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Temperature up, yet hint of almost-pleasant March in Pune

The city experienced a slightly warm Saturday as day temperatures rose in comparison to the pleasant 29C to 31C range seen for the past few days.

26 Mar 2023 5:54 am
Bishop John Rodrigues to take charge of Pune diocese

Bishop John Rodrigues, who was the titular bishop of Deulto and Auxiliary of Bombay, was on Saturday appointed as the Bishop of the Diocese of Poona, after the resignation of Bishop Thomas Dabre.

26 Mar 2023 5:17 am
Now, candidates giving Maharahtra's MBA CET face tech glitches

The state's MBA CET started on a rocky note on Saturday. Some students claimed that the first session which began early at 9am saw exam timers set at 180 minutes instead of the stipulated 150, due to which students could not take the entire exam as they were under the false impression that there was time left as per the countdown.

26 Mar 2023 4:36 am
10-fold rise in Maharashtra's active Covid cases since March 1

With Covid cases rising since mid-February, the number of active cases in Maharashtra has increased at least 10 times - from 198 on March 1 to 1,956 on Saturday. The active caseload in Mumbai is close to 500 (487).

26 Mar 2023 4:34 am
Man arrested for cheating woman of Rs 2 crore in Pune

The crime branch officials arrested a man and are searching for his cousin for cheating a Pune-based real estate businessman's wife (36) of Rs 2 crore under the pretext of handsome returns on her investment in the shares/equity markets.

25 Mar 2023 10:02 pm
40,000 connections snapped in Pune to recover Rs 100 crore power dues

The MSEDCL has cut around 40,000 connections in the Pune zone in a bid to recover pending dues of over Rs100 crore.

25 Mar 2023 5:42 am
12 swab collection hubs in Pune for H3N2

The civic body has set up 12 swab collection centres and formulated a standard operating procedure (SoP) keeping in view the rising Influenza A cases.

25 Mar 2023 5:39 am
Big push to 24x7 water project & housing in Pune Municipal Corporation's Rs 9,515-crore budget

New projects will begin to show up across the city over the next 12 months. Pune Municipal Corporation's draft budget for 2023-24 has proposed a flyover at Vishrantwadi Chowk, a river bridge connecting Sangvi and Bopodi and another from Suncity, Sinhagad Road to Karvenagar.

25 Mar 2023 5:15 am
Armed men attack & kill CEO of Ambad-based firm in Nashik, flee with car

Armed men allegedly attacked and killed the 39-year-old CEO of an Ambad-based industrial unit in the Pathardi Phata area around 8.30pm on Thursday.

25 Mar 2023 5:09 am
Four killed, two injured as car overturns on highway in Maharashtra's Latur

The family was travelling to Basavakalyan in neighbouring Karnataka from Udgir mode in Nilanga, sub-inspector P A Garje said.

24 Mar 2023 9:33 pm
Unrelenting cough in diabetics? It could be TB

Diabetic Ankit (name changed on request) thought he was infected with Covid-19 after his cough did not subside with routine medication. Various investigations, however, led to the detection of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).

24 Mar 2023 5:27 am
Waste worker held on charge of bludgeoning mom to death in Pune

The Pimpri Chinchwad crime branch on Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old casual worker on the civic body's garbage collection van on the charge of bludgeoning his mother (58) to death, after she insisted that he gave up alcohol.

24 Mar 2023 5:20 am
Pune Municipal Corporation budget today; hope high for no hike in taxes

Civic administrator Vikram Kumar is set to table the draft budget for the financial year 2023-2024 in the municipal corporation on Friday. Citizens expect funds to be allocated to boost public amenities and for development work.

24 Mar 2023 5:17 am
2 snatch Rs 47 lakh from trader's employee in Pune

Two scooter-borne men snatched a bag containing Rs47.26 lakh from a tobacco product wholesaler's employee at Azad Maidan Chowk in Nana Peth around 11.30am on Thursday.

24 Mar 2023 5:13 am
Acrimony between Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray seems to be fading away

Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Thackeray arrived to take part in a meeting of the Marathi Language department, while Fadnavis to attend to supplimentary demands by MLAs in the assembly.

23 Mar 2023 11:25 pm
Pune airport to see two new domestic flights in summer schedule

Out of 218 movements approved by IAF from Monday to Friday, airlines have been allotted 195 movements. On Saturday 164 movements out of 218 have been approved. On Sunday out of 247 movements approved by IAF, 208 have been allocated, Pune airport director Santosh Dhoke said.

23 Mar 2023 11:15 pm
Maharashtra govt moves Go Seva Aayog bill: Panel to bring all existing institutions on cattle under its umbrella

Preventing cruelty to cattle, inquiring into the complaints related to functioning or day-to-day affairs of bodies that are into managing cattle and penalising (up to Rs 10,000) those breaching rules and regulations framed by it would be the powers of the Go Seva Aayog, a new commission proposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Sena (Eknath Shinde) government in Maharashtra.

23 Mar 2023 9:58 pm
Cops: Nashik woman confesses to killing infant daughter

Yukta Rokde, the young mother who had claimed that an unidentified woman had killed her four-month-old daughter, had in fact killed her own baby by slitting her throat with a kitchen knife, said deputy commissioner of police Kiran Kumar Chavan.

23 Mar 2023 4:52 am
Pune residents mark Gudi Padwa with new vehicles, houses and traditional attire

An aura of celebration enveloped the city on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, as people celebrated with food, vibrant traditional attires and big purchases on Wednesday.

23 Mar 2023 4:44 am
School bus driver arrested on charge of sexually assaulting 8-year-old student in Pune

The Pimpri Chinchwad police on Tuesday arrested a school bus driver on the charge of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl student on Monday afternoon. The 34-year-old driver had been hired on contract by a private English-medium school in Khed taluka.

23 Mar 2023 4:25 am
Demand for tankers up in February as water troubles strike early in Pune

The expanding limits of the civic body, combined with an increase in construction activity, led to a significant rise in the demand for water tankers this February, much before summer set in.

23 Mar 2023 4:18 am
Judge critical after being hit by biker in Kolhapur

RN Ambatkar, a 54-year-old district judge at the additional district court of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district, suffered a critical head injury after being hit by a motorcycle during a post-dinner stroll on Yadrav-Jambhli road on Tuesday evening.

23 Mar 2023 4:14 am
Man sitting on open gym equipment dies mysteriously in Pune

A Bhugaon resident speaking over cellphone sitting on an open gym equipment collapsed and died under mysterious circumstances on Monday night at Right Bhusari Colony off Paud Road, police said on Tuesday.

22 Mar 2023 7:28 am
3-month-old killed by slitting throat in Nashik

A three-month-old baby was found dead, with her throat slit, in the Dhruvnagar area of Gangapur Road in Nashik on Monday.

22 Mar 2023 5:34 am
Nashik division of MSRTC to get 12 e-buses in April

The Nashik division of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will get 12 electric buses (Shivai) in the month of April, informed state transport utility's vice-chairman and managing director Shekhar Channe on Tuesday.

22 Mar 2023 5:33 am
Warning of more showers in Marathwada from March 24

The overcast conditions could return to parts of Marathwada next week with a fresh forecast of rain for 48 hours beginning from March 24.

22 Mar 2023 5:26 am
Ahmednagar Police cracks road robbery case, recovers Rs 7.10 lakh

Ahmednagar Police recently arrested three people involved in a case of robbing a farmer from Sonegaon in Jamkhed taluka of Maharashtra's Ahmednagar.

21 Mar 2023 10:34 pm
250 e-buses to be added to Nagpur fleet: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra deputy chief minister and guardian minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday assured to increase the fleet of electric-run city buses by 250, taking the total number to 480.

21 Mar 2023 7:26 pm
Trio pelt stones at bus, driver & woman passenger injured in Pune

Three men pelted stones at a PMPML bus ferrying 50 people while quarrelling with a car driver on the service road of Katraj-Dehu Road bypass in Bavdhan and assaulted the transport utility's driver when he confronted them for injuring a woman passenger around 4pm on Sunday.

21 Mar 2023 6:53 am
Husband & wife, both ex-corporators, arrested after 2 killed in Satara firing

Madan Kadam and his wife Nita - both former corporators of the Thane Municipal Corporation - were arrested with their two sons after two people were killed and one was injured in a firing incident in the Patan tehsil of Satara district on Sunday night.

21 Mar 2023 6:49 am
Man goes to hospital with billhook to kill injured wife in Pune

Murder accused Aakash Bhosale, who pushed his wife (22) and their daughter (2) out of a train near the Khadki railway station on Saturday morning, was nabbed the same night by police as he reached Sassoon General Hospital with a billhook on finding out that his wife was alive.

21 Mar 2023 6:32 am
Panic grips residents after leopard strays into village barely 200m from NDA gate in Pune

A leopard was tranquilised and trapped on Monday morning in the Navin Ahire village near Warje, barely 200 metres from the National Defence Academy's (NDA) Uttamnagar gate. This is the fourth leopard-related incident in Pune district in just the last six days.

21 Mar 2023 6:30 am
Leopard tranquilised, trapped near Pune; fourth incident in six days

A leopard was tranquilised and trapped at Navin Ahire village near Warje on the outskirts of Pune in Maharashtra by a team of forest officials and NGO RESQ volunteers during an operation that lasted for almost four hours on Monday morning after the animal was first sighted around 6.30am.

20 Mar 2023 3:23 pm
MLA Rais Shaikh's plea against inter-faith panel more like a PIL: Bombay HC

The Samajwadi Party Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) had filed a writ petition through his advocate Jeet Gandhi claiming that he is a practicing Muslim who is extremely distraught, distressed and affected by the discriminatory and unconstitutional Government Resolution dated 13.12.2022.

20 Mar 2023 3:17 pm
Cloudy sky conditions but no rain in store for Pune from today, says IMD

The city and rural areas of the district won't receive rain from Monday, officials from the India Meteorological Department said on Sunday.

20 Mar 2023 6:21 am
Techie found hanging in her flat in Pune's Marunji

A 24-year-old IT professional, from Gadchiroli employed with a firm in Hinjewadi, was found dead on Saturday night, hanging from a ceiling fan in her flat at Marunji.

20 Mar 2023 6:20 am
Pune: Leopard attacks couple on bike, injures pregnant pillion rider in Ambegaon

A 32-year-old pregnant woman riding pillion sustained injuries on her hands and legs in a leopard attack in Chandoli, Ambegaon tehsil on the Pune-Nashik highway, about 50km from here on Saturday night.

20 Mar 2023 6:20 am
Murder accused out on bail pushes wife, daughter (2) off train in Pune; girl dies

A man out on bail in a case related to his first wife's murder pushed his second wife and their two-year-old daughter out of the running Pune-Mumbai Pragati Express train near Khadki railway station around 8.30am on Saturday, resulting in the girl's death and critical injury to her mother.

20 Mar 2023 6:18 am
Rainfall: Six districts of Marathwada face crop losses

As per a report issued by the divisional commissioner's office, the region received 5.2 mm average rainfall on Saturday and Sunday, which led to losses in Aurangabad (7762.50 ha), Parbhani (2400 ha), Hingoli (5604 ha), Nanded (23554 ha), Beed (11365 ha), Latur (11794 ha).

19 Mar 2023 10:07 pm
Junior college student killed in Khed leopard attack

An 18-year-old junior college student was killed in a leopard attack at Dhuoli village in Khed tehsil, nearly 60km from the city, on Friday.

19 Mar 2023 4:39 am
Pune: Investment firm operator dupes over 200 of Rs 300 crore; on the run

The Economic Offences Wing of the city police has initiated a probe against the owner of an investment firm on the charge of cheating over 200 people, including several techies, of Rs300 crore promising high returns between August 2020 and November 2022.

19 Mar 2023 4:35 am
Bus falls 15ft off Katraj-Dehu Road bypass, eight passengers injured

Eight passengers of a private luxury bus were injured after it fell about 15 feet off the Katraj-Dehu Road bypass to a service lane at Bavdhan near Chandni Chowk around 10.30pm on Saturday. The bus was heading to Bengaluru from Mumbai via Pune, police said.

19 Mar 2023 4:30 am
Pune man booked for cheating investors of Rs 300 crore

The Bundgarden police on Friday registered an offence under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Act based on a complaint lodged by an investor who allegedly lost Rs 36 lakh in the fraud, the official said.

18 Mar 2023 7:48 pm
Doyen of Marathi film industry Bhalchandra Kulkarni passes away in Kolhapur

He died on Saturday morning. From one-act plays, to folk dramas, full-length movies, serials, Kulkarni has acted in all formats of the industry, said Kolhapur-based film activist Arjun Nalawade

18 Mar 2023 9:45 am
Businessman dies of stroke after stabbing wife & son in Maharashtra's Ambad

A 55-year-old industrialist succumbed to stroke due to hypertension on Thursday, after stabbing his wife and son at home in Ashwin Nagar Sector of Ambad. The businessman was identified as Ashish Kaushik, owner of a small-scale insulation tape manufacturing unit. The police have registered a case of accidental death, and also filed an FIR too.

18 Mar 2023 5:43 am