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Kagool opens centre in Baner
UK-based data analytics and ERP specialist consultancy company Kagool opened its Pune centre at MAgile building at Baner. Dan Barlow, CEO of the group inaugurated the 10,000 square feet of office space with an initial capacity of 160 seats. The Pune centre will start functioning from August 1 this year.
Edelweiss Pune division reports strong growth
Edelweiss Private Wealth announced that its Pune division (Maharashtra and Goa, ex Mumbai) reported a jump of 105 per cent in its client assets as compared to its clients in the rest of India. Alok Saigal, president and head of Private Wealth, Edelweiss Wealth Management, said, “The market has the potential to grow 15 per cent by 2025 according to industry estimates.”
Tech players drive office leasing activity in Pune
CBRE South Asia released its latest office report ‘CBRE India Office Figures Q2 2022’. According to the report, office absorption recorded in Pune was 1.7 million square feet in Q2 2022. The report also observed that the office sector in India witnessed a strong performance in Q2 2022, as leasing activity grew by 61 per cent Q-o-Q to touch a record high of 18.2 million square feet.
Vitesco Technologies inaugurates futuristic plant at Talegaon
Vitesco Technologies inaugurated its plant of the future at Talegaon, Pune. The new facility is spread across 20 acres and contains more than 17.580 square metres of manufacturing space, including over 900 employees. The first series of productions will be for the two-wheeler market, followed by various Powertrain Solutions products such as engine management systems, sensors, and actuators, as well as exhaust management components for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
BF Infrastructure signs agreement with Talgo India
BF Infrastructure Ltd and Talgo India collaborated to set up a joint venture which will engage in manufacturing high-speed passenger trains. The alliance will also address future large business opportunities in the Indian Railways sector and tap the upcoming domestic requirements in the field. The collaboration between BF Infrastructure and Talgo India will significantly contribute to the Government of India’s initiative of Atmanirbhar Bharat and will help bring state-of-the-art and high-speed rail technology and solutions to the Indian Railways and other private operators that will serve under the overarching self-reliant vision.
Birkenstock expands its presence in Pune
Birkenstock the global German lifestyle brand with a heritage in iconic footwear is widening its reach in India by introducing its second store in the youthful and vibrant city of Pune at Pavillion mall. The new store launch is followed by the overwhelming response broken stock received in 2021, when they launched their first outpost in the city in Phoenix Market City, Pune.
Access to platform having main mausoleum has been banned at Taj due to unprecedented crowd turnout on Saturday where entry ticket has been waived from August 5 till August 15 as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which is being celebrated to mark 75 years of independence. According to rough estimate, another 70,000 visited Taj Mahal on Sunday. The number was confined due to rains but crowd is expected on Sunday and Monday, the chief superintending archaeologist for Agra Circle of ASI, Rajkumar Patel said.
The Narcotics Control Bureau, Lucknow Zonal unit, destroyed 15,230 kg of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, having a market value of around ₹15 crore, over August 12 and 13. This exercise has been carried out as a part of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative of the government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independent India.
Fifty-year-old a native of Jungle Panchrukhiya village in Kushinagar district, Devi Lal, was elated when he was handed the national flag on Saturday by members of the gram panchayat and district administration employees to hoist on his hutment on the occasion of the country's 75th Independence Day on August 15. Lal could barely control his emotions. A daily-wage labourer, Lal belongs to the Musahar community.
Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and workers registered a strong protest after the posters and hoardings of chief minister Yogi Adityanath, placed as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', were found defaced in Firozabad on Saturday morning. After being informed, police registered two FIRs at the north and south police stations of Firozabad city. The police also informed Nagar Nigam officials, who started replacing the damaged posters and hoardings.
Union minister for women and child development Smriti Irani on Saturday said that Prayagraj is a blessed land as its soil has the blood of freedom fighters who laid down their lives to secure the freedom of the country from British rule. She expressed these thoughts during a programme organised as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' at Chandra Shekhar Azad Park. She also urged participants to raise slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.