The other deceased have been identified as Neeraj Chauhan (Final year), Nitesh Singh (Intern), Vivek Nandan (Final year), Pratyush Singh (Final year), Shubham Jaiswal (Final year) and Pawan Shakti.
Five people died and four others were injured when a speeding truck jumped to the wrong side of the Pune-Ahmednagar highway at Shikrapur after hitting a road divider and colliding with a car and two motorcycles on Sunday night.
Over a crore of beneficiaries are yet to take their second dose of Covid vaccines in the state, prompting the health department to tell the local administrations to convince these people to take it at the earliest.
Seventy-nine-year-old Arvind (name changed on request) was recently taken to hospital after fainting at home due to low blood sugar levels. When he was screened for Covid - part of hospital protocol - he was found to be positive. The Kothrud resident is in Ruby Hall Clinic's Covid ICU.
Fresh genome sequencing reports from the state have revealed that an Omicron sub-lineage, BA.2, is slowly gaining ground in the community and the Delta variant is still largely responsible for hospitalization of Covid patients.
The minimum temperature dropped to single digits in several parts of Maharashtra on Monday with hill station Mahabaleshwar reporting 6.5C, followed by Nashik city at 6.6C and Jalgaon 9.2C.
A 36-year-old married man from Bhayandar in Thane district of Maharashtra was forced to pay the ransom of over Rs 6 lakh after he was held captive by a woman, who had befriended him through a 'dating' app, and her associates, police said on Monday.
The Bombay high court on Monday set February 7 as the date on which it would hear a PIL seeking enforcement of draft special regulations for fire safety in buildings. The regulations were issued in 2009 in the aftermath of the 26/11 terror attack.
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) president of Pune Jagdish Mulik has passed a controversial remark against Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole calling him a stray dog, days after the latter's objectional remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Five people were killed and five were injured after a truck rammed into a car and two motorcycles on Pune-Ahmednagar road on Sunday evening, said Pune Rural Police officials.
Bombay high court on Monday grilled the Maharashtra government and questioned how could the then state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte sign as a selection committee member on three names recommended for the post of Maharashtra director general of police (DGP) on November 1, and a week later write to the UPSC saying the panel had erred in its decision making, and seek consideration of Sanjay Pandey's name.
NCP president Sharad Pawar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
The number of people content with having a learner's licence and renewing it rather than going for the final driving test, and owning a permanent one has increased in Pune in 2021 compared to the previous two years, RTO officials said.
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has attached 3,000 properties in its jurisdiction for tax default. All such properties will be auctioned if the defaulters do not pay the dues. These property owners have been avoiding payment from a long time. Notices and warnings were sent.
The progressive count of positive Covid patients in the PMR areas went to 13,43,104 with 13,726 fresh cases. The total count of discharged patients reached 12,30,312 as 9,958 patients recovered.
Tourist destinations across Pune district that were closed earlier this month due to a surge in cases will reopen from Monday, an order from the district collector stated on Sunday. Food outlets at these locations have also been allowed to open.
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 40,805 Covid-19 cases, taking its tally to 75,07,225, while 44 fatalities put the toll at 1,42,115, a health department official said.
The under-construction new terminal building of the Pune airport will be ready by January next year, airport sources have said.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday paid tributes to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on their birth anniversaries.
The city is likely to experience a chill over the next few days, with the minimum temperatures, which stayed above normal for the last two weeks, expected to drop below normal, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials on Saturday.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday said the districts weekly positivity rate was on the higher side and could go up further in the next week but the low hospitalisation rate and large numbers of vacant beds in the health hubs were the reassuring factors.
The district is much better placed now in terms of critical Covid parameters, such as patients on oxygen beds and ventilators than during the second wave early last year, an analysis by the district health department has revealed.District data showed that while 14.
Maharashtra may have the second highest number of active Covid-19 cases in the country after Karnataka, but in terms of cases per million population, it actually trails some key states, including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Haryana, analysis by the health department has shown.
The ninth robbery suspect was arrested late on Thursday night itself, hours after he dodged the Pimpri Chinchwad police during the chase of an SUV on the wrong side of the Pune-Mumbai expressway from the Urse toll plaza around noon, while two others are still on the run.
Medical and community health officers of the Pune zilla parishad (ZP), who screened 3. 2 lakh children up to six years of age residingin rural areas of Pune inthe last one month, have identified 2,099 malnourished and 5,201 childrenwho probably require medical intervention.
Covid fatalities in Maharashtra dropped by half in December and were 37% fewer in January when compared to deaths reported in November last year. This, despite only around 26,000 new cases being reported in November as against a whopping 6.43 lakh in January alone a nearly 25-time rise.
A Lieutenant Colonel from the office of the director general border roads (DGBR) in New Delhi has been arrested on the charge of leaking question papers for the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) recruitment examination for various posts held on October 31, 2021.
An on-duty woman forest guard Sindhu Sanap was beaten up by the former sarpanch of Palsawde village in Satara district on Wednesday. An FIR was registered against former sarpanch Ramchandra Jankar and his wife Pratibha Jankar with the Satara taluka police station and on Thursday morning, the two were arrested.
Omicron was fast replacing the earlier circulating SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus) strains in most of the metropolitan cities and the areas having 70% Delta cases in the end of December last year might see a change now, stated officials from the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Pune is almost nearing the peak of the current surge in Covid-19 cases and might see a downward trend soon, state surveillance officer, Dr Pradip Awate, said on Thursday.
Eight robbery suspects were arrested around Thursday noon, five of them after their SUV was intercepted by police at the Urse toll plaza.
CM Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday approved the proposal to re-open school campuses for all classes from January 24, paving the way for the return of pre-primary students to school for the first time since the March 2020 lockdown and resumption of offline teaching for classes 1-12.
With results from the Gadchiroli district announced on Thursday, the BJP maintained its top position in Maharashtra nagar panchayat elections by winning a total of 419 out of 1,791 seats.