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Padmja Sinha

  • Thane's biodiversity gets richer by 13 new birds

    Rich greenery of Thane is home to many flora and fauna. Yeoor hills and many lakes in the city is home to various birds and in a recently conducted bird count by Thane based HOPE, en environmental NGO affiliated to Rotary club of Thane, in association with Enviro Vigil, 111 species of birds were...

    Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 5:40am
  • It's near hell for women with psychosocial, intellectual disabilities in hospitals: Rights report

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has found that women forcibly admitted in government institutions like mental hospitals suffer grave abuses. It has prepared a report on the issue after visiting 24 mental hospitals, general hospitals with beds for psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation centres and...

    Sunday, 18 January 2015 - 7:45am
  • Residents say no to spending Rs1 crore on CCTVs

    Instead they demand beat chowkis at prominent areas

    Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 6:40am
  • CM Devendra Fadnavis launches road safety app for women

    Though Thane topped the list of drink-driving cases with 628 complaints registered on New Year's Eve, Thane traffic department's 'Mission Road Safety 2015' gained momentum with the presence of CM Devendra Fadnavis. It seems the Thane traffic police is on road safety spree as they have developed app...

    Tuesday, 6 January 2015 - 7:20am
  • 'Robotic sandals' by Thane kids all set to enter the big stage

    It's a moment of pride for everyone at the Children's Tech Centre in Thane. The group, which aims to imbibe scientific values and spirit in the minds of the children, is all set to enter a national stage on Monday. A pair of 'robotic sandals', capable of generating high voltage at just few taps,...

    Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 7:30am
  • Thane MP failed to improve rail services: residents

    A day after a train's pantograph broke at Diva station and the resultant delay in services sparked off a rail roko and acts of vandalism by local commuters, Diva residents spoke of being disappointed with their local parliamentarian Rajan Vichare. The MP's promises of ensuring improved rail...

    Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 7:10am
  • For Thanekars, its house party and custom-made food for New Year

    Even as a majority of the people are expected to hit different party hotspots in the city and on the outskirts, there are quite a few who have planned house parties with custom-made menus, instead of ordering food from restaurants. Thanekars are making a beeline for caterers to be able to offer...

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 5:55am
  • Man to cycle across 25 states for raising mental health awareness

    Sachin Gaonkar, a Dombivli resident and cyclist, is all set to bicycle across 25 states to raise public awareness about mental health. Gaonkar, a writer, director, and documentary film-maker will undertake the feat to mark the recently-celebrated 25th anniversary of a local NGO, the Institute for...

    Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 7:15am
  • People to enjoy festivity with special plum, theme cakes

    It is mandatory to have either banana, walnut, plum, rum or wine cakes for Christmas. In fact no feast is complete without a big slice of cake during the year's last festival. With celebrations in air, people either order for cake or bake one at home. For Thanekars, Christmas celebration is...

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • Churches plan events for grand Christmas celebrations

    Final preparations for Christmas celebration is in full swing and churches in Thane have planned different set of activities and competitions for people across the city. Our Lady of Mercy Church, situated at Pokharan Road, has planned many events for big day. Father Joel Pinto shared, "To mark the...

    Wednesday, 24 December 2014 - 6:10am