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PMC to extend length of Katraj flyover towards Rajas Society to ease traffic congestion

Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:31 PM IST

To solve the traffic problems on Katraj-Kondhwa Road, we have taken the decision to extend the Katraj flyover (Wonder City to Rajas Society) by 900 metres from the existing 1,326 metres to 2,226 metres, said official

The PWD started work on the Katraj flyover on September 24, 2021 and has so far, completed 25% of the work whereas the deadline is March 2025. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
BySiddharth Gadkari

MPCB issues notice to PCMC for river pollution

Untreated effluents were found discharged into the Pawana river via three to four nullahs near the Ravet STP and Kejudevi Bandhara

The PCMC has installed 16 STPs of 363 MLD capacity however only 300 MLD of sewage has been treated while the remaining 59 MLD of sewage is being discharged into the Mula, Pawana and Indrayani rivers. (ht file photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 10:28 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Pune reported 190 respiratory illness cases in November

According to officials, the surge in hospitalisations is due to the extremely poor air quality reported in November

Pune has registered 734 acute respiratory infections (ARIs) cases and 316 hospitalisations due to ARIs in the last eight months. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 09:59 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Staff shortage at PMC’s anti-encroachment police station hampers work

Despite the state home department issuing orders sanctioning 158 staff for the dedicated police station, the anti-encroachment department is yet to receive the requisite manpower

In May 2023, the anti-encroachment department officials were beaten up by the hawkers when they tried to remove the illegal structures from the footpath on Boat Club Road. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 06, 2023 09:52 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Abandoned overhead water tanks in Mohammadwadi have become den for criminals

Three overhead water tanks constructed as part of 24x7 water supply scheme for Mohammadwadi in 2018 have become den for criminals

Firemen pulled out a 16-year-old girl who accidentally fell into a 40-feet deep water tank located opposite the Dorabjee Heritage Mall at NIBM Road, officials said on Tuesday. Three overhead water tanks constructed as part of 24x7 water supply scheme for Mohammadwadi in 2018 have become a den for criminals. (HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 07:54 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Girl falls into 40 feet deep water tank, rescued

Kondhwa Fire Brigade rescues 16-year-old girl who accidentally fell into a 40-ft deep water tank located opposite Dorabjee Heritage Mall at NIBM Road

Kondhwa Fire Brigade rescue 16-year-old girl who accidentally fell into a 40-ft deep water tank located opposite Dorabjee Heritage Mall at NIBM Road. (HT)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 07:34 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

First edition of Pune Public Policy Festival on Jan 19-20

Professionals and bureaucrats, academics and students, insiders and outside experts will discuss the shaping of the country during the summit

The event will be held at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE) between January 19 and January 20. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:36 AM IST

SPPU starts free bus service within university premises

Bus stops have been installed in front of all of the important SPPU departments and offices to improve connectivity, making it easy to visit all locations quickly from the entrance gate

Previously, if rickshaws were not available, students and parents were facing issues reaching the SPPU main building from the entrance gate. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:26 AM IST

Pune sees drop in minimum and maximum temperatures

Due to the absence of a strong weather system over Maharashtra, the state is now receiving cool winds from northern states

After a long gap of around half a month, the city is now gradually experiencing chills with a drop in temperature of 1-2 degrees. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:24 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

HMIS services to resume at govt medical colleges, hospitals

The system has been shut since July 5, 2022, as the private firm hired to digitally record patients’ data stopped providing services after alleged non-payment of dues of ₹100 crore

The legal tussle over pending payment to the contractor has allegedly led to the sudden termination of HMIS. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 06:14 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Bhide Wada demolished; PMC to finalise memorial design in 8 days

Civic body had earlier made a plan for the national memorial comprising a two-storey building with the first floor earmarked for a museum

Bhide Wada is located at the Budhwar Peth area of Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:42 AM IST

Shop owners seek financial aid following Bhide Wada demolition

The PMC action came after the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that allowed the civic body to take possession of the premises

Armed with huge police force and blocking the roads leading to the site, PMC razed Bhide Wada, a historic landmark that housed the nation’s first girls’ school. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 04:57 PM IST

Decoding the nexus that helped Patil gang run drug cartel

The investigation and 15 arrests made so far expose an operation allegedly orchestrated by Patil and his accomplices within the confines of the state-run hospital and Yerawada Central Jail

After Lalit Patil escaped from Sassoon General Hospital, only to be rearrested within a fortnight, the police have uncovered a nexus between police and prison officials. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:28 AM IST

Sassoon medical officer arrested for assisting Patil’s escape from hospital

The Pune Police Crime Branch Unit 2 late on Monday evening arrested the medical officer (MO) of Sassoon General Hospital in connection with the escape of drug haul accused Lalit Patil

The city police told the Pune Court that Deokate, as medical officer at the orthopaedic department of the state-run hospital, allegedly helped the Patil in his escape from the hospital’s ward number 16. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:24 AM IST

Locals versus outsiders debate back, this time in Alandi temple

The bandh to oppose the temple trust’s election process took place in a democratic and peaceful manner from 6 am to 6 pm

The bandh adversely affected the Sanjeevan Samadhi ceremony of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj. (HT FILE PIC)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:22 AM IST

Three, including two children, injured after school bus hits tree

The mishap was caught on the CCTV camera installed in the locality and the footage was circulated on social media

The accident took place at around 3 pm on Monday, said officials from the Lonikand police station. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:20 AM IST

Police, Crime Branch arrest three for murder in Kondhwa

The accused have been identified as Javed Khan, Saddam Sheikh, and Sahil Sheikh, who were arrested by the Kondhwa police in association with crime branch unit 5

According to the police, the accused committed the crime due to a financial dispute with the victim. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 06, 2023 05:18 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

India's first girls' school razed to make way for national memorial

The civic body plans to build a national memorial dedicated to the social reformer couple – Jyotiba and Savitribai Phule – at the site.

India’s first school for girls was started by the Phules at the historic Bhide Wada in Pune on January 1, 1848. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 05, 2023 10:09 AM IST

Govt asks revenue dept to complete land measurement by March 2024

In the Pune division alone, as many as 92,566 applications were pending of which 54,998 were cleared off till November end

Officials at the Revenue Department across the divisions had been complaining that lack of adequate manpower was the reason for the current pendency to be 37,570 applications. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 06:40 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

NCRB data: Crime against women rose by 28.34% in 2022; Pune records rise in cybercrime cases

However, crimes against children were reduced by 12.33 % in Pune city in 2022, according to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) annual report

As far as cyber crimes are concerned, it has increased by 58.67 % from 357 cases in 2022 to 225 cases reported in 2021. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 06:26 AM IST

After PMC removes encroachments on Ahmednagar Road, ‘owner’ secures footpath with tin sheets

During the drive, one of the residents, claiming ownership, covered the area, including the footpath, with tin sheets after the removal of stalls, forcing pedestrians to use the road to commute

PMC has initiated “Mission 15” wherein it has identified 15 arterial roads where encroachments and illegal banners will be removed even as the stretches will be revamped by filling potholes, clearing stormwater lines, repair of streetlights, and resurfacing of roads. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:52 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

PMC demolishes 70 illegal shops at F C Road

In a major drive, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday demolished 70 stalls/shops which had been constructed as well as were operating illegally on Fergusson College (FC) Road

As part of the demolition drive, the PMC cleared nearly 7,000 square feet of area. The PMC employed JCB, gas cutters and took the help of the Shivajinagar police for the drive. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:42 AM IST

SPPU to recruit vacant posts before NAAC assessment

Accreditation Council (NAAC) assessment, senior-level officials of the university are considering recruiting vacant posts in various departments of the university before facing the NAAC assessment

As per the information shared by the SPPU, it will soon have to go through the NAAC re-evaluation. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:32 AM IST

District monitoring committee holds review meeting to discuss laxity on part of charitable hospitals

The meeting was headed by district collector, Rajesh Deshmukh while elected members of the legislative assembly; district civil surgeon and monitoring committee member, Dr Nagnath Yempalay; and charity commissionerate officials were among those present

There are 58 charitable hospitals in Pune, 74 in Mumbai, and 430 across the rest of the state. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:26 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Ajit Pawar’s announcement adds intrigue to Shirur, Baramati LS contests

Over the years, the NCP has maintained a good hold in Pune and Western Maharashtra region with many of its prominent leaders coming from this part

There are rumours that Ajit might ask his son Parth to contest from Shirur instead of giving a candidate at Baramati, his hometown. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:22 AM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Pillion rider dies as PMPML bus hits two-wheeler

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Rutuja Kadam (18) of Dighi and injured is Prateek Mohod

The accident took place on the BRT track near Deccan College on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:18 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Over 2.5K children of waste pickers await scholarships

Despite regular follow-ups and applications by Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat, NGO working for the welfare of waste pickers in the city, there has been no action by the officials

The NGO now plans to stage a march demanding scholarships for the children on Tuesday at Bhide Wada. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Yerawada prison’s CMO held for helping Lalit escape from hospital

Marsale was produced before the Pune court amidst tight security in the afternoon when Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) AC Birajdar remanded him to police custody till December 7

Following his arrest, the police told the Pune court that Marsale, as Yerawada jail CMO, allegedly helped the drug kingpin in his escape from the hospital’s ward number 16. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:14 AM IST

Cyclone alert: Flights, trains cancelled on Chennai route

The flights — six departure and six arrival — are cancelled from Chennai, Hyderabad, Mangaluru and Nagpur

Pune airport authorities cancelled around 12 flights on Chennai route on Monday. (HT FILE)
Published on Dec 04, 2023 09:43 PM IST

PMC starts demolition of Bhide Wada

The Bombay High Court recently ruled in favour of the PMC in a case related to Bhide Wada property where the civic body and state government plan to build a national memorial

Land owners and tenants had approached the Supreme Court, which also refused to offer them any respite. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 05, 2023 05:28 AM IST
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