Saving patients is the ultimate objective of any doctor who will always go the extra mile to achieve it. On this occasion, the doctor did go the extra mile after he donned the role of a bus driver to save his patients stranded due to extended power outage in the hospital following floods early Saturday morning.
A 25-year-old man fell to his death from the seventh floor of a mall in Pune. The man was previously employed with a finance company and had recently left his job. CCTV footage showed that he had visited the mall alone and jumped from the seventh floor. The reason behind his actions is currently unknown. He was taken to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival. The man's parents work at the Pune railway station.
The monsoon in Maharashtra is expected to continue until at least October 10, causing a delay in the withdrawal of the monsoon season. The extended range forecast indicates above-normal rainfall in the state, including Pune, during the last week of September and the first week of October. A cyclonic circulation over the Andaman Sea could further contribute to increased rainfall. The Pune city fire brigade received several calls for tree falling and reports of waterlogging in various areas due to
Onion traders in Aurangabad have extended support to their colleagues in Nashik, who have been on strike since September 20. The Nashik traders are boycotting onion auctions to demand lower market fees, direct sales to consumers by central agencies, and the withdrawal of export duties. The Aurangabad traders have decided to abstain from the auction process on Monday and Tuesday in solidarity. They allege that the government is using traders to lower onion procurement rates, causing losses for th
A psychiatrist, Dr Sachin Patkar, died in a fire that broke out in his rented flat in Dadar, Mumbai. The cause of the fire is still unknown and under investigation. Dr Patkar had taken the flat to be closer to his elderly father. Fire brigade officials managed to put out the fire, but Dr Patkar was found unconscious in the bedroom and later pronounced dead at the hospital. The doctor's body did not have burn injuries, suggesting that he died from smoke inhalation.
The number of women commuting on Mumbai's suburban trains and buses has surged since many companies have ended work-from-home options. However, the transportation infrastructure has not kept pace with the growing demand, leading to overcrowding and discomfort. The completion of several railway projects by 2026 may help alleviate the problem, but more needs to be done to increase space for women in public transport. Women heavily rely on public transport for caregiving activities, shopping, and o
An 18-year-old boy died in Virar, Mumbai after allegedly tripping and falling while trying to escape from police officers on patrol duty. The boy was part of a group playing cards at a Ganesh pandal to stay awake and guard the idol. Relatives and villagers blamed the police for the death, alleging that the officers had threatened the boys and were intoxicated. The incident has sparked demands for action against the police and a medical test for the officers involved.
The Bhiwandi Crime Branch unit of the Thane Police has arrested a gang of four men involved in stealing auto-rickshaws from Mumbai and Thane. They would alter the number plates and sell the stolen vehicles in interior regions of Maharashtra. The police have recovered 18 stolen rickshaws and have solved 12 cases so far. The arrested men have been identified as Rashid Khan, Sayyed Ali Shaikh, Ehtesham Siddiqui, and Jamil Ansari.
Chaos erupted at a hospital in Palghar, Maharashtra, after an injured teenager, Vinod Bhoir, who was allegedly trying to escape the police, was declared dead. The police claim that Bhoir suffered a heart attack while fleeing, but his family members allege that he was physically abused. Local residents blamed the police for his death and caused a commotion at the hospital. The police have denied the allegations and stated that they will investigate the matter. Bhoir's cremation has already taken
Central Railways Mumbai division has announced a venture aimed at enhancing commuter experience and generating non-fare revenue for the railways. Tenders have been invited for establishing 100-seater cine domes at four stations.
A 25-year-old man from Pune fell victim to an online job scam and was duped of Rs3.07 lakh by cybercriminals. The victim had uploaded his profile on an online job portal and was contacted by fraudsters through a social networking site. They offered him a part-time job writing Google map reviews and gained his trust by transferring small amounts to his bank account. Eventually, they convinced him to invest his money, and he transferred Rs3.07 lakh to their bank account. When he asked for a refund
A man in Pune, India, who made a living by stealing two-wheelers, was caught by the police wearing eight layers of shirts and T-shirts to avoid identification on CCTV cameras. The man, Muzaffar alias Salman Pathan, was arrested and 14 stolen two-wheelers were recovered. Pathan would remove a shirt or T-shirt after stealing a vehicle to change his appearance and make identification difficult. The police tracked him down through CCTV footage and informers. Pathan had been thrown out of his family'