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Vallabh Ozarkar


Navi Mumbai cop on mission to climb highest peaks of 7 continents in a year
Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Gurav, who in May had scaled Mount Everest, climbed Mount Elbrus as part of his 'Mission Possible 7/1' endeavour, which is to scale the highest peaks of the seven continents within a year.

Mahad landslide: 31 bodies stay buried, search op called off at the residents’ request
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

The operation was stopped at the request of village residents, who preferred for the bodies to remain buried rather than pulled out in a mutilated or decomposed condition.

Maharashtra rains: Relatives opt to leave dead under debris, ‘will perform last rites here’
Mon, Jul 26, 2021

According to officials, 11 bodies were recovered from Taliye village on Sunday, and 31 more are still feared buried under the debris. “The bodies should not be disturbed now, they should be declared dead,” said Kishor Pol, a local resident who lost his parents to the landslide.

Union minister Narayan Rane visits landslide-hit village in Raigad along with Devendra Fadnavis
Sun, Jul 25, 2021

Narayan Rane said apart from the compensation announced by the Union and the state governments, the Centre would rehabilitate the victims under Prime Minister Awas Yojana.

‘She screamed saying a big part of the hill had crashed. Then phone got disconnected’
Sun, Jul 25, 2021

In one of the worst tragedies of the rainfall lashing the state for the past three days, the village lost at least 42 people, with 39 still missing as of Saturday evening. Six of the injured are in hospital.

‘Mahad like a river, city under water’
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Taliye in Mahad taluka, where a huge landslide occurred on Thursday evening, is a village of 240 people, located 22 km from Mahad city. Around 35 houses were buried under the debris of a hillock that came crashing down on the houses.

73 dead, 8 at a Covid hospital: rain batters west Maharashtra
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

Among the dead were eight admitted to a Covid hospital in Chiplun, Ratnagiri, who were killed when water entered the premises.

Days after wedding card leak led to ‘love jihad’ protest, Nashik couple ties knot
Sat, Jul 24, 2021

The Indian Express had reported that the family had to call off the July 18 wedding after a copy of the invitation card got circulated in several WhatsApp groups, triggering protests, messages and calls, including from “strangers”, for the ceremony to be cancelled.

Stranded overnight after heavy rain, 6,000 train passengers rescued
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

According to state transport officials, around 133 buses were pressed into service starting 4am on Thursday to rescue the passengers

Heavy rain leaves 7 dead in Palghar, Thane, Raigad
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Intense rainfall early Sunday had left at least 32 people dead and eight others injured in separate incidents in the central and eastern parts of Mumbai.

In Thane’s rural and tribal areas, Zilla Parishad seeks to do away with unsafe child hammocks
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

In the tribal areas, all homes have two wooden poles fixed in the ground a metre apart, with a saree or bedsheet tied to the two poles serving as a cradle for newborn children.

Navi Mumbai resident rolls out ambulance service at Rs 100
Sun, Jul 18, 2021

In early June, Narsalay used Rs 17 lakh from his savings to purchase the vehicle. Next, he hired a driver, who is on duty from 10 am to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday.

Process for Borivali-Thane underground tunnel land acquisition begins
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

The work on the Rs 11,000 crore six-lane project, which is expected to reduce the travel time between Thane and Borivali to 15-20 minutes, is likely to begin from March next year.

Wedding card sparks ‘love jihad’ call, family calls off function
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Last week, members of a family in Nashik called off a function to solemnise their 28-year-old daughter’s wedding to a Muslim man as per Hindu rituals following protests by their community. The protesters described the marriage as a case of “love jihad”.

Two held for illegally selling abortion kits
Mon, Jul 12, 2021

The FDA suspects the kits were used to abort girl children in the region. Police said the FDA joint commissioner had received a tip-off Friday that abortion drugs were being bought and sold illegally without bill and prescription from a registered pharmacy, Balaji Chemist.

Cash-strapped MSRTC to hire 500 ordinary buses from private operators
Sun, Jul 11, 2021

MSRTC has accrued losses of Rs 6,400 crore from April 2020 till May 2021 after its inter-district operations were hit by the lockdown and restrictions on movement.

App to address complaints of commuters yet to take off as Maharashtra transport department fails to pay developer
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

The application will allow passengers to register complaints or give suggestions about services offered by rickshaws, taxis or app-based cabs.

Thane man receives call from civic body to collect his death certificate
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

TMC officials have said that it could be an error in the reporting system and that they are looking into the incident.

CM inaugurates 2,170-bed Covid facility in Malad, says three jumbo facilities soon
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

Uddhav Thackeray also expressed concern over the increasing crowd in the markets and shopping centres in the city.

Mumbai: Kalanagar flyover second arm opens, to ease traffic jams, cut travel time
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

The 804-metre long, 7.5-metre-wide arm is the longest of the three-direction Kalanagar junction flyover that is being constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

‘CIDCO is building around 1 lakh houses in & around Navi Mumbai at the moment’: VC, MD of CIDCO
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

"We are carrying out the world’s largest housing project - the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) under which CIDCO is building around one lakh houses in and around Navi Mumbai."

IRSDC to redevelop Andheri station in 2 phases
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

According to officials, the redeveloped Andheri station will have a concourse on the eastern side that will connect to all foot overbridges (FOBs) and integrate it with the Metro station too.

Depriving students of education in Mumbai: NMMC recommends cancellation of recognition of 5 private schools
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

Civic officials said that NMMC's education department had received several complaints from parents who have not paid fees in these schools.

Navi Mumbai airport naming: Police deployed upped, major traffic diversions announced ahead of CIDCO gherao protest
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Anticipating a large gathering, the Navi Mumbai police has made massive security arrangements in the city and deployed police personnel to avoid any kind of untoward incident. Additional forces from neighbouring districts have also been brought in.

Navi Mumbai civic body first to roll out vaccination drive for beggars, homeless persons
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Navi Mumbai is possibly the first corporation in the state to undertake a special vaccination campaign for the homeless, officials said