Times of India | 1 month 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.
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