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Pune GPs register to be on list for first shot

General practitioners in the state capital are upset over not being included in Maharashtra governments list of healthcare workers scheduled to get the first shot of the Covid vaccine in early 2021, but in Pune

30 Oct 2020 9:44 am
No politics over Covid-19 vaccine: Maharashtra min

State health minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said he did not want to politicise the issue of administering the Covid-19 vaccine in Maharashtra, as it was being done in Bihar and Tamil Nadu.

30 Oct 2020 8:14 am
PMC: Daily count drops below 50 in most wards

The daily Covid-19 count has dropped below 50 in most PMC wards since the last one week, with areas under Bhavani Peth, Dhole Patil Road and Shivajinagar reporting single-digit cases over the past few days.

30 Oct 2020 8:12 am
'Seropositivity may be over 50% in PCMC areas'

A sero survey report released this week of 5,000 residents of Pimpri Chinchwad had found Covid-19 antibodies in 34% of them.

30 Oct 2020 8:10 am
PMC to unclog society sewage in days

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 30, 2020)

30 Oct 2020 5:00 am
5,902 new Covid cases in Maha, 156 deaths

Maharashtra's coronavirus tally on Thursday increased to 16,66,668 with 5,902 new cases being reported, a health official said.

30 Oct 2020 12:13 am
Medicine theft: 2 doctors sent on forced leave

This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 29, 2020

29 Oct 2020 11:36 pm
Sex workers in Maharashtra to get Rs 5k/month

The state government is preparing a list of commercial sex workers (CSWs) from across the state to provide them financial assistance from the Covid relief fund.

29 Oct 2020 8:14 am
Vacant Covid beds set to be freed for general care

Vacant Covid-19 hospital beds will soon be made available for general patients, officials from the Pune Municipal Corporation have said.

29 Oct 2020 8:12 am
Pune dist: No fresh cases in 44% of 1,150 villages

At least 502 of the 1,150 villages in Pune district, which had earlier recorded Covid-19 cases, have reported no fresh infections during the period ranging from five to 14 days, Pune zilla parishad (ZP) officials said on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2020 8:11 am
34 out of 100 in PCMC limits exposed to Covid

A serological survey in Pimpri Chinchwad found history of Covid-19 in 34% of 5,000 people tested.

29 Oct 2020 8:10 am
Dengue on the rise in the shadow of Covid-19

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 29, 2020)

29 Oct 2020 5:00 am
11 Covid care centres shut in Latur as cases dip

Considering the decline in the number of coronavirus cases and rise in recoveries, the local administration in Maharashtra's Latur district has temporarily shut 11 Covid-19 care centers

29 Oct 2020 12:42 am
Ambulance lent to PMC for Covid returns damaged

This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 28, 2020

28 Oct 2020 11:55 pm
MSEDCL in financial spot over power dues

The countrys largest power distribution company Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is in financial trouble because of the mounting power bill arrears of consumers, especially residential, commercial and small industrial users.

28 Oct 2020 2:33 pm
Aid for hurt wild animals in Satara's Karad hub

The approval for a dedicated transit treatment centre for wild animals at Varade village in Karad taluka of Satara will help foresters get quick medical aid to injured animals.

28 Oct 2020 2:18 pm
Pune: Covid recoveries set to hit 3L-mark today

The Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) on Tuesday recorded 1,235 recoveries, more than double the days cases (549), pushing its total discharges above 2.99 lakh. Besides, 34 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus-related complications in the region in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 7,767.

28 Oct 2020 8:13 am
nCoV testing plunges 43% in dist, 26% across Maha

The state's Covid-19 testing in October has fallen 26% compared to levels last month, health department officials said.

28 Oct 2020 8:12 am
Covid-19: Citizens try measles, BCG, flu shots

Citizens are increasingly opting for measles-rubella or influenza and anti-tuberculosis (BCG) shots in their effort to counter or at least dull the attack of Covid-19, as they learn to live with the virus that has so far infected over 3.2 lakh people in the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR).

28 Oct 2020 7:37 am
Seniors bicker with guards to enter gardens

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 28, 2020)

28 Oct 2020 5:00 am
5,363 new Covid cases in Maha, 115 deaths

Maharashtra's coronavirus count on Tuesday increased to 16,54,028 with 5,363 new cases being reported, a state health official said. The state also recorded 115 deaths during the day, taking the death toll to 43,463, he said.

28 Oct 2020 2:05 am
Online platform now offers books on discount

This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 27, 2020

27 Oct 2020 11:53 pm
Nashik: Leopard attacks cops in residential area

A leopard attacked a policeman after it entered a residential area in Vihitgaon on the outskirts of Nashik city in the early hours of Tuesday, police said

27 Oct 2020 10:01 pm
Maharashtra Police see drop in new Covid cases

As many as seven personnel of Maharashtra police tested positive for coronavirus, while two died of the infection in the last 24 hours, an official said on Tuesday.

27 Oct 2020 6:05 pm
Mondays tally least in four months, toll at 32

Daily Covid-19 case tally in the Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) dropped to 369 on Monday, its single-day least tally in four months, on reduced testing. This is lowest 24-hour tally in the region since June 22, when 352 people had tested positive.

27 Oct 2020 8:27 am
Maha reduces minimum cost of RT-PCR test

The state government on Monday reduced the cost of RT-PCR test to a minimum of Rs980 from Rs1,200.

27 Oct 2020 8:25 am
84% beds vacant in PCMC limits, 66% in PMC areas

Hospitals in the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipal limits now have more vacant beds following the recent drop in coronavirus cases, encouraging the two civic bodies to shift focus on resuming facilities for the treatment of non-Covid patients.

27 Oct 2020 8:24 am
PMC to reopen gardens from November 1

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will reopen all public gardens from November 1, mayor Murlidhar Mohol announced on Monday.

27 Oct 2020 7:37 am
Sena neta shot dead in Lonavla days after SOS

An unidentified man attacked the Shiv Senas former Lonavla city chief Rahul Shetty (38) with an axe and then shot him dead in full public view at a tea stall near his house at Jaichand chowk in the hill station town, about 60km from here, around 9.30am on Monday.

27 Oct 2020 7:36 am
Biomedical waste collection rate: Hosps decry hike

(This story originally appeared in Pune Mirror on October 27, 2020)

27 Oct 2020 5:00 am
Govt reduces Covid testing rates for 4th time

The Maharashtra government has brought down the rate for Covid-19 tests conducted at private laboratories by Rs 200, state health minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday.

26 Oct 2020 10:35 pm
Activist ends live over spat with civic worker

A social activist from Ichalkarnji tehsil of Kolhapur district, some 230 kilometres from here, on Monday allegedly died by suicide some days after he had an argument with a civic worker and had complained against him.

26 Oct 2020 6:05 pm
Ex- head of Shiv Sena's Lonavala unit shot dead

A 43-year-old former president of a local Shiv Sena unit was shot dead in Lonavala hill town here in Maharashtra on Monday morning, police said. The incident took place around 10 am when the victim, Rahul Shetty, was outside his tea shop at Jaychand chowk in Lonavala, located about 70 km from the Pune district headquarters, superintendent of police Abhinav Deshmukh said.

26 Oct 2020 5:07 pm
Fact-finding panel to study online exam snags

(This story originally appeared in Pune Mirror on October 26, 2020)

26 Oct 2020 5:00 am
PMC signs off from pvt hosps for Covid care

It is looking for better capacity utilisation of the dedicated jumbo facilities set up, while keeping only a few private institutions on board to take care of complicated cases

26 Oct 2020 12:13 am
'Rs 10k cr package for Maha farmers not enough'

The Rs 10,000 crore package for rain-affected farmers announced by the Uddhav Thackeray government was not enough to provide relief to all, BJP leader and former minister Pankaja Munde said on Sunday.

25 Oct 2020 10:24 pm
All major dams full in Marathwada after 15 yrs

All the 11 major dams in Marathwada, including Manjra dam that is prone to dry storage and supplies water to Latur, Sina Kolegaon and Lower Dudhna in Osmanabad district are almost filled to the designed storage capacity, thanks to a record rainfall.

25 Oct 2020 10:05 am
PMC allows restaurants, bars to open till 11.30pm

Restaurants, bars and food courts would be able to operate till 11.30pm from Sunday at 50% capacity in the Pune civic limits.

25 Oct 2020 10:05 am
Pune: 'Use lull in cases to gauge herd immunity'

The administration should immediately use the lull in new Covid-19 cases to launch sero surveys to determine herd-immunity levels in the region, experts have now said.

25 Oct 2020 7:55 am
Longer biz hrs for bars to help revive nightlife

The nightlife is set to revive in the city, though partially, after over seven months with the eateries, bars and lounges getting the permit to operate till 11.30pm from Sunday.

25 Oct 2020 7:53 am
Movers and packers hold cargo to ransom

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 25, 2020)

25 Oct 2020 5:00 am
A suicide note, withdrawal of cash add to mystery

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 24, 2020)

24 Oct 2020 11:09 pm
VHP seeks reopening of temples in Maharashtra

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday staged protests across Maharashtra demanding that temples be reopened.

24 Oct 2020 10:25 pm
Nashik: 2 held for murder bid on matka operator

The Anti extortion cell of Thane city police arrested two persons from Nashik for firing and assaulting an alleged Matka operator in Ulhasnagar on Wednesday.

24 Oct 2020 2:35 pm
Civic body to finally form death audit committees

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on October 24, 2020)

24 Oct 2020 10:05 am
Tech students score with top offer at Rs 39L/ annum

The placement season has begun and preliminary figures from some top colleges paint a rosy picture despite the pandemic blues. The offers are as high as Rs 39 lakh per annum for tech students, and Rs 28 lakh for management students.

24 Oct 2020 8:13 am
Sharp 62% fall in remdesivir use across Pune dist

Use of antiviral remdesivir in the treatment of Covid patients has now dipped by over half in Pune district and the division, data released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shown.

24 Oct 2020 7:56 am
Home-buying picks up ahead of festive season

Realtors across Pune said the recent home-buying trend has almost touched the highs of the past two years.

24 Oct 2020 7:43 am
Pune: Search for Gautam Pashankar on

City police commissioner Amitabh Gupta on Friday told TOI that the family members of missing businessman Gautam Pashankar have handed over a note to the police, purportedly written by him, which stated that he was ending his life.

24 Oct 2020 7:41 am