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Pune district reports 8 deaths and 688 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

On Wednesday, Pune district reported eight deaths due to Covid-19 infection in 24 hours
By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:53 PM IST

On Wednesday, Pune district reported eight deaths due to Covid-19 infection in 24 hours. The district reported 688 fresh cases which took the final total to 3.80 lakh Covid-19 cases of which 3.56 lakh have recovered, 7,874 have been reported dead and 15,427 are active cases undergoing treatment in hospitals or in home isolation.

The city reported 328 new cases taking the final toll to 1,94,771 and six deaths took the death toll to 4,445. PCMC reported 152 new cases taking the final toll to 95,221 while one death was reported which took the death toll to 1,292. Pune rural reported 208 new cases which took the final toll to 90,076 while one death was reported which took the death toll to 2,100.

The department reported that 3,009 patients were discharged on Wednesday taking the final count of such cases to over 18.74 lakh. The recovery rate in the state is 94.75%. Also, 3,556 new cases in the state were reported taking the total to over 19.78 lakh. In addition, 70 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state taking the death toll to 51,400. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.54%. Of 1,35,62,194 laboratory samples, 19,78,044 have tested positive (14.58%) for Covid-19 until Wednesday. Currently 2,26,599 people are in home quarantine and 2,496 people are in institutional quarantine.

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Experts to preserve and maintain heritage Pune railway station building

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:47 PM IST
In a bid to preserve and maintain the heritage site of the Pune railway station building, the Pune railway division is now going to appoint a private agency to maintain the heritage site
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Central government proposes Neo, Lite and Water Metro for tier two-three cities

By Abhay Khairnar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:47 PM IST
In a major boost to public transport in tier two and three cities, the Central government has proposed Metro Lite, Neo-Metro and Water Metro which will provide an efficient mass public transport system
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Machine operator crushed to death in Bhosari

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:47 PM IST
A machine operator was killed after getting stuck in a finishing machine at a factory in Bhosari, Pimpri-Chinchwad on Saturday afternoon
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Book on slain RTI activists, murder cases released

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:46 PM IST
At least three accused have been acquitted in the cases of murder of Right to Information (RTI) activists, according to a study undertaken by two journalists, Vinita Deshmukh and Prasanna Keskar
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Minor among two held for murder in Warje

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:46 PM IST
A minor boy was among two held by Pune police on Sunday for the murder of a man in the case of a murder of a 28-year-old man in Bhusari colony, Kothrud on January 20
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PMC to conduct inquiry into Ramtekdi garbage processing plant fire

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:45 PM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to conduct an inquiry into the fire which occurred at the garbage collection and processing plant at Ramtekdi on Saturday night
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Sassoon doctors save injured pregnant woman, baby

By Steffy Thevar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The doctors at city-based BJ Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital proved to be saviours for a 21-year-old primigravida (first-time pregnant woman) with 36 weeks gestation who had an accidental fall
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‘I want to take science to common people through literature’

By Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Jayant Narlikar, an eminent astrophysicist and a writer, has been elected as the president of 94th Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a prestigious annual Marathi literary meet, which will take place in Nahsik this year
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Jayant Narlikar selected as president of Marathi literary meet to be held at Nashik

By Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Jayant Narlikar, an eminent astrophysicist and writer, has been elected as the president for the 94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, a prestigious annual Marathi literary meet which will take place in Nashik from March 26-28 this year
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Instil confidence in Covid vaccines

By Siddharth Gadkari
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Instil confidence in Covid vaccines The nationwide Covid vaccination drive launched from January 16 saw technical glitches in Co-WIN app —an online platform for monitoring vaccine delivery, a few healthcare and frontline workers refusing to be inoculated and instances of mild adverse effect post jab
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Pune’s startup ecosystem: past, present and future

By Amit Paranjape, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:32 PM IST
Tilak highlighted how the ‘West’ was able to lead and colonise the world because of science and technology, and why it was important for Indians to get actively into this domain. Inspired by his writings a young Pune student Keshav Malhar Bhat headed to MIT in the US in the 1880s
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Curtain Call: Collective experience of theatre is the only “normal”

By Nipun Dharmadhikari
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:16 PM IST
In my previous article, I had disregarded the theory that the theatre experience will now evolve
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India’s first paralympic gold medalist wants more tournaments for para-athletes

By Jigar Hindocha, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:55 PM IST
India’s first Paralympic gold medalist swimmer Murlikant Petkar was sitting in the first row when union minister of youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju launched the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE) at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi on Monday
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3,000 abandoned vehicles clutter city roads: Pune Traffic Branch

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Pedestrians, commuters, and the city traffic police are facing adversities with at least 3,000 abandoned vehicles cluttering different nooks, crannies, and roads of the city
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Cooler temperatures expected in Pune this week

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 10:54 PM IST
In just two days, the temperature in the city has witnessed a drop with the night temperature reported at 13
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