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Mumbai: Residents of Mira Road village cremate their dead under plastic due to monsoons

Mira village of 3,500 is struggling to perform last rites this monsoon season This isn’t how you would want to bid adieu to your departed loved ones, under plastic sheets or tarpaulin on a pyre made in a forested spot, but residents of Mira Road village Varasaave have no other option. With no crematorium in the area and repeated pleas to the authorities to address the issue going unheard, that’s how they have been forced to conduct last rites…

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Farmers clash with police on Thane-Badlapur highway, injuries reported

Thousands of farmers from the Nevali area in Kalyan on Thursday staged a violent protest against the land acquisition by the government for the Indian Navy. Protestors damaged a number of private and government vehicles, and set few of them on fire. The police was caught off-guard by the massive, violent mob, that left a number of policemen injured. On Thursday morning, at around 8am, thousands of farmers from the 7-8 villages around the Bhal and Nevali areas, took…

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MBA Grad Molested, Thrown Out Of Autorickshaw In Thane Near Mumbai

As soon as their autorickshaw began its journey, the co-passenger allegedly started touching her inappropriately. The autorickshaw driver, instead of helping her, took her to an isolated spot and the duo then allegedly beat up the woman THANE: A 23-year-old woman in Thane near Mumbai was allegedly molested by a male co-passenger in a shared autorickshaw and later thrown out of the vehicle, police said today. The incident comes close on the heels of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old…

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Thane: 6-year-old isolated in school library, kept out of class for 2 days straight

Daughter of parents fighting Mira Road school in fee hike case isolated on first day of academic year; legal letter dropped in her bag highlighting fee regulations For some, the first day of school brings excitement, for others it means anxiety. For a six-year-old Std II student of Mira Road’s RBK School, it was humiliating. The girl was allegedly made to sit alone in the library for over three hours on Monday, the first day of the new academic…

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Nalasopara couple gets custody of son after years of struggle

Couple from Nalasopara wins custody of their baby boy, who taken away by the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) owing to the girl being a minor at the time of delivery This young Nalasopara couple has just breathed a huge sigh of relief, and understandably so. After battling a rape case and a pregnancy out of wedlock, just to be able to spend their lives with each other, their final fight — the custody of their infant son taken away by the…

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Tragic! Four-year-old dies as drunk father drops her from bridge

Virar resident, who on his way back home from a relative’s wedding, was carrying his daughter on his shoulders, and slipped off a small bridge plunging 20 feet This 30-year-old didn’t give a thought to how his drinking could be injurious to her health; and he lost her — his four-year-old daughter. The Virar resident, his wife and their toddler were on their way home in the wee hours of Wednesday after attending a wedding function. An inebriated Nilesh…

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Thief caught with 2 phones at Thane station

Three alert cops at Thane railway station chased and nabbed a 20-year-old who had stolen two phones from passengers boarding the train on platform 4. The phones were in his possession and were immediately returned to the owners. On Wednesday evening, when three officers, BB Patil, Arun Sharma and CP Prajapati were on duty at Thane station around 7pm, they heard someone raise a theft alarm. The officers quickly ran to the spot and chased and caught Rayees Anis…

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Mumbai: Cops find two abandoned baby girls in 48 hours

Within a span of 48 hours, the police recovered two abandoned baby girls, from two different locations in the city. While one of them has been admitted to a government hospital in Virar, the other has been shifted to a child rescue home, following treatment at the Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation hospital. Found in a field In the first case, a three-month-old baby girl was recovered from a field in Narangi fatak area of Virar on Tuesday morning. According to…

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Free at last: Animal activists rescue birds, animals rescued at Vasai

Animal activists yesterday rescued nearly hundred birds and animals kept for sale at pet shops in Vasai In a major crackdown, animal activists yesterday rescued nearly hundred birds and animals kept for sale at pet shops in Vasai. According to police sources, the activists and the cops reached Vasai market early on Monday morning to inspect the condition of pets kept caged in the shops. “We found that several birds and animals were kept in cages that are much…

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Woman tries to sell baby for Rs 2 lakh in Vasai, arrested

Manikpur police lay a trap for the 40-year-old accused, who hails from West Bengal after receiving a tip-off, send a decoy customer to catch her red-handed The Manikpur police caught a 40-year-old woman red-handed while she was trying to sell a three-year-old boy on Tuesday night. Officers sent a decoy customer to the bridge near Tungareshwar sweet mart around 11 pm, and arrested her when she handed over the child to him after taking Rs 2 lakh from him. According to…

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