Gargi Verma

Articles By Gargi Verma

Shiv Sena’s Naresh Mhaske is Thane mayor

Pallavi Kadam, also from Sena, was elected as the deputy mayor unopposed. In the 131-member TMC, Sena has the maximum number of seats at 67, followed by NCP with 34.

3.5-magnitude quake hits Palghar district

Dahanu taluka in Palghar has been receiving earthquake jolts since 2018, but the shocks had receded during the monsoon.

Six Nigerian nationals found without valid visa arrested in Palghar

Five of the accused reportedly had no visa, while the sixth accused had overstayed after the expiry of his visa, police said.

Thane: Mentally-challenged man raped, 1 booked

“Over the weekend, the accused found the victim near his shop while he was closing it. He lured the victim by promising him food and raped him inside his shop,” said an officer.

Maharashtra: In Palghar, farmers say 30 per cent banana crop damaged since August

Almost 30 per cent of the banana crop has suffered since August, said local farmers.

Mumbai: Villagers accuse NHSRCL of spreading misinformation on bullet train project

Activists from Palghar have also claimed that the NHSRCL and the district collector have been running a misinformation dissipating campaign.

Goodwin Jewellers duped over 700 people of Rs 21 crore: EOW

Around a month after Goodwin Jewellers shut down the firm’s 12 branches and allegedly disappeared with customers’ deposits, police are yet to make any arrests.

Thane: 788 abduction cases of children registered till Oct

The police is organising a ‘Children’s safety week’ from November 14 to 20. “This will include several awareness programmes at schools, colleges and ashramshalas. We are holding meetings with parents, teachers and other stakeholders too,” a senior officer said.

Fresh Alphonso mangoes make their way to markets this winter — from Malawi

Malawi mangoes, grown in their namesake African country by a European-African firm, Malawi Mangoes Ltd, are being marketed as “99 per cent similar” to the Ratnagiri Hapus.

In Palghar, no renting homes to foreigners without police nod

In an order, dated November 8, Collector Kailash Shinde stated that if anyone was found to be renting out a room, flat, house, shop or even land to a person from out of India, they will have to inform the police and submit documentation regarding the person occupying their property.

Mumbai: Mother, her lover booked for killing two-year-old in suicide bid

According to the police, the 29-year-old, identified as Liji Kurien, had fled from Santhapura in Kerala with her daughter and her lover, identified as Waseem Kadir, after allegedly killing her husband and disposing of his body.

Child dead, mother and paramour found unconscious in Panvel lodge

The staff of Panvel’s Samir Lodge reportedly found the occupants of room number 101 unconscious Saturday afternoon and alerted the police. “All the three occupants showed signs of poisoning and were rushed to a hospital.

A month after fire brigade officer kills self: Family and colleagues wait for Mumbai Police to book two senior officers

Ramesh Shinde, posted at the Khargar fire brigade office since September 2015, was found dead in his residential quarters on September 30. Police had lodged an accidental death report into the matter.

Cyclone Maha: Palghar on 3-day alert; district administration assesses crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall

The newly elected MLA from Shahapur, NCP’s Daulat Daroda, met local tehsildar, and said: “We are working to ensure farmers get monetary help immediately.”

Rajnoli flyover in Thane inaugurated — thrice on same day

Planned in 2013, to ease the traffic congestion at Rajnoli and Mankoli bypass junctions on Mumbai-Nasik highway, the flyover was completed days before the model code of conduct came into force ahead of the October 21 Assembly elections in the state.

Thane: Man shot dead in Ulhasnagar

The deceased has been identified as Bharat Lashkar (22). “Lashkar, a resident of camp number four, was returning home with his friend when four men approached him,” a senior officer said.

Goodwin Jewellers case: Owners planned to shut down months before going broke, say police

The police are also interrogating some jewellery store owners in the area. “The police have been demanding to see our audit reports and the amount we have collected. Why are we being dragged into this?" a shopowner said.

In 9th death linked to PMC Bank scam, 74-year-old man dies of cardiac arrest

In September, the RBI imposed restrictions on PMC Bank after they found irregularities to the tune of Rs 4,355 crore in bank accounts. A case has been registered by the Mumbai Economic Offence Wing and they have arrested five people, including the promoters of HDIL Rakesh and Sarang Wadhwan.

Knee-deep water in his field, 50-yr-old farmer in Palghar commits suicide

The farmer, Dharma Jadhav, a resident of Zirwapada in Dahanu taluka, was rushed to a local hospital but he was declared dead on arrival, the police said. No suicide note was found on the deceased.

EOW searches Thane, Dombivali showrooms of Goodwin Jewellers

While the police found the shops bereft of gold ornaments, two teams are allegedly close to tracing the accused in Kerala and Bengaluru. The police also interrogated the staff members, who all claimed innocence.