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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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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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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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Mumbai: A doctor has been feeding 500 old needy people daily for a decade

Here is the story of a gracious Mumbai doctor who is feeding 500 old needy people on a daily basis in the city’s Mira-Bhayanadar area absolutely free of cost… Children’s abandoning their aged parents is a heart-wrenching story of today’s time. There are thousands of elderly people in India who are in dire need of food, shelter, and living. Such elderly people, who fight for survival, end up spending rest of their lives in old age homes. However, everybody is not as…

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Mumbai: Mira Road man refuses to push daughter into flesh trade; gets killed by pimp

40-year-old fruit seller from Mira Road, who was shot dead at his residence a fortnight ago, was trying to save his infant daughter from being pushed into the flesh trade Police have solved the murder of a 40-year-old fruit seller from Mira Road, who was shot dead by unknown assailants at his residence nearly a fortnight ago. According to The Times of India, the victim Shyam Ghod, was murdered by 35-year-old Sunil Rajak, a Shanti Nagar resident, who runs…

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15-member gang involved in gold theft busted in Thane, Mira Road

THANE: In an overnight operation beginning on Wednesday , 15 members of a notorious gang involved in spectacular thefts from gold finance companies in the past were waylaid, chased and arrested by the Thane crime branch. The police said the arrests have prevented three planned thefts in Thane district. “A week ago, the police were tipped off that the gang was planning to strike in Uttarakhand, but when nothing happened there, we learnt that the target was the Naupada…

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Three held with demonetised currency notes in Mira Road

Thane: Three persons were detained today in Mira Road in the district for allegedly carrying Rs 28 lakh in demonetised currency, the police said. The scrapped bills in denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1000, totalling Rs 28,10,000, were recovered from Sharukh Merchant (24), Mangesh Gotal (34), and Deepak Khade (54), who works as a security guard with a builder, this afternoon at Vijay Park in Mira Road, said senior Police Inspector Venkat Andale. Police are conducting investigation whether…

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Mira Road man beats wife, drops ‘Triple Talaq’ chit at her mother’s home for divorce

As Muslim divorce debate rages on, Mira Road resident thrashes wife and throws a chit at her mother’s home to claim they are divorced, defying police and clerics Three words, presumably scribbled on a sheet of paper, have shattered Rukshana’s (name changed) world. Amidst a high-pitched debate on the controversial practice of triple talaq in Muslim Personal Law, the 29-year-old’s husband has allegedly divorced her via a note flung at her. While two aalims (Muslim scholars) say the divorce…

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‘Sasural Simar Ka’ actress Dipika Kakar buys a new home in Mira Road

‘Sasural Simar Ka’ actress Dipika Kakar buys a new home in Mira Road ‘Sasural Simar Ka’ actress Dipika Kakar has a new address – a three BHK in Mira Road. Since most television soaps are shot in the surrounding areas, it made sense to move into a house in that area. From what we hear, she is doing up the place herself. When is the housewarming bash, eh? Source: Mid-Day

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19-year-old boy stripped, beaten over affair with girl in Mira Road; 4 held

Thane: A 19-year-old boy was allegedly stripped and thrashed by five persons over an affair with a minor girl in the district, police said on Sunday. Four of the accused, including the 14-year-old girl’s brother, were arrested last evening, they said. The boy used to work with a cable TV operator in Mira Road area of Thane district. As per the complaint filed by him on Friday, two youths came to his office on April 2 and allegedly beat…

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