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Heatwave unlikely in Maha over next few days: IMD

Major parts of Maharashtra are unlikely to experience any heatwave conditions over the next couple of days amid a very light to light rain forecast for parts of Konkan-Goa in the next five days, and a similar prediction for Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada during the next 72 hours, IMD officials said on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 5:19 am
Stock in many state dams below last year levels; over 2 TMC less storage in Pune

Live or usable water stock in some major dams in revenue regions like Nagpur, Pune and Nashik has now dropped below last year's levels amid increased water requirement in view of scant or no pre-monsoon rainfall and summer heat.

26 May 2022 5:18 am
Pedestrian protests rash driving, beaten to death

A pedestrian succumbed to severe head injury when a man assaulted him with a stone during a quarrel after the motorcycle he was riding on with another person hit the victim along Magarpatta-Mundhwa road around 7.30pm on Tuesday.

26 May 2022 4:59 am
Jailor's son found murdered near Hadapsar gliding centre

A 20-year-old student was found brutally stabbed to death near the Hadapsar gliding centre around 10.45pm on Tuesday, barely an hour after he left home in Manjari. He had told his elder brother that he was going to resolve a matter involving a young woman.

26 May 2022 4:56 am
MVA govt not serious on political quota for OBCs: Pankaja

BJP national secretary Pankaja Munde has said the Shiv Sena-led MVA government in Maharashtra was not serious about implementing reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local body polls.

25 May 2022 6:36 pm
Monsoon loses steam before hitting mainland: Experts

Monsoon seems to have lost its steam before hitting the Indian mainland, top climate experts said on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast the onset of monsoon over Kerala by around May 27, with a model error of plus or minus four days.

25 May 2022 4:38 am
Pune man held on charge of links with LeT operatives

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad's Pune unit early on Tuesday morning arrested a man from Dapodi on the charge of links with the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives in Kashmir, besides conspiring with the members of a terror module to recruit as well as impart arms and ammunition training to individuals to commit criminal offences against the state.

25 May 2022 4:29 am
'Wait for property cards for flats in Maha nears end'

The Maharashtra government was in the final stages of discussion and approval of the draft to issue property cards to flat owners for projects registered under MahaRERA, a senior revenue department official said on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:42 am
Maha govt allots Rs 109cr for Jejuri temple upkeep

The state government on Monday allocated Rs109.57crore for conservation and development of Shri Kshetra Jejuri Gadh Trithshetra.

25 May 2022 3:42 am
Maha's Pandya mansion: NGT admits plea

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Pune has allowed a petition to be admitted for hearing that raises an environmental damage compensation (EDA) of Rs 222 crore against Pandya mansion in Bomanji Master lane, Kalbadevi for commercially exploiting groundwater for over a decade through illegally dug wells in their premises.

24 May 2022 10:07 pm
Pricier veggies push up kitchen budgets in Pune

The rising prices of tomato, onion, potato and green peas in retail markets across the city over the past one week are jeopardizing the residents' kitchen budgets.

24 May 2022 4:27 am
Tomato prices shoot up to Rs 80-100/kg in Pune

Inadequate plantation and short supply have driven the prices of tomatoes to Rs80-100 per kg, depending upon the size and quality of the kitchen staple, in the citys retail markets.

24 May 2022 4:25 am
2 kids among 6 dead in accident in Solapur dist

Six people - two couples and their children - died in an accident on Sunday evening at the Mohol-Pandharpur road in Solapur district.

24 May 2022 3:52 am
11 Maha dists see deficient pre-monsoon showers

At least 66 districts (9%) in India, a majority from Gujarat (25), UP (14) and Maharashtra (11), have still not received any pre-monsoon showers (from March till May 23) despite a good rain forecast for May. This, experts said, could effect pre-sowing activities ahead of kharif season in these areas.

24 May 2022 3:47 am
Pune; Farmer succumbs to burn injuries

The 25-year-old farmer, who had set himself on fire near the entrance gate of the Ahmednagar district court on Wednesday at around 11 am, died during the course of treatment in Pune. The farmer had suffered 70% burn injuries.

24 May 2022 3:41 am
Drunk man kills son for not filling water

An inebriated man allegedly killed his 10-year-old son for not filling water at home, Nagpur police said on Monday.

23 May 2022 10:54 pm
Maharashtra: Fire guts scrap godown in Pune

The residents of the neighbouring buildings woke up due to the noise of the fire and commotions. They took videos of the fire and they also alerted the fire brigade.

23 May 2022 9:57 pm
Did not want to walk into a trap with Ayodhya visit: Raj

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, in his first public appearance after putting off his visit to Ayodhya, on Sunday said that he did not want to walk into a 'trap laid by those opposed to his tour', by visiting Ramjanmabhoomi.

23 May 2022 5:31 am
Accused in Aurangabad students brutal murder held

Sharan Singh Sethi (24), the accused in Fridays brutal murder of BBA student Sukhpreet Kaur Granthi (19) in Aurangabad, was arrested by the Nashik rural police on Saturday morning from Lasalgaon on the Aurangabad-Mumbai highway.

23 May 2022 3:50 am
Daily vaccination for Pune dist drops below 10k doses

The daily vaccination figures for the whole of Pune district last week dropped to the low figure of below 10,000 doses per day. According to data on the government portal CoWIN, until May 14, the region saw average per day vaccination figures surpassing 10,000 doses.

23 May 2022 3:43 am
Pune: Wakad boy drowns in Kasarsai dam waters

A 14-year-old boy from Kaspate Vasti in Wakad drowned in the Kasarsai dam near Hinjewadi on Sunday morning. The boy, Prabhumna Gaikwad, had entered the waters along with his parents around 10am.

23 May 2022 3:42 am
Puneites rue confusion in naming policy of public properties

Public properties, be they new roads, flyovers, chowks or government schemes, need to be identified by a name. This is where political parties, who have a major say in the titling, propose and push through the names of personalities from their outfits for these properties.

23 May 2022 3:42 am
RS polls: NCP to support Shiv Sena candidate

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said his party will support Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati or any other candidate chosen by the Shiv Sena in the upcoming polls to six Rajya Sabha seats in Maharashtra.

22 May 2022 3:38 pm
Door-to-door vax boosters soon in Maharashtra

State health officials are set to launch door-to-door vaccination drives in June and July to improve Covid precaution-dose coverage among the 60-plus population. Currently, the coverage in this age category stands at 73% in the state.

22 May 2022 5:24 am
Fan-less Pune residents rush for desert coolers now

The fact that her grandchildren cannot sleep without the comfort of AC leaves 74-year-old Rekha Shinde wondering how much the climate has changed in the city, where she first had a fan in her room after moving into her in-laws' house in Camp around 50 years ago.

22 May 2022 5:12 am
Stalker stabs student to death near college in A'gabad

A BBA student (19) was stabbed to death by a man, aged around 24, for turning down his proposal for a relationship and advances in the heart of the city around 2pm on Saturday, police said.

22 May 2022 3:39 am
Maharashtra: Over 100 bogus doctors found in Jalna

At least 103 bogus doctors, 166 unregistered medical practitioners were found practising illegally in Maharashtra's Jalna district, an official said on Saturday.

21 May 2022 6:52 pm
ULPIN project rollout likely in Maha in end of June

The state is likely to roll out the Unique Land Parcel Identification Number project by the end of June. Commonly called the Aadhaar for land, an 11-digit number would be attributed to all the land parcels in urban and rural areas in the state. It would help in identifying every surveyed land parcel and preventing fraud related to land. The state has given an in principle approval to the project and the final clearance is awaited.

21 May 2022 4:16 am
Maha: Family grieves death of 5 in Bhatghar dam

The Binawat family in Hadapsar still can't accept the fact that five of their members - four sisters and a close relative - drowned in the backwaters of the Bhatghar dam at Naregaon in Bhor taluka while taking photographs on Thursday evening.

21 May 2022 4:14 am
Aurangabad: ASI finds hamam from Mughal era

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found the remnants of a Mughal-era 'hamam' (Turkish bath house) about 50 metres from the entrance gate of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, the famed replica of the Taj Mahal here.

21 May 2022 3:50 am
Pre-monsoon showers in isolated locations in state

Isolated locations in Maharashtra, including areas of Kolhapur and Sangli, recorded moderate to light pre-monsoon showers during the 24-hour period till Friday morning, as well as during the remainder of the day, causing a significant drop in maximum temperatures in some areas, IMD data showed.

21 May 2022 3:44 am
Covovax: Just 290 doses administered across Maha in 2 wks

Serum Institute of India's Covid-19 vaccine Covovax has garnered a slow response in the first two weeks of its offering in private hospitals.

21 May 2022 3:43 am
Pune civic body starts marking of electoral roll as per wards

The civic body has started the basic preparations for division of the electoral roll in accordance with the ward boundaries. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday uploaded the maps of all 58 wards on its website. Since the state election commission has provided the final draft of maps of all wards, we are beginning with the basic markings on the electoral rolls, an official from the PMCs election department said on Wednesday after a meeting held to discuss the poll preparations.

20 May 2022 10:27 am
Academic year in Maha to start with bridge courses

Schools in the state will begin for the academic year 2022-23 by imparting bridge courses for all classes from standards II to X.

20 May 2022 4:26 am
Govt schools in Maha to start from June 13

The education department has announced that schools run by the state government across Maharashtra will start on June 13 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

20 May 2022 4:22 am
Pune: SpiceJet flight delayed by 7 hours

Wednesday late evening spelled chaos and hassles for passengers flying from the city to Delhi after their flight was delayed by over seven hours. The SpiceJet (SG8184) flight, which was scheduled to take off at 5.40pm and land in Delhi at 7.35pm, took off at 12.35am on Thursday and landed in the national capital at 2.20am.

20 May 2022 4:20 am
Uber drivers to get drop info before trip now

Passengers have decried the move by cab aggregator Uber to allow its driver partners to see trip destinations and payment mode and take a call on whether to accept a trip or not.

20 May 2022 4:16 am
Pune: Counselling for cops soon for better workplace dignity

Tired and overworked police personnel should not return home stressed, they might create domestic chaos, said a study conducted by the Pune police.

20 May 2022 3:35 am
Omicron BA.4, BA.5 unlikely to cause India wave

Omicron's BA.4 and BA.5 - the two sub-variants responsible for South Africa's ongoing fifth Covid wave - are unlikely to trigger a surge in India, experts told TOI on Wednesday.

19 May 2022 4:45 am
Pune: Monitoring to free 125 chowks of congestion

Traffic congestion at 125 city junctions may be a thing of the past soon, with the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL), PMC and city traffic police gearing up for the execution of real-time monitoring of vehicular movement at these chowks.

19 May 2022 4:41 am
Maha: Child given set-off benefit in conflict with law

A principal magistrate presiding over a three-member juvenile justice board (JJB) here has given a set-off benefit to a child in conflict with law (CCL) by ordering his release, soon after his conviction in a terror case, on the grounds that he has already spent the three-year sentence in an observation home since January 23, 2019.

19 May 2022 3:56 am
kidney transplants: Pune cops unearth agents past links

The city police on Wednesday told a magisterial court that four past cases of kidney transplant based on false relationship claims have come to the fore during the custodial interrogation of the two agents Ravindra Rodge and Abhijit Gatane arrested in connection with the kidney transplant row at the Ruby Hall Clinic.

19 May 2022 3:48 am
Coal supply to Mahas thermal power plants up to 1.4L tonne

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (Mahagenco) has been able to enhance coal backup at five of its thermal power stations (TPS) with supply of the commodity to the state improving.

19 May 2022 3:41 am
Mentally-challenged man hits girl with hammer

The girl, who was bleeding profusely, was taken to a hospital by the teachers. On being informed, a police team arrived at the spot and the accused was later arrested.

18 May 2022 10:57 pm
Bookie held for accepting bets during IPL match

The arrest was made by the sleuths of crime branch unit 1 when they got information that a person was accepting bids from people during the match from a flat in an apartment near the Asaram Bapu Ashram in the Gangapur area.

18 May 2022 9:14 pm
Kolhapur: 3 held for hunting barking deer

On Wednesday evening, Kolhapur forest department arrested three poachers from Mouje Savardhan village in Radhanagari tehsil of Kolhapur district after they were caught red hand while chopping wild animal barking deer (Bhekar) for meat purpose which they had killed in Radhanagari. All the three accused have been charged under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and further investigation is ongoing. Hunting of wild animals like Barking Deer for consumption has brought the safety of wild animals from R

18 May 2022 8:19 pm
Platform ticket rates at Pune rly stn tripled to Rs 30

Platform tickets at the Pune railway station will now cost Rs 30 instead of Rs 10 for the next 14 days, from May 18 to May 31, as a measure to control crowding on the premises, said the Central Railway (CR) officials.

18 May 2022 5:54 am