Times of India | 6 days ago | 23-11-2022 | 11:34 am
KALYAN: A man in Kalyan celebrated his 44th birthday at a crematorium to bust myths and fight superstitions associated with such places. Gautam More from Mohane village in Kalyan was joined by his family and friends, including senior citizens and children, in the celebration at Mohane crematorium near Ulhas river on Saturday night. More, who is into travel business, also campaigns against superstitions prevalent in the society. He said he chose a crematorium to celebrate the special day in his life just to send out a message in the society against various superstitions associated with crematoriums and many other blind beliefs. More and other revellers cut a cake and had a 'biryani party' as part of the celebrations. More, a member of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, told TOI, "My family had advised me to celebrate my birthday at a hotel but I chose a crematorium so that people can know that there are no such things as ghosts and no untoward incidents happen if you celebrate at such places." Anand Shinde, a friend of More's who had joined the celebrations, said: "When More invited me to the party, I was initially in two minds because of the misconceptions about a crematorium being haunted by ghosts and other evil forces at night, but after I went there, I found that such beliefs were noting but misplaced conceptions."
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: A 55-year-old woman passenger was seriously injured in the left eye in an incident of throwing stones at the Rajya Rani Express running between Shahad and Ambivli railway stations, near Kalyan on Monday morning. The victim, Rakmabai Patil, a resident of Diva area in Thane, was returning home, along with her family, from Nanded after participateing in a religious event when the incident happened. A single person was involved in the incident, officials said. A GRP official said that Patil was first treated at Rukminibai Hospital in Kalyan, but as her injuries were serious, she was then referred to the private Isha Netralay Hospital on Murbad Road in Kalyan. A doctor who treated Patil said she had suffered damage to cornea. The Ambivli-Shahad route is considered sensitive as in the past incidents of stone throwing and gangs using sticks for attacking passengers with the intention of robbery were reported on it. The GRP and the RPF have divided the eight sensitive points between themselves to ensure enhanced patrolling in the area Monday's incident took plae in area hanled by RPF. Lata Argade, general secretary of Suburban Railway Passenger Federation, said the railway administration should install CCTVs in such sensitive spots.
KALYAN: An unidentified youth on Saturday tried to steal money from an ATM kiosk of Canara Bank in Ambernath taluka of Thane District. An official from Hill Line police station said the accused attempted to break open the cash-dispensing machine but failed to do so after which he left the kiosk.The accused (aged 25 to 30 years) posing as a customer, stepped inside the ATM kiosk situated near Khoni village on Taloja MIDC road early in the morning, and attempted to steal the money by trying to break the machine. However, when he failed to do so he left the spot, said the police. Cops found that he managed to partly damage the machine safe door. The incident was captured in CCTV with shows him hiding his face with a cap.
KALYAN: A 70-year-old man from Kerala who disembarked from a long-distance train at Kalyan and got separated from his family was reunited , thanks to the alacrity shown by the railway police. The elderly man was part of a group of more than 100 pilgrims who had been on a fortnight's pilgrimage to Kashi, Ayodhya and other shrines in the north. On their way back home to Kerala the man, Krishnan Namboothiri, alighted at Kalyan around 2am on Saturday although the group was supposed to travel up to the destination point at the Kurla terminus before boarding a connecting train to Kerala. His relatives later said they were not aware that he had got off the train. It was only after the train had reached Kurla terminus that Namboothiri's wife and other family members realised that he was missing. A few of the relatives went back to Kalyan and sought help from the station master. Namboothiri's elderly wife and most of the others in the group were told to proceed on their journey to Kerala. A check of footage from CCTV cameras at Kalyan station showed Namboothiri getting off the outstation train. The relatives were told to contact the railway police at Kalyan. Namboothiri's photos were circulated on on various WhatsApp groups of the railway police, said senior inspector Mukesh Dhage. Within a few hours, the railway police at Mulund station got back to say that a person meeting the description of the missing senior citizen had been spotted outside a temple near Mulund railway station on Saturday evening. Namboothiri was reunited with his relatives who took him along and the elderly man is slated to leave for Kerala with the relatives on Monday. Namboothiri, who has never been to Mumbai, has said that he is not aware how he had reached Mulund from Kalyan station, where he got down from the express train. Santosh M, a relative of Namboothiri who lives in Kalyan, said, "He has told us he does not know why he got down from the train at Kalyan and is not even sure how he travelled up to Mulund... But we are thankful to the Kalyan railway police officer Mukesh Dhage who swung into action and helped trace him. We were quite worried for him."