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    Hundreds of audit objections stay unsolved in MBMC for a decade

    Bhayandar: In a shocking revelation which could blow the lid-off multiple financial irregularities in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), the internal audit wing of the civic body has identified hundreds of audit objections involving public money amounting cores of rupees that have remained pending for the past more than a decade.

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    Despite judicial restraint, MBMC opens backdoor for ‘unqualified’ firemen

    Bhayandar: In yet another classic example of how politicians throw the rule book in the wind, the BJP-ruled Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) passed a resolution in the general body, paving way for the reinstatement of 17 unqualified firefighters who were sacked in 2002. This despite judicial orders disallowing such illegal recruitments.

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    Bandh evokes good response in Mira Road

    Bhayandar: Normal life came to a screeching halt throughout Mira Road and some parts of Bhayandar, as the Opposition’s ‘Bharath Bandh’ supported by the Maharashtra Nav-Nirman Sena (MNS) to protest against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG, evoked a good response across the twin-city. After operating for a few hours in the morning, autos and the public transport buses went off the roads. Most of the private education institutions, commercial and

  • Mumbai: Mobile dealer who doubled up as bike thief lands in cop net

    Bhayandar: A 26-year-old mobile phone dealer who doubled-up as a bike thief, landed into the custody of the Local Crime Branch (LCB) unit of the Thane (rural) police on Wednesday. Alarmed by the spate of bike theft cases in the region, SP Dr. Shivaji Rathod deputed the LCB team to conduct parallel investigations and nab the culprits. Interestingly the thieves had a penchant for Bajaj Pulsar bikes, police said. Six two-wheelers including five

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    Mumbai: Alert woman RPF nabs mobile thief after hot chase

    BHAYANDAR: An alert woman constable attached to the Railway Police Force (RPF) caught hold of a notorious mobile thief after a hot chase in Bhayandar. According to officials, RPF constable Yamini Mishra was patrolling the railway station premises when the incident took place.

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    Festive protests: Shiv Sena’s Govindas mock BJP over Metro project delay

    Bhayandar: In continuation with their series of agitation on festive occasions, youth activists of the Mira Bhayandar unit of Shiv Sena played the role of Govindas to register their protest against the BJP-led governance for dangling various projects, mainly Metro Rail services, but had miserably failed in fulfilling its commitments.

  • Massive fire guts industrial unit in Bhayandar, no one hurt

    Bhayandar : Machinery and raw material worth lakhs of rupees was engulfed in flames after a major fire broke out at a plastic sheet manufacturing unit in an industrial estate of Bhayandar (east) during the early hours on Saturday. Fortunately no casualties were reported.

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    IIT help sought to find cause of cracks in Kashimira buildings

    Bhayandar: In damage control mode, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now decided to approach the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, for a structural audit of four buildings in the Green Wood (Bollywood) complex of Kashimira, to ascertain if the damage caused to them was due to excavation by a next door developer. 82 families had to be evacuated after massive damage to the structural column and wide cracks were

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    Illegal auto ‘parking’ trouble for Bhayandar residents

    Bhayandar: Residents in the vicinity of the Bhayandar Secondary School live in fear of a major crime occurring in the locality though the police station is a stone’s throw away. Their fears are justified because over half-a-dozen abandoned autorickshaws have been lined up on the roadside for the past several months, raising questions on the safety and security of the locals, especially women and students.

  • Maharashtra: Boat capsizes in Arabian Sea near Uttan coast; six swim to safety, one missing

    Thane (Maha): Six fishermen swam to safety while one was missing after their boat capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Uttan coast here in Maharashtra, police said today. The mishap took place around 9.30 pm yesterday when the seven fishermen on board the transit boat were on way to a bigger boat anchored in the deep sea, an official at the Uttan police station said.

  • Seven tele-callers held for posing as taxmen to dupe US nationals

    Bhayandar : The Thane (rural) police busted a cartel of tele-callers in Bhayandar for running a racket similar to the one exposed in 2016 at call centres in Mira Road where the employees duped foreign nationals by posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials.

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    Mumbai: MBMC Standing Committee chief’s luck runs out in lucky draw

    Bhayandar: A routine procedure, where members whose names appear on chits in a lucky draw have to quit, proved to be unlucky for BJP’s Dhruv Kishor Patil who heads the standing committee in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). As per the provisions of the Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, (BPMC) 1949, fifty percent of the total members of the standing committee retire to make way for new entrants after completing one

  • BJP neta’s son held for cyber fraud; scam linked to crypto-cash, illegal foreign currency exchange

    Bhayandar: Looks like trouble doesn’t seem to end for the BJP. Already facing criticism for disrespect to martyrs, the local BJP leadership in Mira Bhayandar suffered yet another major embarrassment after the son of their party’s senior corporator in the civic body landed into the custody of the Navghar police on Saturday for his alleged involvement in an online data fraud targeting foreign nationals.

  • Choppy weather hits fishing, cost of seafood likely to rise

    Bhayandar : Seafood lovers may continue to cough up extra bucks for their favourite dishes. After sincerely adhering to the customary 60-day conservation period (annual fishing ban), fishermen  had started venturing into the Arabian Sea for the new fishing season since August 1. However, thanks to choppy weather conditions which is averse to sailing, hopes of netting a good catch has been dashed for the fishing community of Uttan near Bhayandar.

  • Child porn racket on WhatsApp busted; 5 held, admins on the run

     Bhayandar : The Navghar police in Bhayandar busted an interstate child pornography racket that was being run via WhatsApp groups with college students and young professions as members from across the country.

  • Denied of Rs 10 for alcohol, homeless man kills stranger in Bhayandar

    BHAYANDAR:  A street-dweller in Bhayandar, Sushil Ramdulare Singh, 23, was so enraged when a stranger denied him Rs 10 to buy alcohol, that he murdered him. The deceased is yet to be identified by police. Sushil was arrested within twelve  hours of the murder.

  • 7,834 students studying in MBMC schools yet to get uniforms, shoes, bags, books

    Bhayandar: It has been nearly two months since the new academic year started off for municipal schools in the twin-city, however thanks to the sudden and unprecedented changes in government policies coupled by sloppiness of officials attached to the education department, 7,834 students studying in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) schools are still waiting for uniforms, shoes, bags, books and other education material.

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    Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants arrested in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: Nine Bangladeshi immigrants including five women landed into the custody of the Navghar police for their illegal stay in the country. The arrest followed after officials from the Special Branch- I of the Mumbai CID received a tip-off in context to the presence of illegal immigrants in Bhayandar.

  • Third party audit: Report card on police performance released

    Bhayandar: To measure perception and expectation of effective policing and to understand public opinion about experiences as well as levels of comfort while interacting with the men-in-khaaki, the Nagpur-based, Tirpude Institute of Management Education has conducted a survey for the Thane (rural) police.