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BJP-Shiv Sena to fight against each for ward committee chairperson seats in Mira-Bhayander

MUMBAI: Eleven candidates are in the fray for the six-ward committee chairperson elections to be held on Friday. While the ruling BJP has fielded five candidates, its alliance Shiv Sena has fielded two candidates. The alliance partners will be fighting each other for two seats. The NCP has fielded three candidates while one candidate is from the Congress. The Congress-NCP has not pitted candidates against each other. Candidates can withdraw their nomination before the election on Friday. There are…

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14-day-old slips off mom’s arms from 3rd-floor balcony, dies

MUMBAI: A 14-day-old boy reportedly slipped off his mother’s arms and fell of the third floor of a building in Bhayander on Sunday. The infant died of severe head injuries hours later. The incident took place in the evening, when the mother, Mansi Gandhi (26), was trying to calm her crying baby at her third-floor flat in Clint Apartment. Gandhi took the baby to her bedroom and tried to feed him. However, when that did not work, she went…

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BEST may tie up with Thane, Navi Mumbai bus services

MUMBAI: In an attempt to end “unhealthy” competition between bus corporations in the neighbourhood and promote route and time sharing, BEST has made a unique proposal to the state–bring BEST as well as TMT and NMMT, the bus undertakings in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mira Road-Bhayander, on a common service platform. Besides ensuring that there is no clash in services, the objectives include optimum utilization of buses, better frequency and availability of more buses during peak hours.  “There should…

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Mumbai: 30-year-old who came third in National Paralympic Swimming to resume studies after 12-years

Bhayander resident Nisha Gupta had to quit studies in 2004 after an accident left her paralysed from waist down. After a gap of 12 years, Bhayander resident Nisha Gupta (30) has taken admissions in class 12. An accident in 2004 had left her paralysed from waist down and forced her to leave her education incomplete. Now, she has taken admission in the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in the arts stream. Gupta’s life changed after she had an…

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Youth drowns in Bhayander creek, family alleges police harassment

MUMBAI: A Bhayander youth walked into the creek and drowned in the wee hours of Thursday, allegedly in an inebriated state. He recorded a voice message while walking, alleging harassment by cops. Vikrant Bande (21), the son of an assistant inspector from Gorai, couldn’t swim. While an accidental death case has been registered, the CID is investigating the allegations of police harassment. Vikrant’s elder brother Rohit said a group of five to six friends were having drinks near the…

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Bhayander double murder accused held

MUMBAI: The Kashimira unit of the local crime branch on Tuesday nabbed the killer of mother and daughter in Bhayander. The double murder of Deepika Sanghvi (29) and her daughter Hetavi (8) was discovered on Saturday. Their bodies were found in their Sonam Saraswati flat in Bhayander (east). Deepika’s boyfriend Vinayak Appur (22) was picked up when he alighted from a bus. He was returning from Shirdi in Nashik. Vinayak strangulated Deepika who was harassing him for money. She…

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Three men who raped, murdered 4-year-old old Bhayander girl sent to police custody

MUMBAI: The three men arrested for raping and murdering the four-year-old Bhayander girl last week were remanded to police custody on Sunday. The girl was lured with a chocolate by the 24-year-old main accused on January 9. She was raped and killed using a huge stone as she began crying. Three other accused, all rag-pickers and drug addicts, helped the main accused dispose of the body by burying it in a nullah. The fourth suspect is absconding. Police said that after…

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Two arrested for copying Rs 2,000 notes to buy beer

MUMBAI: Two real estate agents from Bhayander were arrested for passing off colour photocopies of new Rs 2,000 notes as the real thing recently. Most of the fake notes were used in beer bars. The Rs 2,000 notes were introduced by the RBI on November 10 following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Acting on a tip-off, the Kashimira unit of the crime branch raided the Om Shree Ganesh Estate Agency, on Goddev Road, Bhayander (east). The…

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Civic official, 3 others booked for destruction of mangroves

MUMBAI: An executive engineer of the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation is among four people booked for reclamation and destruction of mangroves in Bhayander. On Wednesday, the police filed a case against civic executive engineer Deepak Khambit, contractor Vikram Shinde, a dumper driver and its owner under the Environment Protection Act for dumping waste on Subhash Chandra Bose Ground. Khambit had allegedly given permission to dump the waste there. Source: Times Of India

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BJP-Shiv Sena to fight against each for ward committee chairperson seats in Mira-Bhayander

MUMBAI: Eleven candidates are in the fray for the six-ward committee chairperson elections to be held on Friday. While the ruling BJP has fielded five candidates, its alliance Shiv Sena has fielded two candidates. The alliance partners will be fighting each other for two seats. The NCP has fielded three candidates while one candidate is from the Congress. The Congress-NCP has not pitted candidates against each other. Candidates can withdraw their nomination before the election on Friday. There are…

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