Thane

  • Maharashtra drops Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail plan, looks at MRTS August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: With the proposed Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan monorail failing the viability test, Maharashtra is exploring the option to develop a mass-rapid transit system (MRTS) in the regions to improve transport system in the Mumbai metropolitan region. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited tenders to prepare techno-economic feasibility and detailed project...
  • Railways' fourth packaged water facility to be launched today August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railways' fourth state-of-the-art packaged drinking water facility, set up at Ambernath in Thane district, will get operational from Wednesday. Railways manufactures and supplies packaged drinking water to its passengers under the brand name 'Rail Neer' through its subsidiary Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • Thane: Techie jumps out of auto to foil abduction bid; seriously hurt August 5, 2014

    Thane: A 24-year-old software professional suffered serious injuries, when she jumped to safety from a moving auto-rickshaw in Thane after the driver allegedly tried to abduct her, police said. The incident took place on Friday when Swapnali Lad, a TCS employee, was on her way back to her home. Around 9.15...
  • Maharashtra gets its 36th district August 1, 2014

    Palghar: Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was carved out of India's most populous district Thane on Friday. A formal function heralding the new district will be attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan later in the day even as scores of hoardings announcing the creation of Palghar were set up at various locations. The...
  • Shive Sena activist murdered in Thane July 22, 2014

    Thane: A Shiv Sena activist was murdered on Tuesday allegedly by two unknown persons, which police suspect a fallout of previous enmity. The incident occurred in Naupada locality this evening when Sanjay Rokade (40) was parking his car near an automobile shop, said senior police inspector DD Pagare of Naupada police...
  • Thane: Tutor arrested for molesting girl student July 22, 2014

    Thane: A coaching class tutor has been arrested for allegedly molesting a teenage girl student, police said. According to ASI Mhaske of Virar police station, accused Jayprakash S Gabre (37) repeatedly molested the girl between May and July this year when she came for the classes. The accused used to touch...
  • Thane: 21-year-old held for raping minor girl July 21, 2014

    Thane: A youngster was arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood in a slum area of the city, police said on Monday. The 21-year-old accused, identified as Nanhe alias Ketan Kadam, who has past criminal record, called the girl in his chawl situated on Ambedkar road of...
  • Probe doesn't reveal if missing Mumbai men joined ISIL: sources July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday received a report from the Maharashtra government listing all the details of the four missing men but the investigation has not yet confirmed the reports of their joining Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, say sources. The police had questioned...
  • Thane villager arrested for rape June 24, 2014

    Thane: A 35-year-old villager from Dahanu taluka has been arrested for allegedly raping a married woman, police said on Tuesday. Accused Dileep R Harke, a resident of Soman Pada hamlet of Dharampur was arrested last evening on the charges of sexually assaulting the woman a month ago when she was alone...
  • Maharashtra: MNS leader attacked, chilli powder thrown into eyes June 21, 2014

    Thane: A local MNS leader was injured after a youth allegedly threw red chilli powder into his eyes and later attacked him with sharp weapons at Rabodi in the district, police said on Saturday. Head of Rabodi unit of MNS, Jamil Ahmed Shaikh, 43, was attacked by an unidentified youth aged...
  • Rail tariff hike inevitable: Devendra Fadnavis June 21, 2014

    Thane: Defending the Central government's move to hike rail tariff by 14.2 per cent, BJP Maharashtra President Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said no one likes fare-hike but it was 'inevitable'. "No one would like a fare-hike, but it was quite inevitable. Railways suffer losses of Rs 30 crore per day...
  • Thane: Two-wheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his two-wheeler met with an accident as...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28-year-old man who allegedly filmed his wife and posted the video on a pornographic site was arrested on Friday. Senior police inspector Ajay Kurandkar of Navghar police station said that the man's wife had complained to the police that he did it to earn money since he is...
  • Thane: Two days on, no arrests yet after 29-year-old raped at gun point June 1, 2014

    A 29 year old woman was lured by two men on the pretext of getting her job and then, raped at gunpoint in a car. The incident took place on the 30th of May but so far the police has made little headway. ...
  • Thane: Shiv Sena corporator shot dead May 23, 2014

    Thane: A Shiv Sena corporator of Badlapur Municipal Council in Thane district was today shot dead by unidentified persons, police said. The assailants opened fire at Sena leader Mohan Raut at around 11.30 am in Apte Wadi locality of Thane's Badlapur township. Raut, in his late thirties, was rushed to Ulhasnagar Central...
  • 'SMS alert' service to start soon in all Thane courts May 17, 2014

    Thane: Lawyers of the petitioners and respondents in all courts of the district may soon get SMS alerts regarding status of the pleas filed, on their mobile phones through new service called Case Information System (CIS). In a circular, Thane District Courts Bar Association recently asked its members to submit their...
  • Prisoners want phone in jails; Maharashtra government says Thane, Taloja have it May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that it had started on an experimental basis telephone facility in some jails for the prisoners so that they can talk to relatives in emergency or if they fell sick. This facility has been made available in Thane Central jail and Taloja...
  • Thane: Woman beaten up with iron rods for not becoming a prostitute March 23, 2014

    Thane: In a heinous incident, a 23-year-old girl was allegedly beaten up with iron rods by three men in Thane after she refused to enter into prostitution. The incident took place in Bhiwandi in Maharashtra's Thane district. Police say that the assailants also chopped off a body part of the...
  • Thane students device gadget to protect house from theft March 21, 2014

    Thane: A group of six teenagers in Thane claim to have devised a gadget that will protect a house from theft when its residents are away. The gadget, named 'Robo Nandi', will immediately get activated and send an alert message on a person's registered mobile number if anybody tries to...
  • Fire on 12th floor of a Thane building leaves 2 dead, 2 injured March 16, 2014

    Thane: Two people have died and two others injured in a fire that broke out on the twelfth floor of the Sundarban park building in Thane district of Maharashthra. The fire reportedly started at 6 am on Sunday. Short circuit is believed to be the reason for the fire though there...
  • Thane: 19-year-old girl's body found with 12 stab wounds on throat February 22, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): A 19-year-old college girl was found murdered in Kalyan in the district, with as many as 12 stab wounds on her throat. The body of Rajani Ramkumar Verma was found on Friday at Nandivali between Kalyan and Dombivili, police said on Saturday. Her identity was established based on the ID...
  • Thane: 60-year-old man rapes minor, girl gets pregnant February 16, 2014

    Thane: A teenage girl was raped allegedly by a 60-year-old man following which she became pregnant, Thane rural police said on Sunday. The 13-year-old victim, hailing from Maharashtra's Sindhudurg district, used to stay with the family of the accused at Jogesh Park locality on Mira Road and do petty jobs...
  • Crime detection rate falls by 3 pc under Thane Commissionerate January 28, 2014

    Thane: Crime Detection Rate (CDR) for 2013 has dropped by 3% to 58% even as there is a steady increase in crime under various categories, according to a report. "There were a total of 12016 crimes registered under Class-I to V of which 7,007 had been detected in 2013. Last...
  • Thane: Man arrested for rape, murder of minor girl January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: A Class 8 girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Thane on Friday. The accused has been arrested and has reportedly confessed to the crime. He has been booked for murder, rape and also under sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused allegedly took...
  • MNS workers vandalise Katai Toll Naka January 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have allegedly vandalised the Katai Toll Naka in Dombivali in Thane district in protest against poor road condition and illegal toll collection. Police have arrested 20 people and registered a case against them. The incident took place around 10 am on Thursday when MNS...
  • Thane: Silver seized from passenger in luxury bus going to Gujarat January 15, 2014

    Thane: The Thane district rural police seized a big stock of silver which was being transported in a luxury bus on its way to Gujarat on Tuesday evening, the police said. The station house officer at the Talasari police station told PTI that a passenger travelling in the bus from...
  • Maharashtra: Judge pulls up policeman for attending court in a casual dress January 13, 2014

    Thane: Thane Sessions Judge MC Khadke on Monday hauled up a police officer, for appearing in court in casual dress. The police officer who has been briefing Assistant Public Prosecutor Sangeeta Fad, had worn a T-shirt which was noticed by the judge, who questioned him why attended court in a...
  • Watch: Footage of fire on Bandra-Dehradun Express January 8, 2014

    A fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning leaving nine people dead. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane. ...
  • Dehradun express fire: Railways announce ex-gratia January 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed. "The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident...
  • Dehradun Express catches fire in Thane, nine dead; passengers rescued January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Nine people have died as a fire broke out on the Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire was contained to three coaches, which caught fire near Dahanu Road station in Thane when the train was on its way from Bandra to Dehradun. The Railway authorities say...