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NCP MLA’s nephew detained after 19-year-old killed in hit-and-run in Pune

The victim’s family members alleged that the accused was under the influence of alcohol when he was driving the car. However, the Pune police have refused these allegations

Police said a detailed investigation is going on in the case. (Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 03:12 PM IST

Two identified in Talegaon Dabhade firing case

The accused have been identified as Rohan alias Chikya Uttam Shinde from Shivaji Chowk in Talegaon Dabhade and Vicky Kharade

The open fire incidents were reported at Ganpati Chowk, Shala Chowk, Rajendra Chowk and Maruti Chowk between 8.10 pm and 8.30 pm on Thursday. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Accused escapes from Hadapsar police station, nabbed

The accused, identified as Govind alias Pitya Hanumant Ghodke from Ganganagar Phursungi, was arrested on Friday night for his alleged involvement in an autorickshaw theft at Tukai Tekdi of Hadapsar

Senior inspector Santosh Pandhare said the accused was nabbed within an hour after his escape. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Fear forces senior citizens to abandon morning walks altogether

After completing early morning rituals, many senior citizens would take care of grandchildren when their sons/daughters went to work

Fear has gripped elder citizens forcing many of them to drastically alter their schedules or abandon morning walks altogether. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Inter-state roots of prenatal sex determination, illegal abortion resurface

Two cases of alleged prenatal sex determination and illegal abortion in Sangli and Kolhapur districts have once raised the ugly head of cross-border nexus with such operations carried out in Karnataka

Two cases of alleged prenatal sex determination and illegal abortion in Sangli and Kolhapur districts have once raised the ugly head of cross-border nexus with such operations carried out in Karnataka. (Getty Images/iStockphoto (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 07:58 AM IST

A month after Porsche crash, things changed on ground for good

Pune’s nightlife has come to a standstill in areas such as Koregaon park, Kalyaninagar and Mundhwa with most establishments either closed or allowing patrons only for dine-in After the Porsche crash, 148 liquor bars, pubs and restaurants faced restrictions and licences of 68 were suspended Ganesh Shetty, president, Pune Hoteliers Association noted that there is a dip in business by almost 30% post the accident

As per the data shared by the state excise department, Pune unit, action against 185 establishments was carried out across the city till May. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Hostel rector, watchman booked for death of student 

The deceased, Ajay Ashok Mirande (19) from Ahmednagar district was a second-year student at an engineering college in Shivajinagar

The accused, Anjana Motiwala, the rector and Subhash Surve, a watchman of the hostel building, have been booked for negligence.  (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 05:38 AM IST

3 family members die of electrocution near Daund in Pune

Preliminary investigations suggest that a power cable supplying electricity to a neighbouring house transmitted electricity through the tin shed of the deceased family’s home, leading to the fatalities, said police

Surendra was working as a construction labourer and his wife Adika was working in agricultural fields in nearby villages. Their son Parad was a student of Class 12 in Jawahar Vidyalaya in Kedgaon and the family was living in a rented tin house. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Jun 17, 2024 10:13 PM IST

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Two labourers killed in under-construction wall collapse

During the investigation, it was found that the labour contractor did not follow safety and security measures at the site

The incident occurred on June 1 and the case was filed on June 15 after recording the statement of the injured worker who was unconscious since the incident. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 07:14 AM IST

Three dead during well-digging work in Ahmednagar dist 

The incident was reported on Saturday evening at Taklikadewali village in Shrigonda tehsil of the Ahmednagar district when

According to the police, to speed up the work on Saturday, the labour contractor decided to use gelatin sticks.  (VIDEO GRAB)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Minor rams car into a woman over disputes

According to the Police, there were frequent spats between the accused and the victim over his way of driving the car

On Saturday, the issue escalated further after which the enraged minor dashed the victim twice. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Students from Maharashtra ventured into Russian river during ‘no swim period’

An official from Consul General of India, St Petersburg, on condition of anonymity said, considering the local weather, swimming in the river was banned till June 10

On June 4, Harshal Anantrao Desale, 19, from Bhadgaon in Jalgaon district; siblings Jishan Ashpak Pinjari, 20, and Jia Firoj Pinjari, 20, from Amalner in Jalgaon; and Malik Gulamgous Mohammad Yakub, 21, from Mumbai’s Mira Road reportedly drowned in Volkhov River but their girl classmate student Nisha Bhupesh Sonawane from Sakri Maharashtra was saved by a Russian. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 07:20 AM IST

Porsche crash: Panel finds procedural lapses, misconduct by JJB members over minor’s bail; Show cause notices served

Though the order granting bail was issued by one member Laxman Dhanawade, the other members gave consent the next day “without crosschecking the facts”

The WCD department has issued an eight-page notices to two JJB members for showing “too much” leniency in giving bail to the 17-year-old teenager who killed two young techies after crashing his Porsche Taycan into their bike in Pune on May 19. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 05:10 AM IST

Criminal Marne felicitating newly elected NCP (SP) MP raises eyebrows

Gajanan heads the Marne gang involved in many cases related to murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and extortion

According to Lanke (in pic), he came to know about the criminal’s identity from his supporters in Ahmednagar two-three hours after the incident. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Alandi resident drowns on Alibaug beach 

After having lunch and a liquor party, the group decided to visit Kolaba Fort and after going for a few metres two of them ventured into the water

As per information by Alibaug police, a group of five individuals from Alandi were on a vacation to Alibaug on Thursday.   (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Pune Porsche case: Bribe to swap blood samples given at JJB premises, say police

A senior officer in the Pune police said Ashpak Makandar, who was a middleman between the teenager’s family and mortuary staffer Atul Ghalkamble of the Sassoon General Hospital, handed over the bribe

The car was allegedly driven by a 17-year-old boy who knocked down two techies in Pune. (PTI)
Published on Jun 13, 2024 10:07 AM IST

Techie booked in Hinjewadi hit-and-run case 

The culprit works at a senior level in a multi-national company in Hinjewadi, and at around 4.30 pm on May 23, Akanksha Pardeshi (23) from Jalana was injured in a collision with Nemade’s car

The incident was captured in a CCTV camera installed at a nearby shop, wherein Nemade’s car is seen knocking down the girl walking along the roadside. Police said the accused provided all necessary help to the victim.  (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Dumper runs over woman near Gangadham Chowk in Pune

Police said the dumper driver, identified as Ashok Chotelal Mahato, 37, of Bavdhan Budruk, has been detained and sent for medical examination

The vehicle involved in the accident. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 12, 2024 10:22 PM IST

Police bust sextortion racket, arrest 6 from Bengal 

The accused have been identified as Surajkumar Singh (27), Navinkumar Ram (23), Sagar Ram (23), Murli Kevat (24), Amarkuamar Ram (19), and Dhiran Pande (25), all residents of Kolkata

The incident was reported on May 15 when a 35-year-old man allegedly died by suicide at his residence in Dudulgaon in Haveli. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Man held for murder of cousin in Mundhwa 

The deceased has been identified as Shrikant Nivrutti Alhat (42), and the accused, Rakesh Tukaram Gaikwad (35) was arrested within an hour of the incident

On Saturday night Police received a distress call, informing a man was injured in Mundhwa. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:02 AM IST

Five held for abducting labour contractor

The labour contractor Rajendra Chavan was abducted when he was having a party with his friend at a restaurant at Mantri Market area in Hadapsar on Saturday night

According to the police, the contractor had borrowed <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3 lakh from his friend Bappa to pay advance to workers during the Covid pandemic period. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 05:44 AM IST

Porsche crash: Juvenile’s parents, another accused to stay in police custody

Porsche crash: The teen’s mother was arrested on June 1 after revelation that the boy’s blood samples were replaced with hers

The prosecution sought extension of the police custody of the trio arguing that they want to find out where the blood samples of the juvenile were disposed of. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 11:32 PM IST

Traffic police share with PMC list of waterlogging spots

The Pune city traffic police shared the list with the sewerage, maintenance and repairs department of the PMC, asking the latter to take necessary action to prevent flooding

According to Gojare, cement drainage manholes have been replaced with iron ones at 65 spots in order to help rainwater drain out from the locality quickly. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Four Bangladesh nationals held for illegal stay in Pimpri-Chinchwad

This is the fourth such incident in the last six months, said police. On May 25, Pimpri-Chinchwad police arrested four Bangladesh nationals from Shantinagar in a similar case

Police are on the lookout for an unidentified individual who helped them to obtain the fake documents. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 10:54 PM IST

Bodies of 4 Jalgaon students who drowned in Russian river recovered, being flown to India

The bodies are flown to Mumbai and will be taken to the students’ native places in Jalgaon district, the official said

The Jalgaon district administration on Saturday said that the bodies of two remaining students hailing from their area have been recovered by the Russian emergency services. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 06:02 AM IST

Teen girl drowns in trench filled with rainwater; three rescued

The trench was dug up near Mahakali Temple for the construction of grade separator on Katraj-Kondhwa Road

According to the police, Muskan slipped into the water while retrieving her footwear that had fallen into the 15-foot deep trench. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 09, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Parents had told the Pinjari siblings to come out of the water on video call

Soon after, the Pinjari family went to sleep, thinking all was well with Jishan and Jia. Little did they imagine the horrors that lay in wait for them

Jishan Pinjari (L) and his cousin sister, Jia Pinjari were studying in the first year of MBBS at Novgorod State University, Russia. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 01:58 AM IST

Porsche crash: 70 phone calls made between Dr Taware and Makandar, say police

The two were arrested for allegedly manipulating the blood samples of the 17-year-old who knocked down two techies on a motorbike at Kalyaninagar on May 19

Makandar and Gaikwad were arrested from Mumbai on Tuesday based on CCTV camera footages covering Sassoon hospital premises showing their involvement in the case. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 08:46 AM IST

1 killed, 43 rescued in fire in Pune’s Sadashiv Peth area

According to the fire brigade, the building was leased by Nilay Mehta, who operated the Nilay Educational Institute on the premises

During the rescue operation, the fire brigade also rescued a family including a man, his wife and their daughter. They were working at that educational institute in the sanitation department. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 05:26 AM IST

Porsche crash case: Minor’s remand in observation home extended till June 12

Due to the transfer of a JJB member, the minor’s extension of remand application on Wednesday was submitted before the special court of JM Chouhan

The minor’s stay at the observation home was to end on June 5, and the prosecution sought his remand for 15 more days. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 06:30 AM IST
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