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Maharashtra: Developer caught stealing electricity worth Rs 33 lakh in Thane
Times of India | 4 days ago | |
Times of India
4 days ago | |

KALYAN: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has unearthed electricity theft worth Rs 33 lakh by a developer at his construction site in Ambernath in Maharashtra's Thane district. The MSEDCL found that the construction company — Seren Infrastructure — has been stealing electricity with the help of a remote facility. It was found that the builder stole 80,387 units of electricity worth Rs 33 lakh over 21 months from March 2021 to November 2022. In an official press note, MSEDCL claimed that the developer, earlier, by taking permission from MSEDCL constructed two 12-storey buildings at the site. After constructing two residential complexes, the developer continued to use electricity for the another residential complex from the old electricity connection without permission and constructed six floors out of 12 floors. The MSEDCL official said a raid, led by Ulhasnagar division-2 executive engineer Praveen Chakole, recently inspected the power connections of Serene Infrastructure. It was found that Serene Infrastructure was tampering with the electricity meter using remote control. After a thorough investigation, it was found that Seren Infrastructure had stolen electricity worth Rs 33 in the last 21 months. The official further said a notice has been issued to the concerned builder for the payment of stolen electricity. If this payment is not paid on time, a police complaint will be filed against Serene Infrastructure.

Maharashtra: Developer caught stealing electricity worth Rs 33 lakh in Thane
KDMC demolishes office of Uddhav’s Shiv Sena faction in Kalyan
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

KALYAN: The Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) on Saturday demolished a public relations office of Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena in Kalyan (East), declaring it illegal, following which Shiv Sainiks took to the streets to protest against the action, terming it as an action under pressure from the ruling party in the state. The KDMC's encroachment department on Saturday demolished atleast 4 structures in a row including Shiv Sena public relations office situated near Vithalwadi area saying it is constructed on plot reserved for ground. After demolition, Shiv Sainiks gathered near the site in the evening and protested against KDMC as well as ruling govt in the state blaming them for action. The Shiv Sainiks said that if KDMC really bothered about illegal construction than they should also demolish other illegal construction in the city or else they will protest against their actions. Asha Rasal, city vice president of Uddhav-led Shiv Sena said, "The office was 17 years old and KDMC has acted under pressure from ruling party and if KDMC does not act against other illegal constructions in the city than we will hold protests for indefinite period outside KDMC's ward offices". In another development on Saturday, making temporary end to tussle over Dombivli's Shiv Sena shahar shakha row, Thackeray faction of Shiv Sena on Saturday inaugurated a new Shiv Sena shahar sakha in Dombivli after Shinde faction of Shiv Sena recently took possession of the sakha located near the Dombivli station. There was a lot of controversy recently between the two Sena factions regarding the shahar sakha. After Eknath Shinde rebelled against Thackeray's leadership, Shiv Sainiks removed the photo of chief minister Eknath Shinde and his son and Lok Sabha MP from Kalyan Shrikant Shinde from the shakha and did not allow their supporters to enter. After which Shinde's Sena supporters officially bought the shakha from builder in his name and in police presence, recently took over possession of the office. Following which Uddhav's Sena had decided to move court, but now since party did not have any shahar shakha in city, Uddhav-led Sena city president Vivek Khamkar on Saturday inaugurated new shakha in name of Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena near old shakha. Khamkar said, "We have moved court against illegal encroachment on shahar sakha where we worked for 30 years but the decision is yet to be announced, so we have started new Shahar Shakha office so that our party's work does not get affected".

KDMC demolishes office of Uddhav’s Shiv Sena faction in Kalyan
Thane: Tension between the 2 Shiv Sena factions continues
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

THANE: The tension between the two factions of the Shiv Sena in Thane is unlikely to settle down soon with the Uddhav Thackeray faction now alleging Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his camp to have triggered last week’s violence outside Shrinagar police station. The Shinde camp has refuted the allegations. It may be recalled that members of the two factions clashed late on Monday in the Bhatwadi area of Kisan Nagar following which the police intervened and further tension settled. A mob, apparently Shinde supporters, later gathered outside the Shrinagar police station in the wee hours of Tuesday where the Thackeray camp leaders and their activists were waiting. The faction clashed again following which the police had to resort to lathi charge. MP Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena Thackeray faction told the media late Friday, “I suspect the CM and his team had planned the attacks. A mob that was over 1,000 surrounded us and threatened us while we were inside the police station. This cannot be done without the support of senior leaders. It seems the move to reduce my security cover recently was deliberate,” accused Vichare while talking to the media. The Shiv Sena, Shinde faction, rubbished the allegations. “It is evident that the Thackeray faction is scared of Shinde sahib and has lost their peace which is why they are making such baseless allegations. It was their workers who abused our party colleague first. We learnt from locals that the senior leaders from the Thackeray camp escaped from the scene leaving their activists behind,” said Naresh Mhaske, spokesperson of the Shinde faction.

Thane: Tension between the 2 Shiv Sena factions continues
  • Activists from Shiv Sena factions clash in Thane
  • Times of India

    THANE: Tension prevailed in Kisan Nagar area of Thane in the wee hours of Tuesday after hundreds of activists from the two Shiv Sena factions clashed outside the Shrinagar police station forcing the police to lathi charge the mob. The incident occurred in the Bhatwadi area that is part of chief minister Eknath Shinde's assembly constituency. Leaders from Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena alleged their activists suffered injuries and blamed the other group for triggering the violence.

  • Video: Clash Between Two Shiv Sena Factions in Maharashtra's Thane
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    Videos of the clash were widely circulated on social media.Thane: A clash broke out between two Shiv Sena factions in Maharashtra's Thane late on Monday night.The incident took place in Kisan Nagar where newly-appointed office bearers from Uddhav Thackeray's Sena faction were being felicitated. MP Rajan Vichare was also present at the gathering to congratulate the new office bearers.During the event, some Sena workers from chief minister Eknath Shinde's faction heckled Team Thackeray members. The sloganeering from both sides snowballed into a full-blown fight. PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comVideos of the clash were widely circulated on social media. Supporters of both factions descended upon Thane's Shrinagar police station to file cases against each other. The police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the crowd.  

  • Tension grips Thane’s Kisan Nagar after clash between Shinde and Thackeray Shiv Sena factions
  • Times of India

    THANE: Tension prevailed in the Kisan Nagar area of Thane after clash between members of the two Shiv Sena factions leading the local police to lathicharge the mob on Tuesday. The incident occured in Bhatwadi area of Kisan Nagar that is part of chief minister Eknath Shinde's constituency. #Maharashtra: Lathicharge by police at Shreenagar police station after fight between Shiv Sena Shinde faction and S… https://t.co/iSkvw9sdwJ— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1668482093000The tension sparked off in the area after members of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) led by a senior leader clashed with activists of a local former corporator from the Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena. The arguments soon escalated into violence after which the police intervened. However, the activists started clashing outside the police station forcing the cops to lathicharge the crowd that was going uncontrollable. Leaders from both the parties accused each other for instigating the violence. Senior inspector Sunil Shinde at the Shrinagar police station said they have registered complaints against both the factions. "No arrests have been made so far," he said.

Non-cognisable offence against Rahul in Thane
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

Thane: Thane police has registered a non-cognizable offence against Rahul Gandhi for remarks against freedom fighter V D Savarkar. The complainant, Vandana Dongre, 50, registered a complaint with Thane nagar police late on Thursday.In her complaint, Dongre said she was a member of Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena (the Shinde faction). The complaint cited the Congress MP's remarks in Hingoli district in the state during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.“…Rahul Gandhi while in Hingoli said that then VD Savarkar had given mercy petition to the British stating that they should pardon him and that he shall help them. Also that Savarkar used to take pension from the Britishers and also he used to work against the interest of the country,'' said the complaint.Dongre alleged that Rahul Gandhi had defamed the freedom fighter who is a respectable figure and had contributed to the country. The NC was registered under sections 500 (defamation) and 501 (printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory) of the Indian Penal Code.—Nishikant Karlikar

Non-cognisable offence against Rahul in Thane
  • Maharashtra: Non-cognisable offence against Rahul Gandhi in Thane
  • Times of India

    THANE: Thane police has registered a non-cognizable offence against Rahul Gandhi for remarks against freedom fighter V D Savarkar. The complainant, Vandana Dongre, 50, registered a complaint with Thane nagar police late on Thursday. In her complaint, Dongre said she was a member of Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena (the Shinde faction). The complaint cited the Congress MP's remarks in Hingoli district in the state during the Bharat Jodo Yatra. "...Rahul Gandhi while in Hingoli said that then VD Savarkar had given mercy petition to the British stating that they should pardon him and that he shall help them. Also that Savarkar used to take pension from the Britishers and also he used to work against the interest of the country,'' said the complaint. Dongre alleged that Rahul Gandhi had defamed the freedom fighter who is a respectable figure and had contributed to the country. The NC was registered under sections 500 (defamation) and 501 (printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory) of the Indian Penal Code.

Savarkar remark: Shinde faction leader files complaint against Rahul Gandhi
Times of India | 1 week ago | |
Times of India
1 week ago | |

THANE: The Thane Nagar police registered a non-cognizable offence against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for the alleged remarks against VD Savarkar.The complainant in the case is a functionary of Shiv Sena's Shinde faction. The complainant stated that the comments by Gandhi has hurt the sentiments, said a senior police officer. The case of non-cognizable offence has been registered under Sections 500 and 501 of the Indian penal code.

Savarkar remark: Shinde faction leader files complaint against Rahul Gandhi
  • Rahul Gandhi Faces Defamation Case For "Derogatory" Remarks On Savarkar
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    Rahul Gandhi is facing a defamation case for his remarks against freedom fighter VD SavarkarThane: The police in Maharashtra's Thane have registered a case of defamation against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his "derogatory" remarks against freedom fighter VD Savarkar, an official said today.The first information report (FIR) or police case against Rahul Gandhi was registered at Thane Nagar police station on Thursday, he said."The case was filed based on the complaint lodged by Vandana Dongre, a functionary of the Shiv Sena faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. The complainant alleged that Rahul Gandhi hurt the sentiments of citizens through his derogatory statements against Savarkar," the official said.The offence was registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 500 (defamation) and 501 (printing or engraving matter knowing it to be defamatory), he said.Rahul Gandhi, whose Bharat Jodo Yatra is currently passing through Maharashtra, on Thursday held a press conference at Wadegaon in Akola district, where he claimed that Savarkar helped the British rulers and wrote a mercy petition to them out of fear, thereby betraying Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and other leaders of the freedom struggle.Two days prior to that, Rahul Gandhi had addressed a rally in Washim district organised as part of his yatra, where he called Savarkar a symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). "He was jailed in Andaman for two-three years. He started writing mercy petitions," the Congress MP had said there.The BJP and Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, the faction led by Shinde, have criticised Rahul Gandhi over the remarks. The workers of these parties are holding protests against him. Uddhav Thackeray, whose faction of the Sena is in alliance with the Congress, also disapproved of Rahul Gandhi's statements against Savarkar.Ranjit Savarkar, the late Hindutva ideologue's grandson, on Thursday lodged a complaint at Shivaji Park police station in Mumbai against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly insulting his grandfather.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comRahul Gandhi is already facing another defamation case in Thane district. In 2014, an RSS worker had filed the case against Rahul Gandhi after watching his speech in Thane's Bhiwandi township, where the Congress leader alleged that the RSS was behind the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. The complainant claimed this statement slandered the reputation of the RSS. In 2018, the court had framed charges against Rahul Gandhi in the case, but he had pleaded not guilty. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayDrishyam 2 Review: We Wish It Was as Good as Drishyam

Thane: Jitendra Awhad booked for molestation, says case fake, will quit as MLA
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

THANE: Former NCP minister Jitendra Awhad who was booked for allegedly molesting a social activist at a function in Mumbra late Sunday evening, said he has decided to resign as MLA in protest against "fake" cases registered against him by police. Awhad, known for his political aggression, broke down Monday saying he was disturbed by the accusation. "I have been falsely implicated in this case. This is the second such attempt against me in the last 72 hours and I wish to resign. I will however continue my fight," he tweeted, drawing strong reactions from supporters and party colleagues. A video on social media shows the incident occurred when CM Shinde's convoy was about to leave. Awhad, who was also making his way out, is seen moving aside the activist when they come face to face. Don't want any woman to suffer the ordeal I did: ComplainantThe complainant against NCP's Jitendra Awhad is believed to be associated with a prominent party. She had approached the Mumbra police saying the MLA touched her inappropriately while she was waiting to speak to Shinde after the function at Shil Phata. "MLA Awhad deliberately touched me and pushed me aside following which I approached a senior police official who asked me to register a complaint. I don't want any other woman to suffer this ordeal," she said. Mumbra police registered a case under section 354 of the IPC-which denotes assault or use of criminal force on a woman with intent to outrage her modesty-but are yet to arrest Awhad. They said they were looking into the matter. CM Eknath Shinde dismissed accusations of political vendetta in the filing of the case and assured a transparent probe. "Our government follows democratic values and doesn't interfere in police investigations. The Thane police will investigate the allegations as per the law and take appropriate action," he told mediapersons in Mumbai. As news of the police action spread, in the suburb of Mumbra, which elected Awhad, his supporters staged a dharna outside the station and blocked roads. Several areas faced a bandh-like situation on Monday morning as shops downed shutters while autos stayed off roads fearing violence. However, no untoward incident was reported. Later in the day, party colleague Jayant Patil met Awhad at his residence in Thane and held a press meet to slam police action and the government for vendetta politics. "We saw the video, didn't find anything objectionable...the police will have to clarify application of section 354. Awhad is the only leader from Thane who raises his voice against the government and maybe the government wanted to silence him using police cases. We appeal to Shinde who was present at the spot and deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis to review the case," said Patil. He said the party was with Awhad and requested him to not resign. Awhad said he feared being slapped with more serious charges by a vengeful government. "I have been in politics for 35 years but haven't seen it stoop so low. This is an attempt to demolish my character. Section 354 is unacceptable and my family is also being questioned. Tomorrow they may level more serious offences and misuse the law to finish me," said Awhad. Awhad has been in the news of late after he was arrested by Vartak Nagar police in Thane for allegedly assaulting a member of the audience inside a multiplex and stalling a show of Marathi movie Har Har Mahadev. Charges of rioting, assault and molestation were invoked after the same viewer complained NCP men had tried to touch his wife. Awhad was granted bail in that case. (The victim's identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

Thane: Jitendra Awhad booked for molestation, says case fake, will quit as MLA
  • Thane: Jitendra Awhad booked for ‘molesting’ social activist; MLA tweets he ‘wants to resign’
  • Times of India

    THANE: Mumbra police have booked NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad for allegedly molesting a female social activist from the city after the inauguration ceremony of a MMRDA project near Shil Phata on Sunday evening. The incident is believed to have occurred right in front of the entourage of chief minister Eknath Shinde, who was leaving from the venue. The police said they are probing the matter and haven’t taken any action yet against Awhad. The activist on Sunday said the MLA touched her inappropriately in the crowd following which she approached senior police officials and later registered a complaint with the Mumbra police. The police have booked Awhad under Section 354 of the IPC. Immediately after the action, several local activists, apparently supporters of the former cabinet minister, staged protests outside Mumbra police station. The protests continued till morning. The Mumbra bypass was blocked for some time while some autos were also forced to stop plying. “We are protesting this deliberate attempt to malign the image of our leader. Awhad 'sahib' used to address the complainant as his sister and she has now made this allegation, which is surprising,” said a protestor outside Mumbra police station. The Thane police officials said they have stepped up vigil and the situation is under control in the city. Meanwhile, Awhad on Monday tweeted and claimed he was falsely implicated in the case and also expressed his desire to quit as MLA. पोलीसांनी माझ्या विरुद्ध ७२ तासात २ खोटा गुन्हा दाखल केला आणि तोही 😭३५४ ,., मी ह्या पोलिसी आत्याचारा विरुद्ध लढणार… https://t.co/rVPf0L9Eji— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) 1668386098000“This is the second ‘fake’ case registered against me in the last 72 hours. I want to resign as MLA but I will continue to fight this unjust action by the Thane police,” he said.

NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad gets emotional during press conference, party backs him
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

THANE: Hours after NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad was booked for allegedly molesting a female social activist in his constituency of Kalwa and Mumbra, party colleague and leader Jayant Patil, accused the Thane police for failing to abide by the norms while slapping the case and also chided the state government for playing vendetta politics. Patil was addressing the media along with Awhad at the latter’s residence in Thane after the former cabinet minister who was disturbed by the molestation case against him announced his decision to resign as MLA. Read AlsoThane: Jitendra Awhad booked for 'molesting' social activist; MLA tweets he 'wants to resign'The Mumbra police have booked NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad for allegedly molesting a female social activist from the city after the inauguration ceremony of a MMRDA project near Shil Phata on Sunday evening."We have seen the clip and wonder how the Thane police could include section 354 in the incident as it doesn't seem justified. Awhad is seen helping her and moving her away from the car which was about to start. The incident occurred in front of chief minister Eknath Shinde and there were many police personnel around. Also, the incident occurred evening but why was it registered late night? Is the police playing at the will of its political masters. They will have to justify their actions sooner or later," he said. Patil also justified the disruption of the historical movie at a local multiplex by Awhad claiming that the party stood by him as no one from the state would tolerate the distortion of facts regarding Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj as is being presented in the movie. "It seems the government didn’t like his actions and subsequent release from the court," he quipped. "It seems Awhad has become an eyesore for the opponents and government. There is no one from the district who's speaking against the government and just because Awhad is vocal, he is targeted. There is a perception that there is a tussle between Shinde and Awhad but the residents of Thane have shown their sympathy to Awhad. It is unfortunate that such sections are being used as political tools. It is really unfortunate and the government must introspect. I urge CM should personally look into this," he said. Patil told the media that Awhad was greatly disturbed by the molestation charges and is have based his resignation on that. Patil however requested Awhad to not resign and said they would reserve the matter following a discussion with their senior leader Sharad Pawar. He claimed that even if Awahd resigned and had to contest again, he wont need any campaigning at all referring to his developmental work in his assembly constituency. Awhad who is known for his daredevil and aggression was seen in an emotional mood during the interaction with the assembled reporters. "Sections were wrongly used in both the incidents. My fight is for Ch Shivaji Maharaj and I will continue it. I have been in politics for 35 years but haven't seen it stoop to such low levels. My daughter was questioned about the case applied against me, which is disturbing. Had they plotted for my life, I wouldn’t have objected to any other charge slapped on me but section 354 isn't acceptable at all," he said. He added that the state is going through a bad political phase claiming it to be an attempt to demolish his character which isn't good. “Tomorrow they can level more serious offences and may continue to misuse the law to finish off opponents. I plan to leave politics but won't desert Sharad Pawar at all. I'm a fighter and can tackle all cases but how can I fight such allegations. The video validates am not guilty and the police should have checked it before applying the case. Nonetheless, I will continue to fight it out,” he concluded.

NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad gets emotional during press conference, party backs him
Case against NCP leader Jitendra Awhad registered in wrong manner, says Ajit Pawar
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

PUNE: In light of NCP leader Jitendra Awhad's claim that "fake" cases were being registered against him, senior party leader Ajit Pawar on Monday said the case against party MLA had been registered in a wrong manner and it needs to be withdrawn. The police in Thane district have registered a case against Awhad under section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the Indian Penal Code following a complaint by a woman. The complainant alleged that the NCP leader had pushed her while making way for himself during the dispersal of a crowd after an event of the chief minister in Mumbra on Sunday evening, as per the First Information Report (FIR). Speaking to the reporters here, Pawar said, "I insist that the way this case (against Awhad) has been registered in the wrong manner, it should be withdrawn." पोलीसांनी माझ्या विरुद्ध ७२ तासात २ खोटा गुन्हा दाखल केला आणि तोही 😭३५४ ,., मी ह्या पोलिसी आत्याचारा विरुद्ध लढणार… https://t.co/rVPf0L9Eji— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) 1668386098000"Awhad tweeted that he would resign, as he was fed up of the misuse of police after two offences were registered against him. First of all, I would like to appeal to Awhad not to take such a step," the NCP leader said. Expressing his displeasure about the recent incidents involving Awhad, Pawar said when the screening of Marathi film 'Har Har Mahadev' was disrupted, the person who was beaten up himself informed that Awhad had protected him. But a case was registered against the NCP leader and he was kept in a police station overnight. "In the second incident, chief minister Eknath Shinde was there at the programme and Awhad was also present at the event. He is seen in the video asking people to move aside (to make way) and was also seen trying to make the woman step aside. Nothing else happened. Despite the fact that Shinde was standing just 10 meters away from the spot, this kind of offence was registered," Pawar said. The chief minister should come forward and explain that nothing of this sort had happened there. Irrespective of how he became the chief minister, Shinde represents 13 crore people of the state, he said. "Since the formation of the state, we have seen a particular political culture in Maharashtra. However of late, some distasteful incidents are taking place in the state," Pawar said. The NCP further said that political and ideological differences of opinion can be there, but if such incidents keep taking place, it would not be good for the state. "Several people are of the opinion that there was no need to invoke such a section (against Awhad), but this is an attempt to put a people's representative in trouble and it is an act of cowardice," he said, adding that such things were being highlighted to divert people's attention from the real issues. If anyone's conduct is against the law, action should be taken, but without any reason, the image of public representatives should not be tarnished, Pawar said. Earlier Awhad, the MLA from Mumbra-Kalwa seat in Thane, was arrested on Friday after he and his supporters stopped a show of "Har Har Mahadev" at a multiplex inside a mall in Thane city, alleging the film distorted the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He was granted bail by a court on Saturday in that case.

Case against NCP leader Jitendra Awhad registered in wrong manner, says Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra MLA, Out On Bail And Named In New Case, "Decides To Resign"
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NCP leader Jitendra Awhad with supporters after bail on Saturday, November 12.Mumbai: Jitendra Awhad, a legislator from Sharad Pawar's NCP, has tweeted that after “two false cases against me in 72 hours… I have decided to resign as MLA”. On bail after his arrest last week for disrupting a show of Marathi film ‘Har Har Mahadev' in Thane over “distorting the history of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj”, the former minister is now accused of assaulting a woman. A case registered under the Indian Penal Code Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) has been registered as he allegedly pushed her during a public event at the opening of a bridge in Mumbra on November 13.“I will fight against this police brutality. I cannot simply watch this murder of democracy,” said Mr Awhad, MLA from Mumbra-Kalwa constituency in Thane, in his tweet in Marathi.पोलीसांनी माझ्या विरुद्ध ७२ तासात २ खोटा गुन्हा दाखल केला आणि तोही 😭३५४ ,.,मी ह्या पोलिसी आत्याचारा विरुद्ध लढणार … मी माझ्या आमदारकीचा राजीनामा देण्याचा निर्णय घेतो आहे,,. लोकशाहीची हत्या .. उघड्या डोळ्यांनी नाही बघू शकत— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) November 14, 2022The woman has alleged that MLA Jitendra Awhad "forcefully pushed" her when she was moving towards Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to meet him as he'd come to participate in the inauguration.Angry over the FIR, NCP workers protested at the Mumbra police station and burnt tyres.Earlier, over forcibly shutting the screening of 'Har Har Mahadev', Mr Awhad was arrested on Friday and released on Saturday. He is charged with sections 323 (assault) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace).Mr Awhad said the orders to arrest him had come from "higher authorities" — seen as a reference to the Eknath Shinde-BJP government — adding that he had saved a man who was allegedly manhandled at the multiplex on November 7. His party leader leader and MP Supriya Sule also accused the police of being under "pressure from above". Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Aaditya Thackeray criticised the state government, too: ‘'Jitendra Awhad has done the right thing. We are ready to go to jail with him.''Chief Minister Eknath Shinde denied any politics behind the arrest and said the police must have taken action as per law.On November 7, Mr Awhad and his supporters allegedly gatecrashed a multiplex in Thane to disrupt the show. When people demanded a refund and passed comments regarding the disruption, Mr Awhad and his supporters allegedly assaulted some of them.A day later, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said beating up moviegoers will not be tolerated and action will be taken against people involved in such incidents. "People are permitted to register their opposition democratically. I have not seen the movie and I am not aware of the controversy," he'd said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMr Awhad was arrested three days later.He was Housing Minister in the previous Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government under Uddhav Thackeray until Eknath Shinde divided the Sena and took the chair with the BJP's backing.

Maharashtra MLA, Out On Bail And Named In New Case, "Decides To Resign"
District funds for start-ups in Thane
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Times of India
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THANE: The Thane district administration could soon start an incubation centre for promoting local talent and start-ups, MP Dr Shrikant Shinde (Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde faction) said on Saturday. The suggestion was made by Shinde during the district planning committee meeting Friday evening where he said the funds for innovative initiatives be diverted to provide a platform for new ideas generated in the district. “There are several projects developed by local talent in various fields like sanitation, water supply, waste management or even in farming among others that could be promoted and developed for the benefit of the district. I have proposed that these initiatives be encouraged using the district funds,” said Dr Shinde while talking to TOI. Meanwhile, the planning committee approved a draft proposal plan of Rs 478.63 crore for the chief minister’s Thane district undertaking various developmental works here district during the next fiscal of 2023-24. Guardian minister Shambhuraj Desai, who chaired the meeting, said they are taking efforts to ensure the amount is increased to Rs 902 crore. Last year, the DPC funds proposed was Rs 450 cr which was later scaled up to Rs 618 cr following a state level meeting chaired by the then deputy CM and finance minister Ajit Pawar, officials said. Presently, around 48% funds have been consumed and there will be emphasis on exhausting the entire allocation by the year end for the projects approved, Desai directed officials from various departments present for the meeting. Thane has a good track record of consuming nearly 99% of funds for allocated works and the trend will be continued this year also, he said also strictly warned officials of departmental enquiries if there was a lapse in utilisation of funds. Improvising and upgrading around 14 primary health centres and setting up of revamping 103 school into model ones are some of the initiative to be undertaken using the funds, an official said. Around Rs. 73.44 crore has also been okayed for the Tribal Sub Plan and Rs 72 crore for the ST (special plan) in the district, he added.

District funds for start-ups in Thane
Maharashtra: Man kills friend for refusing to get cigarettes, held
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

THANE: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his friend after the latter refused to get cigarettes for him in Dombivili town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Saturday. An offence under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused for the incident, which took place on November 4, an official from Ramnagar police station said. On the night of November 4, the victim Jayesh Jadhav (38) was partying with the accused and some other friends and later left to go home. On reaching near his house, the accused asked the victim to get him some cigarettes, which the latter refused, he said. The accused allegedly attacked the victim on his head and injured him. The victim returned home with a head injury and died the next day, the official said. The police had initially registered a case of accidental death. But once the post-mortem report arrived, the victim's family lodged a complaint and a case was registered against the accused, he added.

Maharashtra: Man kills friend for refusing to get cigarettes, held
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    The accused allegedly attacked the victim on his head and injured him. (Representational)Thane, Maharashtra: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his friend after the latter refused to get cigarettes for him in Dombivili town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Saturday.An offence under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused for the incident, which took place on November 4, an official from Ramnagar police station said.On the night of November 4, the victim Jayesh Jadhav (38) was partying with the accused and some other friends and later left to go home. On reaching near his house, the accused asked the victim to get him some cigarettes, which the latter refused, he said.The accused allegedly attacked the victim on his head and injured him. The victim returned home with a head injury and died the next day, the official said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comThe police had initially registered a case of accidental death. But once the post-mortem report arrived, the victim's family lodged a complaint and a case was registered against the accused, he 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 DayOn Camera: Pet Dog Bites Security Guard’s Hand In Greater Noida

Ex-Sena corporator and her husband return to core party
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

Thane: A former Shiv Sena corporator and her activist husband along with their followers who had apparently switched loyalties to the Eknath Shinde faction following his rebellion returned to the core party Friday morning, MP Rajan Vichare informed. The neta claimed she took the decision to return following a review with voters from her ward.Former corporator Ragini Bairesetty who represented ward number 5 through the Sena in the previous board in the Thane House was inducted back into the party by Uddhav Thackeray at Matoshree Friday morning. Barishetti is the third corporator to return to the Thackeray fold after the rebellion by Shinde, late June. "We had not left the Sena but had only gone with several other corporators to extend our support to Shinde after he became the chief minister. But it was projected as if we had left the Sena. In the meantime, we interacted with our supporters and nearly 80 per cent of them said we should stay back with the Thackeray led Sena. We conveyed our decision to the Naresh Mhaske who is in charge of Thane before we went to Matoshree,” echoed the couple.Kedar Dighe, Thane district president of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) said there could be more inductions in the coming days as several former corporators who were with the Shinde camp are in touch with them and could return ahead of the coming municipal level polls. A senior leader from Thane said there are many leaders and corporators who had no option but to join the Shinde camp in the initial days and are now wary of their respective political future following which they are mulling to return to the Sena fold.

Ex-Sena corporator and her husband return to core party
Maharashtra govt shuts door on new BA, BSc, BCom colleges
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

MUMBAI: The state government has said it will not give permission to start new colleges that offer traditional "run-of-the-mill" programmes like arts, science and commerce (BA, BSc and BCom). The decision was taken on the recommendations of former Pune University VC Narendra Jadhav who said there was an "over-saturation" of conventional colleges and "severe" student vacancies in many institutes, including those offering law, BEd or BPEd. State wants degree colleges to offer demand-driven coursesWhile refusing to allow new colleges that offer traditional courses to come up, the state government said existinState wants degree colleges to offer demand-driven coursesg courses need to be recalibrated such that 70% is theory and 30% is skill-based. Also, such courses will be promoted and permitted that offer employability, are new-age, and are needed by industry and society. The points were made in a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis which focused on the implementation of the New Education Policy and the path ahead for the state. The meeting was of the Maharashtra State Higher Education and Development Commission. "We will not permit the starting of any new run-of-the mill arts, science or commerce colleges. Instead, colleges will be encouraged to start and offer programmes that are demand-driven," higher and technical education minister Chandrakant Patil said earlier in the day at the day-long state conference on 'Accreditation: The Way Forward', held at Mumbai University. Later in the day, principal secretary of higher education Vikas Rastogi said, "New colleges will be permitted only in locations that are feasible." New traditional colleges will only be allowed to come in pockets where students' gross enrolment ratio is low, like in hilly regions and tribal zones of Buldhana, Palghar, Washim, and Gadhchiroli. Rastogi who made a presentation to the empowered group of ministers including the deputy CM, revenue minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil, higher and technical education minister Chandrakant Patil, and school education minister Deepak Kesarkar, presented GIS mapping of locations for 2023-24. Density of colleges in Maharashtra and student vacancy numbers were also discussed. Certain court cases were mentioned. Earlier, some college managements had moved court against the state's decision of not giving them permission to start new institutes, to which the high court had ruled in the state's favour. Fadnavis said that while approving new colleges, new courses should be designed such that they create jobs and employment opportunities, along with capacity building, thus helping many get employment. The university and the concerned college should prepare a comprehensive plan for five years and disseminate it before the start of the academic year. After reviewing educational facilities in rural tribal areas, the necessary facilities should be made available for the new courses keeping in mind the educational needs of that area. The progress of NEP was also presented. Of the five committees that were set up, it was informed that three had submitted their reports on NEP implementation. These sub-committees include designing four-year degree programmes and dual or joint degree programmes, higher education links scheme for conversion into cluster centres, recommending parameters for the evaluation of teachers' performance, direct admission for engineering post diploma and determining overall strategy.

Maharashtra govt shuts door on new BA, BSc, BCom colleges
Maharashtra now loses another central govt scheme, an industrial cluster, to Madhya Pradesh
Times of India | 2 weeks ago | |
Times of India
2 weeks ago | |

MUMBAI: In another setback to the Shinde-Fadnavis government, a dedicated manufacturing zone for power and renewable energy equipment which various states including Maharashtra were vying for, has gone to Madhya Pradesh. "Adding another feather in the cap, MP is moving vigorously to realise the dream of Atmanirbhar MP and contributing emphatically for Atmanirbhar Bharat," says the message on the official Twitter handle of the Madhya Pradesh government. According to the letter put out by the MP administration, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telengana were in the reckoning for the zone under a scheme floated by the Union ministry of power. The ministry has offered financial assistance of Rs 400 crore for setting up of the zone. The proposals received by the ministry were evaluated by a project management agency (PMA) based on methodology drafted by the department. The PMA found that the Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (MPIDC) obtained the highest marks among the eight proposals received. Accordingly, it recommended that the MPIDC bid be awarded the zone. In-principle approval has been conveyed to the MP government for setting up the manufacturing zone for power and renewable energy equipment. As per the directives, MP will have to form a special purpose vehicle within a month. In the past, the state has similarly lost out on central schemes, including a bid for a medical devices park, which was allotted to Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, MP and UP. Under the central scheme, each state was allotted Rs 400 crore for setting up infrastructure. Maharashtra also lost out on a bulk drug manufacturing zone to Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

Maharashtra now loses another central govt scheme, an industrial cluster, to Madhya Pradesh