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  • Parents screen film to teach kids how to prevent sexual abuse

    Parents, worrying about the safety of their children after the spate of sexual abuse cases involving kids, have come together in Thane to help them learn how to recognise the danger and deal with these situations. Residents in various pockets have launched this initiative through the screening of...

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 7:15am
  • Zunka without kanda: Thane locals cook without onions, tomatoes to protest rising costs

    With onion and tomato prices going up, a bunch of housewives from societies across Ghodbunder Road have come up with an initiative called 'no onion tomato week' to boycott the veggies, in hope that prices might be regulated.

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 7:45am
  • Work on Rs 22,000 crore Wadala-Ghatkopar-Teen Hatha Naka metro link to start soon

    The Metro rail has brought immense joy to commuters on Central and Western lines. Commuters in Thane too are likely to have the Metro experience in the near future as 30.8km-long metro link, from Wadala to Teen Hath Naka, has been approved. There will be 31 stations on this route. The link will...

    Friday, 27 June 2014 - 7:50am
  • SGNP plans watershed management to preserve monsoon water

    The delayed monsoon is a cause of worry for many as water levels of dams are reducing and may not last for long. Keeping in mind the impending water crisis, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) has planned a watershed management programme to improve water retaining capacity. Plans are being made to...

    Friday, 27 June 2014 - 7:15am
  • Residents find it tough to register complaints on RTO helpline

    Whether it is bad roads, power cuts or autorickshaw menace, residents of Dombivli have an endless list of complaints. In the most recent complaints, residents have raised the problems they face while travelling in autos, as drivers ferry as per their whims and fancy and refusals are common....

    Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 7:39am
  • Moms' initiative to develop reading habit among kids

    With the growth of technology and attractive video games coming into the market almost every day, book reading among kids seems to be experiencing a decline. In order to develop kids' interest in reading books, few mothers from Thane have joined hands to organise 'Readathon'.

    Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 5:30am
  • ENT check up-camp reveals more than 65% cops suffer from Reflux

    Recently, the ENT Academy in collaboration with Moxshlife Foundation conducted a free ENT check-up camp for five days for police officials and their family from 6 police stations of zone 1. It was found that over 65 per cent of police officials suffer from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and...

    Wednesday, 4 June 2014 - 7:05am
  • Kalyan tops chart for train accidents, reveals RTI report

    Although mostly referred to as the lifeline of the average Mumbaikar, there is also a tragic side to the Mumbai local. Shocking figures have emerged from an RTI report filed by Thane-based activist Suyash Pradhan regarding the number of casualties in train accidents. Despite the authorities and...

    Friday, 30 May 2014 - 4:47am
  • Lok Sabha elections: People plan leaves to watch live counting of votes

    The much talked about elections are over and the country is now gearing up for the results. In order to watch live counting of the votes, many people have taken an off from work on Friday. Siva Shankar, a resident of Yantra Park, who works as a software engineer informs, "2014 elections have been...

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 7:10am
  • Now an initiative to train caregivers for elders

    In the context of the rising trend of nuclear families where elders are left alone to fend for themselves, an educational institution has taken the initiative to introduce a short training programme for senior citizens' care. The innovative three-month certificate course has been launched by the...

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 6:05am

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