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Pune district reports 781 fresh Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths in 24 hours

By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 09:43 PM IST

The state health department on Sunday reported 781 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 25 deaths in 24 hours in Pune district. The district has reported 3.52 lakh Covid-19 cases of which 3.25 lakh have recovered, 7,477 have been reported dead and 19,658 are active cases, undergoing treatment at hospitals or are in home isolation.

Pune city reported 362 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the total count to 1,80,299, while 19 deaths took the death toll to 4,230. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) reported 182 fresh cases on Sunday taking the final count to 88,732. One reported death took the death toll in PCMC to 1,264. Pune rural reported 237 new cases taking the final count to 83,534 and five deaths took the death toll to 1,949, according to the state health department.

As per the state health department report, 4,362 patients were discharged on Sunday taking the final count of such patients to over 16.80 lakh. The recovery rate in the state stands at 92.36 per cent. Also, 5,544 new cases in the state were reported on Sunday taking the total cases to over 18.20 lakh.

In addition, 85 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state on Sunday taking the death toll to 48,136. The case fatality rate in the state is 2.59%. Of 1,08,04,422 laboratory samples, 18,20,059 have tested positive (16.85%) for Covid-19 till Sunday. Currently 5,26,555 people are in home quarantine and 6,814 people are in institutional quarantine.

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60 more gardens to open in Pune from January 25

By Manasi Deshpande
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Pune: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will reopen 60 more public gardens from January 25, almost three months after it opened the gates of 81 gardens across the city
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Barbed arrows with Microliths Replica. (HT)
Barbed arrows with Microliths Replica. (HT)

Early Punekars hunt & fish… and settle down!

By Saili K Palande-Datar
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Environment of Pune started to change around 10,000 to 4,000 years ago due to strong monsoon, says Saili K Palande-Datar
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Keep the police informed if there is any more suspicious activity on your account (HT FILE)
Keep the police informed if there is any more suspicious activity on your account (HT FILE)

If your social media account has been compromised, follow these 5 steps

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:07 PM IST
If you receive an OTP for some change that you have not initiated, it might mean that your account has been compromised
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Tourists will be able book the resort online on the MTDC website once the resort is functional. (HT PHOTO)
Tourists will be able book the resort online on the MTDC website once the resort is functional. (HT PHOTO)

MTDC to reopen resort on Sinhagad fort, Pune in a month

By Manasi Deshpande
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:04 PM IST
Renovation work of this resort has been completed by the MTDC and it will be ready to host guests in a month, an MTDC official has informed
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As activist and political leaders raised concern over the flood level, Maha Metro issued a press statement on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
As activist and political leaders raised concern over the flood level, Maha Metro issued a press statement on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)

Pune metro: Maha-Metro claims reported values of CWPRS report “far from truth”

UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:01 PM IST
Some activists including Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan, Anu Aga, Sarang Yadwadkar held a press conference and raised a concern over rising water levels due to ongoing metro work in the Mutha river
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he state government would take decisions about the funds and share as Maha Metro would require the revenue from non-ticket sources, said officials. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
he state government would take decisions about the funds and share as Maha Metro would require the revenue from non-ticket sources, said officials. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Maha Metro hints at not sharing rent revenue with Pune civic body

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:55 PM IST
As per the detailed project report, the total project cost of the metro is 11,420 crore. It is borrowing a 5,831 crore loan and the PMC is giving 951 crore for the project
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Despite the completion of their contract, the PMC decided to continue the services of all these 177 medical staff for the next few months. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Despite the completion of their contract, the PMC decided to continue the services of all these 177 medical staff for the next few months. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune civic body extends contract of 177 medical staff hired during Covid peak

PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:51 PM IST
PMC had appointed 71 BAMS doctors, eight dentists, 62 nurses, 22 lab assistants and 14 pharmacists to offer services in PMC-run hospitals across the city
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This facility, along the backwaters of Andra dam in Maval near Pune, is named Talegaon Electronic and Engineering City (TEEC). It is termed as the first electronic park in the state by MIDC officials. (HT PHOTO)
This facility, along the backwaters of Andra dam in Maval near Pune, is named Talegaon Electronic and Engineering City (TEEC). It is termed as the first electronic park in the state by MIDC officials. (HT PHOTO)

Talegaon: MIDC to build township in a 6,000 acre industrial facility

By Manasi Deshpande
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Industrial facility is intended for hardware production industries with zero pollution, say officials
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As per the plan, PMRDA was to borrow <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>600 crore loan from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) to develop basic infrastructure like roads and other facilities, before allowing private plot owners to develop their plots. (HT PHOTO)
As per the plan, PMRDA was to borrow 600 crore loan from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) to develop basic infrastructure like roads and other facilities, before allowing private plot owners to develop their plots. (HT PHOTO)

Pune’s Mhalunge-Maan town planning scheme gathers dust two years after groundbreaking

By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 07:46 PM IST
PMRDA had announced that the town planning scheme is being planned on 250 hectares by spending 640 crore and will be complete in three years
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The number of students for Class 5 to Class 8 is almost four times that for Class 9 to Class 10. (HT FILE)
The number of students for Class 5 to Class 8 is almost four times that for Class 9 to Class 10. (HT FILE)

PMC undecided on reopening schools for Class 5-8

By Namrata Devikar
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 08:14 PM IST
A notification to allow schools across the state to reopen for classes 5 to 8 from January 27 has been sent
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PMC’s sets January-end deadline for Katraj-Swargate BRTS; PMPML unsure

By Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:47 PM IST
The Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) has claimed that the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has still not been able to carry out improvement works on the Katraj-Swargate Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) stretch despite writing a letter last month
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Man arrested for alleged extortion of contractor

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:46 PM IST
A man has been arrested and remanded to judicial custody, after spending three days in police custody for the alleged extortion of a contractor
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Man arrested for threatening to spread video of live-in partner

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:46 PM IST
A man has been arrested for posing as a journalist and threatening to spread a video of his live-in partner, if she refused to pay him 6 lakh
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Pune rural stays with NCP; all parties claim victory in Maharashtra

By Siddharth Gadkari and Manasi Deshpande, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 09:46 PM IST
In Western Maharashtra, most of the senior leaders of all parties received a setback in the gram panchayat polls while in Pune district, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) managed to win 500 of 752 gram panchayats
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Pandemic slowdown “concerns” ruling BJP with polls scheduled early next year

By Siddharth Gadkari, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:11 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is in power in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is staring at poll-bound difficulties with elections fast approaching early next year
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