|2015-09-30||Maharashtra: Government approves setting up of new transmission systems - Economic Times|
Maharashtra: Government approves setting up of new transmission systems
By PTI | 30 Sep, 2015, 08.14PM IST
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Cabinet today approved strengthening and setting up of transmission systems in the state for renewable energy under Centre's Green Energy Corridor project with an estimated cost of Rs 367 crore. Out of the estimated cost, 20 per cent equity share will be that of Maharashtra electricity transmission company (Mahatransco). The Green Energy Corridor has 40 per cent grant from the National Clean energy fund and 40 per cent loan from German Development bank KfW with an interest rate of 2 per cent, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule told reporters after the Cabinet meeting. He said the transmission networks are being set up in Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, Beed, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Dhule, Sindhudurg and an additional electricity of 2,570 MW would be generated from these eights districts. Bawankule said the electricity demand of the state is around 17500 MW and Mahagenco's (State Power Generation Company) generation is about 5500 MW. "In the next few months, 500 MW thermal plant will start at Chandrapur, 1960 MW generation will take place at three super critical thermal plants in Koradi. Similarly, 250 MW power plant at Parli will also start functioning but it is getting delayed due to water shortage," he said. The minister also said the previous government had approved 1500 MW windmill projects without proper policy in place. "We are regularising most of them because we don't want projects to go out of the state. Similarly, there are about 2000 MW private power projects sanctioned without Power Purchase Agreement. They are shut and we are working on a policy to revive them," the minister said. Bawankule said the cabinet also approved a proposal to provide 150 acres of land in Shilapur village in Nashik for setting up electrical testing lab to the Central Power Research Institute. Meanwhile, the Cabinet has decided to include 43 cities of the state to implement the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. The cities include Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Mira-Bhayander, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi-Nizampur, Vasai-Virar, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Beed, Nashik, Malegaon, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Solapur, Barshi, Satara, Sangli-Miraj, Kolhapur, Ichalkaranji, Jalna, Auranagabad, Parbhani, Nanded, Akola, Latur, Udgir, Dhule, Chandrapur, Amravati, Achalpur, Panvel, Gondia, Yavatmal, Osmanabad, Nandurbar, Wardha, Hinganghat, Nagpur.
|2015-09-30||18 districts selected for full immunisation of children - Times of India|
18 districts selected for full immunisation of children
Sep 30, 2015, 09.44 AM IST
KOLHAPUR: The government has selected as many as 18 districts of the state for full immunisation of children less than two years of age. The funds for the purpose will be allotted under the Union government's 'Mission Indradhanush'. At present, surveys are being conducted in all the districts of the children, who were either partially covered under vaccination or completely missed it. The mission is aimed at covering maximum children through vaccination and avoiding infant mortality. The state is expected to implement the mission by October 5. The data of pregnant women, their vaccination and infants covered under the mission will be available for release of vaccines as per requirement. In December last year, Union health and family welfare minister J P Nadda had launched the mission to address infants who were either unvaccinated or are partially vaccinated against seven vaccine preventable diseases including diphtheria, cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. The minister had said that the government has identified 201 high focus districts in the country in the first phase that have nearly 50% of all unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children. Kolhapur district falls under the partially vaccinated children category. Along with 18 districts, the mission will be also be implemented in 21 municipal corporations across the state. The Kolhapur Municipal Corporation has been included in the list. State health minister Deepak Sawant said the mission will be implemented at the state level for increasing vaccination cover and bring down infant deaths to zero. The government has issued a detailed list of vaccination prescribed by the experts. It will be given free of cost through primary health centres and hospitals in rural areas, while it will also be available in civil hospitals in the corporation areas. R S Adkekar, Kolhapur district health officer, told TOI, "The training of ASHA workers and health department staff for undertaking detailed survey at the village level is underway at present. The survey will register the names of infants, number of rounds of vaccinations and the names of diseases covered. This will give an exact idea to the administration before releasing the vaccines." As per the state government's instructions, the survey needs to be conducted at remote villages, temporary housing near industries, construction projects and at slums in the urban areas where more cases of non-vaccination are likely to crop up. As far as Kolhapur is concerned where more than one lakh families migrate every year from October to April for sugarcane harvesting, the administration needs to take extra efforts, Adkekar added. Infant mortality rate in 2014 Kolhapur: 14.91 Maharashtra: 24 India: 42 * Deaths per 1,000 people Women mortality rate during pregnancy Kolhapur: 66 Maharashtra: 68 India: 254 * Deaths per 1 lakh deliveries The procedure * Undertake home-to-home survey of pregnant women and new deliveries * Fill up forms about vaccination of woman, her infant and diseases * Prepare a detailed report of village and tehsil-wise vaccine requirement by October 3 * Submit it to district health officer to take it up with the state government for further release * Start vaccination drive and spread awareness through various channels of communication so that more pregnant women and infants are covered Districts to be covered Kolhapur, Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Latur, Osmanabad, Sangli, Washim, Nashik, Thane, Ahmednagar, Buldhana, Nagpur, Parbhani, Solapur, Yavatmal, Akola and Pune Municipal corporations Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Parbhani, Solapur, Pune, Akola, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nagpur, Latur, Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad, BMC, Malegaon, Nashik, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira Bhayander, Navi Mumbai, Vasai-Virar and Bhiwandi.
|2015-09-30||Using Net, teen, minors learn how to steal bikes - Times of India|
Using Net, teen, minors learn how to steal bikes
Oct 1, 2015, 01.43 AM IST
KALYAN: A teenager and two minor boys, who surfed the Internet to learn how to steal motorbikes with utmost caution, have been arrested and 13 'stolen' bikes recovered from them. The trio a 19-year-old and the two underage boys learnt the 'knack' of stealing by surfing a popular website on the Internet, said the police. The two-wheelers were stolen from Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ulhasnagar and Virar . After stealing the bikes, the three tried to sell them but wary buyers did not buy these as they found the boys far too young to own a bike, said the police. The police stumbled upon the trio while probing a motorcycle theft case. Inquiries led them to Kalyan resident Amir Ali (19) who worked at a garage, and had the stolen motorcycle. He, in turn, led the police to his two accomplices. Their names have been withheld as the boys are aged 14 and 15. All three hail from lower middle-class families, said senior inspector Kalyanji Ghete of Kolsewadi police station. DCP Sanjay Jadhav said the boys learnt how to steal bikes after watching a video on a website.
|2015-09-30||Maharashtra govt proposes 43 cities for AMRUT project - The Indian Express|
Maharashtra govt proposes 43 cities for AMRUT project
By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Published:October 1, 2015 1:27 am
The state government Wednesday decided to implement the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for which 43 cities have been shortlisted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious AMRUT project has provisions to upgrade 500 cities/towns between 2015 and 2019. The centre is providing Rs 1,000 crore for its implementation in Maharashtra.
The major paramters of the project is to provide every household in these cities basic amenities, water supply, sewerage, infrastructure, rainharvesting projects, open space, transport, green city minus pollution, land bank and housing to enhance standard of living.
The cities proposed under AMRUT include Mumbai, Pune, Kalyan-Dombivali, Meera-Bhayandar, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Vasai-Virar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Malegaon, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Barshi, Satara, Sangli-Miraz, Kolhapur, Icchalkaranji, Parbhani, Jalna, Akola, Beed, Latur, Udgir, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nanded, Badlapur, Panvel. Dhule, Ahmednagar, Chandrapur, Raigad, Osmanabad, Waghala, Gondia, Nashik, Solapur, Amravati, Achalpur, Wardha, Hinganghat and Jalgaon.
As per the centres guidelines, a city with a population of more than ten lakh would be entitled for 33.33 per cent funds from the centre, and the states contribution would be 16.67 per cent and local bodies would put in 50 per cent. For a city/town with a population of less than ten lakh, the centre's contribution would be 50 per cent, state will put in 25 per cent and local bodies 25 per cent.
|2015-09-29||Sindhi refugees get land ownership - The Asian Age|
Sindhi refugees get land ownership
Sep 30, 2015
| Age Correspondent
The state government has decided to grant ownership right of lands to Sindhi refugees who came to Maharashtra during 1947-50, after the Partition of India. Minister for revenue Eknath Khadse, while speaking with media persons in Mantralaya on Tuesday, said that ownership rights would be transferred to those Sindhi owners who had occupied the land or property between 1947-50. The owners will have to pay a one-time amount, amounting to 50 per cent of the ready reckoner (RR) rates.
Besides this, the owners will not have to seek approval of the district collector for future sale or resale of their properties. Through this measure the government hopes to collect additional revenue of about `1,500 crore, he said.
In respect of properties left behind by those who migrated to Pakistan, the government has appointed the charity commissioner as the caretaker of these properties including Jinnah House at Malabar Hill, another one behind chief minister's official bungalow Varsha at Malabar Hill.
As per the state governments records of January 1973, there are 30 such settlements of Sindhi refugees in Maharashtra of which five are in Mumbai and two in Thane district. In Mumbai, these properties are located at Mumbai Suburban district at Chembur colony, Wadia Trust Estate at Kurla, Thakkar Bappa colony at Chembur, Koliwada colony at Sion, Mulund colony. In Thane they are located at Kopri colony and at Ulhasnagar. Elsewhere in the state they are located in Dhule, Jalgaon, Pune, Ahmednagar, Kolhapur, Amravati, Akola, Washim, Yeotmal and Nagpur.
Mr Khadse said that even after six decades, the Sindhi refugees from west Pakistan do not own the land on which they were allowed to settle by the then government. Many owners of these properties are nameless as there have been no claimants to it. These properties are now categorised as B class lands wherein the ownership still lies with the government, he said.
Mr Khadse added that the government would upgrade the property to A class, whereby the owners would get ownership of their land and property after paying a one-time amount that is 50 per cent of the ready reckoner rates.
He further stated that the government had carried out a pilot project in Jalgaon and Dhule districts with encouraging results. After transfer of the ownership rights, the owners would not have to come back to the district collector to seek fresh approval for sale or resale of their property and would not have to pay for every transaction, the minister said.
|2015-09-28||Cops summon woman who lost mother in pothole mishap - Times of India|
Cops summon woman who lost mother in pothole mishap
Sep 28, 2015, 11.51 PM IST
KALYAN: The 26-year-old woman from Ambernath who had been booked in a death case involving her mother has been asked by the police to be present on Tuesday to record her statement. She has been asked to reach Shivaji Nagar police station along with her driving licence and documents relating to her vehicle. The woman, Priti Prasad, had been riding her two-wheeler with her mother Reeta riding pillion on Kalyan-Karjat road, when they bike ran over a pothole, killing the mother. Police sources said Priti's statement needs to be recorded so that an inquiry can be initiated against the civic contractor responsible for using low quality material that could have caused potholes on the road. Priti told TOI that she will go to the police station on Tuesday. Ulhasnagar residents, who have, as a mark of protest, launched a campaign on social networking site Facebook against potholes, held a pooja of craters.
|2015-09-27||Across barbed wires - Daily News & Analysis|
Across barbed wires: Indo-Pak story beyond the diplomatic rumble
Updated: Sep 27, 2015, 07:55 AM IST
As the crow flies, Behrooti village in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district is nearly 7,500 km from the Russian town of Ufa where the premiers of India and Pakistan, Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif, held long-delayed talks this July. But the promise of dialogue being revived has again collapsed with gunfire at the Line of Control, aggravated tensions and fresh brinkmanship – and the people of Behrooti caught somewhere in the middle of it all.
What did the talks achieve? asks Mohammed Ashraf, who was badly injured in Pakistani shelling a week ago. "We want lasting peace. Whenever tensions between India and Pakistan rise, its Kashmiris on both sides of the border who die," the 24- year-old, who lost a cow when Pakistani troops fired 82 mm mortars and RPGs (rocket projectile grenades) at Behrooti, told dna over the phone from his hospital bed.
As the hyphen between India and Pakistan yo-yos between statesmanship and brinkmanship, it's not only those on the border who are affected. Many, far from the line of actual fire, are also hit by the diplomacy rumble. Be it from the violence of Partition in 1947, the conflict over Kashmir or the wars in 1965, 1971 and 1998, the wounds are still raw with some end up hurt irrespective of who has the upper hand.
Pangs of PartitionAmong them is 79-year-old Narayan Sukeja, a resident of Mumbai's Ulhasnagar suburb, who was a young boy growing up in what is now Pakistan when the subcontinent was divided. "We are one people. Nature has blessed us with enough for both nations to prosper in peace. When I hear all the hate-talk and war mongering I wonder why god has kept me alive to see so much hostility and suspicion?
But isn't he bitter like other refugees who fled Pakistan? "Yes, they were terrible times. It is like the demons living in the deep recesses of mankind had all been let loose together." The eldest son of a grocer, he was only 11 when the first talk of hatred and killings hit their Nimanjo Chowk neighbourhood in Sindh's Sukkur town.
"When fear spread and people began fleeing to India, many came to sell off their old stuff as junk at my father's grocery shop," remembers Sukeja, the steady creaking of his swing adding to the eeriness of his narrative. "My father thought we'd be able to pay off our debt with the extra income. But in January 1948 some men broke into our home, held a knife at his throat and took away all we had. While leaving, they told us to run away to India, warning of dire consequences if we didn't."
Left with no choice, the family tied up whatever they could in bundles and took a train from Sukkur to Karachi. "The Karachi port was crowded and we awaited our turn on the special steamer ships meant to ferry refugees like us. I remember watching holding the stern railing and looking out at the city receding."
At the Mumbai docks, they were packed into a special train which brought them to the James Siding station (now Vithhalwadi). "We helped each other pack our bundles into trucks which took us to the large empty barracks (used by Allied armies in WW2). There were no rooms, just large halls. Bedsheets and saris were hung out to create privacy as we settled down."
Sukeja's current home stands on the same barrack number -- 38/49. He bears no rancour. "It's best to leave these things to destiny. The bitterness would have simply killed me." Not a single day goes by when he doesn't yearn for information about about his old home and neighbourhood.
But for that there will have to be peace. "What is the choice? Mutual destruction? I think not. The optimist in me feels that better sense will prevail."
If someone can feel so strongly for a place he's not seen in 67 years, what must it feel like for a woman who was born and brought up in in Karachi till 1980. "It can be very hard," says Firoza Punthacky, a resident of south Bombay's tony Khareghat colony. "When I hear of the terrible things happening in what was a sleepy fishing town it feels like a knife to the heart."
She remembers never feeling unsafe in the port town of her childhood. "Though among the few non-Muslim kids at first the Convent of Jesus and Mary school (Benazir Bhutto's alma mater), then the Karachi grammar school, followed by St Joseph's college and finally Karachi University, there was never a problem as everyone lived in harmony," says Firoza, the granddaughter of Framrose Punthacky, who rose from being a commiserate agent to being the revenue collector of Sindh.
"His sons Jehangir and Homi began Karachi's first Gujarat newspaper The Parsi Sansar Loksabha from the earnings off the 3,500 acres of agricultural land in the Nawabshah area in a place called Dor. The village itself was called Framabad after my great grandfather," recounts Punthacky.
Though born six years after Partition, she recalls how migrants coming from India changed the character of her hometown. "They came from really underprivileged backgrounds, often with no formal education/exposure. When allotted homes of those who had fled, they wouldn't know what to make of even Indian toilets, leave alone Western ones. Many thought they were fireplaces and began using them as chullahs to cook."
While growing up, Karachi always felt a lot closer to Mumbai than Islamabad. "On my first visit in 1962, for my Navjyot at Udwada we came by a PIA flight on a propeller plane. My maternal grandparents who came visiting often always took steamer boats. The most popular direct one from the Karachi to Mumbai was the SS Saraswati which took five hours."
She laughs, recollecting how the Parsi fondness for food translated into loads of stuff being carried back and forth. "Legs of lamb, dry fruits and saffron came from there and spices, flowers, saris and sweets from Parsi Dairy went from here. There would be loads of Bombay Dyeing bedsheets and plastic buckets which were hard to come by in Karachi."
Bombay callingIt was while working at her dad's advertising agency that she first met Khojeste Mistree who had come from Bombay to deliver lectures on the Parsi community. They got married after eight months of courtship. "Unlike Karachi where you needed a car and seldom used public transport, here one could freely travel anywhere. In the 80s, there was no Coke and there was no tissue paper or toilet paper, at least not the nice ones. These I'd bring back from my trips to Karachi."
Though she stresses that she now wouldn't trade Bombay for even New York or London, Punthacky kept her Pakistani passport for as many as 30 years. "This was at great cost to my husband's peace of mind. I only did it because it meant easier visas to visit my old parents. It was only after they passed away that I surrendered my Pakistani passport and got an Indian one."
"It was a nightmare. I couldn't leave Bombay. When I entered from Karachi, or wherever in the world, I'd have to register at the Foreigner Regional Registration Office, Crawford Market, within 24 hours. If I wanted to so much as go to Udwada to worship at our fire temple, I'd have to apply for police permission which is very difficult to get. If they consented, one would have to deregister here in Mumbai and on arrival register with the local police in Udwada." In the end, the prospect of that process was so daunting that she just stopped going anywhere. "I lived like a prisoner of the Indian government under house arrest."
Even travelling abroad which was allowed for three times a year for a stretch of nearly three months was brought down to a month and that too to once a year. "In order to keep my long term residence permit I had to comply with all this. My poor husband would plead with the police, 'My wife's not a terrorist.' Though he believes I am one at home. (Laughs)"
She admits that the oscillating India-Pakistan equation and the spectre of another war fills her with fear. "Politicians and the army on both sides keep cranking up the temperature to suit their ends..."
Staunchly opposed to generalised vilification, she underlines, "I believe the average person like me just wants peace."
Like Sukeja, Punthacky, too, feels it's a tragedy that two countries that are so alike can be so hostile to each other. "How long can we be enemies? Especially when coming together will be a win-win for both countries," she says, admitting that a lot had changed since the 26/11 terror attacks. "It led to a lot of hardened stances as it cut a very raw nerve in the Indian collective psyche. Forgiving and forgetting isn't that easy now. Especially not in the face of the Pakistan's total denial of involvement even in face of irrefutable evidence."
The worsening situation in Pakistan is only making things worse. "The confluence of hardline Pakistani politics, the army and the radical groups has only conflagrated the situation. This doesn't bode well for not only minorities in Pakistan but the nation itself."
As someone who still has strong connections in Karachi she says she's shocked to learn how even posh areas now go without water and electricity. "One has to pay for tankers, for generators and, given the extent of lawlessness, armed guards. In last month's heat wave in Karachi, 70 elderly Parsis died in a week as there was no power."
She remembers the 70s when she and her sister could be out even at 3 a.m. without a driver or male relative. "Now its possible to get mugged with gun toting gangs even in broad daylight. Only those with no means or nowhere to go are staying back. Everyone else wants out."
|2015-09-27||Driver escapes with 95 lakh from car - Times of India|
Driver escapes with 95 lakh from car
Sep 27, 2015, 07.20 AM IST
A builder's blind trust in his driver cost him Rs 95 lakh which he had left in the boot of his car. The driver, Steven Anthony, stole the cash bag and fled after parking the vehicle outside builder Bimal Govindram Kimtani's office at Mapel City Woods in Salisbury Park on September 24 evening. When 60-year-old Kimtani came out of the office, he saw the driver missing. He opened the boot using a duplicate key and found the cash missing. A CCTV grab confirmed the money was stolen by Anthony. The Swargate police have registered a complaint against Steven Anthony of Bhairobanala area under section 381 (theft by clerk or servant of property in possession of master) of the Indian Penal Code. Kimtani told police that his brother from Ulhasnagar had sent him the money which he had kept in the car boot. The cash contained 900 currency notes of Rs 1,000 denomination each and 17,200 notes of Rs 500 denomination each. "Anthony knew the bag contained a lot of cash. When he saw Kimtani left without carrying the bag, he must have decided to steal it," said inspector (crime) Ram Rajmane of the Swargate police station. Rajmane, who is investigating the case, told TOI, "Kimtani came out of the office in the evening and saw the driver missing. When he failed to contact Anthony, Kimtani grew suspicious. He opened the boot with a spare key and found the bag missing. The CCTV footage confirmed his doubt. His staff members visited Anthony's house in Bhairobanala and other areas, but he was nowhere to be found." Kimtani did not file a complaint at first because he had to be admitted to a private hospital after he complained of high blood pressure. After getting a discharge from the hospital, he approached the Swargate police station. Rajmane said, "A search at Anthony's house at Chimta vasti in Bhairobanala did not give us any clue. We are questioning his wife. He has obviously switched off his cell phone. Several teams have been fanned to arrest him." Anthony's wife told police that she last saw him on Thursday morning, hours before he escaped with the money. "Anthony collected the money from Kimtani's brother Mukesh because he was known to him. The driver would often visit his office in Ulhasnagar for work," said Rajmane. Police have blamed Kimtani for the theft. "He should not have left such a lot of money in his car," said Rajmane. The Pune crime branch is conducting parallel investigation in the case.
|2015-09-25||Has Luhar Gandhi Travelled back in Time? - Firstpost (satire)|
Has Luhar Gandhi Travelled back in Time?
Published on September 25, 2015 by suryabhanu
New Delhi: Mystery deepens around the whereabouts of Mr. Luhar Gandhi, the aspiring leader of the opposition. The media has carried out an independent search through the web portal American Bazar and declared that the crown prince is not listed for any global conference or with the weekend conference in Aspen, Colorado in the US.
Somewhere in (Congress created) USA
It has categorically mentioned that he wasn't there in the past neither listed for one in the future. The probability of him getting his hands on a time machine cannot be totally ruled out, alibi the toy stores.
One section of the leadership has gone to the extent to state that it will be naive in part of the nation to even consider that someone like him would have been allowed to participate in a conference themed Smart Solutions to the World's Toughest Challenges.
Our sources however, have landed with a classified document reportedly authored by Congress party of India. It proposes to rename Asparganj of Ulhasnagar as Aspen to start with and keep adding names as the need arises. There certainly is no correlation that Ulhasnagar is also famous with the name as USA, which stands for Ulhasnagar Sindhi Association.
However Banra Goswamy, was not available for comment and it is learnt that he is busy deciding on the case and will announce his verdict in a debate soon.
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|2015-09-24||Gap trap continues to kill as Rlys slip on HC diktat - Mumbai Mirror|
Gap trap continues to kill as Rlys slip on HC diktat
Mumbai Mirror | Sep 25, 2015, 12.00 AM IST
Dadar station By Kamal Mishra
Three deaths in two weeks; despite HC's order to raise height of all platforms by March 2015, only 42% of work has been completed. More than a year after the Bombay High Court ordered the railways to raise the height of platforms to prevent gap-trap deaths, only 42 per cent of the work has been completed. Central and Western Railways which were asked to improve the alignment between platforms and train footboards by March 2015 have failed to speed up work even as more people continue to lose life and limb. In the past two weeks alone, three people have died after falling into gap traps. On September 13, 35-year-old Ulhasnagar resident Jai Bhavnani died after falling into a gap trap at Kalyan station. Five days later, a passenger died at platform number 2 of Shahad station near Kalyan. On September 20, 45-year-old Pune resident Amol Vishnu Sawant died after falling into the gap at platform number 7 of Kalyan station. At least four commuters, including two women, have been injured in similar incidents in the past two weeks. Forty-five such incidents have been reported since January and at least 27 people have died, an increase of 15 per cent compared to 2014. Last year, college student Monica More fell into the gap between her train and the platform at Ghatkopar station. The train crushed both her arms. The incident triggered calls for better passenger safety and later prompted the High Court to order the railways to raise the height of platforms to more than 900 mm. Of the total 273 platforms at Central Railway's suburban stations, the alignment has been fixed at 24 platforms. In the second phase, height of 59 platforms will be raised. The work is expected to be completed by May 2016. In the third phase, 190 platforms with existing height of 840 mm to 880 mm will be covered. Out of 144 platforms, Western Railway has completed the work at 47. The work at the remaining platforms is expected to begin soon. Activist Samir Zaveri, who has been fighting for better rail safety, said that the High Court had first ordered railways to raise the height of platforms in 2004. "Railway administration claims to have increased the height of platforms at several stations. But commuters continue to lose lives after falling into gap traps," he said. Prashant Sawant, whose father died on September 20, said that railways should be held liable for gaptrap deaths. Railway officials said that they were doing their best to improve the alignment of platforms. Shalendra Kumar, divisional railway manager, Mumbai central division, said that work at remaining 97 WR platforms would be taken up soon. Narendra Patil, CR's chief public relations officer, said: "The work is going on. The changes will be visible soon."
|2015-09-21||Thane district voter list to be revised from October, no changes for KDMC polls - Times of India|
Thane district voter list to be revised from October, no changes for KDMC polls
B B Nayak,TNN
Sep 21, 2015, 01.02 PM ISTS
THANE: The district administration is all geared up to flag off the revision of its electoral rolls soon. According to deputy district election officer Farogh Mukadam, the updating of the electoral rolls in the entire district will be conducted between October 8 and January 15, 2016. The drive will cover all the constituencies in the district and will in no way affect the civic elections to the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) which is scheduled in October. In the coming year, the election department will undertake various programmes to revise the electoral list and to educate voters keeping in mind the forthcoming elections to the Thane and Ulhasnagar municipal corporations that are to be held in 2017. The last revision in the district took place from January to August 1 and after verification, names of around 5.5 lakh voters were deleted, Mukadam said. She also added that that soon the election department would announce the deletion of the names of the voters following the last verification. According to sources, this revision will not affect the KDMC elections as the cut-off date for this electoral list was August 1. Confirming this Mukadam said, "The electoral rolls for the civic elections to be held in Kalyan have been already made available to the civic corporation. The cut-off date for the same will be as of August 1." She said that the population of KDMC was around 20.21 lakh and the total number of eligible voters as on January 2015 was around 14.23 lakh. There will be a marginal increase in the number of voters and it would be a little over 14.25 lakh, she said. It would cover the four assembly segments of Kalyan, Mukadam added. The Kalyan-Dombivli civic body will soon announce the civic polls date and publish the ward wise list of eligible voters, she said.
|2015-09-21||Bodies of youths who drowned in Ambernath found - Times of India|
Bodies of youths who drowned in Ambernath found
Sep 22, 2015, 01.00 AM IST
Kalyan: The fire brigade team on Monday evening managed to recover the bodies of two youths who drowned in a dam during Ganpati visarjan in Ambernath on Sunday night. The bodies of the youths, Sunil More (17) and Sonu Mahire (20), were sent to Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar for post-mortem. The police said on Sunday evening, , along with their family, had gone to GIP dam for visarjan. The local Shivaji Nagar police, which had registered an accidental death report in the case, said neither of the youths knew how to swim.
|2015-09-20||Mumbai: Two burglaries on first day of Ganpati immersion - Daily News & Analysis|
Mumbai: Two burglaries on first day of Ganpati immersion
Sun, 20 Sep 2015-07:35am , Thane
On the first day of immersion of two burglaries have been registered at Ulhasnagar and Dombivli. In the two incidents, gold worth Rs4.23 lakh have been reportedly stolen and the families have registered a case with the police of their jusrisdiction.
In the first incident, Kaustub Mane (name changed), a 54-year-old resident of Suresh Patil building in Tilaknagar at Dombivli, had stepped out of the house around 1.45pm to offer prayers in a nearby pandal. The police said between 1.45pm and 3pm, the thief entered the house and unlocked the door with a duplicate key. The thief stole jewellery worth Rs3.51 lakh. When Mane returned, he saw that the door was open and things inside the cupboard were scattered on the floor. After inquiring with the neighbors Mane lodged a compliant with the Tilaknagar police station in Dombivli. A case has been registered under sections 454 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc) of the Indian Penal Code.
The second incident happened in late evening at a teacher's house in Ulhasnagar. Victim Lali Shetty (name changed) stays in No4 of Vitthalwadi and was visiting a nearby Ganesh pandal, while his son aged 6 was sleeping at home when an unknown person entered the house and stole jewellery worth Rs72,500. A complaint has been lodged with the Vitthalwadi police station under sections 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment), 454 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house, etc) of the Indian Penal Code.
A police officer from Thane commissionerate, requesting anonymity, said, "People are busy with the household work as it's festive season, but at the same time they should check their locks and also alert their neighbors to keep an eye on the visitors."
|2015-09-20||Man held for murder in Thane - Business Standard|
Man held for murder in Thane
Press Trust of India Thane
September 20, 2015 Last Updated at 12:22 IST
A 32-year-old man from Ulhasnagar township of the district was today arrested for allegedly murdering a youth, police said.
The victim - Azgar Hussain Abdul Manhan Khan (22) - and the accused Rajkumar R Jha had a financial dispute following which the latter attacked him with a sharp weapon last evening in Prabhudev Nagar locality, Ulhasnagar police station's inspector A V Saingaonkar said.
The victim died on the spot, he said adding that the body has been sent to central hospital for postmortem.
The accused was arrested in the early hours today and booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC, police added.
A 32-year-old man from Ulhasnagar township of the district was today arrested for allegedly murdering a youth, police said.
The victim - Azgar Hussain Abdul Manhan Khan (22) - and the accused Rajkumar R Jha had a financial dispute following which the latter attacked him with a sharp weapon last evening in Prabhudev Nagar locality, Ulhasnagar police station's inspector A V Saingaonkar said.
The victim died on the spot, he said adding that the body has been sent to central hospital for postmortem.
The accused was arrested in the early hours today and booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC, police added.
|2015-09-20||Electoral rolls for KDMC polls frozen: Official - Economic Times|
Electoral rolls for KDMC polls frozen: Official
By PTI | 20 Sep, 2015, 02.45PM IST
THANE: The electoral rolls for the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) polls, to be held in October, have been frozen, according to official sources at the district election office here. The electoral rolls for the civic elections to be held in Kalyan have been already made available to the civic corporation. The cut-off date for the same was August 1, Deputy District Election Officer Farogh Mukadam said. She said that the population of the corporation was around 20.21 lakh and there were around 14.23 lakh eligible voters, as of January, 2015. As of August 1, 2015, there was a marginal increase in the number of voters and it would be little over 14.25 lakh, she said, and added that it would cover the four assembly constituencies of Kalyan. The civic corporation, upon the announcement of the polls, would publish the ward wise list of eligible voters, she further said. The revision of voters list would be undertaken across the country from October 8, 2015 to January 15, 2016. This would cover all the constituencies in the district and would in no way affect the civic elections to the KDMC, she said. In the coming year, the election department would undertake various programmes of electorate revision and educating of voters with regard to the forthcoming elections to Thane and Ulhasnagar municipal corporations, scheduled for 2017, she said. In the recent revision of voters list, the names of around 5.50 lakh voters had been deleted after due verification, she added.
|2015-09-20||Thane dist voter list to be revised from October, no changes for KDMC polls - Times of India|
Thane dist voter list to be revised from October, no changes for KDMC polls
B B Nayak,TNN
Sep 21, 2015, 12.47 AM IST
THANE: The district administration is all geared up to flag off the revision of its electoral rolls soon. According to deputy district election officer Farogh Mukadam, the updating of the electoral rolls in the entire district will be conducted between October 8, 2015 and January 15, 2016. The drive will cover all the constituencies in the district and will in no way affect the civic elections to the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC), which is scheduled in October. In the coming year, the election department will undertake various programmes to revise the electoral list and to educate voters keeping in mind the forthcoming elections to the Thane and Ulhasnagar municipal corporations that are to be held in 2017. The last revision in the district took place from January to August 1 and after verification, names of around 5.5 lakh voters were deleted, Mukadam said. She also added that that soon the election department would announce the deletion of the names of the voters following the last verification. According to sources, this revision will not affect the KDMC elections as the cut-off date for this electoral list was August 1. Confirming this Mukadam said, "The electoral rolls for the civic elections to be held in Kalyan have been already made available to the municipal corporation. The cut-off date for the same will be as of August 1." She said that the population of KDMC was around 20.21 lakh and the total number of eligible voters as on January 2015 was around 14.23 lakh. There will be a marginal increase in the number of voters and it would be a little over 14.25 lakh, she said. It would cover the four assembly segments of Kalyan, Mukadam added. KDMC will soon announce thedate of the civic polls and publish the ward wise list of eligible voters, she said.
|2015-09-18||One arrested for murder of Ulhasnagar cable operator - Times of India|
One arrested for murder of Ulhasnagar cable operator
Sep 18, 2015, 07.33 PM IST
MUMBAI: The Thane police have arrested a history-sheeter, Nitin Awghade, and detained two others in connection with the murder of an Ulhasnagar cable operator last week. Awghade allegedly masterminded the attack on Sachanand Karira at his Ulhasnagar office. "Two rounds from a country-made revolver were fired point-blank at Karira," said VV Laxmi Narayana, joint commissioner of police. He later died in hospital. CCTV footage retrieved from Karira's office helped identify the suspects. During interrogation, cops learnt that Awghade was involved in a dacoity at Ulhasnagar in 2002, and was arrested in an Arms Act offence by the Kurla police in 2013. The police had formed five squads to crack the case and the CCTV footage which was installed in Karira's office helped him to identified the accused and based on a tip-off that three persons were heading in a rickshaw went to a Murbad farmhouse however, when the police party reached the place the accused had vanished, said Vasant Jadhav, the deputy commissioner of police zone-4. A tip-off through the network on informers told the police that Awghade had fled to his native village Kucchi in Sangli district and the police arrested him late on Tuesday night. Upon interrogation, police found that Awghade was involved in a dacoity at Ulhasnagar in 2002 and was caught in an arms act offence at Kurla police station in 2013. Two others accomplice linked with the case are detained in the case. Suresh Pujari a gangster had taken the responsibility of the shot out allegedly for turning down the extortion money, the police however claimed that they are yet to investigate the claims but Suresh Pujari and Awghade are linked as they were arrested together in dacoity case in 2002. "Karira in the past had not registered any complinats of threat calls or exotrion calls so it is yet to unveil that the sum of extortion money demanded or the exact reason of the killing," Jadhav said. "Suresh Pujari as of now not linked to the Ravi Pujari gang and which is the part of further investigations and we are also trying to find out as to how many people they have targeted in the past or made threat calls," Jadhav told TOI.
|2015-09-18||Woman held for pushing son's female friend in sex-trade - Times of India|
Woman held for pushing son's female friend in sex-trade
Sep 18, 2015, 07.32 PM IST
MUMBAI: A 34-year-old woman has been arrested by the Anti human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) of Thane police allegedly for pushing two school going girls in prostitution for soliciting customers at Kolsewadi in Kalyan (east). Sangita Kanojia, was operating the prostitution racket from a residential complex located at Chinchpada road in Kolsewadi. The two girls aged 14 and 15-years-of-age are the female school friends of her son who is studying at in standard 9 at a Kalyan based school. "The victims used to frequent at Kanojia's apartment to play with her son after school hours. In the meantime, Kanojiya befriended her and told the duo of earning money with sex-trade," said Shakil Shaikh, senior police inspector of AHTC. Based on a tip-off that Kanojiya is running a prostitution racket inside her apartment the sleuths arranged for a decoy and sent him to the Kanojiya who promised of providing young school girls for Rs 5000 per hour. Kanojiya called-up the girls to her apartment and as the decoy went inside, he made a cue to sleuths who raided the tenement and rescued the girl, Shaikh added. Kanojiya used to charge Rs 5000 from the customers but hardly used to give them rarely Rs 500-Rs 1000. The police have also seized Rs 2500 and a mobile phone for further investigations. Upon interrogation, the police found that her cousin Reshma Shrivastava along with three other persons was arrested in June 16 raid for running a flesh trade from a plush locality at Ulhasnagar. An offence has been registered at the Kolsewadi police station under section 370 (2) (3) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956 along with section 4, 8, and 17 of Protection of Children from Sexual offence. The rescued girls were sent to rescue home and the accused has been remanded to police custody for further investigations by the magistrate court.
|2015-09-18||Man thrashes wife to death, tries to kill self - Times of India|
Man thrashes wife to death, tries to kill self
Sep 18, 2015, 11.24 PM IST
Ulhasnagar: A man beat up his wife to death and then tried to set himself on fire in Ulhasnagar. He was, however, rescued by the police, who broke open the door and doused the fire. Two policemen were injured while saving the accused, a resident of Mauli Nagar in Ulhasnagar and employed with a private company. According to the police, the accused suspected that his wife was having an extra-marital affair and the couple would fight every day. On Wednesday night, the two got into a quarrel and in a fit of rage, the accused started beating up his wife with a bamboo. The victim's sister, who resides in the same house, tried to intervene but when she realized that the accused wouldn't stop, she took the couple's two children and went outside the house. She then called up the police and informed them. By the time the police reached, the accused had killed his wife, locked the house from inside and set himself on fire. C V Dolas, senior inspector of Vithalwadi police station, said, "When our police team reached the spot, they saw that the house was on fire. The cops immediately broke down the door and doused the fire. The accused is undergoing treatment at Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar. He has suffered 80% burns and is in critical condition.
|2015-09-18||3 held for killing youth - Times of India|
3 held for killing youth
Sep 19, 2015, 01.00 AM IST
(ULHASNAGAR):Three youths have been arrested for killing an 18-year-old youth in Ulhasnagar, to settle an old dispute. The arrested, Aakash Nikam, Pawan Gaikwad and Akshay Bagul, are all aged between 18 to 21years. The deceased, Sushant Ghatvisane, resided in Subhash Tekdi, Ulhasnagar. On Wednesday morning, Sushant's body was found near Valdelgaon, after which the Vithalwadi police registered a case of murder and their investigation led them to the trio.
|2015-09-17||HC aghast at PCMC's plea to put off demolition drive - Times of India|
HC aghast at PCMC's plea to put off demolition drive
Sep 17, 2015, 07.10 AM IST
The Bombay high court, while issuing interim directions relating to unauthorized constructions in Navi Mumbai recently, recorded its apprehension that despite detailed orders for demolition of unauthorized constructions in Pimpri Chinchwad, the municipal corporation had made an application to the court for postponing the demolition drive. The court said the application was made by the civic body on the basis of a direction issued by the state government on the grounds that there was a proposal to regularize unauthorized constructions in Pimpri Chinchwad. The court referred to a Supreme Court ruling that tolerating unauthorized constructions in large numbers amounts to depriving basic civic amenities to law-abiding citizens, and puts the burden on basic civic amenities. "Right from the year 2011, this court has passed several orders directing demolition of illegal structures in Pimpri Chinchwad. There were more than 70,000 constructions according to 2012 data. An application was made by PCMC at the instance of the state government before this court seeking direction for postponing the special demolition drive," the high court said, while issuing interim directions in July about unauthorized constructions in Navi Mumbai. It cited two examples, Pimpri Chinchwad and Ulhasnagar. "We are constrained to record our apprehension which is based on what happened in case of two cities in the state after this court passed detailed orders directing demolition of large number of illegal structures," the court observed. In case of Ulhasnagar, after the court passed a drastic order, the state government took an extra ordinary step of regularization of large numbers of illegal structures, the court observed. The HC had asked PCMC to undertake a special drive against unauthorized constructions in April. In the order issued on February 6, the high court noted that the corporation has demolished only 825 out of the 66,000 unauthorized constructions. "It is necessary to send a very strong signal to those who are indulging in illegal constructions," the court noted, and directed the corporation to undertake a special drive in April. It also noted that the municipal administration is dealing with an extraordinary situation. However, while PCMC demolished some constructions, it made an application to the court seeking directions from the court for postponing the special drive. The high court in its order relating to unauthorized constructions in Navi Mumbai said, "The law laid down by the apex court is that it is the duty of the public authorities, not only to demolish illegal constructions, but also impose adequate penalty on wrong doers. Under the MRTP Act and the Municipal Corporations Act, there are penal provisions under which even criminal law is required to be set in motion against the persons who have indulged in illegal constructions." As observed by the apex court, some times, the construction of illegal buildings becomes hazardous for the public and creates traffic congestion. State told to amend laws The Bombay high court has directed the state government to consider amending legislations so that the municipal corporation or planning authority can physically stop construction of illegal structures with the help of police. "Under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act, though there is a provision of issuing stop-work notice to a person, who is carrying out illegal construction, there are no specific powers conferred on the municipal corporation to physically stop construction, if necessary, with police help. Even under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act, there are no adequate provisions enabling the Planning Authorities or the Special Planning Authorities to physically stop work of construction of illegal buildings. As Special Planning Authorities can take action only under the MRTP Act, we direct the state government to consider amending both legislations for conferring adequate powers on the municipal corporation and planning authorities to physically stop construction of illegal structures with police help," the court said.
|2015-09-17||1 held, 2 minors rescued from flesh trade - Times of India|
1 held, 2 minors rescued from flesh trade
Sep 17, 2015, 11.43 AM IST
THANE: A 34-year-old woman has been arrested by the Anti human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) allegedly for pushing two school going girls in prostitution for soliciting customers at Kolsewadi in Kalyan (east). Sangita Kanojia, was operating the prostitution racket from a residential complex located at Chinchpada road in Kolsewadi. The two girls aged 14 and 15-years-of-age are the female school friends of her son who is studying at in standard 9 at a Kalyan based school. "The victims used to frequent at Kanojia's apartment to play with her son after school hours. In the meantime, Kanojiya befriended her and told the duo of earning money with sex-trade," said Shakil Shaikh, senior police inspector of AHTC. Based on a tip-off that Kanojiya is running a prostitution racket inside her apartment the sleuths arranged for a decoy and sent him to the Kanojiya who promised of providing young school girls for Rs 5000 per hour. Kanojiya called-up the girls to her apartment and as the decoy went inside, he made a cue to sleuths who raided the tenement and rescued the girl, Shaikh added. Kanojiya used to charge Rs 5000 from the customers but hardly used to give them rarely Rs 500-Rs 1000. The police have also seized Rs 2500 and a mobile phone for further investigations. Upon interrogation, the police found that her cousin Reshma Shrivastava along with three other persons was arrested in June 16 raid for running a flesh trade from a plush locality at Ulhasnagar. An offence has been registered at the Kolsewadi police station under section 370 (2) (3) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act, 1956 along with section 4, 8, and 17 of Protection of Children from Sexual offence. The rescued girls were sent to rescue home and the accused has been remanded to police custody for further investigations by the magistrate court.
|2015-09-16||Police claims breakthrough in cable operators assassination - Business Standard|
Police claims breakthrough in cable operators assassination
Press Trust of India
September 16, 2015 Last Updated at 18:13 IST
The police claimed to have made a breakthrough in the assassination of a cable operator at Ulhasnagar a few days ago after the arrest of a person from Sangli district on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference here today, Joint Commissioner of Police V V Lakshmi Narayana told reporters that it was on September 11, when two unidentified men barged into the office of cable operator Sacchanand Atmram Karira (50) in Ulhasnagar and shot him at point blank range.
Karira died on way to hospital and offences under Section 302 along with the Arms act was registered against unknown assailants.
The police which had formed different teams to nab the killers spotted three people in an autorickshaw at Murbad after the shootout, the police official said.
The police arrested one Nitin Audhade in connection with the killing of the cable operator, the police official said.
Two others have been detained in connection with the offence and their interrogation is on, the police official said.
The police official said that two offences were registered earlier at Ulhasnagar under Section 395, Section 397 and Section 364 of the Indian Penal Code at Ulhasnagar in 2002, besides another offence under Section 3 and Section 25 of the Arms Act at Kurla police station in 2012.
The police is trying to find out who hired killers to liquidate the cable operator, the police official said.
There is no record of the victim having informed the police about any threat to him by anybody earlier demanding ransom, the police official said.
|2015-09-16||One arrested for murder of Ulhasnagar cable operator - Times of India|
One arrested for murder of Ulhasnagar cable operator
Sep 16, 2015, 11.59 PM IST
THANE: The Thane police have arrested a history-sheeter, Nitin Awghade, and detained two others in connection with the murder of an Ulhasnagar cable operator last week. Awghade allegedly masterminded the attack on Sachanand Karira at his Ulhasnagar office. "Two rounds from a country-made revolver were fired point-blank at Karira," said VV Laxmi Narayana, joint commissioner of police. He later died in hospital. CCTV footage retrieved from Karira's office helped identify the suspects. During interrogation, cops learnt that Awghade was involved in a dacoity at Ulhasnagar in 2002, and was arrested in an Arms Act offence by the Kurla police in 2013.
|2015-09-15||National Association of Blind comes to the rescue of visually impaired - Daily News & Analysis|
National Association of Blind comes to the rescue of visually impaired
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 6:45am IST
| Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna | From the print edition
The National Association of Blind (NAB) is living up to its name coming to the aid of about 50 visually impaired Mumbaikars.
A call centre at its Worli office has saved the lives of many, like 49-year-old Subhash Dharne, who had to shut down his PCO shop as mobile phones started eating into his business. The centre handles sales calls for Vodafone.
I had my own PCO. With mobile phones getting popular, my business suffered and I had to shut shop. Since I was 45+, I couldn't apply for a government job. To earn a living, I came to NAB and joined the call centre, he said.
Dharne joined NABs call centre two years ago and earns only Rs 3,500. When he joined, he had to manually dial the numbers. We used to be dependent on Braille printouts which had the numbers. We had to manually dial them. This affected our efficiency, he said.
Life changed for Dharne and others from Monday as the call centre was automated. Now, we can make more calls. We are also expecting a hike in salary, he said.
There are 50 more people who work at the newly inaugurated automated call centre. Chanchal Ankush (26), who travels from Ulhasnagar every day, said: The earlier procedure was quiet cumbersome. We had to hold the Braille paper in one hand and dial the numbers with the other. Each person could make only 200-250 calls, out of which only 15-20 got converted as customers. Now, with the upgraded technology, we will make more calls. It will increase our productivity, said Chanchal.
We started the call centre in 2006 for 15 people. We felt the need to upgrade it. Premlata Vandravan Shah Charities and Rotary Club of Bombay Hanging Garden helped us with the infrastructure. It is the first fully computerised and automated call centre, where 50 visually impaired telecallers sit, said Pallavi Kadam, executive director, NAB.
The system will use the latest Jaws software that converts visual data on a computer screen into voice.
|2015-09-15||2 detained for shooting dead Ulhasnagar cable operator - Times of India|
2 detained for shooting dead Ulhasnagar cable operator
Sep 16, 2015, 01.00 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A week after a cable operator was shot dead in his Ulhasnagar office, the police detained two men. The suspects, Nitin Avghade and Raja Bhoir, are from Badlapur. While one was detained from Karad taluka in Satara district, the other was nabbed from a farm house in Badlapur. Police sources said that Avghade had opened fire at Sachanand Karira, while Bhoir was his lookout. The CCTV footage of the shootout, which went viral on social networking sites, had helped the police identify the suspects. After the shootout, gangster Suresh Pujari had claimed that he had ordered the killing as Karira had refused to pay him Rs 5 crore extortion money. The Thane police had formed five teams to look for the shooters.
|2015-09-12||Cable operator shot dead by unknown assailants in Thane - Mid-Day|
Cable operator shot dead by unknown assailants in Thane (Ulhasnagar)
By PTI |Posted 12-Sep-2015
A 50-year-old cable operator from Ulhasnagar in the district was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified persons on Friday, police said.
According to a police spokesperson, the victim Sachyanand Karira was sitting in his shop at around 4 PM when two persons walked in and shot him from a close range. The bullet hit him in the abdomen and he died on his way to the hospital.
The shooting was captured on CCTV.
A case of murder has been registered against unidentified people under section 302 of IPC and a search is on for the duo, police added.
|2015-09-11||Bizman shot for refusing to pay 5 crore extortion sum - Times of India|
Bizman shot for refusing to pay 5 crore extortion sum
Sep 11, 2015, 09.59 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A businessman was shot in Ulhasnagar on Friday by two sharpshooters of underworld don Ravi Pujari's gang. Pujari's associate Suresh Pujari later called up some mediapersons and claimed that he had orchestrated the attack. Pujari reportedly said he was calling from Malaysia and the victim, Sachidanand Karira (52), was killed as he refused to pay extortion money of Rs 5 crore. Karira was involved in the cable and construction business. The Thane police have formed five teams to nab the two shooters, whose pictures have been captured in CCTV footage. The incident occurred around 4pm when the victim was in his cable office near the Nirankari Baba hall in Ulhasnagar camp 1. Suddenly, two gunmen came on a bike and fired at Karira. At the time of the incident, Karira and three women staffers were in the office. The police rushed Karira to Central hospital, where from he was shifted to Fortis hospital in Kalyan, where he died later. "In 2010, Karira had received extortion calls but there was no such complaint recently," said DCP Vasant Jadhav, Zone 4 of Thane police.
|2015-09-11||केबल व्यावसायिकाची हत्या|
केबल व्यावसायिकाची हत्या
Maharashtra Times | Updated: Sep 12, 2015, 03:26AM IST
उल्हासनगरामधील केबल व्यवसायिक सच्चानंद करीरा (५०) यांच्या कार्यालयात घुसून दोघाजणांनी गोळीबार केला, ही घटना शुक्रवारी दुपारी घडली. करीरा यांचा उपचारावेळी मृत्यू झाला. दरम्यान, या हल्ल्याची जबाबदारी सुरेश पुजारी या गँगस्टरने घेतल्याचे समजते.
उल्हासनगर येथील कॅम्प-१ येथील गोलमैदान परीसरात सच्चानंद कारीरा याचे केबलचे कार्यालय आहे. या कार्यालयात दुपारी सव्वा चारच्या सुमारास बसले होते. त्यावेळी मोटार सायकलवरून दोघेजण आले आणि त्यांनी करीरा यांच्यावर गोळ्या झाडल्या. करीरा यांच्या पोटात गोळी लागल्याने त्यांना उल्हासनगरातील मध्यवर्ती रुग्णालयात दाखल केले. पण, त्यांची प्रकृती अधिकच बिघडल्याने त्यांना उपचारांसाठी कल्याण येथील फोर्टीज हॉस्पिटलमध्ये हलविले आहे. मात्र, तिथे उपचारावेळी त्यांचा मृत्यू झाला. पोलिस उपायुक्त वसंत जाधव, वरिष्ठ पोलिस निरीक्षक किशोर जाधव यांनी तपासाला सुरुवात केली आहे.हल्ल्यामागे पुजारी?
करीरा यांच्यावरील प्राणघातक हल्ला आपणच केला असल्याची माहिती सुरेश पुजारी याने उल्हासनगर-अंबरनाथ मधील पत्रकारांना फोन करून दिली. (सुरेश पुजारी हा रवी पुजारी याचा भाऊ आहे.) फोन करणाऱ्या व्यक्तीने आपण सुरेश पुजारी बोलत असल्याचे सांगत, करीरा यांच्याकडून पाच कोटी रुपये मागितल्याचे सांगितले. पण, पैसे न दिल्याने त्याची हत्या केल्याचे त्याने सांगितले. दरम्यान, अशा प्रकारचा फोन आल्याची माहिती पत्रकारांनी पोलिस अधिकाऱ्यांना दिली आहे.
|2015-09-11||Property Dealer Shot Dead in Thane. Attack Caught on CCTV. - NDTV|
Property Dealer Shot Dead in Thane. Attack Caught on CCTV.
All India | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Updated: September 11, 2015 23:26 IST
The attacker holding a pistol at point blank range before he fired the second round.Thane:
A property dealer in Maharashtra's Thane district was shot dead by two unknown men at his office this afternoon.
The attack was caught on camera by the CCTV at the builder's office.
The video shows two men walk into the property dealer's shop in the district's Ulhasnagar area, pull out a gun and shoot twice at point-blank range.The property dealer, 50-year-old Sachidanand Kariya, tried to stop the men, but was shot in the abdomen. The attackers then fled from the shop.
Mr Kariya could be seen going out of his office, clutching his stomach. He was then rushed to a hospital where he died.
Mr Kariya had earlier allegedly received a threat call from gangster Ravi Pujari's brother, and had complained to the Thane Police Commissioner and the local Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The gangster also called up local reporters to take responsibility after the shooting.
|2015-09-11||Duo target man, decamp with car and mobile - Times of India|
Duo target man, decamp with car and mobile
Sep 12, 2015, 12.13 AM IST
Two unidentified men allegedly targeted a 44-year-old motorist on the old Mumbai-Pune highway and made away with his car and mobile on Thursday. The motorist, Mahammad Mansoori, a resident of Ulhasnagar, had allegedly parked his car near Barvi village, to receive a phone call, when the duo arrived on the spot. They allegedly threatened Mansoori with a knife and snatched away his mobile. They then dragged him out of the car, beat him up and sped away with the car. The New Panvel police have registered a robbery case.
|2015-09-10||Act against violation of MRTP Act: Police chief - Times of India|
Act against violation of MRTP Act: Police chief
Sep 10, 2015, 10.02 AM IST
AURANGABAD: The Aurangabad commissioner of police has asked the mayor and deputy mayor to take measures to prevent the sale of illegal plots in different parts of the city. The city police chief even offered assistance in the task. Such sales will pose the biggest challenge in implementing 'Smart City' project in the long run. The issue came to the fore after the demolition drive carried out at Renuka Nagar and Taj Mahal Nagar located in the vicinity of the iconic Bibi-ka-Maqbara. Scores of people were left homeless after the district administration vacated the land following court orders. The land was under litigation since 1974, but still one of the two parties sold out plots sizing 600 sq ft each, almost half of the permissible size, on the land by drawing an illegal layout. Following innumerable complaints from the affected residents who approached the commissioner of police, the CP directed the Economic Offences Wing to probe the matter against the land developers in the city who have been rampantly selling illegal plots. Aurangabad commissioner of police Amitesh Kumar said, "Poor people are being targeted by the land sharks who without taking any clearance and without completing any legal formalities are rampantly drawing layouts on farmlands and selling plots illegally. We have asked the mayor and deputy mayor to personally pay attention to such cases and we have offered our assistance in carrying out a drive against such land sharks." A senior official at the civic body on condition of anonymity said that over the decades the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has fared poorly in the successful implementation of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966, leading to the chaos. Moreover, the people who are into rampant violation of the Act, are hand-in-glove with the people's representatives, making the civic body turn a blind eye to their acts, the official alleged. Around 35% of the city's population lives in these unauthorised localities. These are subdivided private lands given to the poor for the construction of dwelling units. Since these subdivisions are usually in multiples of a guntha, such localities are called gunthewari developments. In view of the large number of people in such localities in the many municipal corporations across Maharashtra, the state government had announced that constructions till January 1, 2001 would be legalised and allotted an FSI of 1. More than 60,000 residential units in the city fall under the gunthewari category. Of these units, the state government had legalised 33,000 houses that were built before January 1, 2001. In the remaining 27,000 houses that were built after January 1, 2001, the residents are not eligible for basic facilities provided by the civic body. Deputy mayor Promod Rathod said, "The civic body is already going through a serious financial crunch and allowing such illegal layouts would further add to the woes of the city. Already there are efforts going on to regularise gunthewari areas in the city. Illegal plotting, if ignored, will haunt the city in the long run and will become a hurdle in the implementation of the smart city project." He also said that under a special scheme in 2005, the state government had extended the base period of January 1, 2001 to January 1, 2009 for legalising gunthewari properties in Ulhasnagar. The same yardstick can be implemented in the city's municipal area, he suggested. Many residents of Pundaliknagar, Gajanannagar, Nayanagar, Hussainnagar and other new colonies acquired property under the guthewari category after January 1, 2001. Given the deadline norms, these dwellings are rendered illegal.
|2015-09-10||Hooch mafia chop off man's finger for complaining against them - Mid-Day|
Hooch mafia chop off man's finger for complaining against them
By Vinay Dalvi |Posted 10-Sep-2015
The 62-year-old had complained against a man who was allegedly in the illegal liquor trade; the man's family attacked him with choppers and set fire to the shop where he was standing
Even after the Malwani hooch tragedy in June, in which over 100 people were killed, the hooch mafia has not been rooted out; it's just waiting for a chance to strike again. A 62-year-old Shiv Sena worker, who had complained against the hooch business in Ulhasnagar, survived a deadly attempt on his life around 10 pm on Tuesday.
One of the accused, Yogesh Shinde, has been arrested by the police
According to the police, Shashikant Kulal survived the attack by the family of the hooch maker, who attacked him with swords. Kulal, a grocer by profession, was in his friend's shop in Ulhasnagar's Hanuman Tekdi area when he was attacked by Yogesh, Santosh, Dinesh Akash and Maya all members of the Shinde family.
Cops said that Kulal had complained against Yogesh Shinde's illegal hooch business in the Hanuman Tekdi area. The accused came with swords and chopped off Kulal's finger. They also set on fire the shop of one Ram Gupta, where Kulal was sitting.
Gupta also suffered burn injuries. Kulal's son Santosh, who interfered, was also injured, said Kishore Jadhav, senior police inspector of Ulhasnagar police station. The cops said that the accused had brought petrol, swords and choppers along with them.
Yogesh and his wife, Maya, have been arrested while the other three are absconding. The accused attacked the victim as he had complained about his business to us and we had acted on it. We are now checking if Shinde was still operating the hooch business, added Jadhav.
After the Malwani incident, the government had acted against the cops and state excise department for allowing the illegal liquor business to operate in the city. Though the government is serious, the cops don't seem to be serious to stop the hooch business as they get huge haftas, said Dinesh Indulkar, a local activist.
Our party worker, Kulal, had complained about illegal hooch and thats why they tried to kill him. After we met senior police officers, the cops arrested Yogesh and Maya. Both accused had tried to kill Kulal, said Rajendra Chowdhary, Shiv Sena city president for Ambernath and Ulhasnagar.
|2015-09-09||Woman up for abortion against will, case in HC - Times of India|
Woman up for abortion against will, case in HC
Sep 10, 2015, 12.04 AM IST
A man has moved Bombay high court, urging it to ensure that his 13-week pregnant wife is not forced to undergo an abortion against her will by the authorities of a women's shelter in Ulhasnagar. Bhiwandi resident Akram (25; name changed) has filed the petition on behalf of his wife Misbah (22; name changed), in which he has stated that it is the duty of the superintendent of the shelter to protect her. "However, instead of protecting her, she was being pressured into undergoing medical termination of her pregnancy in spite of the fact that she did not consent to the same, which is a violation of her rights." The petition said Misbah was trafficked from Myanmar via Bangladesh by a relative nearly three years ago and forced to work in a Bhiwandi brothel. Akram rescued her and subsequently married her. On September 14, 2013, following a dispute with a neighbour, the couple went to the Bhiwandi police station. Upon learning of her background and even though she was no longer in the trade, the police arrested the trafficker and applied the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act in the matter. A magistrate declared Misbah a victim and on October 14, 2013 ordered her deportation, sending her to the Ulhasnagar shelter. On July 10, 2015 it was revealed that Misbah was pregnant. The next day she was taken to Thane Civil Hospital to undergo an abortion despite her unwillingness. The doctors refused to terminate the pregnancy, the petition said. She was then taken to a nursing home. When Akram learnt of this, he contacted his lawyer, who intervened to stop the abortion. Misbah was shifted to a Thane shelter on July 13. Apprehending that his wife will be forced to undergo an abortion, Akram moved HC. On September 4 a request was made by senior advocate Gayatri Singh, appearing for Akram, urging the court to take up the matter for hearing urgently. A bench headed by Chief Justice (just retired) Mohit Shah assigned the matter to a special bench. It is scheduled to be heard on Thursday.
|2015-09-09||हातभट्टीची तक्रार केल्याने हल्ला|
हातभट्टीची तक्रार केल्याने हल्ला
Maharashtra Times | Updated: Sep 10, 2015, 01:00AM IST
म. टा. वृत्तसेवा, उल्हासनगर
हातभट्टीचा धंदा चालविणाऱ्या गुंडांच्या विरोधात तक्रार केल्याचा राग मनात धरून उल्हासनगरमध्ये गुंडांच्या टोळीने शिवसेना शाखाप्रमुख व त्याच्या मुलावर तलवारीने वार करून त्यांच्या हाताची बोटे तोडली, तर एका व्यक्तीला जिवंत जाळण्याचा प्रयत्न केला. या सर्व जखमींना मुंबईच्या हॉस्पिटलमध्ये दाखल करण्यात आले असून या प्रकरणी उल्हासनगर पोलिसांनी पाच जणांविरोधात गुन्हा दाखल करत एका महिलेसह दोघांना अटक करण्यात आली आहे.
उल्हासनगर कॅम्प नंबर २ येथील हनुमान टेकडी परिसरात मंगळवारी रात्री सव्वा दहाच्या सुमारास ही घटना घडली. या परिसरात योगेश शिंदे हा दारूचा धंदा करीत असे. हा हातभट्टीचा धंदा बंद व्हावा म्हणून स्थानिक शिवसेना शाखाप्रमुख बाबू ज्योतिर्लिंग कुलाल (६२ ) यांनी वारंवार पोलिस ठाण्यात तक्रारी केल्या होत्या. मंगळवारी रात्री कुलाल हे राम परवेज गुप्ता यांच्या दुकानासमोर उभे असताना, आरोपी योगेश शिंदे, संतोष शिंदे, दिनेश शिंदे, आकाश शिंदे व माया शिंदे यांनी तलवारी व चॉपरने बाबू कुलाल यांच्यावर वार केला. कुलाल यांचा मुलगा संतोष याच्यावरही आरोपींनी तलवारींनी वार केले. त्यांनी गुप्ता याच्या अंगावर पेट्रोल टाकून त्यांना जिवंत जाळण्याचा प्रयत्न केला. या घटनेची माहिती मिळताच स्थानिक रहिवाशांनी घटनास्थळी धाव घेत जखमींना मध्यवर्ती हॉस्पिटलमध्ये दाखल केले. मात्र त्यांना तातडीच्या उपचारासाठी मुंबईला पाठवण्यात आले. या प्रकरणी पोलिसांनी आरोपी योगेश शिंदे व माया शिंदे यांना अटक केली असून तीन आरोपी फरार आहेत.
|2015-09-09||Man set on fire, 2 attacked for complainng against spurious liqour business in ... - Times of India|
Man set on fire, 2 attacked for complainng against spurious liqour business in Ulhasnagar
Sep 9, 2015, 02.21 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A 40 year old man was set on fire while two local Shiv Sena leaders were attacked with sword, for complaining about spurious liquor business run by four members of a family in their area in Ulhasnagar on Tuesday night. Following to the incident, the Ulhasnagar police have registered attempt to murder and Arms Act case against all four accused who is on run. The accused identified as Yogesh Shinde, Santosh Shinde, Dinesh Shinde, Aakash Shinde and Maya Shinde while the victim are Babu Kulal his son Santosh and Rampravesh Gupta. All victims and accused are residents of Hanuman Nagar area in Ulhasnagar 2. The Ulhasnagar police sources said that recently the trio victim had complained about Shinde family to Excise as well as local police department about running their illegal spurious liqour business due to which police had acted on them and they had to close business. Shinde family wanted to take revenge for this action on Tuesday night attack trio. Trio first targeted to Rapravesh, when he after closing shop was going to home when Shinde family came over there and after pouring kerosene forcefully set him fire and later they attacked to Babu and his son Santosh with sword in which they suffered serious injuries. After attacking trio accused fled from spot but locals rushed trio to nearby Central hospital in Ulhasnagar where from later due to serious injuries victims were shifted to Mumbai based government hospitals. The police said Rampravesh have suffered 40 percentage burn injuries.
|2015-09-09||Food Stall Owner Allegedly Set on Fire in Thane Over Dispute - NDTV|
Food Stall Owner Allegedly Set on Fire in Thane Over Dispute
Press Trust of India | Updated: September 09, 2015 14:56
A 40-year-old food stall owner sustained critical burns while two others were seriously injured in an alleged attack by a group of persons in Thane's Ulhasnagar township, police said today.
The accused last night attacked the victims - Ramprasad Gupta (owner of a roadside egg stall) and Babu Kulal (62) and his son Santosh (33) (both of whom ran a grocery shop) - over a suspicion that they had complained to police about them in connection with some issue, said senior inspector KD Jadhav of Ulhasnagar police.It was at around 10.30 pm when 7-8 people, one of whom was identified as Yogesh Shinde, allegedly attacked the trio with swords and other weapons in the Hanuman Tekadi area of Ulhasnagar, added sub-inspector ML Pandav.
The attackers are also alleged to have caught hold of Gupta and set him on fire after dousing him with petrol. Gupta got badly burnt while Kulal and his son suffered serious injuries to their hands, Pandav said.
The three victims were later admitted to a hospital where Gupta's condition is stated to be critical, he added.
A case has been registered under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc), 143, 147 (rioting), 148, 149 and 427 of IPC and also under the relevant provisions of the Arms Act and Bombay Police Act, the SI said.
Efforts are on to track down the accused, police said.
|2015-09-09||Air Arabia conducts Mumbai road show - Travel Daily Media (press release) (registration) (blog)|
Air Arabia conducts Mumbai road show
9th September, 2015 05:34 am
Air Arabia goes to nothern suburbs of Mumbai
In a first of its kind, Air Arabia recently concluded the road show in the northern suburbs of Mumbai Dombivali.
The event witnessed keen interest from around 30-35 travel agents from the area. The road show targeted business families in areas such as Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Badlapur.
The airline showcased its product and highlighted on its India network. Currently, Air Arabia flies to 13 cities in India which includes Jaipur, Kochi, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Chennai.
|2015-09-08||Air Arabia targets Mumbai's northern suburb market - Financial Express|
Air Arabia targets Mumbais northern suburb market
By ETW Staff-Mumbai on September 8, 2015
Air Arabia, largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa in a significant move recently organised the first ever road show in Dombivali, Mumbai. It was the first ever event hosted by any airline in the northern suburbs of the city. The show was based on a thorough presentation of Air Arabia and its offerings for the country. Targeted on the business families in areas like Dombivali, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan and Badlapur, the event was attended by 30-35 key travel agents and tour operators from the areas.
Air Arabia started operations in India in 2005 and now flies to 13 cities in India which includes Jaipur, Kochi, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, and Chennai offering the perfect blend of connectivity from not just the smaller towns, but also from metros and Tier I cities across the length and breadth of the country. It operates over 112 weekly flights from its hub in Sharjah to the thirteen cities in India.
Air Arabia has a fleet of new Airbus A320 aircraft with a 32 inch seat pitch, which gives the best leg room of any economy class travel. The airline also provides visa assistance to passengers from India.
|2015-09-07||Know your neighbourhood: Dombivli East - Moneycontrol.com|
Know your neighbourhood: Dombivli East
Dombivli is an important city in the Thane district. The history of Dombivli is rich and dates back to the medieval period. In the 19th century, farmers cultivated paddy here and sold it in areas like Mumbai and Kalyan. The city is densely populated and it has a number of industries. The locality is one of the fastest growing suburbs in Thane. Dombivli is divided into east and west.Accessibility:In terms of development, Dombivli East, is well developed compared to the western part. The locality is well connected by road and rail. The micro market is surrounded by Ulhasnagar, Dombivli West, Kalyan and Agason. State Highway 76 connects the locality to Kalyan and Panvel. Manapada Road and Kalyan Road which cut through the region connect it to important localities. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is 40 km away from the locality and can be accessed in 1 hour and 15 minutes. The locality is well connected by buses, suburban trains, autos and taxis. The locality has industrial establishments and it is one of the important residential suburbs in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).Education:Dombivli has a number of schools and colleges which provide quality education. Some of the colleges in the locality includes ITM SIA Business School, Saraswathi Vidya Bhavans College of Pharmacy, Shivajirao S. Jondhale College of Engineering, G. R. Patil College, Model College, K V Pendharkar College of Arts, Science and Commerce, and Pragati College of Arts Commerce. The locality has schools which are affiliated to different boards. Holy Angels School, Vidya Niketan, SIA High School Junior College, Guardian School, Omkar English School, Manjunatha Vidyalaya, and Omkar Cambridge International School are present here. It also has various training institutes for art, music, dance, foreign languages, and entrance coaching centres.Hospitality:Nandi Palace Hotel is a hotel found in this locality. There are no star hotels in the region. The area has a number of restaurants which provide varieties of cuisines. Prasad Food Divine, New Modern Cafe, Dominos Pizza, Moderns China Kitchen, The Legend, Plush Retreat, and Hotel Dwaraka are present here. In addition, the area has number of eateries and vada-pav stalls.Retail:A number of premium retail stores are located here. Louis Philippe, Cotton King, Indian Terrain, Peter England, World of Titan, Next Electronics, The Raymond Shop, Poonam International Fashions, Big Bazaar, and Wood Mall are present here. The locality also has shopping complexes, boutiques, grocery shops and departmental stores. Metro Junction Mall lies in close proximity to the locality. The KSL Empress Mall is being constructed in this locality.Entertainment:Theatres like Tilak Cineplex, Madhuban Theatre and Gopi Cine Mall are located here. Rotary Garden, Traffic Garden, Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Udyan, Rambhau Mhalgi Udyan, and Tilak nagar Udyan are some of the parks and gardens located here.Healthcare:The locality has some of the best multi-speciality, super speciality and general hospitals. Some of them include AIMS Hospital, OM hospital, Icon Hospital, Karwa Hospital, and RR Hospital Research Centre. In addition, the locality has number of clinics and pharmacies.Places of Worship:Some of the famous places of worship here include Suvidhinath Jain Temple, Shri Ganesh Mandir, Gaondevi Temple, Bhopar Tekdi Mandir, Sri Balaji Temple, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Marys Orthodox Syrian Church.Real Estate:The locality is one of the fastest growing and affordable suburbs present in the MMR. The locality has witnessed a rapid realty boom due to the increasing prices in Mumbais suburbs and the high demand for affordable housing. This demand has led to the increase in population in the locality in the last few years. Another factor which is driving demand here is the presence of industries in the locality. The area still lacks in social infrastructure but this is expected to improve. There is a proposal to extend the Navi Mumbai metro rail to Kalyan. It is expected to have a positive impact on the real estate market as it will improve the connectivity of the locality.
|2015-09-06||Mumbai: Civic bodies and schools celebrate Teacher's Day - Daily News & Analysis|
Mumbai: Civic bodies and schools celebrate Teacher's Day
Sunday, 6 September 2015 - 7:50am IST
| Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition
Ankita G Menon
Many schools had students dressed up as teachers and they monitored the classrooms, whereas some others ensured that teachers had a fun time, through games and cultural events planned for their entertainment.
On Teachers Day, Thane was decked up as it hosted the state-level felicitation ceremony for teachers. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis presented the awards to teachers from state for their contribution. Apart from this, schools across Thane had conducted various events to ensure that the day was special for the teachers.
Many schools had students dressed up as teachers and they monitored the classrooms, whereas some others ensured that teachers had a fun time, through games and cultural events planned for their entertainment.
Meanwhile, the mayor announced special awards for teachers within Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).
Within Thane, assistant teacher Mukta Kamaldas from Ulhasnagar, principal Shama Sheikh from Thane city, Smita Pagdhare from Dahanu and Bhagwat Pawar from Murbad received the state-level awards. Of the total 106 teachers felicitated from the state, 37 teachers were from primary section, 38 from secondary, 18 were from tribal or Adivasi primary section, art and sports as well as Scout and Guide had two teachers each and one from the handicapped or special department.
Fadnavis spoke about the contribution of a teacher in shaping an individuals life. He insisted that the teachers should also focus on encouraging students to serve the nation. We are glad that Thane got this opportunity. Also, teachers from across the state visited our district, said Meena Yadav, education inspector, zilla parishad.
|2015-09-06||Four held for heist by Thane crime branch - Times of India|
Four held for heist by Thane crime branch
Sep 6, 2015, 08.08 AM IST
A gang of four robbers have been arrested by the Thane crime branch for carrying out a heist at a jeweler shop in Ambernath last month. The police said that Krishna jewellers located in Ambernath was burgled by the unidentified robbers on August 30 by the gang of unidentified robbers who broke the wall of the shop sneaked inside and used gas cutters to break open the safe and fled away with the jewellery worth Rs 11.30 lakh in a systematic way. Subsequently, a offense was registered at the local police station and the crime branch unit -4 was carrying the parallel investigations, said Parag Manere, DCP (crime). A team of Ulhasnagar crime branch launched a manhunt for the gang and based on a tip-off the four accused--Noor Shaikh, 26, Amrudin Shaikh 54 both Sahebganj residents and Rabeul Shaikh 19 and Prabhu Chaudhari 20 residents of Malda in West Bengal were arrested. "The four had come to sell the ornaments at the local market in Ulhasnagar and were arrested red-handed by the team," informed Sanjay Sable, the senior police inspector of crime branch unit-4. Manere informed TOI that the four are the part of a nationwide syndicate wherein the blacksmith, welders are roped in from the Sahebganj to execute the heist not just in Thane but different parts of state and even in the metro cities of the country. "Some of the gangs hire these people and accordingly they use machinery and welding to break-in to safe," Manere informed. There is possibility that the gang is involved in couple of other crime and now they are investigating to ascertain their involvement in the heist, robberies in Thane, Mumbai and other parts of the state. Manere added that the some of the accomplices are absconding and the police have launched manhunt to nab them.
|2015-09-06||4 held for Rs 11 lakh jewelery heist - Oneindia|
4 held for Rs 11 lakh jewelery heist
Updated: Sunday, September 6, 2015, 15:49 [IST]
Thane, Sept 6: With the arrest of four persons, the Crime Branch of Thane police on Sunday claimed to have solved a burglary case in which jewelery worth over Rs 11 lakh was stolen, police said.Addressing a press conference here, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (crime) Parag Manere told media persons that the burglars had, on August 30, broken into Krishna Jewellers and decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 11,30,700.The police had then registered offenses under IPC sections 457, 380 and 34 and the investigation was taken up by the Ulhasnagar unit of the Crime branch, headed by Inspector Sanjay Sable, he said.Yesterday, the Crime Branch officials noticed the four persons roaming around dubiously in the jewellery market and apprehended them, he said.The police recovered jewelery worth Rs 80,000 from the arrested persons, besides a sack containing tools, which they used to break into the shop, he said.He further said more persons might be involved in the crime, and they might have fled the state.The accused have been identified as Noor Islam Akhil Shaikh, 26, and Amaruddin Alihussain Shaikh, 54, both hailing from Sahebganj in Jharkhand, and Rabeul alias Chotu Shaidul Sheikh, 19, and Prabhu Bhagal Chowdhari, 20, both belonging to Malda in West Bengal, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (crime) Nagesh Lohar said.Efforts are on to nab the other accused in the crime, police said, adding they hope to recover the remaining booty soon.
|2015-09-05||Four arrested for robbing jewellery shop - Times of India|
Four arrested for robbing jewellery shop
Sep 5, 2015, 08.58 PM IST
THANE: The crime branch has arrested four robbers for carrying out a heist at a jeweler shop in Ambernath. The accused, who belong to northern states, carried out the crime last month and were nabbed when they came to sell the ornaments at a local market in Ulhasnagar, said Sanjay Sable, senior police inspector. The police said that the accused used gas cutters to break open the safe and fled with ornaments worth Rs 11.30 lakh. Parag Manere, DCP (crime) said that the four are part of a nationwide syndicate wherein blacksmiths and welders are roped in to execute the crime across the state and country.
|2015-09-05||Withdraw False Cases Aganist Adivasi students And Support The Indefinite ... - CounterCurrents.org|
Withdraw False Cases Aganist Adivasi students And Support The Indefinite Hunger Strike
In Government Tribal Hostels In Panvel, Mumbai , Maharashtra
By Ajmal Khan
05 September, 2015
The condition of Government Tribal Hostels in Maharashtra are very pathetic, in December 2014 around 200 students from Palghar district government tribal hostel had gone on a hunger strike demanding basic facilities like toilets and library in their hostel and against the sexual harassment by some locals. Their hunger strike had lasted few days and number of girls students had collapsed and were hospitalized. Though they were given assurances by the police no one was booked.
Once again tribal students have started an indefinite hunger strike in front of the Government Tribal Hostel at Panvel, Mumbai. There are two tribal hostels in Panvel, one for boys and the other one is for girls in Sukarpur. Only boys hostel has a good building and the girls are staying in five rented rooms in a chawl in Sukarpur. from 2010 there is also a new building which was rented for the tribal hostel by the Department in Kolavde which has a capacity for about 500 students. Student started staying there from 2012, however its very difficult to access this palace since there is only auto service which will stop by 7 pm in the evening. Students who are coming after their classes in schools and colleges can not reach back before evening. When there is a health emergency or any other difficult situation its very difficult access and there is no vehicle for the tribal hostel. Student were also facing many issues like no proper food, and other facilities to live properly as any other tribal hostels in Maharastra. Students kept on giving written complaints and asked for their demands regularly, but the warden and other officials didn't pay much attention to that. The life of the students worsen day by day and during last April, the owner of Kolavde hostel put up a notice for the students to vacate the hotel. As it was April 1 they thought its done to make them fool. But they came to know on that day that, the rent of their building is due for more than a year and they had to vacate the hostel and all of them have to leave to the hostel in Panvel which is already over crowded. It became impossible for students to live in Panvel. They continued giving complaints and petitions to their immediate warden and other higher officials in Pen. Showing all these problems and issues a delegation of students even met the Tribal minister and Tribal commissioner and additional Tribal commissioner. But, despite giving assurances and consolations none of their requests were accepted or demands were met.
Finally, again around 309 students of the both hostel decided to meet the Tribal Development Project Officer in Pen on August 21 by raising their issues like.
1. Their hostel should be made available in the locations where they can reach easily (students have to go to colleges and schools and come back to the hostel, they had to take auto by spending money from their pockets to reach the hostel in Kolavde which is remote and not accessible at night).
2. There are 127 boys staying in the space that is allocated for 75 boys and 200 girls are staying in the space allocated for 75 girls.
3. The quality of food given in the hostel is so poor. No proper drinking water facility in the hostel and the basic amenities mentioned in government resolutions of November 2011, April 2013 and June 2013 have not been provided.
4. Girls in Sukarpur hostel, one room that has capacity for 5 students is given to 25 students and have a single bath room.
5. Female warden don't treat the girls well and they are being frequently verbally abused
6. They are not given traveling allowances, the rules of diet is not followed
7. After many months of admissions students are not given uniforms, books and other stationaries.
8. No proper clean drinking water facility in the hostel.
9. There is no regular medical checkups for the students.
10. There is no computer and other facilities even when there are allocated funds for that.
11. They are not allowed to have their own cultural programs and they are not taken for outing even when there are allocations of funds for this.
12. There is no facility for training for competitive exams and physical trainings.
13. No staff is available to attend even the urgent problems and issues of the students.
Immediately on next day the local Tribal Development Officer Ranjana Dabhade who was absent on the previous day lodged a complaint against these students in Pen Police station to suppress them raising from their demands. fabricating the case, the pen police station has lodged FIR against 9 students namely Sunil Totavar, Vikas Nadekar, Sachin Dinade, Gurunath Sahare, Ajay Thumda, Vinod Budhhas, Rahul Chadar, Damu Mande and Yogesh Kade accusing that they have tried to broke the computers in the office and trying to create probables at the office. Students who peacefully went and gave their complaints and request at the office were shocked by this move of the tribal development officer. Sections 341, 141,147,149 and 506 IPC has been charged on them.
Considering all this torture from the state Tribal department and police around 200 students( boys and girls) from the hostel have started a indefinite hunger strike from 31 of August and no media was ready report their strike. They are demanding their issues should be solved and the cases charged against the students should be withdrawn.
Tribal students have been on hunger in Karjat, Neral, Mahad, Pali, Pen, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Jawajar, Talasari, Wada, Vikramgad, Goregaon, Panvel, Shahpur, Murbad and Bordi hostels highlighting the grave issues that they are facing. When ever they meet the authority and concerned officials they get promises, but their issues never get solved. The hunger strike in Panvel is hugely under reported, when there is around 200 Adivasi students are on hunger strike from last four days, students are being falsely implicated and few other students are also been hospitalized following dehydration and being threaten by the police and the hostel authorities to stop their hunger strike. To be known and to be popular, these students are not from IIT's, FTII or other elite institutions in the country, but poor Adivasi students from Maharashtra.
Author is a researcher and activist based in Mumbai
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