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Pune reports 39 new cases of H3N2 in five days

Between January 1 and March 14, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had recorded 22 cases of H3N2 which have now risen to 61 according to the information shared by the PMC health department on Monday

Rush outside clinics as H3N2 cases are on the rise. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:20 PM IST

Residents demand action against unauthorised bus parking on Satara Road

When a Hindustan Times reporter visited Satara Road on Sunday, most buses were found parked properly on the allotted ground while a few buses were found parked on Satara Road

Private buses headed to places as far as Nagpur, Yavatmal, Nanded, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Surat are scheduled from Pune daily. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 11:13 PM IST

Rainfall in March not due to climate change: IMD

In the wee hours of March 17, the city witnessed heavy rainfall with thundery activity. Till Sunday, the current seasonal Rainfall is recorded at 9.3 mm

In March 2023, the city received light rainfall with thunder activity on March 6, which resulted in waterlogging cases at a few junctions. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 19, 2023 11:08 PM IST

Covid cases have not increased in sizeable number: PMC health dept

As per the Saturday state health department report, the PMC recorded 32 new cases of Covid. As of Saturday, there were a total 710,922 active Covid cases in the PMC limit

The hospitalisation rate is not increasing in the city, which is a very positive sign, PMC says (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Maha-Metro says two stations almost complete, ground visit tells a different story

A top official from Maha-Metro, requesting anonymity admitted that its a challenge to complete work of stations on this line by the end of March 2023

Work underway at Chhatrapati Sambhaji Garden station (HT PHOTO/SOURCED)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 11:22 PM IST

Nashik airport extends it’s network to 3 new cities

With this, Nashik Airport now connects to a total five cities including Nagpur, Goa, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Delhi.

Nashik Airport on Wednesday added three more destinations – Nagpur, Goa and Ahmedabad – with carrier IndiGo commencing direct flights from Nashik to these cities (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Rain to continue in Pune over the weekend, IMD sounds yellow alert in central Maha

According to IMD, Pune will witness light rain, thundering activity from March 17 to 19. From March 20 to 22, the city will have clear skies

Rainfall activity on Thursday causes waterlogging near RTO, commuters inconvenienced. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 11:05 PM IST

73-year-old man who tested positive for H3N2 virus dies in Pimpri-Chinchwad

A 73-year-old man from Bhosari who had been admitted to the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri, since March 8, succumbed to the H3N2 influenza virus Thursday morning

A 73-year-old man from Bhosari who had been admitted to the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital, Pimpri, since March 8, succumbed to the H3N2 influenza virus Thursday morning. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Road from Akashvani Chowk to Dalvi Hospital Chowk now open for traffic

The road from Akashvani Chowk to Dalvi Hospital Chowk in Shivajinagar is now open for traffic movement

The 174-metre road from Matoshree Ramabai Ambedkar Chowk (AkashVani Chowk) to Dalvi Hospital adjacent to Shivajinagar Bus Station was diverted for the construction of Shivajinagar underground metro station. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 10:42 PM IST

1,000 households hit as Pune Metro work damages gas pipeline

The gas distribution company restored supply to affected areas within three hours. No injuries or casualties were reported

Metro construction work underway in Pune. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 08:48 PM IST

Two die of suspected H3N2 influenza in Maharashtra

he first death is of an MBBS student from Ahmednagar, while the other is a senior citizen from Nagpur, said officials on Wednesday

Maharashtra has reported two fatalities suspected to be caused by influenza (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 11:23 PM IST

Shirdi airport to get new terminal building, apron

The airport apron area is where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refuelled, boarded, or maintained. However, the apron is not usually open to the general public, and access may require a permit

Once completed, Shirdi airport’s new apron area is expected to be larger and accommodate more aircraft. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 10:50 PM IST

OPS strike: Sassoon’s patient services, admin work, surgeries hit

On the second day, nurses, Class 3 & 4 staff, technicians of Sassoon General Hospital continued to participate in the strike, affecting the day-to-day activities of the hospital

State Government employees protest on second day at Central administrative building in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 09:55 PM IST

OPS: Staff strike hits medical services in Pune

The strike by Maharashtra Government Nurses Federation affected the work at government medical college hospitals

Government offices were deserted on Tuesday as employees were on strike. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 11:38 PM IST

No hike in taxes, no new schemes in PCMC’s 7,127 crore budget

The budget was prepared by chief accounts officer Jitendra Colombe and presented by civic chief Shekhar Singh

It is for the first time in the history of the PCMC that the budget was presented and approved on the same day on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:28 PM IST

Govt employees start indefinite strike for OPS; services affected in Pune

Many government, semi government, teaching and non-teaching staff took part in the state-wide strike seeking the old pension scheme

Protest by government employees at Central building, Pune station on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Pune witnesses jump in H3N2 cases this year

Doctors, however, have stated that there is no need to panic as the situation is not life-threatening.

This virus’s symptoms are similar to those of the common flu. H3N2 influenza infection symptoms include cold, fever, cough, and diarrhoea. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Pandharpur corridor development plan awaits approval from stakeholders: Uday Samant

The plan includes convenience facilities for devotees, development of the temple and its premises, ghat construction, darshan queue and disaster management, preservation and conservation of infrastructure works to be done at Vitthal-Rukmini temple and premises

Infrastructure works in Pandharpur city includes development of nine vehicle depots along with improvement of 39 roads (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 13, 2023 10:46 PM IST

NHAI to construct elevated roads on highways

The elevated routes will be Nashik Phata to Khed, Talegaon to Chakan, Hadapsar to Dive Ghat and Wagholi to Shirur

The stretches see regular traffic jams causing inconvenience to commuters who have been asking authorities to address the issue. Elevated routes will help decongest traffic on the routes. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 11:04 PM IST

Majority of H3N2 patients do not require hospitalisation, say Pune doctors

There are no major cases of H3N2, and there are only a few cases. Very rarely do we find cases of swine flu (H1N1) and there is nothing to worry about, says experts

Very few H3N2 patients have been admitted to major hospitals in the city for treatment. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 12, 2023 10:19 PM IST

Your Space: Pune Metro should provide last-mile connectivity

The ridership of Pune Metro rail has been dropping since its much-publicised launch on March 6 last year

Lack of last-mile connectivity and slow extension of routes have left the facility in low demand. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 04:11 PM IST

Light rainfall expected in Pune from March 15 to 17

Light rainfall is expected to return to the city on March 15, 16 and 17, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD) Pune forecast

Light rainfall is expected to return to the city on March 15, 16 and 17, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD) Pune forecast. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Hyacinth growth leads to mosquito menace in Katraj, several other areas in Pune

Residents have questioned why a long-term solution to the problem of water hyacinth proliferation has not been developed

PMC has turned a blind eye to the water hyacinth growth in Katraj lake which has given rise to mosquito breeding in the nearby residential areas. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2023 11:19 PM IST

Morning walkers in Pune increasingly wary of stray dogs

Morning walkers at Sarasbaug are particularly wary of 11-odd stray dogs that keep running on the track

Pack of dogs at Sarasbaug. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 10:27 PM IST

MADC floats tender for new airport terminal at Shirdi

The new terminal will be spread over 55,000 sq mt and will have the capacity to handle 1,200 passengers per hour

The current terminal can only handle 300 passengers at a time. Launched in October 2017, the airport is the fourth busiest facility in the state after Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 08:40 PM IST

Minimum temperature of Pune falls by 5 degree Celsius

The minimum temperature in Pune was expected to be around 18 degree Celsius however significant drop is recorded due to light rains and hail in a few parts of the district

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), very light rain is expected in the city on Wednesday. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 05:45 PM IST

Pune experiences light rain and thunderstorms, 3.7 mm rainfall recorded

The maximum temperature was 30.1 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 17.4 degrees Celsius

Heavy rain at Sukhasagar nagar in Katraj on Tuesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 11:13 PM IST

As mercury drops, Pune doctors caution against more cough, cold cases

Existing cases of cough and fever are being attributed to the influenza A subtype H3N2 by scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

As rain accompanied by thunder in many parts of the city on Monday and Tuesday led to a drastic fall in mercury levels doctors warned against a further rise in cases of cold and cough. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 07, 2023 11:10 PM IST

Pune reports the lowest minimum temperature in the state

The maximum temperature of the day in the city was 35.2 degrees Celsius. Santacruz recorded the highest maximum temperature of the day in the state at 38.1 degrees Celsius

In the parts of central Maharashtra, Marathwada and Vidarbha, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Pune has forecast a yellow alert in isolated areas. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 01:11 AM IST

Water levels in Maharashtra dams are down as compared to 2022

In Maharashtra, there are 3,267 dams, and the average water level is 66.6%, compared to 70.23% the previous year on the same day

According to data provided by the Water Resource Department of the Government of Maharashtra, the water level of all dams in the Pune region was 76.08% on March 5, last year, while it is 63.41% this year. (KALPESH NUKTE)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 12:11 AM IST
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