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Minor driving goods vehicle dies in road accident

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 07:13 PM IST
A 16-year-old boy driving a goods vehicle on Bopdev ghat met with an accident and lost his life
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Industries seek more clarity, exemptions on lockdown guidelines

By Jigar Hindocha, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 06:53 PM IST
After the state government allowed manufacturing units in the city that are needed by essential services to remain open during the 15-day lockdown, industrialists have sought keeping the units needed to fulfil export obligations functional
Leopard cub rescued from feral dogs in Pune district
Leopard cub rescued from feral dogs in Pune district

Leopard cub rescued from feral dogs in Pune district

By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:01 PM IST
The cub was put inside a small enclosure in a sugarcane field close to where he was first seen by the villagers, and remote-controlled camera traps were installed to photograph its reunion with his mother.
Remdesivir is given only in hospital settings to moderate and severe covid-19 patients.ap(MINT_PRINT)
Remdesivir is given only in hospital settings to moderate and severe covid-19 patients.ap(MINT_PRINT)

Pune private hospitals face shortage of Remdesivir, oxygen amid Covid-19 surge

ANI | , Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 01:45 PM IST
After the second wave of coronavirus in the country, the demand for oxygen has increased in Pune. The suppliers are facing difficulties in procuring it from the manufacturers.
A huge crowd of migrant labourers at the Pune railway station on Tuesday evening, all trying to leave the city ahead of the two-week restrictions. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)
A huge crowd of migrant labourers at the Pune railway station on Tuesday evening, all trying to leave the city ahead of the two-week restrictions. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)

Lockdown fear drives hordes of migrant labourers to railway station to leave Pune

By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 04:28 PM IST
As word on CM’s appeal to the state spread, migrant workers begun to scramble to get a ticket for the 9pm train to UP
Many of the housing societies have tied up with Swach for collecting their segregated waste but despite the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s repeated appeal to residents and patients to segregate their Covid waste, it is not happening. (FILE PHOTO)
Many of the housing societies have tied up with Swach for collecting their segregated waste but despite the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s repeated appeal to residents and patients to segregate their Covid waste, it is not happening. (FILE PHOTO)

Managing biomedical Covid waste, a challenge for Swach workers

By Prachi Bari, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Citizens should sanitize their waste with sanitisers and hand it over once in a few days, in sealed bags and inform waste pickers that there are home quarantine patients living with them
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Rare 1968 short film on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar now in NFAI collection

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:48 PM IST
The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has recently acquired a rare short film made on Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in 1968, adding another memorable reel into their collection
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Out of whack machinery piles up 70,000 tonnes garbage at Ramtekdi processing plant

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:47 PM IST
The Ramtekdi garbage processing unit premises is littered with tons of garbage as the machinery is not running up to the mark
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46-year-old booked for molestation

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:46 PM IST
A 46-year-old man was booked after a woman registered a complaint of molestation at the Shivajinagar police station on Tuesday
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Court cases hinder Chandani Chowk improvement works

By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:44 PM IST
In spite of promising to finish the land acquisition for Chandni Chowk flyover in two weeks, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is unable to acquire the necessary land due to the ongoing court cases
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An uphill task: Parents juggle between working from home and managing toddlers

By Jigar Hindocha, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:41 PM IST
With day-cares and play schools closed in Pune, working parents are facing a tough time managing work from home, household chores and baby care all at once
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Liquor shops unwilling to home deliver despite mayor’s permission

By Prachi Bari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:40 PM IST
Liquor shops within the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) are giving a lukewarm response to Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol’s decision of permitting home delivery of liquor from Monday to Friday between 7 am to 6 pm
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Jewellers home deliver gold on Gudi Padwa, sales take a hit

By Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Jewellers in Pune used the online booking and home delivery option for customers who wanted to buy gold on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, but there was a big difference in the number of people purchasing gold online over physically at the shop
To streamline the process of second shots of Covaxin the civic body has now announced a list of 30 hospitals which will be dedicated to giving only second shots of the Covaxin Covid vaccination (Bloomberg)
To streamline the process of second shots of Covaxin the civic body has now announced a list of 30 hospitals which will be dedicated to giving only second shots of the Covaxin Covid vaccination (Bloomberg)

PMC releases list of 30 vaccination centres offering Covaxin’s second dose

By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 04:30 PM IST
On Sunday, Shivajinagar MLA Siddharth Shirole tweeted saying that there is confusion among beneficiaries who received their first dose of Covaxin in March and who are now eligible for the second dose, as they are unable to find vaccination sites
People waiting at a vaccination centre at Dalvi hospital, Shivajinagar in Pune, on April 13. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)
People waiting at a vaccination centre at Dalvi hospital, Shivajinagar in Pune, on April 13. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)

PMC Covid care centres near empty as patients prefer home isolation

By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 04:46 PM IST
PUNE Though the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has Covid care centres active for isolation, most citizens infected with the virus, prefer to isolate at home
Put a leaf under a sheet of paper and run your pencil over it to reveal its shape and ridges: leaf autographs (HT PHOTO)
Put a leaf under a sheet of paper and run your pencil over it to reveal its shape and ridges: leaf autographs (HT PHOTO)

Civic Sanskriti: Nature’s summer glory paints neighbourhood in a golden hue

By Sanskriti Menon
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Harvest festivals like Vishu give even city dwellers an opportunity to connect with nature and thank her for the gifts that make our lives possible and beautiful
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune. ( AFP)
A man walks along a deserted street during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Pune. ( AFP)

Pune’s Covid cases fall but shortage of ambulances, Remdesivir worry residents

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:28 PM IST
  • Pune is among the worst-affected urban areas in the world and has the highest number of active cases in the country.
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Pune dist reports 9,821 cases and six deaths

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Pune: Pune district on Monday reported 9,821 cases, taking the overall tally so far to 661,407
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PMC to build cancer treatment facility with help of private players

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 11:09 PM IST
PUNE: The standing committee of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Monday gave nod to erect a cancer treatment facility with the help of private players in the city
Large number of people visit Ambedkar statue on the occasion of Ambedkar birth anniversary.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Large number of people visit Ambedkar statue on the occasion of Ambedkar birth anniversary.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Procession, rally banned in Pune on Gudi Padwa, Ambedkar birth anniversary

By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 10:59 PM IST
  • As per the guidelines, no public meetings are allowed on these festivals. Instead, organisers should make the online facility available for citizens.
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50-year-old Covid patient dies at home after not getting a bed in Pune

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Pune: A 50-year-old slum resident living in Aundh area breathed his last due to Covid on Sunday due to unavailability of bed
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Pune has only 65 dedicated ambulances for Covid treatment

By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 09:27 PM IST
Pune: The central team during its visit to the most affected districts in Maharashtra found that Pune has only 65 dedicated Covid-19 ambulances
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Poor medical facility hits patients of Pune rural areas

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 09:20 PM IST
PUNE: The Covid-19 pandemic situation in rural areas is worse than urban parts due to lack of medical infrastructure and testing facilities
Water logging under the bridge on Katraj - Dehuroad bypass near Ambegaon due to heavy rain. (RAVINDRA JOSHI)
Water logging under the bridge on Katraj - Dehuroad bypass near Ambegaon due to heavy rain. (RAVINDRA JOSHI)

Monday’s rainfall in Pune second-heaviest 24-hour spell in April since 2008

By Namrata Devikar
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Pune on Monday reported 19 millimeters of rainfall in two hours, paralysing normal life, as people were hurrying to return home before 6 pm, when the night curfew comes into effect
Relatives and friends of Covid patients stage a protest at the Gadikhana medical store as the Remdesivir injection was not available at stores, on Monday morning. (HT PHOTO)
Relatives and friends of Covid patients stage a protest at the Gadikhana medical store as the Remdesivir injection was not available at stores, on Monday morning. (HT PHOTO)

Protest at Pune medical store over Remdesivir shortage

By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2021 04:27 PM IST
Pune: District collector Rajesh Deshmukh’s order banning over-the-counter sale of anti-viral drug Remdesivir has failed to stop relatives and friends of Covid patients from crowding medical shops as hospitals claim they still have not received the stock
Hundreds gather for Bagad festival (chariot of god) at Bavdhan village in Wai tehsil of Satara in Pune, on April 2. (HT )
Hundreds gather for Bagad festival (chariot of god) at Bavdhan village in Wai tehsil of Satara in Pune, on April 2. (HT )

62 test positive after Bagad yatra

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Pune: Days after villagers from Satara district held the annual “Bagad” yatra festival, a pilgrimage, 62 new Covid cases were reported from a Bavdhan village, according to officials
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Cong stage protest in front of Pune civic chief over mishandling of Covid situation

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 07:23 PM IST
PUNE: The Congress leaders on Monday gheraoed Pune municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar over the mishandling of Covid-19 situation in the city
Punekars queue-up to buy the Remdesivir injection at a Chemists’ association outlet on April 8. (PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)
Punekars queue-up to buy the Remdesivir injection at a Chemists’ association outlet on April 8. (PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)

Monday Musings: When the state-controlled sale of a drug is a good thing

PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Pune has witnessed a shortage of the expensive, much- hyped Remdesivir prescribed on a large scale by doctors, leading to its scarcity
Deserted view of Pune Railway Station in Pune, India. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Deserted view of Pune Railway Station in Pune, India. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Impact of curbs? Pune district’s positivity rate drops

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:25 PM IST
On Sunday, the positivity rate stood at 28.39%, with the district reporting 12,377 cases and the total samples tested were at 43,593
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