Satyajit Joshi

Satyajit Joshi

Satyajit Joshi has been in the profession for over three decades based in Pune. He has reported extensively on Western Maharashtra. And has also covered various political and social issues.

Articles by Satyajit Joshi
The doctors, Tejas Gandhi and Priya Gandhi, have been remanded to police custody.(HT PHOTO)
The doctors, Tejas Gandhi and Priya Gandhi, have been remanded to police custody.(HT PHOTO)

Abortion racket busted in Maharashtra’s Solapur; doctor couple arrested

By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2017 04:38 PM IST
Preliminary police investigation reveals that the couple was involved in carrying out at least 36 abortions in the past few years.
Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit being taken to a session court in Mumbai.(PTI)
Malegaon blast case accused Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit being taken to a session court in Mumbai.(PTI)

2008 Malegaon blasts: Lt Col Purohit’s family keeps low profile in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2017 09:56 AM IST
Lt Col Purohit is main accused in bombing Malegaon town that killed six people nine years ago
Maharashtra has expanded the coverage of Rs 34,022 crore farm loan waiver scheme to extend the benefit to farmers indebted since 2009.(AP file photo)
Maharashtra has expanded the coverage of Rs 34,022 crore farm loan waiver scheme to extend the benefit to farmers indebted since 2009.(AP file photo)

Maharashtra civil servant held for ‘stealing’ Rs 3 crore from drought fund

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2017 03:47 PM IST
The Satara police have arrested Amol Kambale, a former deputy collector from Satara, for allegedly siphoning off Rs 2.91 crore from the financial assistance fund for drought-affected farmers
The safety audit of all the bridges in Maharashtra was undertaken after a bridge near Mahad on Mumbai-Goa road collapsed in August last year.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The safety audit of all the bridges in Maharashtra was undertaken after a bridge near Mahad on Mumbai-Goa road collapsed in August last year.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

All British era and other bridges safe in Pune district, says PWD safety audit

HindustanTimes, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2017 10:24 AM IST
The survey also included the 177 bridges constructed during the British era which were surveyed under a special drive.
(L to R) Narendra Dabholkar, Shreeram Lagoo, Taher Poonawala and Baba Adhav (extreme right).(HT PHOTO)
(L to R) Narendra Dabholkar, Shreeram Lagoo, Taher Poonawala and Baba Adhav (extreme right).(HT PHOTO)

Nothing could stop Taher Poonawala from fighting injustice, not even a boycott

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2017 10:26 AM IST
Taher Poonawala’s decision to donate his body for medical research instead of following customs and traditions was in the true spirit of the ideas he espoused all his life. Once a staunch follower of the Dawoodi Bohra high priest, Taherbhai took on the flag of revolt when he realised there were, what he claimed, objectionable practices in the community.
Taher Poonawala(HT PHOTO)
Taher Poonawala(HT PHOTO)

Rationalist and Bohra reformist Taher Poonawala no more

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2017 09:51 AM IST
Affectionately known as Taherbhai in Pune’s social life, he was 95 and is survived by his wife and a daughter. 
Following the release of 14 thousand cusec water from Khadakwasla Dam, the rates are not likely to be hiked.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Following the release of 14 thousand cusec water from Khadakwasla Dam, the rates are not likely to be hiked.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Pune industries may have to pay 38 pc more water charges after proposal by state govt

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2017 01:39 PM IST
Rate for agricultural water supply is proposed to be increased by 20 per cent. A steep hike of 588 per cent has been proposed for the bottling industry.
Highway police data from 2006 to 2014 has revealed that majority of the accidents have taken place during the wee hours of the morning.(HT PHOTO)
Highway police data from 2006 to 2014 has revealed that majority of the accidents have taken place during the wee hours of the morning.(HT PHOTO)

How can the Pune-Mumbai Expressway be safe?

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2017 02:07 PM IST
Various studies conducted by government and non-government agencies have shown that “human error” mostly negligent driving is the main reason for accidents on the expressway.
Pune municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar(HT PHOTO)
Pune municipal commissioner Kunal Kumar(HT PHOTO)

Pune civic chief’s revamp plan starts with Rs 18,000 crore for public transport

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2017 12:24 PM IST
In an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times, civic chief Kunal Kumar, who admits that Pune has been neglected, believes that a developed city is one where the rich travel by public transport. He outlines strategies to deal with water issues, garbage management, slum management and infrastructure
Pune’s Ring Road has promised a complete redirection of traffic flow.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Pune’s Ring Road has promised a complete redirection of traffic flow.(Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s future: Metro, ring road, major traffic reform

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 12:50 PM IST
Pune’s ring road is being touted as an example for the whole country. However, locally, on the crowded streets, what it promises is a complete redirection of traffic flow and better traffic management
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar(HT file)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar(HT file)

Farm loan waiver: Despite reservations, NCP will cooperate with Maharashtra government: Pawar

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2017 12:02 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The NCP chief also insisted that the BJP government must implement recommendations of Swaminathan Commission to rid farmers across India of their financial woes
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during an interview at his residence in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during an interview at his residence in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Congress-NCP govt failed to address Pune’s crucial issues: CM Fadnavis

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge and Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2017 08:55 AM IST
The Maharashtra chief minister laid a majority of Pune’s inadequacies, from lack of 24x7 drinking water to solid waste management, at the door of his political opponents.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis during an interview at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis during an interview at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

I want to make Pune the startup capital of India, says Fadnavis

Pune, Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge and Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2017 07:31 AM IST
From developing the new Pune airport to fast-tracking a startup hub, CM Devendra Fadnavis shared in an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times his blueprint for the cultural and IT capital of Maharashtra
Chief secretary Manukumar Srivastav drew attention of revenue officials to the new regulation, which makes revenue officials mandatory to dispose off land dispute case within a period of one year after they are filed.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Chief secretary Manukumar Srivastav drew attention of revenue officials to the new regulation, which makes revenue officials mandatory to dispose off land dispute case within a period of one year after they are filed.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Maharashtra government’s digitization drive too slow, says chief secretary

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Chief secretary Manukumar Srivastav was upset as the ambitious drive of the government to update 7/12 extracts was not being implemented swiftly. He was specifically dissatisfied with the performance in districts of Pune and Konkan revenue divisions. 
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT File Photo)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT File Photo)

CM’s Gramrakshak Dal plan may face farmers’ disapproval at Ralegan Siddhi

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2017 11:59 PM IST
Supporters of farmer agitation have decided not to organise the function of setting up the gramrakshak dal until Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resolves their issues
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and MP Raju Shetty has hinted at possibility of police revolt if their grievances are not addressed immediately.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader and MP Raju Shetty has hinted at possibility of police revolt if their grievances are not addressed immediately.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Farmers’ leader Shetty sows seeds for police ‘revolt’ in Maharashtra

Hindutan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2017 02:27 PM IST
Raju Shetty has hinted at possibility of police revolt if their grievances are not addressed immediately. Shetty has said that Maharashtra police are being demoralized for the past few years and political interference and negative approach of judiciary has aggravated the situation.
The man would misbehave with his niece whenever she was alone at home, said police.(HT File Photo)
The man would misbehave with his niece whenever she was alone at home, said police.(HT File Photo)

Pune cops arrest IT engineer after 8-year-old niece says he plays ‘dirty games’ with her

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2017 10:32 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The woman’s family told her not to go to the police, fearing that their reputation would be tarnished
Police do not rule out of possibility of involvement of Chalak brothers in more similar cases.
Police do not rule out of possibility of involvement of Chalak brothers in more similar cases.

Kirtankar in Shirur held for molesting two minor girls

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2017 12:32 PM IST
Victims allege they were sexually abused between June 2016 and May 2017 by Babaji and Aabaji Chalak; brothers booked under Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act
The Marathi-speaking population of Belgavi have been fighting for the merger of their region with Maharashtra for over five decades.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The Marathi-speaking population of Belgavi have been fighting for the merger of their region with Maharashtra for over five decades.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Shiv Sena ministers stopped on the Karnataka border

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2017 06:00 PM IST
Sena ministers Diwakar Rawte and Deepak Savant were on their way to participate in the protest march against Karnataka’s ban on ‘Jay Maharashtra’ slogan.
Fadnavis government’s decision comes 30 months after it came to power and the understanding between the two parties (BJP-NCP) is gradually diminishing.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Fadnavis government’s decision comes 30 months after it came to power and the understanding between the two parties (BJP-NCP) is gradually diminishing.(HT FILE PHOTO)

BJP plays Lavasa card to check Pawar’s presidential ambition

Pune | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2017 05:52 PM IST
BJP sources point out that NCP is exploiting each opportunity to put the Fadnavis government in a tight spot, while Pawar is emerging as a unanimous choice for UPA ahead of the presidential election
Atul Tapkir had produced a Marathi movie, Dhol Tashe, that was appreciated for its political plot.(Facebook)
Atul Tapkir had produced a Marathi movie, Dhol Tashe, that was appreciated for its political plot.(Facebook)

Marathi film producer dies after posting ‘reasons’ on Facebook, Pune police book wife, kin

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2017 04:13 PM IST
Sources close to Tapkir’s family said that his wife and two brothers-in law have decided to move court for bail on Tuesday.
A three-time corporator, Kambale, often raised issues pertaining to slum dwellers.(HT)
A three-time corporator, Kambale, often raised issues pertaining to slum dwellers.(HT)

Pune’s deputy mayor Navnath Kambale dies of cardiac arrest

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Kambale was known as a staunch Ambedkarite and was associated with Republican Party of India from college days
The hearing was delayed as the main accused, Yogesh Raut, escaped from police custody in September 2011. Police traced him 18 months later.(HT File Photo)
The hearing was delayed as the main accused, Yogesh Raut, escaped from police custody in September 2011. Police traced him 18 months later.(HT File Photo)

After Dec 16 verdict, 3 get death for rape, murder of Pune techie, court terms case ‘rarest of rare’

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2017 01:33 PM IST
The lawyer for three of the accused said they plan to appeal against the decision in the Bombay high court

After Dec 16 verdict, 3 get death for rape, murder of Pune techie in 2009

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2017 05:59 PM IST
Nayana Pujari, 28, a software engineer with an IT company in Pune, was raped and murdered by a taxi driver, her company watchman who offered to drop her home

Bus catches fire in Mumbai-Pune expressway tunnel, car rams into it, kills 5

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 08:46 AM IST
A fire broke out in the rear of the luxury bus and the lights in the tunnel went off because of the smoke. The car then rammed into it in the dark
BJP MP Sanjay Kakade (second from left) hands over a cheque of Rs1crore as a donation for disadvantaged kids to CM Devendra Fadnavis at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune on Sunday.(HT)
BJP MP Sanjay Kakade (second from left) hands over a cheque of Rs1crore as a donation for disadvantaged kids to CM Devendra Fadnavis at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune on Sunday.(HT)

BJP MP draws ire for holding daughter’s wedding at sports complex in Pune

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2017 07:08 AM IST
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP president Raosaheb Danve,Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and other prominent leaders of the party attended the ceremony
Expect quirky murals that promote literature all over Bhilar, a small village near Mahabaleshwar.(HT Photo)
Expect quirky murals that promote literature all over Bhilar, a small village near Mahabaleshwar.(HT Photo)

A haven for bibliophiles: Inside India’s first ‘book village’ near Pune

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2017 11:51 AM IST
Bhilar village, modelled on a Welsh town known as world’s largest second-hand book centre, is a treat for any literature lover
As many as 75 artists have painted houses, temples and other tourists destinations in Bhilar to beautify the village and attract tourists.(HT)
As many as 75 artists have painted houses, temples and other tourists destinations in Bhilar to beautify the village and attract tourists.(HT)

In pics: Pick up one of 15,000 books on display at India’s first ‘book village’ near Pune today

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2017 11:46 AM IST
Bhilar village, modelled on a Welsh village known as world’s largest second-hand book centre, is a haven for bibliophiles
Pune mayor Mukta Tilak.(HT)
Pune mayor Mukta Tilak.(HT)

Pune mayor’s comments against reservation invite criticism

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2017 08:01 PM IST
Pune mayor says that Brahmin youths prefer to go to foreign countries because of reservation in education and jobs

You protest, we’ll talk to farmers: Maharashtra BJP’s answer to Opposition’s Sangharsh yatra

Hindustan Times | By Satyajit Joshi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2017 11:30 PM IST
Maha BJP workers and leaders will reach out to farmers and tell them more about the steps taken by the government to tackle the crisis
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