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MNS reinvents dahi handi in thane

The Maharashtra Navnirman cable Sena, as part of their social campaign, collected food, clothes and medicines from local traders and residents of Thane by organising a Dahi Handi.

State admits to child malnutrition deaths

Maharashtra’s minister for tribal development Madhukar Pichad admitted on Tuesday that large-scale malnutrition deaths occurred in the Thane district of Maharashtra due to non-availability of proper m

3,000 moved to safer places in Thane; 3 washed away in floods

Three persons were reportedly washed away in floodwaters, while over 3,000 people were shifted to safer places as heavy rains disrupted normal life in Thane district on Friday.

3 die, 24 hurt in Bhiwandi garment factory collapse

With the recovery of two more bodies from the rubble, the toll in the Bhiwandi garment factory collapse on Thursday has risen to three, the police said.

‘CM assures sympathetic view’

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured that the state would take a “sympathetic view” of those who will be displaced during the ongoing drive of razing dangerous and unauthorised str

Thane comes to a complete halt

Roads, hospitals, markets and shops wore a deserted look in Thane on Thursday due to the one-day bandh called by political parties against the ongoing demolition drive.

All political parties call for Thane bandh April 18

Bitter rivals from all political parties have shed their differences and come together to protect unauthorised residential structures from being demolished, by calling a “Thane bandh” on Thursday, Apr

Two developers arrested for Thane building collapse

Two developers involved in construction of an illegal building which collapsed in Thane district on Thursday claiming 72 lives, were today arrested.

Rescue ops called off, toll 72 in Thane building collapse

Rescue operations were called off at the Shil Phata building collapse site this afternoon, nearly 43 hours after the illegal structure crashed even as the death toll mounted to 72, officials said.

Thane building crash: Death toll reaches 72

Rescuers continued to recover more bodies from the debris of the seven-storey illegal under- construction building that collapsed in Shil Phata area, taking the death toll to 72 today.

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