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NDRF deploys teams to Goa, Mumbai

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:19 PM IST
In order to prepare and assist in the possible rescue and relief operations of cyclone Tauktae, the National disaster response force’s (NDRF) Pune unit has sent a team to Goa and three teams to Mumbai
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10 per cent rise in PMC’s share for the Swargate-Katraj metro project

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:18 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will have to increase its financial share in the proposed underground Swargate-Katraj metro extension route
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Man cuts himself to evade arrest, booked for attempted suicide

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:17 PM IST
A man was booked for attempted suicide for cutting himself to evade arrest by Pune police in the early morning hours of Friday
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110 graduated medical cadets to join fight against Covid Armed Forces Medical Services

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:16 PM IST
As many as 110 medical cadets, including 21 female cadets of the 55th (C3) batch of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) were commissioned as medical officers into the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) on Saturday
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Tauktae’s impact on onset of monsoon in Maharashtra too early to predict, scientists say

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:14 PM IST
As cyclone Tauktae further intensifies in the Arabian Sea, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the southwest monsoon may now reach Kerala by May 31, a day prior to the normal date
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Man with a criminal record killed by a group in Bibwewadi

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:13 PM IST
A man on record of Pune police was killed by a group of 10 men in OTA scheme area of Bibwewadi in the small hours of Saturday
A notice outside the Covid vaccination centre at the Dalvi hospital in Shivajinagar on Friday informed beneficiaries that the vaccination drive was not taking place on Friday. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)
A notice outside the Covid vaccination centre at the Dalvi hospital in Shivajinagar on Friday informed beneficiaries that the vaccination drive was not taking place on Friday. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)

Pune rural continues to report maximum Covid cases

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Pune rural reported 3,172 new cases which took the progressive count to 259,300 cases and with 21 deaths the toll in the rural areas went up to 2,757.
Police officials take action against violaters in Kondhwa, on Friday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Police officials take action against violaters in Kondhwa, on Friday. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

0.35 million people fined in Pune for violating Covid norms

By Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Fines were collected especially for not wearing a face mask at public places and not following social distancing norms and overcrowding
Sister Lucy Kurien, founder and director of Maher Ashram with the children who live there. (HT PHOTO)
Sister Lucy Kurien, founder and director of Maher Ashram with the children who live there. (HT PHOTO)

Shelters in Pune see rise in enquires, admissions of children, elderly

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:42 PM IST
Loss of jobs and drastic fall in income forced many to abandon their old parents and in some cases seek shelter for their kids
Healthcare worker at Covid 19 testing center in Pune. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Healthcare worker at Covid 19 testing center in Pune. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Pune’s positivity rate of Covid over 23%; private labs see sharp drop in tests

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Despite the proportion of the rise in the number of cases in rural areas, the number of tests being done has not risen accordingly, say experts
A division bench of Justices KK Tated and NR Borkar on May 6 heard an application filed by Karnataka’s Biovet Private Limited, seeking direction to the Maharashtra government to hand over possession of the manufacturing unit at Manjari Khurd village in Pune. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
A division bench of Justices KK Tated and NR Borkar on May 6 heard an application filed by Karnataka’s Biovet Private Limited, seeking direction to the Maharashtra government to hand over possession of the manufacturing unit at Manjari Khurd village in Pune. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra govt should get 50% of Covaxin produced in Pune, says Ajit Pawar

By Manasi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Following Bombay HC ruling, state has handed over a manufacturing unit located in Pune to an associate of Bharat Biotech for vaccine production
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Mobile thief arrested in Narangibaug

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:49 PM IST
The Pune police crime branch arrested a mobile thief from Narangi Baug area of the upscale Bund Garden area of the city
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UGC grants autonomy to Garware College

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:48 PM IST
Maharashtra Education Society’s Garware College of Commerce has been conferred an autonomy by the University Grant Commission (UGC) in the month of February 2021
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SPPU exploring option of open-book exams

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 09:47 PM IST
The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has begun making major changes in the format of the second semester examination which is scheduled to be held soon
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Maratha leaders hopeful after Centre files review petition

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:56 PM IST
After the Central government filed a review petition in the Supreme Court (SC) over the Maratha community reservation verdict, Maratha outfits are hoping to get some relief
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No delivery of vehicles on auspicious Akshaytritiya, customers, dealers unhappy

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:24 PM IST
Due to strict lockdown restrictions in the state, all non-essential shops are closed which has impacted the sale of vehicle deliveries on Akshaytritiya, considered to be an auspicious day to bring home a new vehicle
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PMC to float global tender next week for Covid vaccine

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:23 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to float a global tender next week to procure Covid vaccines for Pune similar to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
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JICA tender process affected due to lockdown, date extended

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 08:19 PM IST
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded pollution abatement of Mula-Mutha river project’s estimate cost has reached 1,511 crore and now the tender process has also been delayed due to lockdown
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College students seek fee reduction due to pandemic situation

By Dheeraj Bengrut
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Pune: With the next academic year to start soon, many undergraduate and graduate students in Pune have sought the intervention of state education authorities and college management to reduce admission and college fees
Many of those living as tenants or staying in paying guest accommodation (PG) in the city are facing trouble after testing positive for the virus. (PTI/REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Many of those living as tenants or staying in paying guest accommodation (PG) in the city are facing trouble after testing positive for the virus. (PTI/REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Like a bridge over troubled water... friends in deed

By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Relatives are refusing to come forward to help Covid patients. While on the other hand, friends are extending help without any hesitation
A vaccination centre at Kamala Nehru Hospital, Mangalwar peth put a notice outside the centre informing that vaccination will not take place due to unavailability of doses, on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)
A vaccination centre at Kamala Nehru Hospital, Mangalwar peth put a notice outside the centre informing that vaccination will not take place due to unavailability of doses, on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)

Step up vaccination to protect children in possible third Covid wave, say experts

By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Medical experts have observed that 3rd wave may severely affect children. Currently, vaccination has been halted for the 18-44 years age group
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Rural Pune hot spots put on alert to control Covid spread

By Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 12:10 AM IST
On the evening of May 10, an auto rickshaw with a loudspeaker rode through the Bhigwan village making an announcement that the residents knew was coming: a complete lockdown starting from the midnight of May 12
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Medical waste dumped at Taljai Pathar in Pune

By Nadeem Inamdar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Pune: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has received a complaint regarding heaps of medical waste dumped in Taljai Pathar area
The 15 “phishers” were found in a villa in Indrayani Society, Waksai, Lonavla, in a late-night raid on Wednesday. (GETTY IMAGES (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
The 15 “phishers” were found in a villa in Indrayani Society, Waksai, Lonavla, in a late-night raid on Wednesday. (GETTY IMAGES (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))

15 “phishers’ targeting US citizens busted in raid on Lonavla villa

By HTC
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 05:09 PM IST
The men were duping American citizens using voicemails since the beginning of the first lockdown in the country, according to the police
A residential complex where CSWs stay in Budhwar Peth in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
A residential complex where CSWs stay in Budhwar Peth in Pune. (HT PHOTO)

Misuse of state funds for CSWs: Pune police arrest five

By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2021 04:55 PM IST
As per the complaint, accused took 10,000 out of every 15,000 they accessed, on the pretext of paying government officials
Graffiti depicting coronavirus continue to mark the city’s public walls. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Graffiti depicting coronavirus continue to mark the city’s public walls. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Hadapsar-Mundhwa ward continues to report maximum Covid cases in PMC

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:04 PM IST
In between April 22 and May 5, the ward saw 8,178 new cases, according to PMC data. Hadapsar-Mundhwa ward is followed by the Ahmednagar road-Wadgaonsheri ward for most Covid cases
PCMC reported 3,152 new cases the progressive count went up to 230,387 and with one more death the toll went up to 1,533.(HT Photo)
PCMC reported 3,152 new cases the progressive count went up to 230,387 and with one more death the toll went up to 1,533.(HT Photo)

Pune rural reports surge of 4,363 new Covid-19 cases; 33 more deaths

By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Pune city reported 2,021 new cases which took the progressive count to 465,545 and with 40 more deaths the toll went up to 5,929.
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Two men arrested for online scam involving nude videos

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Two men have been arrested in Rajasthan in a case involving at least 100 males, in the age group of 25 to 55 years, being duped in an online scam involving nude videos of the victims
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Govt officially issues order about cancellation of exam, questions on FYJC remain

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Days after it made an announcement, the Maharashtra government officially issued a General Resolution (GR) on Wednesday stating that the Class 10 exam has been cancelled
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