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1 Dead, Another Injured As Portion Of Building Collapses In Maharashtra
Ndtv | 11 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 11:57 am
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11 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 11:57 am

The exact reason behind the collapse incident is yet to be ascertained, civic body officials said.Bhiwandi: A man was killed, while another was injured after a portion of a building collapsed in Bhiwandi, Thane Municipal Corporation said today.According to Thane Municipal Corporation officials, one person was safely rescued and has been shifted to a hospital.The exact reason behind the collapse incident is yet to be ascertained, civic body officials said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comFurther details are awaited.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

1 Dead, Another Injured As Portion Of Building Collapses In Maharashtra
  • One killed as two-storey commercial building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi
  • Times of India

    THANE: One person died and another was rescued after a two-storey commercial building collapsed in Bhiwandi town of Maharashtra's Thane district, on Friday.The incident took place around 3.30am in Khadipar locality of Bhiwandi. The deceased has been identified as Maji Vansari (37). He was asleep inside the building when it collapsed. The victim died after getting trapped under the debris, said official.Another person, who also got trapped under the debris, was rescued. He did not suffer any injuries, fire brigade sources said.Soon after the structure collapsed, two fire brigade teams rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation," PTI quoted an official of Nizampura police station said, as saying.There were seven shops on the ground floor of the building, while the upper ones were occupied by commercial establishments.A case of accidental death was registered and the body of the deceased was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem, the police official said.

"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
Ndtv | 14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am
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14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am

Uddhav Thackeray said Sena has been defamed due to the "betrayal". (FILE)Thane: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Anand Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Mr Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.He also paid floral tribute to Dighe at Anand Math, the de facto centre of the Sena movement in Thane for decades now.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to MR Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Mr Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars"."I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said.Those who left preferred to sell themselves, MR Thackeray said, with the crowd shouting "Rs 50 crore" when he asked them if they knew what was the sale price.Mr Thackeray said slogans centred around Rs 50 crore (taunting the BSS leaders) were being heard even in the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, he claimed, adding a video of this was shown to him by party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut."These slogans have travelled across the country. But in the process, Maharashtra has been defamed as well as the Shiv Sena. There is no need to mourn for those who have left because the real Sainiks will light the 'mashaal' (party symbol of Thackeray's faction)," he asserted.Thane Lok Sabha MP Rajan Vichare and Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad accompanied Thackeray.Later, addressing a function at a Jain Temple, he said he had been introduced by one of the earlier speakers as an a "athithi" (guest) but he wanted to reiterate he was one of them.He added that his father had also visited this temple to seek blessings.Mr Thackeray said he had visited the renowned 'Shreenathji' (in Nathdwara in Rajasthan) eight days ago and now he was here to get blessings again.On one of the speakers at the function saying those assembled were willing to give their blood for him, Mr Thackeray said he just wanted their votes.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe relationship between the Jain community and his father will be made stronger, for which he had come here to get the blessings of 'acharyas', the former chief minister 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 DayMalaika Arora And Arbaaz Khan Share A Hug After Seeing Off Son Arhaan At Airport

"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
  • Betrayal, defections defamed Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray in Shinde stronghold Thane
  • Times of India

    THANE: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.Speaking on the occasion, Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars". "I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said. PTI

Man Dies By Suicide; Note Accuses Lenders, Ex Colleagues Of Harassment
Ndtv | 1 day ago | 26-01-2023 | 10:23 pm
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1 day ago | 26-01-2023 | 10:23 pm

Police said the man made a clip in which he narrated he lost his jobThane: A 35-year-old man allegedly died by suicide by jumping in front of a suburban train in Maharashtra's Thane district, a police official said on Thursday.The incident took place on Wednesday night between Ambernath and Badlapur stations on Central Railway's main line, the official added."The man was identified as Girish Nandlal Chube. A note found from the spot has named some people due to which he had to take this extreme step," Kalyan Railway police station senior inspector Mukesh Dhage said.Police sources said the man also made a clip in which he has narrated that he lost his job after two colleagues complained to the firm's owner.He said he had to take Rs 1 lakh from some people as he was out of a job and these lenders were harassing him, these sources said.These persons and two colleagues have been named in the video clip, which has gone viral on social media.No one has been arrested in this case, he added.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)HelplinesVandrevala Foundation for Mental Health9999666555 or help@vandrevalafoundation.comTISS iCall022-25521111 (Monday-Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm)(If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist.)Featured Video Of The DayNDTV Exclusive: Super 30 Founder Anand Kumar On Being Awarded The Padma Shri

Man Dies By Suicide; Note Accuses Lenders, Ex Colleagues Of Harassment
Kalyan cops arrest history-sheeter two years after he fled from quarantine center
Times of India | 1 day ago | 26-01-2023 | 10:38 am
Times of India
1 day ago | 26-01-2023 | 10:38 am

KALYAN: The Khadakpada have arrested a history-sheeter two years after he had escaped from the 15th floor of multi-storied Tata Amantra quarantine center in Bhiwandi.The accused, Ghazidara Irani Jafri (27), have multiple chain snatching cases registered against him. Two years ago, he was arrested in Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) charges. On the run in two years, he also committed 12 more chain snatching and vehicles thefts cases. A police team on Tuesday went to nab Jafari at Lahuji Nagar area near Kalyan, where the accused was hiding. Sachin Gunjal, deputy commissioner of police, zone 3 of Thane police, said, "After receiving specific information when team went to nab Jafari, he tried to flee by attacking police team with chilly spray. However team overpowered accused and nabbed him." Police have recovered three stolen vehicles, knife, air gun and chilly spray from him.The police said Jafari is resident of tainted Irani basti area in Ambivali where many chain snatchers reside. In April 2021, looking at Jafari’s role into several chain snatching cases, Jafari was booked into MCOCA charges and was shown arrested and was sent to Adharwadi jail. However, Jafari tested Covid positive that time due to which he was taken to a quarantine centre situated at Tata Amantra for treatment.At quarantine centre, Jafari removed the glasses from the window and came down from the pipes before escaping.

Kalyan cops arrest history-sheeter two years after he fled from quarantine center

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"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
Ndtv | 14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am
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14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am

Uddhav Thackeray said Sena has been defamed due to the "betrayal". (FILE)Thane: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Anand Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Mr Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.He also paid floral tribute to Dighe at Anand Math, the de facto centre of the Sena movement in Thane for decades now.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to MR Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Mr Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars"."I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said.Those who left preferred to sell themselves, MR Thackeray said, with the crowd shouting "Rs 50 crore" when he asked them if they knew what was the sale price.Mr Thackeray said slogans centred around Rs 50 crore (taunting the BSS leaders) were being heard even in the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, he claimed, adding a video of this was shown to him by party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut."These slogans have travelled across the country. But in the process, Maharashtra has been defamed as well as the Shiv Sena. There is no need to mourn for those who have left because the real Sainiks will light the 'mashaal' (party symbol of Thackeray's faction)," he asserted.Thane Lok Sabha MP Rajan Vichare and Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad accompanied Thackeray.Later, addressing a function at a Jain Temple, he said he had been introduced by one of the earlier speakers as an a "athithi" (guest) but he wanted to reiterate he was one of them.He added that his father had also visited this temple to seek blessings.Mr Thackeray said he had visited the renowned 'Shreenathji' (in Nathdwara in Rajasthan) eight days ago and now he was here to get blessings again.On one of the speakers at the function saying those assembled were willing to give their blood for him, Mr Thackeray said he just wanted their votes.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe relationship between the Jain community and his father will be made stronger, for which he had come here to get the blessings of 'acharyas', the former chief minister 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 DayMalaika Arora And Arbaaz Khan Share A Hug After Seeing Off Son Arhaan At Airport

"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
  • Betrayal, defections defamed Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray in Shinde stronghold Thane
  • Times of India

    THANE: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.Speaking on the occasion, Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars". "I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said. PTI


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"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
Ndtv | 14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am
Ndtv
14 hours ago | 27-01-2023 | 09:02 am

Uddhav Thackeray said Sena has been defamed due to the "betrayal". (FILE)Thane: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Anand Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Mr Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.He also paid floral tribute to Dighe at Anand Math, the de facto centre of the Sena movement in Thane for decades now.Speaking on the occasion, Mr Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to MR Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Mr Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars"."I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said.Those who left preferred to sell themselves, MR Thackeray said, with the crowd shouting "Rs 50 crore" when he asked them if they knew what was the sale price.Mr Thackeray said slogans centred around Rs 50 crore (taunting the BSS leaders) were being heard even in the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, he claimed, adding a video of this was shown to him by party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut."These slogans have travelled across the country. But in the process, Maharashtra has been defamed as well as the Shiv Sena. There is no need to mourn for those who have left because the real Sainiks will light the 'mashaal' (party symbol of Thackeray's faction)," he asserted.Thane Lok Sabha MP Rajan Vichare and Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad accompanied Thackeray.Later, addressing a function at a Jain Temple, he said he had been introduced by one of the earlier speakers as an a "athithi" (guest) but he wanted to reiterate he was one of them.He added that his father had also visited this temple to seek blessings.Mr Thackeray said he had visited the renowned 'Shreenathji' (in Nathdwara in Rajasthan) eight days ago and now he was here to get blessings again.On one of the speakers at the function saying those assembled were willing to give their blood for him, Mr Thackeray said he just wanted their votes.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe relationship between the Jain community and his father will be made stronger, for which he had come here to get the blessings of 'acharyas', the former chief minister 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 DayMalaika Arora And Arbaaz Khan Share A Hug After Seeing Off Son Arhaan At Airport

"Sena Defamed Due To Betrayal": Uddhav Thackeray On E Shinde's Turf
  • Betrayal, defections defamed Maharashtra, Shiv Sena, says Uddhav Thackeray in Shinde stronghold Thane
  • Times of India

    THANE: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday inaugurated a medical camp in Maharashtra's Thane city on the eve of the birth anniversary of late Anand Dighe, a hugely popular politician considered the mentor of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.Dighe's massive popularity made Thane one of the safest seats of the undivided Sena but Shinde's rebellion last June led to a vast majority of the rank and file in the region moving to the latter's Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.Thackeray's visit as well as the mega medical camp organised to commemorate Dighe's anniversary, which falls of Friday, are being seen as an attempt to rebuild the Shiv Sena (UBT) in Thane.Speaking on the occasion, Thackeray said Shiv Sena and Maharashtra have been defamed due to the "betrayal and defections" that took place, a reference to Shinde and 39 MLAs bringing down the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.Thackeray said Thursday's visit was a brief one to take care of the "health of citizens here" but promised he would return to address a mass gathering to take care of the "political health of Thanekars". "I am satisfied that despite the present foul situation, the Shiv Sena has not moved away from its goal. I am proud of it. The Shiv Sena supremo (Bal Thackeray) has taught us that 80 per cent is social work and only 20 per cent political work. The real Sainiks are with us," he said. PTI

Thane gram panchayat polls: Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction & BJP claim victory on 80% seats
Times of India | 3 months ago | 18-10-2022 | 09:36 am
Times of India
3 months ago | 18-10-2022 | 09:36 am

THANE: Chief minister Eknath Shinde-led Bala Saheb's Shiv Sena and Bhartiya Janta Party's supporters have claimed to win about 80 per cent of the seats in Thane district in the first gram panchayat elections held after the Shinde and BJP government came to power in Maharashtra. Thane district is home town of Shinde, where he has a strong hold. Both alliance parties had claimed that their supporters manage to win 121 gram panchayats while Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Maha Vikas Aghadi together have been able to win only 28 gram panchayats out of total 156 gram panchayats in District while on 2 gram panchayat locals had boycotted voting. The maximum 63 gram panchayats were won by Shinde faction while BJP managed to win 58 gram panchayats. Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena supporters contested election together with its MVA partners Congress and NCP and they altogether won 28 gram panchayats. Political pandits claimed that many were believing that Thackeray may get sympathy votes since Shinde broke his party, but results show that Shinde still have his clouds in Thane District like earlier. It may be recalled after Eknath Shinde formed government with BJP, more than 80% of political representatives including corporators, zila parishad members, gram panchayat members of Shiv Sena had came in support of Shinde. Prakash Patil, up neta of Shinde faction who has strong hold in Thane rural area, said, "The results shows that Shinde saheb who worked for development in Thane district is still having strong support of real Shiv Sainiks in Bala Saheb's Shiv Sena party and in future also we will get same support." Patil claimed that in upcoming two to three days I will take all our elected representatives in Mumbai to meet CM Shinde. Interestingly MVA partners till late evening were not sure about their elected representatives in Thane district. When asked Kedar Dighe, Thane district president of Uddhav led Shiv Sena, he said, "I was busy in party's meeting and yet to check exactly how much our supporters win gram panchayats." A senior bureaucrat said the claims made by parties have no substance since the elections are not contested on the basis of affiliation to political parties.

Thane gram panchayat polls: Eknath Shinde’s Shiv Sena faction & BJP claim victory on 80% seats
‘Uddhav Thackeray’s Sena banking only on legacy for votes’
Times of India | 3 months ago | 14-10-2022 | 10:47 am
Times of India
3 months ago | 14-10-2022 | 10:47 am

THANE: Ahead of the Andheri assembly seat by-polls, the Eknath Shinde faction has accused the Uddhav Thackeray-led group of relying on legacy and sympathy votes instead of talking about developmental works. A day after the Thackeray-led group submitted a letter to the Election Commission alleging bias, Naresh Mhaske, former Thane mayor and spokesperson for the Shinde group, released a digital statement dismissing the same and claiming they (Thackeray) had no other topics to fight elections and are therefore banking only on blame games and seeking sympathy. “They (Thackeray) had sought the torch symbol and temporary name for their party from the EC, and had announced the same on social media also and started celebrations. Surprisingly, after three days, they are now alleging foul play which reflects that they have nothing else to fight on except playing the sympathy card and banking on their legacy. The kind of work you do is more important when fighting such polls,” said Mhaske. Chiding the complaints made by the Thackeray group, Mhaske repeated Shinde’s stance that injustice was done on their group. “We are the real claimants for the party symbol and name, and have over 80% support of leaders and workers. On the other hand, they are resorting to forging support which was recently seen in Mumbai. We appeal to them to fight out a fair war based on works done. These crocodile tears won’t help,” said Mhaske. When contacted, Kedar Dighe, district president at Thane Shiv Sena, defended the Thackeray group. “If it was only sympathy then it would not have lasted long, but those making allegations must also remember dedication and loyalty is what binds a party and its people together. It seems it has become a norm for them (Shinde faction) to comment and criticise everything. But they must realise that the common man is watching everything,” he said.

‘Uddhav Thackeray’s Sena banking only on legacy for votes’
  • Sena vs Sena in Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde group targets Uddhav Thackeray faction for banking on legacy, sympathy
  • Times of India

    THANE: Ahead of the Andheri assembly seat bypolls, the Eknath Shinde faction — of the Shiv Sena — has accused the Uddhav Thackeray-led group of relying on legacy and sympathy votes instead of talking about developmental works. Read AlsoSena vs Sena: Uddhav camp gets 'mashaal' as poll symbol, Shinde faction told to give new list of symbolsThe Election Commission on Monday allotted 'flaming torch' (mashaal) election symbol to the Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena and gave it the name: 'Shiv Sena - Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray'. 'Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena' (Balasaheb's Shiv Sena) is the new name for the Eknath Shinde group of theA day after the Thackeray-led group submitted a letter to the Election Commission alleging bias towards the Shinde faction, Naresh Mhaske — former Thane mayor and spokesperson for the Shinde group — released a digital statement wherein he dismissed the same and claimed they (Thackeray) had no other topics to fight elections and are so banking only on blame games and seeking sympathy. Read AlsoSena vs Sena: Eknath Shinde camp gets 'two swords and shield' as poll symbolThe Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday allotted ‘Two Swords and Shield’ as a poll symbol to the Eknath Shinde-led faction of the Shiv Sena. The development comes a day after the poll panel gave the faction its new name: Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena.“They (Thackeray) had sought the torch symbol and temporary name for their party from the EC and had announced the same on social media also and started celebrations. Surprisingly, after three days, they are now alleging foul play which reflects that they have nothing else to fight on except playing the sympathy card and banking on their legacy. The kind of work you do is more important when fighting such polls,” said Mhaske. Sena vs Sena: Uddhav Thackeray, Eknath Shinde groups fight over venue of Dasara rallyChiding the complaints made by the Thackeray group, Mhaske repeated Shinde’s stance that injustice was done on their group. “We are the real claimants for the party symbol and name and have over 80% support of leaders and workers. On the other hand they are resorting to forging support which was recently seen in Mumbai. We appeal to them to fight out a fair war based on works done. These crocodile tears won’t help,” said Mhaske. When contacted, Kedar Dighe, district president at Thane Shiv Sena, defended the Thackeray group. “If it was only sympathy then it would not have lasted long but those making allegations must also remember dedication and loyalty is what binds a party and its people together. It seems it has become a norm for them (Shinde faction) to comment and criticize everything. But they must realise that the common man is watching everything,” he said.

Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents
Times of India | 4 months ago | 26-09-2022 | 04:14 pm
Times of India
4 months ago | 26-09-2022 | 04:14 pm

ULHASNAGAR: Hearing an election petition, Kalyan sessions court has ordered to initiate criminal proceedings against the petitioner for presenting false documents in the court. In 2017, Prakash Kukreja, a retired law officer from Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation (UMC), had filed an election petition before the court, challenging appointment of five nominated corporators -- Asha Idnani, Manoj Lassi, Arun Ashan, Pradeep Ramchandani and Surendra Sawant -- by the UMC. Post-retirement, he was also working as a lawyer. However, during court proceedings, civil judge A S Lanjewar, found that petitioner had deliberately adduced false evidence and it requires to initiate action in view of section 340 of Cr.P.C. The judge also observed that after retirement, Kukreja became a partner in a firm, and was carrying out development business in name of M/s Kapleshwara Builders & Developers. The said firm also constructed project 'Pinnacle Gloria'. Therefore, P.P. Kukreja is not competent to claim himself as an advocate. In order, Lanjewar stated that during cross-examination, respondent put various suggestions in that respect. However, Kukreja flatly denied any relation with said partnership firm and project. Therefore, the respondent produced the necessary certified documents on record. However, Kukreja claimed that those documents were false and bogus. Therefore, respondents examined officers of MAHARERA and Register of firms. Considering evidence and documents produced on record, it clearly established that Kukreja is a partner in a partnership firm and he deals in the business of development. The judge, in his order, directed superintendent, civil court to initiate criminal proceeding against Prakash Punjumal Kukreja and hereby, directed him to file a criminal complaint against him for an offence punishable under section 193 of Indian Penal Code.

Kalyan: Court orders to initiate criminal proceedings against petitioner for presenting false documents

Thane Education News

Duo dupe 25 job aspirants of 22 lakh in scam, booked
Times of India | 1 week ago | 15-01-2023 | 08:15 am
Times of India
1 week ago | 15-01-2023 | 08:15 am

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.

Duo dupe 25 job aspirants of 22 lakh in scam, booked
Thane: Girls turning doctors by dozens, may resuscitate Bhiwandi’s image
Times of India | 5 months ago | 21-08-2022 | 04:46 am
Times of India
5 months ago | 21-08-2022 | 04:46 am

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: Girls turning doctors by dozens, may resuscitate Bhiwandi’s image

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Maharashtra: Active Covid tally dips below 10,000 after 3 months
Times of India | 4 months ago | 07-09-2022 | 07:43 am
Times of India
4 months ago | 07-09-2022 | 07:43 am

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."

Maharashtra: Active Covid tally dips below 10,000 after 3 months