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    Police crack down on sand mafia in Palghar, 100 booked

    Palghar: Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed here in Maharashtra. The action followed a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said on Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping with the orders of courts which have banned extraction of sand from the river using

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    Maharashtra: 64 arrested for gambling after raid at resort  

    Thane: Sixty-four persons were arrested for allegedly gambling at a resort in Maharashtra’s Palghar district and cash, mobiles phones and vehicles with a cumulative worth of Rs 1.63 crore were seized from them, police said Monday.

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    Seven burglars arrested, five cases cracked

    Mumbai: The Kalyan Mahatma Phule Police have cracked five burglary cases as they have arrested a 7-member gang. The police have also recovered 22 mobile phones, 3 laptops, one Bolero, two computers and two LCD TVs, totally worth Rs 7 lakh.

  • Maharashtra: Fruit vendor arrested for sodomising 5-year-old boy in Palghar

    Thane: A fruit vendor has been arrested for allegedly sodomising a five-year-old boy in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, police said today. The 20-year-old accused took the boy from outside his house in Nallasopara, about 45 kilometres from here, at around 4pm yesterday and sexually assaulted him at an isolated place in Kazi Chawl in Vakanpada, said assistant inspector S S Chowdhary of Valiv police station.

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    Maharashtra: 3 dead, 2 kids injured after motorcycles collide in Dahanu

    Thane: Three persons were killed after two motorcycles on which they were travelling collided near Sarani area of Dahanu in neighbouring Palghar district late evening today, police said. Police said that two children, who were also on the two vehicles, have been severely injured and are undergoing treatment.

  • Vishwanath Deorukhkar, Vishal Sonawane, Aviraj Akhade emerge winners of Morrac Championship

    MUMBAI : Vishwanath Deorukhkar from Virar, overcame unseeded Sharif Shaikh in the final of the Samaj Unnati Mandal, Nallasopara-organised 1st Palghar District Morrac Championship held under the auspices of Palghar District Morrac Association and Morrac Association, at Samaj Unnti Mandal Hall, Mahatma Phule Nagar, Nallasopara (West).

  • Maharashtra Bandh Live Updates: Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh

    The Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh. The ‘peaceful’ bandh in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane called by Maratha Kranti Morcha turned violent as the day went by. Protesters blocked the Mumbai-Pune Highway while stones were pelted and a bus was set ablaze in Mankhurd.

  • Maratha quota protests: Maratha outfit call for bandh in Thane, Navi Mumbai; Mumbai to experience partial shutdown

    Mumbai: The Maratha quota stir, which has turned violent elsewhere in the State, is gravitating towards Mumbai. The Sakal Maratha Samaj has called for a ‘bandh’ today in the city, in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad and Palghar. The quota protest snowballed after the death of a protestor on Monday: Twenty-seven-year-old Kakasaheb Shinde had jumped off a bridge over Godavari in Aurangabad. In fact, another protestor, 31-year-old Jagannath Sonawane from Aurangabad, sought to emulate Shinde’s

  • Man, woman commit suicide by hanging from tree in Palghar

    Palghar (Maha): A 28-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide on Thursday apparently over their failed love affair, the police said on Thursday. The deceased, both separately married, were residents of the Hanuman Nagar area in Boisar, they said.

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    Serial offender, 3 jewellers arrested for robbing gold in Kalwa

    Mumbai: Four persons were arrested by Kalwa Police for robbing gold jewellery worth Rs 47.20 lakh on Tuesday. The prime accused, posing as a government employee, would loot victims’ gold jewellery by trespassing into their flats under the pretext of promising them flats under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

  • Thane’s cluster development confusion still continues

    Mumbai: The ambitious project of cluster development of Thane is in jeopardy, as the opposing Congress party has claimed that the impact assessment report made by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) itself is illegal. Further, it has said, the announcement to exclude villages and fishermen‘s colonies by the ruling Shiv Sena is a violation of the code of conduct.

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    Mumbai: 77 hectares of forestland to be acquired for bullet train, will also have underground corridor in CRZ areas

    Mumbai: While 77 hectares of forestland will be acquired for the bullet train project in Palghar and Thane districts of Maharashtra, the officials from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) have stated that the project will also have an underground corridor in coastal regulation zone (CRZ) areas.

  • Shiv Sena is BJP’s biggest ‘political enemy’, says Sanjay Raut

    Mumbai: In one of the sharpest attacks after the recently held Lok Sabha bypoll in Palghar, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut today described BJP as its  biggest “political enemy”. The country “does not” want the duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, but could “accept” the Congress or JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, he said.