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MMR civic bodies start eviction process of residents from ‘extremely dangerous’ buildings

In Thane, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has listed 86 buildings in the C1 category which are ‘extremely dangerous’ buildings. Out of these, only 22 of them are unoccupied while the rest are partially or fully occupied, claimed the civic officials

Thane, India - May, 26, 2023: Tmc puts up warning notice of extremely dangerous building at Vrindavan building located at Naupada, Thane ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Friday, May, 26, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2023 01:05 AM IST

Unsafe boating services in Thane lakes under scanner

Masunda Lake in the heart of Thane is a major recreational spot which sees a huge crowd of families during weekends as well as holidays for boating. Due to the school holidays, the lakes with boating facilities are crowded in the evenings mostly.

Thane, India - May, 25, 2023: Boating service at Masunda Lake, in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, May 25, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 26, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Retired professor builds garden for butterflies in her society

In just five months, Poonam Kurve, was able to execute her plans and build a garden, replete with painted stones, a variety of plants and artificial butterflies, designed to attract the colourful winged insects.

Sixty-year-old retired zoology professor Poonam Kurve Kurve, who taught at B N Bandodkar College of Science, Thane, said that three types of butterflies have visited the garden, more varieties are expected to arrive between the months of June and October. (PRAFUL GANGURDE / HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 25, 2023 01:10 AM IST

Parts of Thane to face 24 hr water cut on May 26

Water supply will be suspended in some areas of Thane, Maharashtra for 24 hours on May 26 due to maintenance works, with low pressure expected for 1-2 days after.

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Updated on May 25, 2023 12:56 AM IST

Maha UPSC topper Kashmira Sankhe jubilant after two failed attempts

Away from social media all these years, Kashmira prepared for the top-level exams by following a pattern of 50 minutes of study and 10 minutes of rest. She had to cut down her work as a dentist to some extent for the last 1.5 years to give adequate time to her UPSC preparations.

Thane, India - May 23, 2023: Thane resident Dr. Kashmira Sankhe celebrates with her family after securing first rank in the UPSC exam from Maharashtra and 25th rank in the country, in Thane, India, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2023 01:03 AM IST

KDMC seeks explanation from nullah cleaning contractor

On Monday a video of the workers at Jari Mari nullah near Kalyan railway station were found manually removing the silt, using plough and throwing it back into the nullah instead of depositing it elsewhere. The video was shot by Kapil Pawar, who is with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Kalyan.

KDMC seeks explanation from nullah cleaning contractor
Updated on May 24, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Four injured in Mumbra chawl fire

Four of a family, including two children, suffered severe burn injuries after a fire broke out in a chawl in Dadi colony of Shivaji Nagar in Mumbra on Monday afternoon. According to the fire officials, a live electric wire came in contact with the roof of the chawl, which led to a short circuit causing the blaze

Thane, India - May 22, 2023: In a fire that broke out in a chawl, a family of four including two children suffered severe burns and were shifted to a hospital after dousing the fire, at Mumbra, in Thane, India, on Monday, May 22, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Man held for groping woman commuter

A man was arrested by Government Railway Police for groping a woman commuter at Kalyan railway station. The incident took place on the foot over bridge.

Man held for groping woman commuter
Updated on May 22, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Demolition of illegal Dombivli building begins

After waiting for more than a fortnight since a complaint was raised against an illegal ground plus seven storey residential building in Dombivli, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) finally initiated the demolition of the building on Wednesday

Demolition of illegal Dombivli building begins
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Amid weekly water cuts, TMC receives over 90 complaints about pipeline leakage

However, the water department of the civic body has refuted these claims and said that most of the pipeline leakage and damages are caused due to the different types of construction works for infrastructure projects taken up by different agencies. In Thane, the work for metro lines, roads and bridges is in full swing

Thane, India - May 09, 2023: Water being wasted due to a water pipeline valve leakage, at Panchpakhadi, near TMC Office, in Thane, India, on Tuesday, May 09, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 10, 2023 01:04 AM IST

UMC plans to build transit shelter for victims of building collapses

The death of eight people last week due to collapse of a three-storeyed building in Bhiwandi has brought into focus the recurring incidents of collapses of building and slabs, which have killed and injured many in Ulhasnagar in the last few years. Though, the UMC has reserved flats in two facilities, namely: Tata Amantra in Bhiwandi and Thane MMRDA facility, people are reluctant to shift to these far-flung places, which has prompted the civic body to consider building a transit shelter of their own in the city.

Thane, India - April 29, 2023: Rescue operation underway as residents are trapped after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Vardhaman Complex, at Bhiwandi, in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Bhatsa Dam has 5% less water than last year

After the development, the state government directed local municipalities to conserve water as the stock in Bhatsa Dam will further reduce due to evaporation during the peak summer.

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Updated on May 04, 2023 12:53 AM IST

Illegal buildings flourish in Bhiwandi with little safety

The expert claimed that builders mount more floors above the structure. “There is no check on the structure’s load-bearing capacity. Most of these godowns, and warehouses are already overloaded. The upper floors are simply built and given on rent for cheap rates

Thane, India - January 27, 2023: One person killed and one rescued by fire brigade after part of a two-storey building collapses early morning at Khadipar area, Bhiwandi, in Thane, India, on Friday, January 27, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:12 AM IST

60 dead in past collapses in Bhiwandi, yet no lessons learnt

Over 60 people have died in building collapses in Bhiwandi over the past five years. A committee was formed to tackle dangerous and illegal buildings within Bhiwandi-Nizampur City Municipal Corporation limits after 38 people were killed in a collapse in September 2020. The rural areas of Bhiwandi were not included in the survey, however, as they come under gram panchayat rule. Activists have called for a policy for buildings and godowns in both urban and rural areas to prevent future tragedies. Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority is responsible for the rural region.

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Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:49 AM IST

10 feared trapped as building collapses in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi; Rrescue op on

A team of the Bhiwandi fire department and the Thane Municipal Corporation Regional Disaster Management Cell reached the spot soon after the incident

An official said it is not yet clear how many people are trapped. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 03:15 PM IST

No police protection: KDMC calls off demolition of illegal building

The demolition of the seven plus storey illegal building that has come up on a plot reserved for a garden in Dombivli was cancelled by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) due to lack of police protection

No police protection: KDMC calls off demolition of illegal building
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 04:15 PM IST

8 days after mishap, KDMC yet to cover manhole in Dombivli

DOMBIVLI: Even eight days after a 53-year-old man was injured, the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) is yet to properly cover the manhole on a footpath on 90 Feet Road in Thakurli, Dombivli

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Updated on Apr 28, 2023 12:35 AM IST

Debris dumping threatens forests and mangroves

Across the city and the Mumbai metropolitan region, citizens have similar complaints. Activist Yogesh Mundhara pointed out that a large mangrove patch had been destroyed due to dumping on forest land at Kasheli, near Dutta Mandir, Bhiwandi

Construction debris dumped on the road by contractors in Mahim (West). (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 01, 2023 04:59 PM IST

The city that never speeds

The adage affixed to Mumbai is that of ‘a city that never sleeps’ -- an affirmation of its vibrancy and ability to always be on the move

In January, the Mumbai Traffic Police announced that the Eastern Freeway will be closed for both south- and north-bound traffic during the night as a result of ongoing work on the Eastern Freeway and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Project-1, from midnight to 5 am, for 59 days in patches between January 17 and May 30. As a result of this, commuters have been experiencing traffic jams. (Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 12:31 AM IST
ByMegha Sood, , Mumbai

TMC Chief sets May 31 deadline for road works

By setting a strict deadline of May 31 for infrastructure works in Thane limits, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) commissioner has also asked the officers, engineers and workers to ensure the quality of work is not compromised

Road work carried out at Ghodbunder Road by Thane Municipal Corporation to be completed by May 31 ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Monday, April, 24, 2023. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Vintage cars steal show as Jains celebrate Varshitaps with procession in Thane

There were 13 vintage cars in the procession, and they garnered the lions’ share of attention during the celebrations. This is the first time that vintage cars were used in Thane during the procession, which has been organised after a gap of 15 years, said the organisers.

Thane, India - April, 22, 2023: 525 members of the Jain community in Thane ( ascetics ) organized a procession to celebrate the day after 13 months of fasting. Vintage cars are seen in this rally, the procession was organized from Jain Mandir to Thane Masunda Lake and back to Jain Mandir. ,in Thane, in Mumbai, India, on,Saturday, April, 22, 2023. ( Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:09 AM IST

CM lays foundation stone of superspecialty hospital in Thane

“The new 900-bedded Vitthal Sayanna District General, Women and Child and Superspecialty Hospital are estimated to be completed in 18 months,” said Shinde. “Overcoming all the difficulties, a hospital with state-of-the-art facilities will be available for the services to the residents of Thane,” said Shinde.

Dr Kailas Pawar, civil surgeon of Thane civil hospital said, “The old civil hospital has been demolished and the patients are currently shifted to the mental hospital as we are operating from there. This new hospital will be a major relief for all of us; patients and people of Thane as well as nearby cities. All facilities will be under one roof. We are looking forward to working in this new facility.” (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Man gets 17 stitches after falling into partially covered manhole

A 53-year-old man was injured after falling into a partially covered manhole on a footpath on 90 Feet Road in Thakurli, Dombivli on Wednesday night. The man suffered injuries on his leg requiring surgery and 17 stitches

Man gets 17 stitches after falling into partially covered manhole
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 12:30 AM IST

Big setback for Uddhav, senior party leader from Kalyan joins Shiv Sena

I respect the position that has been offered to me by the chief minister and I look forward to giving my best for the region. The decision to join CM Shinde-led Sena is to work for the development of my region under our government,” said More

Kalyan India - April 20 2023 Pics : ln a major setback to the Uddhav Thackeray faction of Shivsena , their deputy zilla chief Arvind More along with many others joined Eknath Shinde faction of Shivsena on Thursday. After joining More was given the charge as Zilla pramukh for Kalyan West and Murbad Vidhansabha by Eknath Shinde. More is also the hawkers leader in Kalyan - Sajana pics by Pramod Tambe. on Thursday. in India 20 2023 (Photo by Pramod Tambe HT)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Orion Business Park blaze: A battle of 10 hours by 90 brave firefighters

A massive fire at Thane's Orion Business Park damaged almost 90% of the commercial building and destroyed 21 office units, three four-wheelers, and 23 two-wheelers. The fire was controlled after a 10-hour-long, multi-agency operation involving 90 firefighters. No casualties were reported as the offices operating out of the building had closed for the day. A suspected blast in an air-conditioner may have caused the fire, and the building materials stored on the premises helped it spread fast.

Thane, India - April 19, 2023: Vehicles gutted in the blaze that erupted on Tuesday at Orion Business Park as firemen are seen doing the cooling off operation, at Kapurbawdi, in Thane, India, on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:49 AM IST

Fire breaks out at commercial complex in Thane

The blaze that broke out in the business park at around 8.30 pm later spread to a mall next to it. The thick smoke billowing out of the site of the mishap also affected vehicular traffic movement. Majiwada flyover was also jammed as the business park is located at the flyover end

Thane, India - April 18, 2023: Firefighters trying to extinguish a fire caused due to short circuit, at Orion Business Park. Police force, disaster management cell, fire brigade with fire vehicles, rescue vehicles, water tankers and jumbo water tanker vehicles have been pressed into the rescue operation, at Kapurbawdi, in Thane, India, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Thane, Kalwa, Mumbra go dry twice in 48 hours

Shortly after the 5am pipe burst on Monday, engineers of the water department of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) began the repairs and by 10:15am the civic body announced the cut back till 9am on Tuesday, to be followed by a low pressure on Wednesday.

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Updated on Apr 18, 2023 01:07 AM IST

Families of victims recount Kharghar tragedy

Disregarding the pleas of their families to skip the Maharashtra Bhushan award function in the searing afternoon heat, Gulab Patil, 56, and Meenakshi Mestry, 58, decided to attend out of love and devotion to Appasaheb Dharmadhikari. On Monday, when they received the mortal remains of the women, the families were shattered.

Navi Mumbai, India - April 17, 2023: Heat stroke survivors admitted to MGM Hospital who had attended the Maharashtra Bhushan Award function at Corporate Park, Kharghar, in which 11 attendees died and at least 50 others were hospitalised due to a heat stroke after being in the scorching afternoon sun for hours, at Kamothe, in Navi Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 17, 2023. (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:48 AM IST

Hawker grows flower garden behind his cart to fight stench from nullah

Narendra Bhagat decided to create a garden in the space behind his cart. He first cleared the area and planted flower saplings. Every night, after his business hours, he would work towards transforming the area. Over the last two years, has transformed the space into a fragrant garden with flowers such as mogra, roses and others

Kalyan, India - April 13, 2023: 45-year-old vegetable seller Narendra Bhagat converts the place into a small flower garden in the last two years after customers complained of the stink due to waste dumped at the location where he sold his vegetables, in Kalyan (East), India, on Thursday, April 13, 2023. (Photo by Pramod Tambe/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Entry to Yeoor forest banned after 10 pm, exit after 11 pm

State forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar directed Thane police, Thane forest department not to allow any outsiders entry into the Yeoor forest after 10 pm . The directive came in response to the demand by tribals in Yeoor against hotels playing loud music late into night, and creating nuisance

Entry to Yeoor forest banned after 10 pm, exit after 11 pm
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 12:30 AM IST
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