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  • Maharashtra: Eknath Shinde receives threat calls, security beefed up Yesterday

    Thane: Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde allegedly received a death threat on his cell phone following which security has been stepped up at his Maharashtra residence. A police officer in the Thane Commissionerate on the condition of anonymity said that police has provided extra security to his family at his...
  • Thane: Man forces wife to abort foetus, marries another woman December 8, 2014

    Thane: A 35-year-old man allegedly forced his wife to undergo abortion after which he abandoned her and married another woman, police said on Monday. Abhishek Natwarlal Chaturvedi, a resident of Bhayander township in Thane, recently forced his wife to undergo abortion, Navghar police station sub-inspector Prashant Shirke said. He then married another...
  • Over 150 taken ill due to chemical waste in drain in Thane November 29, 2014

    Thane: As many as 164 residents of Ulhasnagar in Thane district reported symptoms such as burning sensation in the eyes, giddiness and breathing problems following release of a hazardous chemical in a drain in neighbouring Ambarnath on Saturday, police said. Most of them were admitted...
  • Thane: Youth arrested for raping a disabled girl November 29, 2014

    Thane: A 22 years old youth was arrested by the police on the charge of raping a disabled girl at Ambarnath in the district. The incident took place on November 27, said inspector Balkrishna Wagh of Ambarnath police station. The accused Sinu Sriram Avadh Rathod entered the girl's house at around...
  • ABVP to hold 13th Sahitya Sammelan in Thane November 7, 2014

    Thane: The Three-day 13th State level Sahitya Sammelan organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABPV) will be held here between December 12 and 14. Addressing a press conference today co-ordinator of the meet 'Prathibha Sangam', Narendra Pathak said that more than 500 students from all over the state will participate...
  • Thane: Man arrested for raping minor girl October 6, 2014

    Thane: A 36 years old man was on Monday arrested by the police for raping a two-and-a-half years old girl at Mumbra near. Assistant police inspector SV Pawar of Mumbra police station said that both Abdul Khalid Mohamad Kausar, the accused, and the victim's family hailed from Darbhanga in Bihar....
  • Mumbai: Minor girl repeatedly raped for a year, gets pregnant September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: A minor girl was allegedly raped by a man for about a year following which she became pregnant, police said. The accused, identified as Rahim (age not specified), a resident of Sainik Nagar in Kausa area of Thane's Mumbra town, had been sexually assaulting the girl since October last...
  • eregistration facility launched in Thane August 31, 2014

    Thane: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat on Sunday launched eregistration facility under which people can now do registration of properties online. Thorat at the launch said that the facility is applicable in housing society with more than 200 members (houses), where members can avail the facility of doing the registration of...
  • Centre will clear prosposed water projects in Thane: Gadkari August 30, 2014

    Thane: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has told a delegation from Thane that the Centre would sanction the proposed water transport projects in Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Thane, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to be undertaken by the Maharashtra Maritime Board and the Bombay Port Trust. According to a release issued by Thane unit...
  • Maharashtra drops ThaneBhiwandiKalyan monorail plan, looks at MRTS August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: With the proposed ThaneBhiwandiKalyan monorail failing the viability test, Maharashtra is exploring the option to develop a massrapid 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 technoeconomic feasibility and detailed project...
  • Railways' fourth packaged water facility to be launched today August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Railways' fourth stateoftheart 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 24yearold software professional suffered serious injuries, when she jumped to safety from a moving autorickshaw 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: 21yearold held for raping minor girl July 21, 2014

    Thane: A youngster was arrested for allegedly raping a 12yearold girl living in his neighbourhood in a slum area of the city, police said on Monday. The 21yearold accused, identified as Nanhe alias Ketan Kadam, who has past criminal record, called the girl in his chawl situated on Ambedkar road of...
  • Setback for Congress in Thane as seven corporators join Shiv Sena July 19, 2014

    Thane: Congress on Saturday received a jolt as seven of its corporators in the Thane Municipal Corporation, including its group leader, joined the ruling Shiv Sena. With this, Congress's strength in the 130member house has dwindled to 11. Ravindra Phatak, who was once with Shiv Sena and known to be...
  • 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 Iraqbased outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, say sources. The police had questioned...
  • Thane villager arrested for rape June 24, 2014

    Thane: A 35yearold 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 farehike but it was 'inevitable'. "No one would like a farehike, but it was quite inevitable. Railways suffer losses of Rs 30 crore per day...
  • Thane: Twowheeler 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 twowheeler met with an accident as...
  • Thane: Husband held for posting his wife's video on a porn site June 6, 2014

    Thane: A 28yearold 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 29yearold 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...