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PICS: Rs 1 Cr sanctioned to beautify Portuguese-era 15th century Ghodbunder Fort near Thane

Thane: The revival of the dilapidated Ghodbunder Fort, which dates back to the 15th century, is now one step closer to reality as the Thane district administration has sanctioned the first installment of Rs 1 crore for its restoration and beautification. Over the past few years, the fort, which is one of the few historic and heritage structures in the district, had been left ...

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Over 20 illegal ‘ladies dance bars’ double up as pick up points for call girls and drug peddlers in Mira-Bhyandar

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BY FLYNN REMEDIOS | MIRA-BHYANDAR: When the new regulations governing dance bars, ladies bars and orchestra bars came into place months ago, not much changed for the those operating illegal and underground  or secret ‘ladies dance bars’, which also double up as pick up points for the flesh trade and points of sale for drug peddlers. Earlier, before the dance ...

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Revenue officer among 3 held for taking bribe in Ulhasnagar

Thane Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested a senior revenue officials and two other revenue department staff for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 4 lakh in Ulhasnagar. The accused Vijaya Jadhav, 44, is posted as SDO (sub-divisional officer) at Ulhasnagar division of Thane collector office while Vikas Pawar,43, is posted as Naib Tehsildar and Tanaji Pawar, 44, as clerk. Sources said that complainant advocate Nilesh Jadhav on ...

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Teacher held for sexually abusing 5 minors in a week in Ulhasnagar

In a shocking incident, a 54-year-old teacher of a private Marathi-medium school in Ulhasnagar was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting three minor boys and two girls. Bhalchandra Bhangale is accused of targeting students aged eight to nine and threatening them to keep quiet.”The primary probe has revealed that Bhangale sexually abused three boys and two girls since school started on June 13,” said Mohan Wagh ...

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