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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: Two women seriously were injured after a leaking LPG gas cylinder caused an explosion in Kalyan on Tuesday evening. The accident took place on the first floor of a seven-story building near the RTO office. #Maharashtra: Two women have been seriously injured in an incident of explosion and fire due to gas leakage from a… https://t.co/zA2kW6aNFs— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1669739106000The injured identified as Sukhvindar Kaur and Kalwant Kaur were in the house when the explosion occurred. After received the information, the fire brigade vehicles of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation were immediately rushed to the spot and brought the fire unnder control before it could spread to nearby buildings. A fire brigade official said both the woman had suffered serious burn injuries and they were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
THANE: A 50-year-old man allegedly killed his sister-in-law and injured his wife and mother-in-law over a dispute in Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Badlapur town of the district around 6am on Monday, an official said. The accused arrived at his in-laws' place and picked up a quarrel about divorcing his wife and getting some documents of a house in Mumbai, he said. The accused allegedly started beating and stabbing his 60-year-old mother-in-law and when his wife and sister-in-law intervened, he attacked them as well, the official said. While the accused's sister-in-law died on the spot, the other two women had to be hospitalised, he said. The accused has been arrested under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Police Act, the station house officer of Badlapur West police station said.
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.
ULHASNAGAR: A labourer died after falling off the fourth floor of an under-construction residential tower in Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra's Thane district on Thursday. The deceased Raju Panchal (42) had a fall off Heritage Heights while working at a site situated near Asha Hospital around 9.45am. The other labourer working at the site informed the contractor who later called up the local Central police station. The central police have registered an accidental death report and are probing if the labourer was provided adequate safety measures at the construction site or not. The police sources said while other labourers had been working earlier, Panchal was working at site for the last seven days. Madhukar Kad, senior police inspector of central police station, said, "So far we have registered an accidental death report and further probe is on."
Local Shiv Sena (UBT) workers held a protest against the demolition. (Representational)Thane: Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation officials in Thane district demolished eight shops, one of which housed the local office of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), as part of an anti-encroachment drive, an official said on Sunday.However, local Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Ramakant Devlekar said Saturday's demolition action was due to his refusal to join the faction of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.He said other illegal structures in the area were not touched.Local Shiv Sena (UBT) workers held a protest against the demolition.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMeanwhile, KDMC ward officer Kavita Hile said the structures were encroachments and the razing was carried out after following all civic rules, including issuing notices. (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DayJudges Reluctant To Grant Bail For Fear Of Being Targeted: Chief Justice