Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday launched the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, a group of farmers from Boisar in Palghar district protested against the project fearing acquisition of their lands. The farmers, who held the demonstration outside Boisar railway station, said they will be ruined if their agricultural lands are acquired for the project.
The forest department on Wednesday set up camera traps in villages of Palghar district after a leopard killed a pet dog and a calf on Sunday night, while another leopard attacked a pani-puri vendor on Tuesday afternoon. The officials said trap cages will be set up once they zero in on the animal's location. Later, the animal killed a calf owned by Pandarinath Patil. The leopard did not eat either of the animals, said Nanasaheb Ladkat, deputy conservator of forests, Dahanu division.
Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rain in neighbouring Maharashtra's Palghar district, about 87 km from Mumbai. Of the four, the body of the minor girl has been recovered so far, Palghar police said. When their vehicle reached Waghoba Khind, it skidded and the girl fell into the flood water. In another incident, a youth fell into a swollen nullah in Palghar town and was washed away.
Four persons, including a three-year-old girl, were washed away in separate incidents following heavy rains in neighbouring Palghar district, police said on Wednesday. Out of the four, body of the minor girl has been recovered so far, Palghar police said. When their vehicle reached Waghoba Khind, it skidded and the girl fell into the flood water. In another incident, a youth fell into a swollen nullah in Palghar town and was washed away.
The Palghar police in Maharashtra have arrested three persons for allegedly kidnapping a five-year-old boy. The kidnappers, however, panicked and abandoned the boy a few hours after taking him away. The boy was abducted from near his house in Nalasopara in the district on the afternoon of August 24. Kidnappers called the parents and demanded Rs 6 lakh in ransom, to be handed over at Churchgate in Mumbai.
A 20-year-old woman from Udhna in Surat, Divya Anil Oza, travelled in long-distance trains without food and water for three days to escape torture by her in-laws, said police. The woman fell unconscious in the Porbander-Mumbai Saurashtra Janta Express on Saturday. Alert passengers informed police inspector Pramod Babar of Palghar GRP, who then got Oza admitted to a government hospital in Boisar. To escape that, she stepped out of her house and boarded trains to unknown destinations for three days.
Television actor Gagan Kang was killed in a road accident along with co-actor Arjit Lavania on August 19 at Manor in Palghar. Gagan is not only a known face in Mahakali, but has appeared in another TV series. Gagan was a fitness freak and his physique helped him to bag such mythological roles. Gagan shot his last scene with Mahakali's Lord Vishnu, Kanan Malhotra. Guess at about 2 or 2.30, their car met with this accident.
Mahakali actors Gagan Kang and Arijit Lavania were on Saturday, August 19, killed in car crash near Palghar in Maharashtra. They were travelling from Umergaon - where they had gone for a shoot - to back Mumbai when their car met with an accident. The vehicle was being driven by Kang, who had only recently risen to fame with Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman, where he played Hanuman's father.
Their car, reportedly, crashed into a container on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway near Palghar Manor town. Along with the actors, Gagan's assistant was also present in the car. Gagan, who rose to fame with Hanuman, played Lord Indra in Mahakali, while Arijit played Nandi. As per information coming in, Gagan was driving the car that crashed into the container. Co-actor Nikita Sharma told indianexpress.com, We are yet to come to terms with the fact that they are no more.