource Minister Girish Mahajan told Mirror. “Besides the issue of sharing water with other states, we will also scrutinise various contracts the government has signed with Tata. The new committee will go into all these issues and make recommendations to the government.” Tata Power owns six dams in Pune district. All of them were built around 90 years ago. After power generation, nearly 42.50 TMC of water is diverted to the Konkan region, which has surplus water resources. However, for the past few years, activists have been demanding that this water should be released into the water deficit Bhima basin. “The committee has exceeded its brief. The government resolution that was issued to appoint the committee clearly says it has to suggest how to divert the water in a stepwise manner,” said Sanjay Lakhe Patil, a Jalana-based social activist who had filed a writ petition in this regard in Bombay High Court. “It had no business of going into the issue of sharing water with other states. This seems to have been done with the aim of benefitting Tata Power. “The commission headed by former chief justice of Bombay High Court, Swatantra Kumar, which distributed Krishna’s water among various states, has given Maharashtra 623 TMC of water. This 42.50 TMC is from this allotment, so this water clearly belongs to Maharashtra. The state is not legally bound to share the water with other states,” he added. In a statement issued three years ago, Tata Power had said, “After generating power in the turbines, water from the upper reservoirs is let into the tailrace (channel leading out of the turbine) and then into downstream rivers, such as Ulhas, Patalganga and Kundalika. The people along the banks of these rivers meet their drinking, irrigation and industrial water requirements: parts of Ulhasnagar, Badlapur, villages along the Patalganga River, Lonavala, Kusgaon Budruk and Karla villages meet their drinking requirements; Karjat, Kolad, Roha, Mulshi and Paud meet their irrigation needs; and Patalganga, Rasayani, Roha and Badlapur their industrial requirements.”
2019-06-24Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019 Results Live News - LatestLY
Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019 Results Live News Updates: Counting of Votes Underway, Mangal Waghe Wins the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation Seat Jun 24, 2019 14:34 PM : 15 vacant posts spread across the municipal corporations in Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Malegaon, Parbhani and Chandrapur will also be filled through the by-elections, for which the counting is underway. Mumbai, June 24: Bypolls for zilla parishad, panchayat samiti and municipal corporation seats in Maharashtra were held on Sunday. The results of the same would be declared by the State Election Commission (SEC) today. The counting of votes is slated to begin at 10:00am. Stay tuned here for the live news and updates of Maharashtra zilla parishad, panchayat samiti, municipal corporation by-elections 2019 results. A total of 9 zilla parishad seats and 16 panchayat samiti seats were contested in the bypolls held in the seven districts of Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondia. Apart from the rural civic seats, by-elections were also held for 15 vacant seats spread across the municipal corporations of Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Malegaon, Parbhani and Chandrapur. The micro-level polls comes around four months before the assembly elections in Maharashtra, expected to be held in around October-November. The results today would reflect the cadre-level readiness of the four major political parties in the state -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The BJP-Sena combine, which is ruling Maharashtra in a coalition for the last 5 years, has formed a pre-poll pact to contest the upcoming elections. The alliance has set a target of 220+.
2019-06-24Maharashtra: BJP loses prestigious byelection in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
Maharashtra: BJP loses prestigious byelection in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 24, 2019, 19:25 IST : ULHASNAGAR: In a major setback ahead of assembly election in Ulhasnagar, the BJP and its local joint alliance candidate lost UMC (Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation) byelection against RPI candidate in Ulhasnagar on Monday. The seat was being held by BJP since many years. However BJP’s city president Kumar Ailani blamed their alliance TOK (Team Omie Kalani) party for the defeat saying TOK chief Omie Kalani had given ticket to a candidate from their quota from outside ward resulting in to their defeat. On Sunday voting was held on panel number 1 after UMC disqualified corporator Pooja Bhoir from seat over her bogus caste certificate. On voting day out of 23852 voters 5260 voters contested their votes. On Monday during counting, BJP candidate Vanita Bhoir lost election by 313 votes. Bhoir secured 2324 votes while RPI candidate Mangal Waghe managed to secure 2637 votes while congress candidate Nitin Meshram secured only 173 votes. The result have raised question over popularity of powerful Kalani family in Ulhasnagar. However a TOK leader did not wished to be named blamed local BJP leaders for deliberately defeating BJP on seat so that Kalani family who has MLA from Ulhasnagar assembly seat may not get BJP ticket in upcoming assembly seat.
2019-06-24Maharashtra: BJP loses prestigious byelection in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
Maharashtra: BJP loses prestigious byelection in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 24, 2019, 19:25 IST : ULHASNAGAR: In a major setback ahead of assembly election in Ulhasnagar, the BJP and its local joint alliance candidate lost UMC (Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation) byelection against RPI candidate in Ulhasnagar on Monday. The seat was being held by BJP since many years. However BJP’s city president Kumar Ailani blamed their alliance TOK (Team Omie Kalani) party for the defeat saying TOK chief Omie Kalani had given ticket to a candidate from their quota from outside ward resulting in to their defeat. On Sunday voting was held on panel number 1 after UMC disqualified corporator Pooja Bhoir from seat over her bogus caste certificate. On voting day out of 23852 voters 5260 voters contested their votes. On Monday during counting, BJP candidate Vanita Bhoir lost election by 313 votes. Bhoir secured 2324 votes while RPI candidate Mangal Waghe managed to secure 2637 votes while congress candidate Nitin Meshram secured only 173 votes. The result have raised question over popularity of powerful Kalani family in Ulhasnagar. However a TOK leader did not wished to be named blamed local BJP leaders for deliberately defeating BJP on seat so that Kalani family who has MLA from Ulhasnagar assembly seat may not get BJP ticket in upcoming assembly seat.
2019-06-23MSHRC to not act against police for failing to book Shiv Sainiks who ‘abused’ couple kissing on skywalk - The Indian Express
MSHRC to not act against police for failing to book Shiv Sainiks who ‘abused’ couple kissing on skywal Published: June 24, 2019 2:37:31 am : In November 2014, a group of Shiv Sainiks had allegedly manhandled and abused a young couple that was kissing on the skywalk leading to the railway station, accusing them of “indecent behaviour” in a public place. A video, which was posted on social media a month later, showed a local political worker, identified as Meenal Pakhare, slapping the young girl and forcing her to call her parents to inform them of her whereabouts and abusing them over the phone. Pakhare and some other men had also allegedly attacked the woman’s partner and had justified their actions saying they had received complaints from residents against young couples displaying “indecent behaviour” on the skywalk.
2019-06-23Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti & Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019: Bypoll Voting - LatestLY
Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti & Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019: Bypoll Voting Begins, Results Tomorrow Jun 23, 2019 09:00 AM IST : Mumbai, June 23: Voting for the vacant seats in several zilla parishads, panchayat samitis and municipal corporations in Maharashtra is underway. As per the State Election Commission (SEC) schedule, the bypolls will be held between 7:30am to 5:30 am. Counting of votes is scheduled for June 24, from 10:00 am onwards. While most of the by-election results would emerge within a couple of hours, the final notification of results would be issued on June 27. The outcome will serve as an indicator ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state, which are expected in October-November this year. A total of 16 panchayat samiti seats will go to bypolls, along with 9 zilla parishad seats in the seven districts of Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondia. Meanwhile, 15 vacant posts spread across the municipal corporations in Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Malegaon, Parbhani and Chandrapur would also be filled through the by-elections to be held on Sunday. Although the electioneering of the micro-level bypolls has not caught the media glaze, the results would be analysed as it would reflect the cadre-level readiness of the four major political parties in the state -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
2019-06-23The best of Ashish Chanchlani on YouTube - IWMBuzz
The best of Ashish Chanchlani on YouTube 23 Jun,2019 10:15:30 : There’s a 25-year-old Civil Engineer who is so famous for his vines and amazing parodies that Bollywood actors approach him to promote their movies on his channel. His YouTube channel has a massive subscription list of more than twelve million followers. And his videos? Well, one video is viewed by an average of thirty to forty million people. If numbers are anything to go by, this YouTuber’s game is pretty strong. And this YouTuber is none other than Maharashtra’s Ashish Chanchlani. Ashish Chanchlani started his vines in India at a time when very few people were even aware of it. Though he holds a B. Tech in Civil Engineering, his true passion has always been acting and he joined the Barry John Acting Studio after completing his graduation. His efforts bore fruit when he crossed the 10 million mark on YouTube and also made his TV debut with Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. Who would have thought that this kid from Ulhasnagar would go on to win the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the Best Digital Influencer category in 2018? Chanchlani was a one-man army when he started his YouTube channel ‘Ashish Chanchlani vines’ in 2009. Now, ten years later, he boasts of a team of talented individuals who help him create the rib-tickling videos that hit all the right chords and manage to become viral in a matter of minutes. Let’s take a look at some of Ashish Chanchlani’s best videos on YouTube that justify his massive fan following! 1. Exams Ka Mausam 2. PUBG: Ek Game Katha 3. Tuition Classes aur Bacche 4. Science Vs Commerce Chapter 1 and 2 5. Garmi Ke Side Effects 6. Meri Pyaari Behna? 7. Diwali Har Ghar Ki 8. Dad Goa Aur Permission 9. Types of People During Diwali 10. Valentine is Back
2019-06-21Rats chew through luggage on AC train - Times of India
Rats chew through luggage on AC train Updated: Jun 21, 2019, 9:16 IST : ULHASNAGAR: A man who was travelling with his family in a three AC compartment of the Hyderabad Deccan Express complained that their bags were gnawed at by rats on the train. Ulhasnagar resident, Suresh Chavan, said they had kept their bags under the seat and later, found them chewed through. Chavan took to twitter, and in response, railway officials tweeted that the concerned department had been informed to take necessary action.
2019-06-21Sharad Pawar Holds Meetings To Prepare For Maharashtra Assembly Polls - NDTV News
Sharad Pawar Holds Meetings To Prepare For Maharashtra Assembly Polls Updated: June 21, 2019 19:21 IST : MUMBAI: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and other senior leaders are holding meetings to identify candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls slated for later this year, a party functionary said today. The meetings, which began on June 13, are expected to go on till June 23, he said. Among those attending are state NCP president Jayant Patil, former Union minister Praful Patel, former deputy CM's Chhagan Bhujbal and Ajit Pawar, the NCP leader said. "The NCP president on Friday held discussions with partymen from Vidarbha region, covering Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Nagpur and Bhandara-Gondia," he said. "Sharad Pawar ji is holding district-wise meeting with local NCP leaders and reviewing poll positions. All concerned party leaders and workers have been asked to attend the meeting," NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said. Mr Pawar has already met party representatives from Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Mira- Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Palghar, Vasai-Virar, Panvel, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ulhasnagar, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Malegaon, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar districts. He will meet functionaries from Aurangabad, Parbhani, Jalna, Hingoli, Beed, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad on June 23. The NCP had won 41 seats in the 2014 Assembly polls, while it won five seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, including four from Maharashtra. Party sources said out of 288 seats, NCP may get 135 to 144 to contest, with a leader claiming that it was aiming to win at least 100 seats.
2019-06-20BJP corporators demanded to blacklist contractor for failing to clean nullah in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
BJP corporators demanded to blacklist contractor for failing to clean nullah in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 20, 2019, 20:22 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Corporators from ruling BJP party slammed the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) on Thursday for unsatisfactory progress of nullah cleaning in Ulhasnagar. Though the civic body claims removal of silt is on track, corporators are not ready to buy the argument. They warned if the city floods this year, the administration will be responsible. The UMC is ruled by BJP and local TOK (Team Omie Kalani) and SAI (Secular Alliance of India) party and Mayor is Pancham Kalani. The corporators also demanded to blacklist contractor who failed to complete work before monsoon on time. Interestingly the issue was raised by ruling party corporator Jamnu Puraswani in General Body meeting demanding contractor should be blacklisted for slow work as monsoon have arrived in city but still many nullah is not cleaned. The MNS leaders too blamed corporation to failed clean nullah. “Every year, the civic body claims to have completed cleaning, but we see flooded roads. This year’s progress is not satisfactory. And if all nullahs have been cleared of silt, where is the silt being disposed of? The department should record a video of it and show us,” said MNS leader Bandu Deshmukh. The UMC Commissioner Sudhakar Deshmukh directed sanitary officer Vinod Kene to answer the queries. Kene informed the House that the pace of nullah cleaning is satisfactory and very soon other nullahs which are pending its work will also get completed.
2019-06-19Watch: Classroom roof collapses, injuring 3 students in Maharashtra's Ulhasnagar - DNA India
Watch: Classroom roof collapses, injuring 3 students in Maharashtra’s Ulhasnagar Jun 19, 2019, 09:30 PM IST : Three students were injured after a portion of cement plaster of their classroom’s roof collapsed on them in Ulhasnagar's Jhulelal School, Maharashtra yesterday. The incident took place when the students were attending their class.
2019-06-19Watch: Three SSC students injured after portion of classroom's roof plaster collapses in Ulhasnagar - Mumbai Mirror
Watch: Three SSC students injured after portion of classroom Updated: Jun 19, 2019, 11:28 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Three students suffered head injuries after a portion of cement plaster of their classroom’s roof collapses in Ulhasnagar's Jhulelal school on Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place when the students were busy with their class. The injured has been identified as Jia Tekchandani, 16, Ishika Chugh, 14 and Dia Bhatija, 15. All three are students of SSC. School administration informed the parents of injured students about the incident, who rushed to the school. The school administration said that it was a minor incident and students suffered only minor injuries. The injured students were allowed to go after first aid. According to a parent of one of the students, these type of accidents happen due to negligence, and pose a great threat to the students. Yuvraj Bhadane, public relation officer of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation said, "Following to the incident our staff also visited the school to find out the reason behind the incident".
2019-06-193 students injured after ceiling collapses in Ulhasnagar school - The Hindu
3 students injured after ceiling collapses in Ulhasnagar school UPDATED: JUNE 20, 2019 00:58 IST : Three students of a school in Ulhasnagar were injured on Tuesday after portions of the ceiling collapsed inside a classroom. The Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) has issued a notice to the school management. According to UMC officials, the incident occurred around 1 p.m. at Jhulelal Trust School. A class was in session when portions of plaster from the ceiling came off. The incident triggered panic, with students rushing out of the classroom. A clip of the CCTV footage of the incident later went viral on WhatsApp. Yuvraj Bhadane, public relations officer, UMC, said, “We got a call from an eyewitness about the accident and a team was sent to the school. We found out that the classroom was not in a proper state.” Mr. Bhadane said the three students, identified as Jia Tekchandani (16), Ishika Chugh (14), and Dia Bhatija (15), all Class X students, sustained injuries. They were administered first aid at the school, after which they left. “We have issued a notice to the school management, asking them to ensure that a structural audit of the school is conducted immediately. None of the three students sustained serious injuries,” Mr. Bhadane said.
2019-06-19Three students injured in Ulhasnagar roof collapse - Free Press Journal
Three students injured in Ulhasnagar roof collapse Updated on : 19 June 2019, 08:01 AM : Kalyan: On Tuesday afternoon, there were three students who suffered minor head injuries after a portion of the cement plaster of the classroom's roof fell on them. This incident happened at Jhulelal school in Ulhasnagar during classroom hours. The students injured are Jia Tekchandani, 16, Ishika Chugh, 14 and Dia Bhatija, 15. All the three students are in tenth grade. According to the civic body, there were 45 students in the classroom. This incident happened in the case of these three students who were all seated in one row. The respective parents were informed by the school authorities regarding their child's injuries, after which the parents rushed to the spot.The school administration stated that this incident was minor as students suffered minor injuries and they were allowed to go home after the children were administered first aid. Yuvraj Bhadane, public relation officer of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation said, “Following the incident, our staff also visited the school and we have given instructions to the school administration to audit the structure soon. The report should be submitted before the civic body”. The parents of the students said that it is big negligence by the school authorities. If the school structures was damaged, they should have repaired it as early as possible. Does the school authority have to wait for any big tragedy?
2019-06-19Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti & Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019: Polls on Sunday, - LatestLY
Maharashtra Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti & Municipal Corporation By-Elections 2019: Polls on Sunday, Results on June 24 Jun 19, 2019 05:16 PM IST : Mumbai, June 19: The by-elections for a slew of vacant seats in zilla parishads, panchayat samitis and municipal corporations in several parts of Maharashtra will be conducted by the State Election Commission (SEC) on June 23. As per the schedule released by the SEC, voting will be held between 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Counting of votes is scheduled for June 24, from 10:00 am onwards. While most of the results would emerge within a couple of hours, the final notification of results would be issued on June 27. The outcome will serve as an indicator ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state, which are expected in October-November this year. A total of 16 panchayat samiti seats will go to bypolls, along with 9 zilla parishad seats in the seven districts of Raigad, Pune, Hingoli, Ahmednagar, Wardha, Bhandara and Gondia. Meanwhile, 15 vacant posts spread across the municipal corporations in Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Pune, Kolhapur, Nashik, Malegaon, Parbhani and Chandrapur would also be filled through the by-elections to be held on Sunday. Although the electioneering of the micro-level bypolls has not caught the media glaze, the results would be analysed as it would reflect the cadre-level readiness of the four major political parties in the state -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
2019-06-18Three students injured after roof plaster collapses in Ulhasnagar - Times of India
Three students injured after rooftop plaster collapses in Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 18, 2019, 23:15 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Three students suffered head injuries after a portion of cement plaster of their classroom’s roof collapses in Ulhasnagar's Jhulelal school on Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place when the students were busy with their class. The injured has been identified as Jia Tekchandani, 16, Ishika Chugh, 14 and Dia Bhatija, 15. All three are students of SSC. School administration informed the parents of injured students about the incident, who rushed to the school. The school administration said that it was a minor incident and students suffered only minor injuries. The injured students were allowed to go after first aid. According to a parent of one of the students, these type of accidents happen due to negligence, and pose a great threat to the students. Yuvraj Bhadane, public relation officer of Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation said, Following to the incident our staff also visited the school to find out the reason behind the incident.
2019-06-18Mumbai Crime: 24-year-old boy's throat slashed in broad daylight at Ulhasnagar - Mid-day
Mumbai Crime: Man slashes 24-year-old boy's throat in broad daylight at Ulhasnagar Updated: Jun 18, 2019, 17:17 IST : In a terrifying incident, a young boy was attacked on a busy street in broad daylight in Ulhasnagar. The 24-year-old boy lost his life on the spot on the busy street after an unknown person slashed his throat. People who were around were shocked and stood still until the police arrived at the spot. The police said that the victim, identified as Vaishishtha Yadav, was walking towards his house at Awak chowk, near Jhulelal mandir when two unknown persons arrived on a bike and allegedly slashed his throat. The incident took place around 4 pm. The Ulhasnagar police officials and the crime branch began a search for the accused. SpI Ulhasnagar police station, Sushil Jawale, said, "We are checking the CCTV footage of nearby areas that are connected to the Jhulelal temple. We suspect that the murder was committed due to a previous grudge with the victim. There was a photo frame of a girl thrown near his body. We are yet to verify all the details. We have contacted the victim's family and hopefully, we will get all the details soon."
2019-06-18On cam: Roof plaster falls in Ulhasnagar school, 3 students injured - Times of India
On cam: Roof plaster falls in Ulhasnagar school, 3 students injured 18 Jun 2019, 11:09 PM IST : Several girl students of a school in Maharashtra’s Ulhasnagar sustained injuries after portion of cement plaster of their classroom’s roof fell on them. The incident took place in Jhulelal School and was captured on the CCTV camera installed in the classroom. School administration informed the parents of injured students about the tragic incident, who rushed to the school. The school administration dismissed the incident as a minor episode and said that the students suffered only minor injuries. The parents of the school students said that these type of incidents pose a threat to their wards.
2019-06-17Man hacked to death in Ulhasnagar - Devdiscourse
Man hacked to death in Ulhasnagar Created: 17-06-2019 23:35 IST : A 37-year-old man from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district was on Monday allegedly hacked to death by three persons, police said. The victim, Vashisht Yadav, was attacked with a sword near the Jhulelal temple around 7:30 pm by the trio, including two brothers, a police official said. On the motive behind the crime, he said the accused wanted to avenge the killing of their brother Sundaram Nishad who they suspected was killed at the behest of Yadav. The brother duo are identified as Sandeep Nishad and Shravan Nishad while identity of another accused is not known, the official said, adding that a case of murder has been registered. No arrest is made so far.
2019-06-17Man hacked to death in Ulhasnagar - Business Standard
Man hacked to death in Ulhasnagar Updated at June 17, 2019 23:40 IST : A 37-year-old man from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district was Monday allegedly hacked to death by three persons, police said. The victim, Vashisht Yadav, was attacked with a sword near the Jhulelal temple around 7:30 pm by the trio, including two brothers, a police official said. On the motive behind the crime, he said the accused wanted to avenge the killing of their brother Sundaram Nishad who they suspected was killed at the behest of Yadav. The brother duo are identified as Sandeep Nishad and Shravan Nishad while identity of another accused is not known, the official said, adding that a case of murder has been registered. No arrest is made so far.
2019-06-1737-yr-old killed over old enmity by 3 in Thane - United News of India
37-yr-old killed over old enmity by 3 in Thane Thane, Jun 17 (UNI) : A 37-year-old man was allegedly brutally stabbed to death by three people, including two brothers, over old enmity in Ulhasnagar town of the district on Monday.
2019-06-17Bombay High Court directs UMC Commissioner for final decision on Neelam Kadam’s promotion - Free Press Journal
Bombay High Court directs UMC Commissioner for final decision on Neelam Kadam’s promotion By Narendra Gupta Updated on : 18 June 2019, 02:06 AM : Kalyan: The Mumbai High Court has directed the Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC) Commissioner to take the final decision regarding the controversial promotion of Neelam Kadam as Deputy Account Chief post of UMC directly from her initial clerk post. Kadam is the daughter of senior Shiv Sena leader from the city and her uncle is also the senior corporator in UMC. Last month, after UMC gave Kadam direct promotion from clerk to the Deputy Account Chief's post, several people including Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers and Dr Yuvraj Bhadane who is the Deputy Municipal Commissioner of UMC raised objection over Kadam's promotion claiming that promotion from the clerk post which comes in the fourth grade employees directly to second grade official rank is illegal. Over the same issue, Dr Bhadane later even moved HC against Kadam's promotion claiming that the promotion given to her was illegal and even the signatures of the promotion Committee including that of Bhadane himself and former commissioner Rajendra Nimbalkar were forged. Acting on Bhadane's plea, the joint batch of HC led by judge Bharti Dangare and Ranjit More recently passed court order on June 3 in which they disposed off the petition by directing commissioner to take decision in this matter within six weeks that too in accordance with the law.
2019-06-17Latest News: Encounter Underway in J&K’s Anantnag - The Quint
Latest News: Encounter Underway in J&K’s Anantnag
2019-06-14Mumbai: Treatment of 3 HIV-infected sex workers restarts, 12 others not traceable, says NACO - The Indian Express
Mumbai: Treatment of 3 HIV-infected sex workers restarts, 12 others not traceable, says NACO Updated: June 14, 2019 9:24:23 am : Mumbai: Treatment of 3 HIV-infected sex workers restarts, 12 others not traceable, says NACO According to the Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS), there are 20,853 sex workers in their records, of whom 511 are HIV-positive and 472 are on ART. Across Mumbai, there are 38,254 HIV-positive patients.
2019-06-11Expect showers in Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday as ‘Vayu’ blows this way - Hindustan Times
Expect showers in Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday as ‘Vayu’ blows this way Updated: Jun 11, 2019 09:57 IST : The weather bureau on Monday issued a fresh forecast for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, thundershowers were recorded in several parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) late on Monday, while a hailstorm was reported in Sinnar taluka in Nashik. From 9pm onwards, rain and thunder began from Thane, Palghar, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, and by 9.30pm, many areas in the suburbs, especially Malad, Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Chembur, Santacruz received moderate showers. However, only drizzling with flashes of lightning was recorded across south Mumbai till 10.20pm. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Santacruz weather station recorded 30mm rain between 9.30pm and 11.30pm Monday while Colaba, representative of south Mumbai, recorded 22mm rainfall. Both rainfall figures fell under the ‘moderate’ category. “Mumbai and surrounding areas witnessed widespread thunder activity due to meeting of moist air from Arabian Sea where there is a weather system and dry warm air over land, giving rise to thundershowers. Thane, Navi Mumbai and the entire Mumbai suburbs received moderate rain with loud thunder,” said KS Hosalikar, , deputy director general, western region, IMD. The MMR also recorded a similar weather pattern on Sunday with light showers with the suburbs recording 3.2 mm rain while south Mumbai recorded 1mm. On Sunday, Bhandup, Mulund, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Andheri witnessed maximum rain, while eastern and western suburbs recorded rain with higher intensity on Monday. Cloudy conditions with the possibility of rain and thundershowers has been predicted for Tuesday and light to moderate rain was forecasted for Wednesday. The IMD said the north Konkan coast, including Mumbai, is likely to receive rainfall under the influence of a weather depression in southeast Arabian Sea, which is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ by Tuesday afternoon. “The weather system was 760km south-southwest of Mumbai on Monday morning. It is likely to move north-northwest, towards the Maharashtra and Goa coast, paving way for rain and thundershowers along both south and north Konkan, including Mumbai,” said Hosalikar. “Adverse impact is expected over Saurashtra early on June 12 with gusty winds (up to 150kmph) and heavy rain in the region. However, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea till June 14.” Independent experts said no adverse weather impacts are expected in Maharashtra due to the tropical cyclone as it will remain at a comfortable distance from the coast (approximately 300 km). While the MMR did receive showers on Monday, monsoon onset has not happened yet, and it is expected either over the weekend or next week, according to the weather bureau. The normal monsoon onset date for Mumbai is June 10.
2019-06-11Pawar to meet NCP leaders to identify Assembly poll candidates - Business Standard
Pawar to meet NCP leaders to identify Assembly poll candidates June 11, 2019 14:30 IST : NCP chief Sharad Pawar will hold district-wise meetings with the party's local leaders starting June 13 to identify potential candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said Tuesday. According to a party statement, state NCP president Jayant Patil, senior leaders of the party like Praful Patel, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ajit Pawar and others will also attend the meetings, which will be held on June 14, June 15, June 21 and June 23 too. The NCP has invited its sitting and former MLAs and MPs, state office-bearers, mayors and ex-mayors and others holding party positions. The NCP had won 41 seats in the 2014 Assembly polls, while it won five seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, including four from Maharashtra. "In the meetings, the NCP president will seek opinions and identify probable candidates for the Assembly polls," a party insider said. The leader said the party may get 144 seats as its share out of the 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra as part of the understanding with the Congress. From the seats in its quota, it is likely to give around 20 segments to other allies. "We have 41 sitting MLAs. The party may field young faces on another 40 seats. Pawar has already talked about giving opportunity to young generation," the leader added. On June 13, Pawar will meet party representatives from Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Mira- Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Palghar, Vasai-Virar, Panvel, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ulhasnagar and Ratnagiri districts. A day later, he will hold parleys with leaders from Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Malegaon, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar. Pawar will speak to local leaders from Satara, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli on June 15. On June 21, the NCP president will hold discussions with party men from Vidarbha region covering Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Nagpur and Bhandara-Gondia. He is scheduled to meet functionaries from Aurangabad, Parbhani, Jalna, Hingoli, Beed, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad districts in Marathwada on June 23.
2019-06-11Veena Jagtap (Bigg Boss Marathi Participant) Actress Photos Biography - Marathi Stars
Veena Jagtap Marathi Actress Photos, Biography 11/06/2019 Name : Veena Jagtap Also Known as : Radha in Radha Prem Rangi Rangali City : Ulhasnagar, Mumbai City/Hometown :Mumbai Birth Date :– 4th March, 1990 Education :Graduation in Banking and Insurance College : KB College of Arts and Commerce for Women, Kopri Thane Marital Status : Unmarried Veena Jagtap is a famous face in the Marathi industry. After completing her education she got her first break with Colors Marathi’s serial ‘Radha Prem Rangi Rangali’. She did her schooling from Guru Nanak High School, Ulhasnagar. She has been a studious girl & completed her bachelor’s in Banking and Insurance. She comes from a simple middle-class family. She was always interested in cultural activities from her childhood. Veena Jagtap is born & brought up in Mumbai. She considers Pune as her hometown. Radha Prem Rangi Rangali is Veena’s debut in T.V. serials.
2019-06-11MH-PAWAR-MEETINGS - THE WEEK
MH-PAWAR-MEETINGS June 11, 2019 14:35 IST : Mumbai, Jun 11 (PTI) NCP chief Sharad Pawar will hold district-wise meetings with the party's local leaders starting June 13 to identify potential candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said Tuesday. According to a party statement, state NCP president Jayant Patil, senior leaders of the party like Praful Patel, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ajit Pawar and others will also attend the meetings, which will be held on June 14, June 15, June 21 andJune 23 too. The NCP has invited its sitting and former MLAs and MPs, state office-bearers, mayors and ex-mayors and others holding party positions. The NCP had won 41 seats in the 2014 Assembly polls, while it won five seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, including four from Maharashtra. "In the meetings, the NCP president will seek opinions and identify probable candidates for the Assembly polls," a party insider said. The leader said the party may get 144 seats as its share out of the 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra as part of the understanding with the Congress. From the seats in its quota, it is likely to give around 20 segments to other allies. "We have 41 sitting MLAs. The party may field young faces on another 40 seats. Pawar has already talked about giving opportunity to young generation," the leader added. On June 13, Pawar will meet party representatives from Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, Mira- Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Palghar, Vasai-Virar, Panvel, Raigad, Sindhudurg, Ulhasnagar and Ratnagiri districts. A day later, he will hold parleys with leaders from Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Malegaon, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar. Pawar will speak to local leaders from Satara, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Kolhapur, Solapur and Sangli on June 15. On June 21, the NCP president will hold discussions with party men from Vidarbha region covering Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Nagpur and Bhandara-Gondia. He is scheduled to meet functionaries from Aurangabad, Parbhani, Jalna, Hingoli, Beed, Nanded, Latur and Osmanabad districts in Marathwada on June 23.
2019-06-11Sharad Pawar to meet NCP leaders to identify Assembly poll candidates - Moneycontrol.com
Sharad Pawar to meet NCP leaders to identify Assembly poll candidates Updated : Jun 11, 2019 02:48 PM IST : NCP chief Sharad Pawar will hold district-wise meetings with the party's local leaders starting June 13 to identify potential candidates for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, sources said on June 11. According to a party statement, state NCP president Jayant Patil, senior leaders of the party like Praful Patel, Chhagan Bhujbal, Ajit Pawar and others will also attend the meetings, which will be held on June 14, June 15, June 21 and June 23 too. The NCP has invited its sitting and former MLAs and MPs, state office-bearers, mayors and ex-mayors and others holding party positions. The NCP had won 41 seats in the 2014 Assembly polls, while it won five seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, including four from Maharashtra.
2019-06-10Mumbai witnesses pre-monsoon showers - Times of India
Mumbai witnesses pre-monsoon showers Updated: Jun 10, 2019, 13:41 IST : MUMBAI: After a scorching summer, Mumbai witnessed some relief as pre-monsoon showers were recorded in many parts of the city and its neighbouring areas on Sunday night. Areas like Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and parts of Navi Mumbai witnessed the initial showers, while Mahim, Shivaji Park in Dadar, Khar and Ghatkopar witnessed a drizzle later. The IMD Colaba observatory recorded rain of 1 mm and the Santacruz observatory 3.2 mm. Weathermen said the first thunder of the season was heard in Mumbai about 11.20pm on Sunday accompanied with light drizzle for a while. While June 10 was the date for the official arrival of monsoon in Mumbai, it has been delayed. The onset of monsoon in Kerala too was delayed this year by a week.
2019-06-10Mumbai: Rights panel pulls up civic body over dog bite cases - The Indian Express
Mumbai: Rights panel pulls up civic body over dog bite Published: June 10, 2019 8:47:23 am The commission also received multiple letters from Nerul-based Sea Wood Estate against dog feeders. Taking note of multiple incidents of dog bites, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has pulled up Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Corporation over the lack of birth control system for stray dogs. The Commission has recommended that the corporation immediately scale up its sterilisation efforts and ensure sufficient stock of anti-rabies vaccination.
2019-06-10Sultry Sunday ends with drizzle in parts of Mumbai - Times of India
Sultry Sunday ends with drizzle in parts of Mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2019, 8:00 IST : MUMBAI: A muggy Sunday ended on a slightly cooler note as light showers were reported in parts of the city. Locals from Fort, Dadar, Parel, Sion, Ghatkopar, Khar, Vile Parle, Santacruz, Andheri as well as Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and Navi Mumbai said it was drizzling in their areas. The day saw Mumbaikars sweat it out as maximum temperature as well as humidity levels stayed on the higher side of the scale. The sky turned overcast only towards evening . Residents said it was difficult to move out of homes during day time. On Sunday, the maximum temperature recorded by the IMD Colaba observatory was 34.8 C, 1.1 degrees above normal. In case of IMD Santa Cruz, it was 36.6 C, which was three degrees above normal. At 36.6 C, the maximum temperature recorded was the highest for June since 2016. Meanwhile, the humidity levels recorded by IMD Colaba and Santa Cruz observatories were 82% and 66%. Ghatkopar resident Pritesh Shah said, "I have been carrying a water bottle as the heat has been unbearable. The rains are much awaited." Parts of Maharashtra like Pune and Jalna did receive pre-monsoon showers on Sunday. With the likely formation of a cyclonic storm in the Arabian sea after three days, heavy rainfall warnings on the west coast with advisories for fishermen are in place, said a weather official. The south-west monsoon officially arrived in Kerala on June 8, almost a week late. The official date for arrival of monsoon over Mumbai is June 10, but weather officials said it was unlikely to reach the city by then.
2019-06-10Mumbai: Two boys electrocuted; flights, trains hit as rain lashes city - The Indian Express
Mumbai: Two boys electrocuted; flights, trains hit as rain lashes city Published: June 11, 2019 1:46:58 am Two boys, aged 10 and 11, died of electrocution in Kandivali’s Poisar area on Monday night after coming in contact with a live wire as rains, accompanied by lightning, lashed Mumbai. According to officials, the incident occurred at 10.50 pm in Vimladevi Chawl in Kandivali East. The boys were identified as Tushar Jha (11) and Rushabh Tiwari (10). Advertising Rains lashed the city for nearly an hour and a half. At the Mumbai international airport, a plane hit a guard light and damaged signage on a runway. Trains on all three suburban lines reported delays and disruptions after the showers caused by a low pressure in the Arabian Sea. Transport services were interrupted, once again raising questions on the city’s preparedness for the monsoon. Trains on the Central line were disrupted after an overhead wire tripped between Diva and Kalyan stations. Trains on the Harbour line were also disrupted after an overhead wire tripped between Mahim and Bandra. Services on the Western line were disrupted after an overhead wire tripped between Mahim and Virar. Sparks were witnessed at the Vasai station and services on the Harbour line were eventually suspended between Bandra and Andheri.
2019-06-10Headmistress not entitled to control over school as a matter of right: Bombay High Court - Hindustan Times
Headmistress not entitled to control over school as a matter of right: Bombay High Court Updated: Jun 10, 2019 08:14 IST A headmaster or headmistress cannot claim powers to control financial and administrative matters of the school as a matter of right, and it is for the school management to decide whether to confer such power on the individual concerned, the Bombay high court (HC) said on Monday. “She (headmistress) cannot claim the same to be entrusted to her as a matter of right,” a division bench of chief justice Pradeep Nandrajog and justice Nitin Jamdar said while dismissing the petition filed by Geeta Chawla, headmistress of Gangaram Sindh National High School at Ulhasnagar. Chawla was initially appointed as primary teacher in the school and in November 1994 she was promoted to the post of headmistress. After a first information report (FIR) was registered against her, which she claimed was an act of revenge by the school management, she was suspended in August 2014. Chawla then moved the HC challenging the suspension. During the course of hearing on her petition, on May 6, 2016, the school management assured the HC that it would withdraw her suspension. Accordingly, the management passed an order on May 12, 2016 revoking her suspension and allowing her to resume the post of headmistress, but without administrative or financial powers. The management claimed that it had lost faith in entrusting financial matters to Chawla. Chawla then filed another petition seeking full back wages for the period of suspension contending that the action was not justified. She also sought a direction to the school management to entrust her the financial and administrative duties associated with the post. The bench expressed inability to pass any order as regards the claim of full back wages, saying whether the suspension was justified or not was a matter to be decided in an in-house inquiry. As regards the claim on financial and administrative powers, the judges said the petitioner was being paid the salary of headmistress, but it was for the school management to decide whether to confer the powers on the headmistress. Therefore, the HC said, no relief could be granted to the petitioner.
2019-06-10Rains lash Mumbai, adjoining areas; more showers on Tuesday - Times of India
Rains lash Mumbai, adjoining areas; more showers on Tuesday Updated: Jun 10, 2019, 22:34 IST : MUMBAI: Pre-monsoon rains accompanied by thunderstorm lash Mumbai on Monday night. Many parts of Mumbai and its neighbouring areas including Thane, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan witnessed rains. IMD has forecast another spell of moderate rainfall on Tuesday as well. Heavy rains pound Kalyan witnessed season's first shower on Sunday night. The light drizzle brought relief to the residents from the scorching summer heat. The weekend temperatures recorded at both the observatories were above normal. Twenty-nine mm of rain was witnessed from 9pm to 10pm in Bhandup Complex, Gavanpada Fire Station, while Mulund saw 17mm of rain and Kurla Fire station got 7mm and Ghatkopar-6 mm. Western suburbs at Chincholi Fire Station got 13 mm while Dindoshi Fire Station and Malwani Fire Station witnessed 13mm and 10mm rains respectively. Cyclonic storm Vayu meanwhile also had formed, however, there was no direct threat to Mumbai. Mumbai witnessed season's first shower on Sunday night.
2019-06-09Mumbai: Police Stops 'Rs 10 Saree Sale' in Ulhasnagar Fearing Law and Order Violation - LatestLY
Mumbai: Police Stops 'Rs 10 Saree Sale' in Ulhasnagar Fearing Law and Order Violation Jun 09, 2019 04:40 PM IST : Mumbai, June 9: A unique sale offering saree for Rs 10 each was stopped by the police in Ulhasnagar as it created ruckus in the region, leading to fears of law and order violation. The disappointed customers, who had swelled outside the shop, were asked to return empty handed after the police ordered the shopkeeper to close his outlet. The incident was reported in Gajanan Market, where trader Ashwin Sakhare, who owns the well-established 'Rang Creation', decided to sell sarees at Rs 10 per piece, incurring a Rs 80 loss on each one of them.  Explaining the rationale behind his sale offer, Sakhare said his move is not aimed at maximising business but to practice social welfare. He told reporters that after making profit round the year, he decides to incur loss for a few days as it allows those from the economically weaker sections to address their apparel requirements. The sale began on Wednesday and continued till Saturday -- when the police decided to halt it after the shop drew an unprecedented crowd. Since early Saturday, a huge gathering was seen outside Sakhare's shop. He asked the customers to queue up in order to avoid congestion. Fearing that the crowd would spiral out of control, the police asked Sakhare to call off his sale. Despite repeated announcements from him, the crowd did not budge. This forced the police to direct him to shut down the shop for the day. In the four-day sale period, Sakhare said, he ended up selling around 2,000 sarees at Rs 10 each. The cost price of these sarees were Rs 90, he claimed.
2019-06-09Brace for rail block on all three suburban lines today - Times of India
Brace for rail block on all three suburban lines today Updated: Jun 9, 2019, 10:39 IST : MUMBAI: Brace for rail blocks on all three suburban lines today and this could inconvenience commuters. The Central Railway will operate a traffic and power block on Up and Dn lines between Kalyan and Ambernath from 10 am to 4 pm for replacement of girder by slab of bridge between Ulhasnagar and Ambernath by 250 MT road crane. There will be another rail block on Harbour line between CSMT and Chunabhatti/Bandra from 11.10 am to 4.10 pm. Special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period. Harbour line passengers are permitted to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10 am to 6 pm during block period. To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signals and overhead equipment, a five hour jumbo rail block will be taken on 5th line between Santacruz and Goregaon stations from 10.35 am to 3.35 pm. Due to this block, some local trains will remain cancelled, officials.
2019-06-09Parts of city get rain, others sweat it out - The Hindu
Parts of city get rain, others sweat it out UPDATED: JUNE 10, 2019 01:55 IST The city received a respite from the sweltering heat on Sunday, if only in parts. Some areas of Kalyan, Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Koparkhairane, Vile Parle, and Juhu recorded their first showers. The maximum temperature was at 36.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, three degrees above normal and the highest June temperature in four years. The minimum temperature was a normal 28.8 degrees Celsius. By evening, the sky became overcast but it wasn’t until close to midnight that the showers made an appearance. The monsoon has arrived in Kerala and is expected to reach Mumbai in the next few days. Over the past few days, the city has seen some rain clouds. Areas of the State such as Solapur, Jalna, and Kolhapur too received rain on Sunday. Meanwhile, daytime temperatures continued to be high in Mumbai. On Sunday, the maximum temperature recorded by the India Meteorological Department’s(IMD) Colaba observatory was 34.8 degrees, 1.1 degrees above normal, while at Santacruz observatory, it was 36.6 degrees. In 2015, the figure was 36.8 degrees. Last year, the highest maximum June temperature was 36.1 degrees. The all-time June record for Mumbai’s maximum temperature is of 39.8 degrees on June 14, 2007. The humidity levels recorded by IMD’s Colaba and Santacruz observatories were at 82% and 66% respectively. Other parts of the State such as Parbhani, Malegaon, Jalgaon and Nanded continued to suffer intense heat. The IMD has already issued an advisory as there is a low pressure area formed over the south-east and adjoining Lakshadweep and east-central Arabian Sea. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. This may lead to rainfall at isolated places in the State. Due to strong wind speeds, sea conditions are likely to be rough and fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea in these areas. Private forecaster Skymet said in an article on its website on Sunday: “The weather system is likely to maintain a sufficient distance from the coast, but would give good rains and strong winds right from Kerala to Konkan and Goa.” Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport had to switch from the main runway to the secondary runway following a change in wind pattern. The change was effected around 11.45 p.m. and lasted around 30 minutes. Airport officials said aircraft on the main runway experienced headwinds resulting in a change of runway orientation. Both landing and takeoff reported a 5-10 minute delay.
2019-06-09Cops stop Rs 10 saree sale as hundreds of women gather - Times of India
Cops stop Rs 10 saree sale as hundreds of women gather Updated: Jun 9, 2019, 5:48 IST : ULHASNAGAR: Police stopped a week-day sale of sarees by a shopkeeper here after hundreds of women reportedly turned up on Saturday. Ashwin Sakhare, whose owns Rang Creation in Gajanan Market, was selling sarees, which cost him Rs 90, for only Rs 10. The offer was so popular that police intervened on the fourth day as they feared a law and order problem. Sakhare told TOI, Since we earn money from customers for the entire year, as a social welfare move, I decided to give some sarees from my profits to customers, which cost Rs 90 for only Rs 10. The shopkeeper said he had started the sale on June 5 and it got so popular that on Saturday morning he and his staff found it difficult to handle the crowd. They requested customers to stand in a queue but when police learned about the huge line outside the shop, they rushed to the spot. When they found many customers were senior citizens and they were having arguments with each other, police requested Sakhare to cancel the offer. Despite the announcement by the shopkeeper and police, the crowd refused to budge, so police had to close the shop for the day. Janabai Jadhav, a customer from Ambernath who had gone to buy sarees, said, After waiting for two hours, when my turn came, police and the shopkeeper closed the shop. My neighbour bought a saree. Another woman said she bought seven sarees, of which she got one for Rs 10, while the others were from Rs 70-120 at the shop. Sakhare said they sold over 2,000 sarees for Rs 10 each in four days.
2019-06-08Mega Block on Central Railway affects long route running train - Free Press Journal
Mega Block on Central Railway affects long route running train Updated on : 9 June 2019, 05:02 AM : The Central Railway will conduct a traffic and power block on up and down lines between Kalyan and Ambernath from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Mumbai: The Central Railway will conduct a traffic and power block on up and down lines between Kalyan and Ambernath from 10am to 4pm on Sunday. For the maintenance work. During the mega block, replacement of girder by a slab of bridge between Ulhasnagar and Ambernath by 250 MT road crane will be done. The suburban services will remain suspended between Kalyan and Badlapur and special services will run between Badlapur and Karjat. On Sunday, there will be no mega block on CSMT-Kalyan section. Apart from the CR, there will be the cancellation of express/passenger train on Sunday. 17032/17031 Hyderabad-CSMT-Hyderabad Express 11042/11041 Chennai Central-CSMT-Chennai Central Express 11024 Kolhapur-CSMT Sahyadri Express; 11014 Coimbatore- Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) Express Harbour Line: Central Railway will operate Mega Block on Harbour Line for carrying out maintenance on Sunday. Down Harbour line services to Vashi / Belapur /Panvel leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai/Vadala Road from 11.34 am to 4.23 pm and Down Harbour line services to Bandra/Goregaon leaving Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 9.56 am to 4.16 pm will remain suspended.Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Panvel/ Belapur/ Vashi from 9.53 am to 2.44 pm and Up Harbour line services for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai leaving Goregaon/Bandra from 10.45 am to 4.58 pm will remain suspended. There will be special services run from Panvel and Kurla during the block period. Harbour Line passengers are all­o­w­ed to travel via Main Line and Western Railway from 10am to 6pm during the block period. Due to this Mega Block, there will be more crowd than usual. Passenger is requested not to take risks while travelling. They are requested not to travel on the footboard, rooftop, and overcrowded train.
2019-06-08Suburban train services to be hit due to mega block on Sunday - Times of India
Suburban train services to be hit due to mega block on Sunday Updated: Jun 8, 2019, 22:01 IST ; MUMBAI: Suburban train services will be affected due to maintenance and infrastructure upgradation work on Central and Western Railway lines on Sunday. “On main line, block will be taken between Kalyan and Ambernath from 10am to 4pm for replacement of girder by slab of bridge between Ulhasnagar and Ambernath. During the block period, suburban services will remain suspended between Kalyan and Badlapur and special services will run between Badlapur and Karjat,” said CR spokesperson. On Harbour line, block will be held between CSMT-Chunabhatti and Bandra between 11.10am to 4.10pm. However, special services will run between Panvel and Kurla (Platform No.8) during the block period. On WR, block will be taken on 5th line between Santacruz and Goregaon stations from 10.35am to 3.35pm.
2019-06-05Maharashtra: Mob attacks towing staff over parking row - Times of India
Maharashtra: Mob attacks towing staff over parking row Updated: Jun 6, 2019, 7:39 IST ULHASNAGAR: Residents and shopkeepers from Gown market in Ulhasnagar manhandled two private towing staffers after they abused them over parking on Wednesday afternoon. The residents claimed that the staffers, some of who escaped the mob fury, were illegally towing away vehicles despite them being in an area for parking. They alleged that the staffers harass innocent shopkeepers and people but do not take action against vehicles like auto-rickshaws which block the way by parking wrongly. A video of the incident went viral. An FIR was being registered by Vithalwadi police. The residents said the staffers went to pick up a shopkeeper’s motorcycle parked outside his shop at 12 .15pm. The shopkeeper objected but the staffers insisted it was a no-parking area. Traffic constable Rajendra More insisted too that they tow away the vehicle. Later, the shopkeeper and traffic constable Mayane were talking inside a shop over the issue, when a towing staffer started abusing shopkeepers and people who gathered in support of the shopkeeper. The 300-strong mob then turned violent and dared the towing staffers. Some pulled a staffer’s leg and started assaulting him. The video shows another staffer trying to flee but people assaulted him. Two other staffers, however, fled. Hill Line police reached the spot and brought the situation under control. An eyewitness told TOI, “We do not have a problem with traffic police, but in Ulhasnagar, towing staff, regularly in the name of taking action against two-wheelers of shopkeepers and people, harass them regularly and use abusive language. People got violent when a towing staffer abused them.” NCP leader Bharat Gangotri, who witnessed the incident, blamed the towing staff for provoking people, claiming that as per rules, before picking up vehicles, they should have made an announcement. Inspector Rajan Saste of Vithalwadi traffic division said, “People must understand that towing staff are private and they only follow orders of traffic constables. In this case, they were following More’s order. We have told our staff to file a case against the mob.” Another traffic police said, “People must understand that Ulhasnagar city is very congested and roads are very narrow. If we do not take action against vehicles parked on roads, it is difficult to normalise traffic.”
2019-06-02Civic bodies rapped over river pollution - The Asian Age
Civic bodies rapped over river pollution Jun 2, 2019, 6:32 am IST: Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has rapped four municipal bodies in Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivali, Ambernath and Kulgaon-Badlapur regarding pollution in Ulhas and Waldhuni river. The MPCB stated that despite the Supreme Court order, the civic bodies have failed to comply with directions to improve the condition of the river stretches in these areas, following which these municipal bodies were issued notices last week. Residents of Ambernath have stated that industrial units continue to release untreated effluents into the river, which has turned its water black and red at certain times. While the MPCB officials claim that the jeans washing units that were found to be releasing polluted water into the river have been shut down, residents allege that such units are still operating secretly. “The directions of Supreme Court are not being implemented effectively as the untreated chemical effluents are still released into the water. We had also found an MIDC pipeline newly laid inside the Waldhuni river. We have complained to the authorities, however no action has been taken so far,” said Satyajit Burman, member of Ambernath citizens forum. Meanwhile the MPCB stated that the civic bodies have been directed to implement the directions by the Supreme Court immediately. “The Ambernath municipal council has not diverted the sewer lines that have been releasing polluted water into the river directly. Moreover, the sewage treatment plants have been completely set up along the Ulhas river stretch,” said an MPCB official. “We have already cracked down the jeans washing units along the river. The electricity and water supply of these units have been stopped following the MPCB directions,” said D.B. Patil, regional officer, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board. Earlier in November 2017, The Supreme Court had directed the state to disburse Rs 100 crore for restoration of the Ulhas and Waldhuni rivers, which have been allegedly polluted due to the discharge of hazardous chemical by local industrial units.
2019-06-01Deccan Queen turns 90: A trip down memory lane - Mumbai Mirror
Deccan Queen turns 90: A trip down memory lane Updated: Jun 1, 2019, 06:00 IST Regular commuters want better food, punctuality and shorter travel time. It has been 90 years since Deccan Queen first chugged out of CSMT station on June 1,1930, providing crucial connectivity between Mumbai and Pune. It is still the most reliable mode of transportation for thousands who live in Pune and cover nearly 400 km everyday to earn their livelihood. Deccan Queen began journey with two rakes — first and second class — each comprising seven coaches. The supporting frame of the first train was built in England and shipped to Mumbai while the coaches were constructed at a Matunga workshop which was then under the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. The train now has 12 coaches with two coaches reserved for daily commuters who can avail of season tickets. A quarterly AC pass for Deccan Queen costs Rs 5,500. It is the only train to have a dining car. According to 70-year-old Harsha Shah, a railway enthusiast and president of the Railway Pravasi Sangh, the train was built and ready for run in 1929 but as electrification between Mumbai and Pune was not yet complete, it was kept in a workshop for one whole year. “The first-class ticket holders would get an attendant, but the practice was discontinued after Independence,” said Shah, who is a regular commuter and first took the Deccan Queen when she was five years old. The only time the train didn’t operate for five days was following a derailment in 1990 when 10 of its coaches had gone off track. In 1992, it had become the target of communal hatred and two coaches were reduced to ashes near Ulhasnagar. For commuters like Ashok Gughade, 54, a businessman from Lonavala who is the third generation from his family to travel by this train, Deccan Queen is second home. “I have been taking this train since college days. Back then, we would match our watches to the arrival of the train, such was its punctuality,” said Gughade who had spent two days in the train at Kurla when the city was submerged during the 2005 floods. Gughade also has fond memories of having breakfast in the dining car when delicious vegetable cutlets used to served with two pieces of bread. For Ashitosh Ranade, an advocate of Bombay High Court who has been using the train for the past 12 years, the decline in food quality has been a major sore point. “After private contractors took over, the food quality has gone down despite an increase in prices,” said Ranade. A resident of Pune, Ranade takes the train at least four days a week to reach High Court. Commuters like Gughade now want the Railways to implement the push-pull technology — wherein two engines attached to the train enhance its speed — for Deccan Queen to reduce travel time. “The train now leaves Mumbai at 5:10 pm, which is too early for an office goer. It can leave Mumbai by 6 and reach Pune on time if Deccan Queen has push-pull technology,” added Gughade.

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Nitin Lulla      [ 2012-02-01 ]
Jaise mumbai bahar se khubsoorat hai or Andar se utna hi ganda or worst hai, waise hi ulhasnagar b lookiwise acha hota ja raha hai but uski tarah andar se ganda or khatrnak b ho raha hai..
ajusudhir      [ 2012-01-24 ]
I LOVE ULHASNAGER
rajesh varma      [ 2011-12-30 ]
kindly control the street dog... in ulhasnagar 1
Lalu      [ 2011-12-25 ]
Please clear the illegal Parkig of 2 lines of Trucks Parked on both sides of road at Vithalwaadi Rly. station raod, near kajal Petrol Pump, Ulhasnagar-3.
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