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Prepaid rickshaw booth at Pune rly stn to resume operations 

Registration of rickshaw drivers has started at this prepaid booth and soon the service shall commence, Kshirsagar said

In September 2021 Pune traffic police in tandem with the railway administration initiated the project, but after an initial good response, it was non-operational within a few months.  (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 25, 2024 07:32 AM IST

Pune ZP closes 13 unauthorised schools

Since last year, the education department has stepped up action against unauthorised schools or ones that do not have the required permissions

Action has been taken against the schools as per the order by the Zilla Parishad chief executive officer Santosh Patil (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jul 25, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Tomato rates soar above 100 per kg in Pune 

Even in the Marketyard vegetable market, there has been a shortage of tomato supply from farmers, forcing dealers to sell at higher prices to retailers

Not only tomatoes, the prices of other green vegetables are also rising at a high level.  (MAHENDRA KOLHE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 24, 2024 06:16 AM IST

Edu. sector’s response to Union Budget a mixed bag

Ajit Ranade, vice-chancellor, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), said, the Union Budget’s focus on employment creation, apprenticeships, and student loans is welcome

There are mixed reactions to the Union Budget declared on Tuesday as far as the education sector goes. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 24, 2024 06:06 AM IST

Over 83K seats still vacant after third round for Class 11 admissions

Last year, 50,034 seats in the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad divisions had remained vacant after completion of three regular rounds

In the first two regular rounds declared earlier this month, as many as 36,473 students were admitted to 340 colleges in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 05:14 AM IST

Minister Mohol’s intervention helps Indian volleyball team board flight to Indonesia  

Accordingly, Mohol directed officials at the airport to carry out the necessary procedures, so the Indian volleyball team could travel to Indonesia within the scheduled time

After landing in Indonesia, all the players and team officials thanked Mohol for his prompt gesture. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 23, 2024 05:12 AM IST

Pax arriving at new Pune airport terminal forced to walk to aero mall to catch cabs, autos

The new terminal was constructed so as to make room for the rising number of air passengers in Pune. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the terminal on March 10 this year

Ever since the new terminal building has begun operations, the Pune Airport authorities have banned transport cabs and auto-rickshaws from entering the premises to pick-up or drop passengers. (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 22, 2024 08:14 AM IST

Pune-Delhi Indigo flight to start operations from new airport terminal from July 22

In the first phase, operations of Air India and Air India Express airline companies have already begun at the terminal

The following Indigo flight numbers will commence operations from the New Integrated Terminal Building: 6E-2618, 6E-2418, 6E-2343, 6E-2419, 6E-2471, 6E-5261, 6E-2273, 6E-2278, 6E-2674, 6E-2279. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2024 07:56 AM IST

PMPML to add 20 e-double-decker buses to its fleet

Pune's PMPML to add 20 electric double-decker buses to enhance public transport. Buses to ply on 40 routes in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, funded by municipal corporations.

The transport body has started the process of procuring and operating electric double-decker buses and has finalised 40 routes on which these buses will ply in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Flights delayed as Microsoft outage impacts airlines ops

Shruti Rathi, whose Pune-Delhi flight was delayed by two hours, said, “Some passengers had connecting flight.

The airlines were forced to carry out operations manually and it resulted in flight delays and one was cancelled. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 07:12 AM IST

Pune’s Gokhale Institute to start new centre for geopolitics and geoeconomics

A new master’s programme titled MSc Economics (Geo-Politics and Geo-Economics) will commence from the new centre this academic year at the institute

All classrooms have been upgraded and are 100% information and communication technology-enabled at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics . (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 06:30 AM IST

120 passengers stranded on flight at Pune airport for 2 hours

We were onboard the Pune-Bhubaneswar Air India Express flight I5 320 for two hours from 2 pm to 4pm before being asked to deboard as it faced technical issues, said a flier

Passengers at the Pune airport. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 06:56 AM IST

Indian astronomers reveal rare type of millisecond pulsar

Pulsars are like cosmic lighthouses, beaming out radio signals as they spin extremely fast, as much as several hundreds of rotations around their axis in a second. Some of these pulsars are rotating hundreds of times per second – those are millisecond pulsars

Spider pulsar (at the centre) destroying its companion. (SOURCED)
Updated on Jul 19, 2024 05:32 AM IST

SCERT to remove reference to Manusmriti from syllabus

About 3,900 objections and suggestions have been received with regard to the syllabus. The syllabus is being finalised by considering every objection and suggestion, says official

SCERT had prepared the new syllabus as per the NEP 2020 which includes a component of the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) to introduce students to the ancient knowledge of the country. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 10:57 PM IST

Face recognition cameras to be installed at Pune railway station

The cameras are installed at platforms, circulating areas, foot overbridges (FOB), entrances and other spots

Pune divisional railway manager (DRM) Indu Dubey monitors the cameras from her office. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 10:39 PM IST

SPPU to start scientific training class for school students 

SPPU's Centre for Science Education & Communication offers scientific training classes for school students to enhance cognitive skills through experiential learning. Classes in Marathi, Hindi, English for grades 4-9, weekly till Jan 2025. Register at http://sciencepark.unipune.ac.in/.

This initiative is being implemented till January 2025 and one class will be held every week. (HT HOTO)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Round 3 merit list for class 11 admissions to be announced Monday

Wednesday was the last day to apply for the third round of central admission to class 11 in the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas

There are 119,705 seats available in around 340 colleges under the central online class 11 admission process. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jul 18, 2024 06:26 AM IST

Strict action against educational institutions taking fees from girls from lower income families

Patil’s directions are in keeping with the 100% waiver of academic- and examination- fees for female students coming from families with an annual income of less than ₹8 lakh announced earlier by the state

A meeting was held at Mantralaya wherein Patil said that strict action will be taken against those colleges and universities charging education- and examination- fees from girls coming from families with an annual income of less than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>8 lakh. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 10:49 PM IST

DTE starts Centre of excellence in robotics and automation

Soon, four robotics projects will be initiated at the facility, and students will be trained for the same

Soon, four robotics projects will be initiated at the facility, and students will be trained for the same.  (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 16, 2024 10:48 PM IST

200 pax stranded at Varanasi Airport fly to Pune with help from Murlidhar Mohol

The said Indigo flight was scheduled to depart from Varanasi Airport at 3 am on Monday however the 200-odd passengers who arrived at the airport as early as 1 am on Monday were in for a shock when their flight was cancelled at the airport at the last moment

Considering that the passengers included pregnant women and children, senior citizens, disabled passengers and passengers suffering from heart disease and also the fact that the passengers would have to otherwise spend the night at Varanasi Airport, Mohol directed Indigo to immediately provide an alternative flight. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Pax miss flight due to shift to new terminal bldg., complain of mismanagement

Flyers appreciated the infrastructure of the new terminal building but complained that only a few check-in counters were open leading to a delay in the check-in process

In response to Shah’s complaint, Air India replied on its official ‘X’ handle and said, “We regret the inconvenience caused. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 07:16 AM IST

Yet again, PMPML gets a new CMD

Deepa is the 21st CMD of the transport body and since the formation of PMPML in 2007, only one official — RN Joshi — has completed the tenure of five years

On July 2, Ashish Yerekar was to take the place of Kolte, but as the former did not join the office, the state government in its latest order appointed Deepa at PMPML CMD. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Pune RTO to visit varsities, appeal underage students not to drive

Initially, it will be an appeal from the RTO but later, special squads will be deployed in college areas to take action against underage drivers

Recently, many minors were involved in roadside accidents in city. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 05:14 AM IST

New terminal building of Pune airport begins operations

On Sunday, two airlines (Air India and Air India Express) began operations from the new terminal building. Air India (AI) flight 858 (Pune to Delhi) and Air India Express flight I5 320 (Pune to Bhubaneswar) were the first flights to depart from the new terminal building of Pune airport

Pune MP and minister of state for civil aviation Murlidhar Mohol handed over a boarding pass to the first passenger of the Air India flight from Pune to Delhi. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 08:20 AM IST

Pune RTO penalises 200 school transport vehicles for flouting norms

As part of this drive, special squads constituted by the RTO have checked more than 500 school transport vehicles in the last six months and taken action against at least 200 such vehicles found violating the norms set by the state transport department

RTO inspectors have been instructed to check window bars, footsteps, seating arrangements, first-aid boxes and other safety measures of these school transport vehicles. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 05:42 AM IST

Over 300 parents duped of lakhs of rupees in coaching fees as FIIT JEE shuts down centres in Pune

The coaching starts from Class 8 at these centres and the fee per student is more than ₹2.5 lakhs per annum

There are two FIIT JEE coaching centres; one in Pimpri-Chinchwad and the other at Swargate. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 07:42 AM IST

State CET cell start admissions for various courses

State CET cell begins admissions for various professional courses; MCA & 5-year LLB started, engineering from July 14, MBA & B. Pharmacy from July 12.

Admission for the hotel management will start from July 11, for MBA and B. Pharmacy it will start from July 12. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 07:28 AM IST

FYJC admissions second round allotment list declared 

In this second regular admission round, 72,814 seats are available, for which 49,848 student applications were received

Comparing the cut-off lists, prominent colleges like Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) which had 476 cut-offs in the first round have now increased to 478 for the commerce stream. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 07:12 AM IST

New Pune airport terminal enhances passenger capacity, reflection of local culture

The existing terminal building with a built-up area of only 22,000 sqm can handle up to seven million passengers per year. While the new terminal is more than 52,000 sqm and has a capacity of nine million passengers per annum to cater to increasing air traffic

The state-of-the-art new building will be centrally air-conditioned with provision of additional five passenger boarding bridges taking the count of passenger boarding bridges to ten, this will provide convenience and hassle-free movement for passengers from terminal building to aircraft. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 08:34 AM IST

SPPU starts online service to get university documents 

As per the information given by the SPPU, this portal was unveiled by Mahesh Kakade, SPPU director of the examination and evaluation board

The entire process will be done online and paperless through this portal. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 06:22 AM IST
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