Gargi Verma

Articles By Gargi Verma

Parts of Navi Mumbai go dry as BMC begins 20% water cut

Amid complaints of erratic supply and low water pressure, residents in areas such as Khandeshwar and Kamothe have begun to approach local politicians seeking help.

Day after EC freezes ‘whistle’ in Palghar, Independents allege they had to wait till midnight at RO’s office to get symbols allotted

The Independent candidates in Palghar claimed that they had to wait till midnight on Friday to be allotted their symbols. A few of them have written to the Delhi office of the EC seeking an explanation.

Mumbai: Search on for children abducted, ‘sold’

The accused, who have been identified as Afreen Khan, Mubina Khan, Amira and Azim Divekar, and Mohammad Azharuddin, an autorickshaw driver, were arrested for allegedly kidnapping a two-year-old boy from a village near Daighar, and have been sent to police custody for 10 days.

Lid off kidnapping racket: JCB digs up ground as police search for body parts that may have been buried

Probe into two-year-old boy’s kidnapping leads police to five accused.

Mumbai: Moving ahead with the past in tow, Warli artists turn to tattoo art

Ankush Telawade was part of a team that started teaching tattoo art to the Warli painters in Palghar in 2018. The initiative, started by KBN Gholap Foundation as part of Jawhar tourism, is focused on taking the famous Warli painting a step forward.

Mumbai: 45-yr-old kills mother after argument, held

The incident came to light in the morning when the residents of Pratiksha building saw a man screaming and sobbing at the window of a second-floor house with what appeared to be blood dripping from his hands.

Interview — Bhiwandi needs proper connectivity and water: BJP MP Kapil Patil

In an interview with The Indian Express, he says that there won’t be a wave this time for the BJP but a tsunami.

Constituency watch Palghar: Election heat rises in tremor belt

The constituency, fairly nascent, is a culmination of six areas, each with its unique set of problems. While Dahanu and Vikramgadh are rural and mostly tribal areas, Nallasopara and Vasai are urban cities bursting at their seams.

For Thane’s Christian voters, lack of burial grounds for community a hot poll issue

The lack of burial grounds has become a hot button issue for the two lakh Christians in the district after the Vartak Nagar police filed an FIR against the parishioners of the Our Lady of Mercy Church for burying a 95-year-old man in a public space.

Wild Side: With a little help, sparrows return to Thane

Vedant Complex in Thane, Vasant Vihar area and even Hiranandani meadows have taken steps to rejuvenate the sparrow population.

Maharashtra: FIR lodged against MIDC contractor

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) got an FIR lodged against a private contractor employed by the MIDC in Navi Mumbai for allegedly causing damage to electricity supply lines.

Thane: Over 300 Aadhaar cards found in dumping ground

Nizampura police seized the Aadhaar cards, bearing addresses of nearby areas in Nizampura and Bhiwandi, and were investigating if those were fake, made in the background of the upcoming elections.

Thane: 22-year-old woman kills husband, held

The woman allegedly told the police that as she was forced into the marriage and did not like her husband, she decided to kill him.

Mumbai: Autorickshaw driver held for abducting, selling boy

The child lived with his grandmother in the village. On June 21, the child went missing. We had then filed an abduction case,” said an officer.

Mumbai: PIL filed to stop work at Tarapur plant, BARC

he PIL states that the government should intervene and check if a proper disaster management plan is in place.

Graves vandalised at Thane cemetery, local residents to meet collector today

According to Bombay Catholic Sabha chairperson and Thane resident Kasber Augustine, this is a serious offence intended to hurt religious sentiments.

Mumbai: 2 Shiv Sena corporators, 5 aides held for damaging NCP leader’s car

The car was damaged after NCP and Shiv Sena workers had entered into a fight over the inauguration of a hall in Airoli last Friday. The Rabale police said that following the incident, FIRs were registered by both party leaders against each other.

Thane: Biker skids off flyover day after it was inaugurated, dies

The Khopat flyover, inaugurated on Sunday by Shiv Sena youth wing chief Aditya Thackeray, is a part of the three bridges constructed by the MMRDA in Thane to ease intercity commuting.

Detonators and gelatin bars seized from couple in Palghar

Palghar Superintendent of Police Gaurav Singh said, “We have seized 183 gelatin bars, 1,053 ready detonators, 345 non-electric detonators and 23 bundles of fuse wire from them. They intended to use the items for blast mining and blast fishing in the area.”

IED-type device found on bus in Mumbai: Driver suspended

The driver, 31-year-old Gajanan Jarande, a resident of Panvel, had found the IED-like device in the bus bound for Karjat along with the bus conductor on February 13.