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Gandhi Smarak Samiti approaches HC against Sambhaji Bhide

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Recently, Bhide had reportedly made a statement against Mahatma Gandhi which went viral after an audio clip surfaced on social media

Sambhaji Bhide (HT FILE PHOTO)

Ram temple trust seeks FCRA registration to accept foreign donations

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust treasurer Govind Dev Giri said it will soon accept foreign donations for construction of the Ayodhya temple as it has applied for FCRA registration

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust treasurer Govind Dev Giri (R) said it will soon accept foreign donations for construction of the Ayodhya temple as it has applied for FCRA registration. Also seen is Trust and Heritage Handweaving Revival Charitable Trust founder Vinay Patrale. (HT)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Body of techie found along Pune-Nashik highway

On July 28, after finishing his work, Patil left for his hometown Shirdi. When Patil did not reach home, his father asked the former’s friends about his son’s whereabouts. Consequently, a missing complaint was filed at the Hinjewadi police station on July 29

The deceased was later identified as Sourabh Nandlal Patil, a resident of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district and working with a private company involved in structural engineering located at Rajiv Gandhi IT Park Hinjewadi. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Savarkar’s nephew seeks transfer of defamation case against Rahul Gandhi to ‘competent court’

Satyaki had filed a criminal defamation application against Gandhi before the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class for allegedly making defamatory claims about Savarkar during an event in London

Satyaki moved an application through his lawyer Advocate Sangram Kolhatkar. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:29 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pune: Former education official Shailaja Darade arrested for cheating job aspirants

Former deputy commissioner and commissioner in-charge of Maharashtra State Examination Council, Shailaja Darade, has been arrested in connection with a bribery case. She allegedly took bribes from people promising them jobs as school teachers.

The Hadapsar police on Monday evening arrested Shailaja Darade, former deputy commissioner and commissioner in-charge, Maharashtra State Examination Council (MSEC), in connection with a bribery case (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:09 PM IST

NIA to take over ‘terror plot’ probe

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is taking over the investigation of an alleged terror plot case from the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism squad.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has initiated process to take over the investigation in the alleged terror plot case (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Pune: Indrayani river rejuvenation project gets in-principal approval

The blueprint of the project outlines the establishment of 18 sewage treatment plants (STPs) along the banks of the river

Indrayani River at Dehu. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:47 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Cop injured in firing incident at Wai court

Officials said the gunshots were fired by one of the absconding accused, booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), who was present at the court

The shooting incident left one policeman injured and a case was filed against 15 suspects. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:33 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Kaas Plateau an even bigger draw this year due to Karvi flowering season

The Karvi flowers bloom only once in every seven or eight years; with their last flowering season having been in 2016, they are expected to blossom this year

his year, the popular tourist spot promises to be an even bigger draw due to the Karvi flowers. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:25 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Contaminated water supply irks residents in Balewadi

We will look into the matter immediately, and our officials will visit the place soon. We have installed water meters and the problem of adequate water supply is only in a few housing societies, PMC clarified

The water is murky and has an unpleasant taste and sometimes emits an odour, causing health concerns, claim residents. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:23 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis appeals to politicos to support Purandar airport project

Fadnavis was speaking during an event ‘Shasan Aplya Dari’ (government at your doorstep scheme) at Jejuri on Monday, where Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and MLAs from the Pune district were present

Central government has given all the required permissions for the Purandar airport, Dy CM Fadnavis said. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:21 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

After Patil’s intervention, PMC cancels proposed water cuts

Pune Municipal Corporation cancels planned water cut after intervention by district guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil. Maintenance work postponed.

In the month of May, the PMC had issued water cuts every Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Cloudy, with a chance of isolated light showers: IMD

According to the data, Shivajinagar logged a maximum temperature of 28.3 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 22.6 degrees Celsius on August 7

After robust rainfall throughout the month of July, the monsoon entered its break phase since the beginning of August, resulting in considerably subdued rainfall activity over the state. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:15 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Three arrested for vandalising vehicles in Pimpri-Chinchwad

According to the police, the suspects allegedly made verbal threats while pretending to be influential figures in the community

Many vehicles were vandalised at Pimple Saudagar on Sunday, (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:03 PM IST

PMC urges citizens, employees’ family members to give positive feedback for SS 2023

Given these developments, all officers and employees across various PMC departments have been directed to download the Swachhata application (app) and submit positive feedback about the city under ‘vote for your city - citizens’ feedback’

Despite the PMC’s appeal to its employees’ family members to contribute positive feedback for the SS 2023 and despite the citizens’ feedback process having been initiated on July 1 with an August 16 deadline set for feedback submission, only 35,000 citizens have submitted the feedback forms till date. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 10:02 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Eye drops, ointments run low as cases of conjunctivitis rise

As per the chemists, huge demand and less supply are leading to a shortage of eye drops, ointments, antibiotic and steroid-based eye drops and ointments

The eye drops that are in short supply include compositions like Tobramycin, moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin D and Flurbiprofen. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 09:58 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Six arrested for kidnapping cab driver from Sangli over previous financial dispute

Six persons have been arrested in Pune for the kidnapping of a cab driver. The victim was associated with an online cab aggregator and had allegedly misplaced ornaments worth ₹25 lakh.

The Pune city crime branch officials on Monday arrested six persons for their alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a cab driver (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:44 PM IST

Two more private universities in Pune district

According to the information of the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are currently more than 22 private universities in the state, of which 12 universities are operating in the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas

The two newly accredited universities are the Deccan Education Society (DES) Pune University and MIT Vishwaprayag University. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:35 PM IST

60K citizens benefit from Mega Health Camp

Thousands of patients swarmed the camp to consult medical specialists from across the district during which patients suffering from health issues and needed treatment were examined and provided free medicines

This initiative will help those who have been neglected due to financial issues get the necessary medical attention they need. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:33 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Potholes continue to appear across city despite Aug 9 repair deadline

The scenario seems to point at something drastically wrong in the way roads are being constructed and maintained by the PMC

Many roads in Peth areas and central areas are riddled with traffic snarls owing to potholes on the roads. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:30 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Monday Musings: Maharashtra’s power trading leaders, confused cadre & cynic voters

Absence of public representatives have left citizens with no choice but to directly reach out to civic administration

Traffic problem in Pune has been perennial with no solution in sight (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Over 17,000 commuters avail 30% Pune metro fare concession over weekend

The newly extended routes of the Pune metro saw a surge in ridership, with over 17,000 commuters taking advantage of a 30% fare concession over the weekend. The metro's overall ridership crossed the 60,000 to 70,000 mark within six days of the launch. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) station recorded the highest ridership with 16,238 passengers. The metro is expected to witness continued growth in ridership in the coming days.

Pune metro witnessed a significant surge in ridership, with over 17,000 commuters taking advantage of the 30% fare concession offered over the weekend. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:03 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Foundation stone laid for redevelopment of 3 railway stations in Pune division

PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations, including three in Pune division. The government is spending over ₹24,470 crore for this project.

Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil at the foundation laying event of Akurdi station. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 10:50 PM IST

Residents irked as smart card printing stalled at Pune RTO

As a result, the permanent license and vehicle Registration Certificate (RC) smart cards are not being issued as the signature of RTO is mandatory on each card. In the last five days, the pendency has gone to more than 12,000 cards

As the Pune division has been divided into three divisions the process is taking time for the appointment of the new officer. Hopefully, the orders will be issued this week, RTO officials said. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 09:57 PM IST

Maha home to 783 tree species: Study

The study does not mention the specifications of the species but does mention that on an average, there are 36.08 species endemic to the state and 32.08 species on average face threat

According to the study, Maharashtra, which includes part of the western ghats – one of the four biodiversity hotspots in India – is home to 783 tree species. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 09:53 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Co-op culture spread from Maharashtra to rest of country: Amit Shah

Shah said that 1,555 multi-state cooperative societies in the country will benefit from the portal and 42% of these societies are in Maharashtra

Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched the digital portal of the Central Registrar of Cooperative Societies (CRCS) office in Pune on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 09:01 PM IST

Pune dist has just one hospital for free cochlear implants

The RBSK programme, also known as the Child Health Screening and Early Intervention programme, was introduced in 2013

Currently, Pune district has only one hospital that is empanelled under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK), which performs cochlear implants, leading to a meagre number of procedures being performed every year under the scheme. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 08:18 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Pune police book seven for assaulting hotel staff, owner after music shutdown

Seven persons have been booked for physical assault and destruction of property after objecting to a music programme being shut down after midnight.

The Mundhwa police booked seven persons under the charges of physical assault and destruction to property after they had objected to the music programme being officially shut after midnight on August 5. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 07:48 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Three Pune police constables suspended as undertrial escapes from custody

Three constables in Maharashtra have been suspended for negligence after an undertrial prisoner escaped from their custody. The prisoner was booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and managed to escape with the help of an accomplice. A search has been launched to locate the prisoner and his accomplice.

The police have launched a search for Kamble and his accomplice who helped him escape from police custody. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 07:42 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Maharashtra witnesses steady rise in Covid-19 cases, 32 active cases in Pune district

According to the Mahrashtra public health department, 106 new Covid cases were reported during the week of July 30 to August 5

On average, the state has been reporting around 70 new cases per week for the past two months. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 07:36 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare
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