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Pune district sees zero deaths for a third time this month

Pune: On Monday, the district reported zero deaths due to Covid-19 within 24 hours, the third time in the month
By Steffy Thevar
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 08:52 PM IST

Pune: On Monday, the district reported zero deaths due to Covid-19 within 24 hours, the third time in the month. Pune also reported less than 300 new virus cases in a day. The district has been witnessing a fall in the number of new cases and deaths since November. As of Monday, the district has reported 3.85 lakh Covid cases of which 3.65 lakh have recovered, 7,939 have been reported dead and 12,115 are active cases undergoing treatment in hospitals or in home isolation. On January 1 and 2, too, the district reported zero deaths due to the infection.

Pune city has reported 102 new cases taking the final count to 197,427. The death toll for the city stands at 4,472. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) reported 78 new cases which took the final count to 96,567, while the death count stood at 1,307. Also, 86 new cases were reported from Pune rural which took the total count to 91,714 and the death count stood at 2,122.

According to the state health department, 3,080 patients were discharged on Monday taking the final count of such cases to over 19.15 lakh. The recovery rate in the state is 95.25%. Also, 1,842 new cases in the state were reported taking the total to over 20.10 lakh. In addition, 30 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state taking the death toll to 52, 043. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.53%. Of 14,257,998 laboratory samples 2,010,948 have been tested positive (14.10%) for Covid-19 until Monday.

Currently, 207,971 people are in home quarantine and 2,360 people are in institutional quarantine.

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Army paper leak: Arrested major sent to seven days in police custody

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 05:21 PM IST
An Indian Army major arrested in the army recruitment exam paper leak case was remanded to seven days in police custody by a special court in Pune on Monday
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Virtual Data Science conference on March 8

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:13 AM IST
Pune - A 24-hour virtual conference will be held by Women in Data Science (WiDS) on March 8, coinciding with the International Women’s Day, in collaboration with Stanford University – ICME Department
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SPPU first semester exams postponed, students, teachers seek more clarity

By Dheeraj Bengrut, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:09 AM IST
The first-semester examination at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has been delayed
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IMD forecast: Warmer temperatures in Pune this week

By Namrata Devikar, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:08 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted the day temperature to rise as high as 37 degrees Celsius this week
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PMC to organise monthly collection drive at 300 centres for e-waste

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:08 AM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) solid waste department has decided to organize a monthly collection program at 300 centres for e-waste and plastic waste
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PMC stops Bhama Askhed water supply to Yerawada after high turbidity found

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:07 AM IST
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has stopped the water supply of Bhama Askhed project to residents from Yerawada due to the presence of high turbidity
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PI, API among three in police custody for corruption

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:07 AM IST
A police inspector, an assistant police inspector and a constable were among three people arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau’s (ACB ) Pune unit for demanding and accepting a bribe to give a favourable submission in court in order to secure the release of the complainant’s uncle who was in judicial custody in a case of cheating
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Two minors killed in separate road accidents in two days

By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:06 AM IST
Two minors including a seven-year-old were killed in road accidents in Pune within two days
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CEO of sports event management company booked for cheating

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:05 AM IST
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a sports event management company was among seven people booked by the Pimpri-Chinchwad police for allegedly duping a Mumbai-based businessman for 1
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Cops arrest major-rank officer of army in paper leak case

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 12:05 AM IST
The Pune police have arrested a major-rank officer of the Indian Army in the case of question paper leak for the recruitment of soldiers that was to be held in 40 centres all over the country on February 28
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Pune youth group holds special camp for senior citizen Covid-19 vaccine registration

By Dheeraj Bengrut
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:26 PM IST
Pune: For 70-year-old Meenal Naphade, getting an appointment for Covid-19 vaccination at one of the city’s hospitals, has been a big relief
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How political leadership and bureaucrats handled Pune’s Covid crisis

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:46 PM IST
Pune: On July 27 last year, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar held a meeting in Pune to review the Covid situation in the city
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 55th Maharashtra State session, in Pune on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks during the 55th Maharashtra State session, in Pune on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Doctors should prescribe generic medicine to help poor patients, says Javadekar

Posted by Harshit Sabarwal | ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:47 PM IST
"Doctors should prescribe generic medicines to help poor people. Except for complicated diseases where there is a need for specific formulas, for other ailments the use of generic medicine should be encouraged," said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Minister while speaking at the event in Pune.
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94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan deferred indefinitely

By Manasi Deshpande
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 05:23 PM IST
PUNE The 94th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All-India Marathi Literary Meet) which was scheduled to be held in Nashik on March 26, 27 and 28 has been deferred indefinitely in the light of increasing Covid-19 cases in the state
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Marne held by Pune rural police under MPDA

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Gajanan Marne (44), a gangster released from Taloja jail after acquittal from two murder cases on February 15, was arrested by Pune rural police on Saturday
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