Yogesh Joshi

Yogesh Joshi

Yogesh Joshi is Assistant Editor at Hindustan Times. He covers politics, security, development and human rights from Western Maharashtra.

Articles by Yogesh Joshi
The findings of the first sero survey, conducted by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) along with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), will be released by August 15.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The findings of the first sero survey, conducted by Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) along with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), will be released by August 15.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune’s first sero survey results to be out by Aug 15

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:00 PM IST
In Mumbai, the sero survey revealed presence of antibodies in 57% of those surveyed in slums and 16% in non-slums.
Naval Kishore Ram, a 2008-batch IAS officer, was appointed the district collector in April 2018 before he was posted in PMO.(HT PHOTO)
Naval Kishore Ram, a 2008-batch IAS officer, was appointed the district collector in April 2018 before he was posted in PMO.(HT PHOTO)

Pune district still awaits new collector, five days after Ram’s transfer order

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 04:34 PM IST
The Centre on August 4 issued transfer orders for Ram to join the Prime Minister’s Office as deputy secretary.
Nilangekar had a couple of other distinctions too. He is remembered as ruling the state merely for 277 days and was the second CM of Maharashtra after AR Antulay to have resigned due to indictment from the court.(HT PHOTO)
Nilangekar had a couple of other distinctions too. He is remembered as ruling the state merely for 277 days and was the second CM of Maharashtra after AR Antulay to have resigned due to indictment from the court.(HT PHOTO)

Served as CM for 277 days, Nilangekar was second after Antulay to resign due to court ruling

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 04:29 PM IST
Despite serving for a brief period, Nilangekar was for a long time remained a political force in Latur district, his hometown, and Marathwada region, says Chitra Lele, professor, political science at SNDT University
Working on the field all these years was a great experience. It taught me many things and offered real experience., says Naval Kishore Ram.(HT PHOTO)
Working on the field all these years was a great experience. It taught me many things and offered real experience., says Naval Kishore Ram.(HT PHOTO)

Real on-the-field experience will help me with the bigger canvas of PMO’s office, says Naval Kishore Ram

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 04:02 PM IST
In an order issued on Tuesday, Pune district collector Ram has been transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office as deputy secretary
Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar.(ANI)
Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar.(ANI)

Former Maharashtra CM Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar passes away in Pune

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhay Khairnar and Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 11:13 AM IST
Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar led Maharashtra as a Chief minister between the years 1985-1986.
Earlier on Thursday, Mohol claimed that there are at least 400 suspected Covid-19 deaths in July, that have gone unaccounted for. Mohol’s allegation came on the day chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)
Earlier on Thursday, Mohol claimed that there are at least 400 suspected Covid-19 deaths in July, that have gone unaccounted for. Mohol’s allegation came on the day chief minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the city.(Shankar Narayan/HT)

Sassoon reported 50% less deaths in July as compared to last year: Ram

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 04:27 PM IST
According to Ram, July this year saw 17 persons who were brought dead, 144 persons dying unnatural death and 384 natural deaths. “The figures were relatively low compared to last year where 35 were brought dead, those who died unnatural deaths were 216, while natural deaths 331,” said Ram.
Dhamale in his complaint said that before 2012, he and Sanjay Kakade (in photo) were partners in a construction business.(HT PHOTO)
Dhamale in his complaint said that before 2012, he and Sanjay Kakade (in photo) were partners in a construction business.(HT PHOTO)

FIR against former MP Sanjay Kakade for threatening brother-in-law

Hinudstan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Case registered at Chatuhshrungi police is based on the complaint filed by Yuvraj Dhamale, a developer and brother of Kakade’s wife Usha Kakade, states that alleged life threats were given to him by Kakades in 2018
Contract workers in PPE equipment seen sanitizing the ambulance after transporting the body of a coronavirus victim, at Yerwada crematorium, in Pune, Maharashtra.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Contract workers in PPE equipment seen sanitizing the ambulance after transporting the body of a coronavirus victim, at Yerwada crematorium, in Pune, Maharashtra.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Next on administration’s radar - to bring nursing homes in Covid-19 network

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Officials from district administration on Monday held a meeting with representatives of Indian Medical Association (IMA), management of nursing homes, doctors and nursing bureaus to discuss with them the possibility of bringing their facilities in Covid-19 network as part of boosting health infrastructure to tackle the pandemic.
Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within months.(Reuters)
Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within months.(Reuters)

‘Once successful, Covid-19 vaccine doses will be distributed by govt’: Serum Institute

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The clarification came a day after CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted saying the company would “keep more than enough” doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for the Parsis, the community he belongs to.
People cross a road recently barricaded on Laxmi road on Sunday, ahead of the lockdown from Monday, midnight.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
People cross a road recently barricaded on Laxmi road on Sunday, ahead of the lockdown from Monday, midnight.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)

PMC’s three-pronged strategy during lockdown - 100 per cent contact tracing, testing and increasing bed capacity

Hinudstan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:16 PM IST
PMC data till the first week of July suggested that the source of infection among 21.35% cases was unknown
During the meeting called by Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister and guardian minister, in the city, on Friday, Gaikwad was among the very few officials who resisted the lockdown.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
During the meeting called by Ajit Pawar, deputy chief minister and guardian minister, in the city, on Friday, Gaikwad was among the very few officials who resisted the lockdown.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Did resistance to lockdown being pushed by other IAS officials and politicians cost Gaikwad his job as civic chief?

Hinudstan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Decision to transfer Gaikwad is wrong. He has been made a scapegoat. I feel the transfer was for political reasons, says Pune MP Girish Bapat
People queue outside a grocery shop at Sahinagar Kondwa Budruk on Saturday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
People queue outside a grocery shop at Sahinagar Kondwa Budruk on Saturday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

BJP steps up attack on government over Lockdown 3.0 in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Calling the lockdown as an ad hoc approach and confusion between opening up and restrictions, Sahasrabuddhe in his letter to the chief minister said the government is taking decisions arbitrarily with “safe-play”
Maharashtra minister for relief and rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar .(HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra minister for relief and rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar .(HT PHOTO)

Maratha politics: Wadettiwar offers to give up charge over ‘Sarthi’, says he is targeted for being OBC

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 04:23 PM IST
The minister said he will write to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday to relinquish him from heading Sarthi and hand it over to other minister to “avoid further politics”.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray along with wife Rashmi at Pandharpur, on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray along with wife Rashmi at Pandharpur, on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Thackeray says human beings have given up, prays for miracle to overcome Covid crisis

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 04:10 PM IST
Every Ashadhi Ekadashi, an 11th lunar day of Ashadha month which is considered auspicious, incumbent chief minister offers mahapuja at Lord Vitthal Temple
The NCP president said the first time something like this happened was after the 1962 war when the neighbouring country had laid claim on large swathes of Indian land.(HT file photo)
The NCP president said the first time something like this happened was after the 1962 war when the neighbouring country had laid claim on large swathes of Indian land.(HT file photo)

‘Remember 1962’: Sharad Pawar’s brutal snub to Rahul over Chinese ‘intrusion’

Hindustan Times, Pune/Mumbai | By Yogesh Joshi and Faisal Malik | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The Congress party, led by its former president Rahul Gandhi, has been taking jibes at the Centre since the June 15 violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
(From L) Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) leader Raju Shetti meets Sharad Pawar at the latter’s residence Govindbaug on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
(From L) Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) leader Raju Shetti meets Sharad Pawar at the latter’s residence Govindbaug on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)

Shetti accepts NCP’s council seat offer during his meeting with Pawar at Baramati

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 07:05 PM IST
Maha Vikas Aghadi contemplates to fill the 12 seats that fell vacant from Governor’s quota earlier this month.
HT Image
HT Image

Cyclone Nisarga: Death toll in Pune district climbs to 3 as govt measures damage

By Nadeem Inamdar and Yogesh Joshi, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:08 PM IST
As cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, clouds cover Pune city.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
As cyclone Nisarga makes landfall, clouds cover Pune city.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Cyclone Nisarga: Rain, strong wind hit city, two die in Pune district

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi and Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 04:13 PM IST
There were reports of trees falling, tin sheds being blown away and electric poles collapsing across Pune district, as the cyclone moved further towards north Maharashtra
A view of a stall in Tulshibaug after it reopened amid the lockdown, in Pune, India, on Sunday, May 31, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)
A view of a stall in Tulshibaug after it reopened amid the lockdown, in Pune, India, on Sunday, May 31, 2020.(Ravindra Joshi/HT)

Pune to see additional relaxations, PMC order expected today

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Gaikwad will also redraw the containment zone map, adding a few more areas and removing those where cases have reduced
According to municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad, some private hospitals are subjecting patients to Covid test before emergency surgeries.(Pratham Gokhale/Representative HT Photo)
According to municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad, some private hospitals are subjecting patients to Covid test before emergency surgeries.(Pratham Gokhale/Representative HT Photo)

Covid test: Pune civic body follows ICMR not state guidelines for pregnant women

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi and Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:14 PM IST
No emergency procedures, including deliveries, should be delayed for lack of test, reads clause number nine of ICMR protocol
Serum Institute’s chief executive officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla.(HT PHOTO)
Serum Institute’s chief executive officer (CEO) Adar Poonawalla.(HT PHOTO)

Serum Institute confident of manufacturing Covid vaccine’s 100 million doses if trials establish efficacy

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 04:08 PM IST
Serum Institute has currently joined hands with various global pharmaceutical institutes and firms in efforts to produce a vaccine for Covid-19
In Pune, 70 per cent of nursing staff in most hospitals with more than 100 beds are from Kerala.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
In Pune, 70 per cent of nursing staff in most hospitals with more than 100 beds are from Kerala.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune city hospitals face staff crunch as nurses leave for hometowns

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 04:17 PM IST
According to these hospitals, a few hundred nurses, especially from Kerala, have resigned and returned home during lockdown as they feared contagion
The six positive cases reported in Janata Vasahat has cast a shadow on the slum which was emerging as an example of a success story for other slums in the city. The slum, located at Parvati, has a population of 60,000 people.(HT PHOTO)
The six positive cases reported in Janata Vasahat has cast a shadow on the slum which was emerging as an example of a success story for other slums in the city. The slum, located at Parvati, has a population of 60,000 people.(HT PHOTO)

Pune’s largest slum, Janata Vasahat, which was Covid-free now has 6 +ve cases in 2 days

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Till last week, the locality with 60,000 population had reported just one positive case
Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Prithviraj Chavan, while speaking to journalists through a video conference on Saturday, said both the Centre and state government have failed to ensure smooth return of migrants.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Former Maha CM Chavan slams Centre, state govt for failing to address issues of migrants

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Chavan alleged that both the Centre and the Maharashtra government have been ‘frugal’ in refusing to spend money in taking the migrants back home
Police personnel and workers of Naidu hospital wear masks as protection against coronavirus.(HT PHOTO)
Police personnel and workers of Naidu hospital wear masks as protection against coronavirus.(HT PHOTO)

PMC discovers 200 new beds in Pune’s Naidu hospital godown

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Beds will be dispatched to some of the 74 facilities across the city that faces shortage, civic official said.
Labourers at a relief camp in Chandoli on Wednesday located on the Pune-Nashik road.(HT/PHOTO)
Labourers at a relief camp in Chandoli on Wednesday located on the Pune-Nashik road.(HT/PHOTO)

From agony to hope: Homebound migrant workers on foot find solace at makeshift shelters in Pune district

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 04:18 PM IST
The makeshift camp at a marriage hall in Chandoli near Khed is among 39 such centres that the district administration has set up with the help of local gram panchayats
Labourers are seen working in Katraj on Monday. With industries resuming operations, workers have decided to stay back in Pune amidst the lockdown.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Labourers are seen working in Katraj on Monday. With industries resuming operations, workers have decided to stay back in Pune amidst the lockdown.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

340 migrant workers, cleared to travel back home, refuse to leave Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut and Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:05 PM IST
With MIDC reopening, workers decide to stay put; dist collector calls this a positive, encouraging sign
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