The victim had separated from her husband and was living with the accused. (Representational)Thane: A 34-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her live-in partner following an argument in Maharashtra's Thane city, police said on Monday.The police have arrested the 35-year-old accused from Wagle Estate area for the killing that took place late on Sunday night, an official said.The victim, Sunita Amar Kamble, was found lying in a pool of blood in a house in Kisan Nagar around 1 am, senior inspector Kirankumar Kabadi of Srinagar police station said.The victim had separated from her husband and was living with the accused. The couple used to quarrel over petty issues, the official said.After one such argument on Sunday night, the accused attacked the woman with a sickle and killed her on the spot, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comHe then attempted to destroy the evidence by throwing away the sickle and the victim's mobile phone, the official said. A case under section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the arrested accused, he added.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Bitcoin, a virtual currency, is not regulated in India. (Representational)Thane: A 37-year-old businessman from Mira Road in Thane has been cheated of Rs 33.65 lakh after he was tricked into investing in bitcoins on the false promise of lucrative returns, police said on Monday.Police have registered a case against two persons under section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.An official said the complainant came into contact with the accused persons through a WhatsApp group. In February 2022, he received a message from two persons, including the group administrator, asking him to become a bitcoin investor if he wants lucrative returns."The businessman agreed and invested money. He got good returns initially, but later he suffered losses and stopped trading. But the accused contacted him and assured him that he will get guaranteed returns and demanded a 20 per cent commission. Later, he saw an amount of USD 2,47,210 in his bitcoin account but couldn't withdraw due to technical issues," the official said.After a couple of days, he received a message that the bitcoin application was frozen as the "contract has expired".The accused duo also became incommunicado, following which the businessman lodged a complaint with the police.No arrest is made so far and further investigation is underway.Bitcoin, a virtual currency, is not regulated in India and its circulation has been a cause for concern among central bankers the world over for quite a while now.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe Reserve Bank of India has also cautioned users, holders, and traders of virtual currencies, including bitcoins.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Mumbai: A 36-year-old woman from Maharashtra's Thane city was allegedly duped of more than Rs 12 lakh by cyber fraudsters, police said on Friday.Based on a complaint, the Kapurbawdi police have registered a case under section 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code and provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act against two persons involved in the crime, an official said.One of the accused befriended the victim on social media in November 2022. The man claimed that he was from Malaysia and was working in the UK, he said.The accused informed the woman that he has sent her some gift, and a few days later she received a call from a woman who posed as a customs official in Delhi, the official said.The woman informed the complainant that she would have to pay some money to get the gift parcel released from the customs and that her friend had also sent her some foreign currency, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe complainant was told to pay some money to get the foreign currency and the gift. The woman ended up paying Rs 12.47 lakh in bank transactions from time to time and never received the gift, the official said.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Police are currently investigating the incident. (Representational)Palghar, Maharashtra: A 40-year-old man from Maharashtra's Thane district has been arrested for allegedly trying to kill his wife by setting her afire, an official said on Tuesday.The woman, who is admitted to a civic hospital, told the police that her husband wanted to drive her out of their home at Nala Sopara, the official said.When the woman did not agree to leave the home, the man allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze on Monday evening, the official said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe station house officer at Tulinj police station said the man has been arrested for attempt to murder, adding that the motive behind the crime is still being probed.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The Day3rd US Bank Collapses In A Week
The clash was recent in a series of such incidents over the control of 'shakhas'Thane: Activists of the rival Shiv Sena factions clashed over taking control of a 'shakha' or local office of the party in Maharashtra's Thane city on late Monday night, prompting the police to intervene to bring order. Members of the Shiv Sena led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and rival Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray (UBT) engaged in a scuffle over establishing control of the 'shakha' in the Shivai Nagar area of the city located adjoining Mumbai.The Vartak Nagar police, under whose jurisdiction the area falls, rushed to the spot on being alerted about the clash and dispersed the warring groups.The high-pitched political drama, which went on for about an hour, started when activists of the Shiv Sena allegedly put up banners and sought to take over the 'shaka' from the rival party faction headed by former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.A video purportedly showing the clash between the rival groups and the police dispersing them went viral on social media platforms.The police have not yet registered any offence in connection with the incident in Thane city, the political turf of Chief Minister Shinde.The clash was recent in a series of such incidents over the control of 'shakhas' (local offices) after a split in the Shiv Sena. Spread across Maharashtra, these 'shakhas' served as organizational backbone of the undivided saffron outfit.The Election Commission last month recognised the Shinde faction as the real Shiv Sena and allotted it the 'bow and arrow' poll symbol.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comSince then, there has been speculation over the ownership of the undivided party's properties, including 'shakhas', where the cadre assemble for party meetings and addressing grievances of local residents.(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayNDTV Impact: Probe After Madhya Pradesh Folk Dancers Tested For HIV/AIDS
The accused beat the children up for not doing their homework (Representative)Thane: An offence has been registered against a tuition teacher for allegedly beating up two of her students in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Monday.The accused woman allegedly beat up siblings, aged 10 and 12 years, when they came for tuitions at her house in Gokul Nagar locality of Bhiwandi on March 3, an official from Nizampura police station said.The children have claimed that the accused beat them up for not being able to respond to her questions and not doing their homework, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comAn offence under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code and Juvenile Protection Act of 2015 has been registered, the official said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayRajasthan Congress Leader's "How Did Pulwama Happen" Remark Irks BJP
Those are not in the list of dangerous buildings, said an official. (representational)Thane: Five buildings in a residential complex in Dombivali in Maharashtra's Thane district was completely vacated after some of its slabs started loosening and pillars developed cracks, fire brigade officials said on Sunday.The loose slabs and cracked pillars were noticed at 11 pm on Saturday, after which fire brigade, police and civic personnel arrived at the site in Nilje and vacated the buildings housing around 250 families, he said."These buildings were built in 1998. They are not in the list of dangerous buildings maintained by the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation. The ward officer will take a call on its future after structural checks are carried out," civic sub fire officer Namdeo Chowdhary told PTI.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThere are no reports of anyone getting injured, and residents who have been vacated are finding alternate accommodation on their own, Mr Chowdhary added.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayRajasthan Congress Leader's "How Did Pulwama Happen" Remark Irks BJP
The body was found on Thursday evening in Jai Bhim Nagar locality, police said.Thane: The body of a 33-year-old woman with multiple stab wounds was found in her hut at Kalwa in Maharashtra's Thane city, police said on Friday.The body was found on Thursday evening in Jai Bhim Nagar locality, they said.The woman was identified as Kamlibai Pawar and her body was sent for post-mortem, the police said."A police team was informed about a woman lying in her house in an injured condition. The team rushed to the place and found the woman lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds," a police official said."Someone had attacked her with sharp weapons. The woman was rushed to a nearby civic hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead," he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe motive behind the murder is being probed and the accused is being identified, the police official said. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The Day3rd US Bank Collapses In A Week
KALYAN: Union minister Anurag Thakur, on Tuesday, said that the Maharashtra government would not collapse. Rather it would keep doing the development work with more strength, he said.Amid speculation that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is strengthening its base in Kalyan before the Lok Sabha election from where CM Eknath Shinde's son Dr Shrikant Shinde is the current MP, Thakur, during his visit to Maharashtra's Kalyan in Thane district, said that the BJP and Balasaheb’s Shiv Sena will together contest the upcoming the Kalyan Lok Sabha election.This is the second time when Thakur is on a visit to the Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency to meet party workers and strengthen the party by holding various programmes.During Thakur's last visit, there were talks of BJP putting up its candidate from Kalyan."Do not worry about who will contest from here (Kalyan Lok Sabha) or not. We will contest together (BJP and Balasaheb's Shiv Sena) and will fight in a better way and we will win by a bigger majority."Responding to a question as to opposition's hopes that the present government will collapse, Thakur said, "If the opposition was thinking about this, they will get disappointed. The government in Maharashtra will not collapse and we will develop the state with more strength."Thakur said, "The central government has given many times more than what the UPA government has given to Maharashtra during the last 10 years. Be it railways, roads or metro projects, the central government was doing wholeheartedly and in future will also do the same."
Shambhuraj Desai said Sena MLAs had followed Uddhav Thackeray's diktat to back Sanjay RautThane: Thane Guardian Minister Shambhuraj Desai on Wednesday challenged Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut to resign from Rajya Sabha and get re-elected, claiming that the legislators of the undivided Sena had voted for him then.Desai was talking to the media here after attending a district planning committee meeting here.His comments come amid a bitter exchange between the Sena's two factions after ex-minister Aadtiya Thackeray dared Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to contest against him from Worli in Mumbai.Desai said all Sena MLAs had followed party chief Uddhav Thackeray's diktat to back Raut, now a fierce critic of the Shinde faction."He had given us specific instructions on the voting for the MP elections which we meticulously followed. Let him (Raut) resign now and win the elections to the Rajya Sabha," said Desai.The Sena split after a rebellion by Shinde, who joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party to become the CM. He now leads the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena (BSS), while Uddhav Thackeray is the head of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray).The BSS on Tuesday termed as "childish" Aaditya Thackeray's comments challenging Shinde to contest from the Worli assembly seat.On the tussle between the groups over the Sena's name and symbol (bow and arrow), Desai, who belongs to BSS, said they will abide by the Election Commission's decision.Desai said he will meet the CM and try to get more funds for the Thane district. They have sought Rs 850 crore for the district in fiscal 2023-24, he said.Model schools, which are a success in Sangli and Satara districts, will be replicated in Thane as well, he said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comModular operation theatres will be set up in 10 government hospitals in the district, said the guardian minister.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayIndian-American Girl In "World's Brightest" Students List, Scored Highest
MUMBAI: Former minister Aaditya Thackeray of the Shiv Sena (UBT) challenged chief minister Ekanth Shinde to resign from his constituency in Thane and fight an election against him there. Last week, Thackeray had said he was willing to resign as an MLA from Worli and had challenged Shinde to fight an election against him there. He also claimed there would be no cabinet expansion of the Shinde-Fadnavis government and no new ministers would be inducted till the government fell. Thackeray said the MLAs who joined the Shinde faction were only shown carrots that they would be made ministers. He slammed the Shinde-Fadnavis government in the second phase of his Shiv Sanvad Yatra across the constituencies of Shiv Sena rebel MLAs who joined the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena led by Shinde. “I had given a challenge asking the CM to resign as an MLA and fight from Worli. They haven’t replied to that saying that they don’t have the guts ... but if they want he must resign from Thane and I’m willing to fight there too,” he said. Thackeray said there was no woman minister in the cabinet. “You write it down. This cabinet is going to fall,” he said. He said there was no youth minister and no one who listened to the voice of farmers or women. Chaitanya Marpakwar
MUMBAI: With the MVA deciding to contest the bypolls in Pune despite an appeal from the ruling parties, the Congress will file its nomination for the Kasba Peth seat and the NCP for Chinchwad seat on Monday. Earlier in the day, chief minister Eknath Shinde, state BJP chief Chandrashekhar Bawanjule and MNS chief Raj Thackeray had appealed to MVA leaders, including Ajit Pawar and Jayant Patil, for unopposed election since the bypolls were called after two BJP MLAs expired."The MVA performed very well in the recent legislative council polls and we expect the same trend to continue in the bypolls," said state Congress chief Nana Patole. The MVA will contest both the seats, he tweeted. He added, "The BJP has no moral grounds to talk about the tradition of leaving the seat uncontested when a sitting MLA passes away. The party (BJP) has not fielded family members of its deceased MLA Mukta Tilak for the Kasba Peth bypoll." "I have appealed to the leaders of the Congress and NCP not to contest these bypolls in keeping with the tradition in our state of having unopposed elections in bypolls called after a sitting MLA has died," Shinde had said. In his letter issued on Sunday afternoon, Thackeray said, "Bypolls following the death of an MLA should remain uncontested as far as possible because the public sentiment was not just for that MLA but also for his party."In October 2022, the BJP had initially filed its nomination for the Andheri East bypoll necessitated by the death of Shiv Sena MLA Ramesh Latke. However, it later withdrew from the bypoll and the election was unopposed. However, the BJP had contested and won the Pandharpur bypoll which was called after the death of NCP legislator Bharat Bhalke in 2021. The BJP had also contested the Deglur bypoll which was called after the death of Congress MLA Raosaheb Antapurkar in 2021.Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said, "The BJP wants the two bypolls to be unopposed because it is worried it will lose."
Thane: Thane district registered 88.86% voter turnout for the elections held on Monday to elect the member of legislative council from the teacher's constituency from Konkan division.Officials said the polling process was held peacefully at all the 20 polling centres across the district between 8am to 4 pm. "The district recorded an average of 88.86% voting. Counting of votes will be done on Thursday, February 2 from 8am in Navi Mumbai," Thane Collector Ashok Shingare informed.Of the total 15,300 voters, the volume of male teachers turning up to vote was highest at 93% as out of 6,021 male voters 5,634 voted. In comparison, the ratio of female voters was 85% as 7,961 out of 9,271 voters. "The ratio of female voters was high till 2pm following which the scales tilted," said an official.Konkan Division Teacher Constituency includes five districts namely Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg. A total of 13,595 voters exercised their right to vote on Monday. Due to public awareness and other measures taken by the District Election Office, 88.86% polling for the teachers constituency was recorded in Thane district. Micro level Observers were appointed at all the polling stations on the day of polling to conduct the polling process of Konkan Division Teacher Constituency elections in a smooth and safe manner. Also, polling stations were monitored through videography and webcasting, said deputy district Election Officer Archana Kadam.After the polling, all the ballot boxes were being collected by the polling officers/employees at the District Headquarters amid police presence and then would be collectively deposited in the strong room at the Counting Center at Agri Koli Sanskriti Bhawan, Nerul (West) in Navi Mumbai, officials said.Meanwhile, the political leaders were spotted outside many polling booths considering the polls were crucial for the newly formed alliances in the state.NCP Thane city president Anand Paranjape said they were confident that the MVA candidate would win with a comfortable margin. "I was at the tehsil office in Thane and I am sure we will bag over 80% of the seats from here," said Paranjape while talking to the media. The BJP leaders including MLA Sanjay Kelkar along with Naresh Mhaske, spokesperson for the Shiv Sena (Balsaheb) also seemed confident of their candidate winning.
Thane: As many as 25 job aspirants were duped over Rs 22 lakh by a recruitment firm promising jobs in the Gulf and even gave them fake visas, fake flight tickets, etc. The police said that the accused duo were booked by the Kapurbawdi police in connection with the case. The police said that the complainant in the case was on the look out for a job and got to know about the recruitment firm which claimed to recruit candidates for overseas jobs. When the complainant approached the firm they agreed to arrange a job as a mobile crane operator with one Grace construction in the Republic of AzerbaijanAs per the directions of the accused agent, the complainant made payment between December 02,2022 and December 19,2022. “The accused gave him a fake letter of demand, job offer letter, Visa and flight ticket. The demand and job offer letter turned out to be fabricated ones. The flight ticket was cancelled by them and they closed shop and fled the place from where they operated in the city,” said a police officer from the Kapurbawdi police station. Upon realising that he has been cheated the victim filed the present complaint with the police on Friday. The police officer said that the accused had in a similar manner cheated around 25 job aspirants including the victim to the tune of over Rs 22 lakh.The police said that a case has been registered under sections of cheating, forgery etc of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the police are investigating the case.
THANE: The Thane district court on Wednesday sentenced a 44-year-old coaching class teacher from Navi Mumbai to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment for repeatedly raping his teenage student in 2019 and 2020. The additional sessions judge Maheshwari B Patwari while convicting the accused, Sanjay Bhagchandani, said, "The severity of the crime and its affect on the society are such that it is to be severely dealt with. The sentence should be such that it serves as a deterrent." The prosecutor told the court that the victim was 17 years old and studying in 12th standard when the incident occurred in April 2019. She used to attend coaching classes where the accused was teaching. The accused befriended her and used to often praise her. One day in October 2019, he asked her to stay back after classes. He took her to his house and raped her. He also filmed the act. He used the video to blackmail her and raped her on a couple of occasions in 2020, the prosecution said. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court's directives on cases related to sexual assault)
THANE: In the drawing room of a modest apartment in Bhiwandi sit a dozen girls, some in burqa. One thing common among them is that they have all passed MBBS. This pretty picture is noticeably different from the popular image of Bhiwandi. With creaking infrastructure and its power looms, once a mainstay of its economy, in a limbo, Bhiwandi is often called a dying textile town. Unemployment and hopelessness often explain the town that was once called 'Manchester of India'. Amid this hopelessness, is sprouting a new breed of doctors who can change this image. "There is a craze among youngsters, especially girls, to become doctors. Soon we will have dozens of trained doctors," said Shamim Ansari, whose daughter Somaiya is credited to have become a role model. Newly minted doctors drive Bhiwandi's silent revolutionBhiwandi's girls are excelling at NEET, and it is being compared to a "silent revolution". "Recently we felicitated hundreds of students who had cleared SSC exams with flying colours, 70% of which were girls. The way girls are excelling at NEET exams, it is liberation through education and they are bringing a silent revolution," said Bhiwandi East MLA Rais Shaikh. The revolution began with Somaiya Ansari. Studying in Urdu medium, Somaiya topped her school at SSC exam in 2008 and cracked NEET in 2011, securing an MBBS seat at a government medical college. Along with her, Ansari Shifa Shamim and Momin Aseera Akhtar too cleared NEET. "These three girls inspired many youngsters who began dreaming of becoming doctors," said Bhiwandi resident and law teacher Salim Yusuf Shaikh. While many individuals worked to create awareness, many credit Dr Abdul Aziz as having encouraged youngsters to aim for MBBS. "From arranging for fees to helping students get caste certificates and their validation, Dr Abdul Aziz has been a great motivator for medical aspirants here," said businessman Akram Ansari, whose elder brother was among a few initial MBBS doctors in Bhiwandi. Akram's daughter is also studying medicine. There are some unlikely "lovers" of a career in medicine here. Sheikh Parvez Ahmed is a photographer-cum-cabbie who drives Bhiwandi students to a coaching centre in Mulund. "While I drove these MBBS aspirants to the coaching centre and back, I thought about my own daughter. I spoke to parents of some of these girls who guided me and I put my own daughter in the same coaching centre and now she too is MBBS," says Ahmed.
THANE: The Thane city police has booked a 37-year-old man from Satara for duping five people, who were seeking jobs, of over Rs 5 lakh on the pretext of employing them in a government power supply company. The accused, Sandeep Raut also has another cheating case registered against him with the Mumbai police. The police said that the complainant who is a resident of Dombivli had come in contact with the accused through a mutual accquaintance earlier this year. The accused boasted of his contacts in the government sector and told the complainant that he can get get him and the other victims a job with MSEDCL but for that they will have to cough up a handsome amount. The victim trusted the accused and paid him Rs 1.68 lakh. However, when he did not hear from the accused on the status of the employment, he questioned Raut. The accused issued a fake appointment letters of MSEDCL when the victim checked the authenticity of the letter s,they turned out to be bogus and realised that they have been cheated. All five victims collectively paid over Rs 5 lakh, said a police officer. Nishikant Karlikar
PUNE: Maharashtra's tally of active Covid cases has now dropped below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over three months. It's a major development, considering the state had over 25,000 active cases around June-end. Officials attributed the drop to clear skies and reduced rainfall. The break in the weather has also caused swine flu cases to fall. "Transmission of influenza and Covid is nearly similar. Increased rainfall and humidity can boost transmission as SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses can piggyback on moisture droplets in the air," said state surveillance officer Dr Pradeep Awate. Data showed that around June 9, Maharashtra had 11,571 active Covid cases. The number rose to 23,746 around June 19 and by June 27, active caseload was at 25,570. But by August 8, number of patients fell by more than half to 11,900 and by August-end, it was at 10,633. On Tuesday, the state's active caseload was at 7,701. As for SARS-CoV-2 variants, Maharashtra seems to have dodged the more serious BA.5 subvariant - its prevalence is now less than 5% in samples from the state. Dr Rajesh Karyakarte, a member of India's INSACOG network, said, "BA.5 had triggered severe infection in patients in some countries." Maharashtra is reporting a 75% prevalence of the milder BA.2.75 subvariant, which has not caused a spike in hospitalisation rates. Dr Awate said, "We are seeing a rise in BA.2.75 infections, but cases are largely mild and people are recovering at home. BA.2.75's prevalence is high in samples from Pune, Mumbai, and Thane." According to labs, the state reported 21 BA.5 patients and 216 BA.2.75 cases between August 20 and September 1. Dr Sidram K Raut, director of Noble Hospitals, said, "There has been no rise in the number of people reporting to the hospital. Widespread vaccine coverage may be a factor. But at the same time, there has been no major drop in the number of patients, which suggests many still haven't taken boosters."