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Four arrested for attempted murder of 22-year-old

Updated on Mar 31, 2023 12:17 AM IST

According to the police, the complainant Pradip Dinkar Devkar and his friend Shubham Krushnarao Bhonde were returning home in an autorickshaw after having tea at a stall near Vaibhav Theatre when the incident took place

A case has been registered at Hadapsar police station under sections of 307, 341, 323, 504, 506, and 34 of the IPC and further investigation is going on. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Toil of residents, corporators and PMC help a garden bloom

Last week, PMC saved ₹54.77 crore in land acquisition compensation cost after the Supreme Court’s decision on Salisbury Park garden case

The joint efforts of residents, elected members and civic administration spread across two decades have given a garden located at city’s prominent locality Salisbury Park a new lease of life. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Pune-Mumbai e-way travel set to get costlier from next week

Passenger Transport Association is all set to hike passenger transportation fares on the e-way from next week

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has increased toll rates on the Pune-Mumbai expressway (e-way) by 18% effective April 1, 2023 (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 11:48 PM IST

Don’t panic, take precautions, says state health dept as Covid cases surge in Pune

Dept suggested using face masks when visiting hospitals, crowded and poorly ventilated places, and vaccination, among other basic hygiene practices

Amid the rise in Covid-19 cases, state health department on Thursday issued an advisory and asked people to take precaution (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 11:43 PM IST

At 11%, Pune district has higher Covid positivity rate than state

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, Pune district has reported a higher test positivity rate than the state average, according to health officials

With Covid-19 cases on the rise, Pune district has reported a higher test positivity rate than the state average, according to health officials (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Pune real estate body urges govt to slash stamp duty

The real estate body has urged the state government to review ready reckoner rates stating that in many areas it is higher than the transaction market rates

Every year, government revises ready reckoner rates from April 1 (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Koregaon Bhima inquiry commission gets another extension till June 30

The commission is investigating the events leading to the communal violence that took place in Koregaon Bhima in the Pune district on January 1, 2018

Violence was reported in the Koregaon Bhima area in Pune on January 1, 2018, when thousands of Ambedkarite Dalits gathered at the Jaystambh to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Koregaon Bhima. One person died and several others were injured in the violence. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 11:04 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Sextortion: Pune senior citizen loses 4.66 lakh after being lured in video chat

As per police officials, the incident occurred between March 21 and 25. The victim filed a complaint at Chaturshringi police station on Wednesday.

A case has been registered under sections of 384,385,386,170,419,420 of the IPC and sections 66 (C) 66 (D) 67 (A) of the IT Act and further investigation is underway. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:56 PM IST
ByShrinivas Deshp

Will merger with PMC stop reverse migration to Pune Cantonment?

The cantonment population has reportedly shrunk from one lakh in 2007 to 71,781 in 2011 as per the 2011 Census

The reconstruction and renovation work of Shivaji Market in Camp is moving at a snail's pace. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 11:49 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Slow server hits PMRDA e-registration process

In the first week of March, PMRDA started e-registration process at Nigdi office for its flats under the housing scheme

PMRDA is carrying out the PMAY scheme of 4,883 flats, including around 3,300 units for the economically weaker section (EWS) and 1,566 flats for low income group (LIG). The flats of EWS housing project have been sold by lottery through e-registration. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:31 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

International experts train Pune cops on road safety

International experts working in the field of road safety are training cops of Pune district under the international partnership programme between Bloomberg Philanthropies and Pune police

International experts working in the field of road safety are training cops of Pune district under the international partnership programme between Bloomberg Philanthropies and Pune police (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:21 PM IST

PMPML may scrap BRTS on Ahmednagar Road due to metro pillars

Since several days now, the Ahmednagar Road BRTS is not operational and all buses are using non-BRTS lanes meant for private vehicles, leading to severe traffic congestion

While the Maha Metro claims that BRTS will not be affected by the metro, the PMPML may have to scrap BRTS corridors in parts of the city (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:17 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

No fee at eight parking lots in Pune

There were several complaints about the parking lots amid residents alleging that they were being overcharged

Parking lot near Rajiv Gandhi Zoo, Katraj. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:14 PM IST

No takers for PMPML bus stop tenders, 8 days extension given

Despite floating tenders five times in the last two-and-half-years on BOT basis, there are no contractors who are willing to take them

The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) is struggling to get tenders fulfilled for its bus stops. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 10:12 PM IST

Taste of Life: Vernacular daily’s efforts to ditch jalebi fails to convince Punekars’ sweet tooth

“Jilabi” is, and in the last century, was, a sweet that was very accessible in the bazaars of Pune and in the feasts, both religious and social

“Jilabi” is a popular sweet in the south and west Asia and Africa. H (HT)
Published on Mar 30, 2023 04:33 PM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Vehicles torched amid clash between groups in Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar: Police

According to police, a brawl had broken out following a bike accident in the Kiradpura area around 11pm on Wednesday

Police said they have retrieved CCTV footage from the spot and process of lodging the FIR was underway. (Representative file image)
Updated on Mar 30, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Bapat’s demise causes jolt to BJP as party loses 3 leaders in four months

Earlier, the BJP lost two influential leaders, then legislator from Kasba Peth Mukta Tilak and its sitting MLA from Chinchwad Laxman Jagtap in December 2022 and January this year

CM Eknath Shinde (right) lays garland as he pays respect at Bapat’s funeral on Wednesday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:55 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Woman ends life after boyfriend reneges on marriage promise

Pune city police have arrested a man working at a military organisation for abetment to suicide of a woman after he refused to marry her, said police

Uttam Nagar police station has registered a case under Sections 498 (a), 306, of IPC. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:45 PM IST

Two held for using dummy candidate to clear exam organised by defence dept

During a police investigation, it was found that Singh sent Kumar to write the exam on his behalf, which is against the exam rules, hence both of them have been booked

The accused have been identified as Dipu Kumar (23), who hails from Bihar and Shailendra Singh (24), from Uttar Pradesh. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:36 PM IST

Politician of different hue, Bapat was known as a ‘bridge builder’

Bapat leaves a legacy of friendships across party lines, which he cultivated in hisfive-decade career

Girish Bapat campaigning during his early days. (HT ARCHIVES)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:34 PM IST

Three arrested in Nana Peth robbery case

The accused arrested have been identified as Rushikesh Gaikwad (24), Akash Kapil Gorad (21) and Kiran Ashok Pawar (27), all residents of both residents of Upper Indira Nagar area. Police recovered ₹25 lakh from the accused

On March 23, two unidentified bike-riding guys robbed a Panna Agency employee who was about to deposit <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>47 lakh at a bank by threatening him with a koyta in Nana Peth. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:34 PM IST
ByShrinivas Deshp

Medical student jumps off Sassoon hospital building, dies

A first year student at BJ Medical College jumped off from the Sassoon General Hospital building on Wednesday morning

The victim was a resident of Sinhagad Road area. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:32 PM IST
ByShrinivas Deshp

BJP’s face for four decades, Girish Bapat passes away in Pune

Girish Bapat, passed away on Wednesday afternoon at a private hospital in Pune due to brief illness. He was 73

Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute at MP Girish Bapat’s funeral held at Vaikunth crematorium in Navi Peth on Wednesday. Locals and other party leaders also gathered. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:31 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Cantonment residents hopeful merger with PMC will bring residential, commercial development

Most cantonment residents residing in structurally vulnerable buildings have been demanding reconstruction of their building plots for the past two decades, however, FSI restrictions have kept them from reconstructing their old houses

Besides development of residential properties, real estate developers are of the view that infrastructure upgradation too will go up a few notches after the merger with the civic body. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 10:04 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Trains on Bhusawal division route cancelled yet again

Thousands of passengers were caught unawares upon receiving last-minute messages from the Central Railway (CR) announcing cancellation of trains headed to Nagpur, Amravati and Gondia from Pune on March 29 and 30, citing infrastructural work underway at Bhusawal division as the reason

Train number 22141 Pune – Nagpur Humsafar Express departing from Pune on March 30; train number 22117 headed for Amravati; and Kolhapur to Gondia Maharashtra Express on March 29 were similarly cancelled by the CR. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:56 PM IST

Madanlal Meena is new Pune station director

Meena has vast experience working in various positions in the commercial department on the central railway

Madanlal Meena (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:53 PM IST

Cantonment merger: PMC to submit report soon

If these cantonment areas are merged with PMC, it will benefit residents of the cantonment in terms of obtaining various permits as well as PMC’s ability to carry out infrastructure projects, says official

Pune district has a total of three cantonments including Pune, Kirkee and Dehu Road. The state government has also asked Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to submit their opinion on the merger of Dehu Road cantonment with the civic body. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 29, 2023 09:49 PM IST

GMRT observations question decades-long understanding of Gamma-Ray Bursts

The new source, dubbed GRB 221009A, turned out to be the brightest Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) ever observed and lasted over 300 seconds

According to astronomers, long-duration GRBs are the birth cry of a black hole, formed as the core of a massive star collapses under its own weight. The newborn black hole launches powerful jets of plasma at speeds near that of light which pierce through the collapsing star and shine in Gamma-Rays. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 09:22 PM IST

BJ Medical College, Sassoon undertakes study on current trend of NCD

All patients at the outdoor patient department (OPD) at the Sassoon will be included in the study which will help to identify the current trend of these diseases

As many as 2,500 to 3,000 patients visit the OPD at Sassoon daily for seeking treatment. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 09:18 PM IST

PM Modi condoles death of Pune BJP MP Girish Bapat

PM Modi on Wednesday paid a heartfelt tribute to the passing way of BJP MP Girish Bhapat as he recalled the latter's role in building the party in Maharashtra.

Image posted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he condoled the death of BJP MP Girish Bhapat. (PM Modi/ Twitter )
Published on Mar 29, 2023 03:14 PM IST
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