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A PMC analysis shows that most of those died are above 50 years of age.(HT Photo)

One year of Covid: Ripped apart by loss of near and dear ones, families struggle

By Nadeem Inamdar, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:18 PM IST
As on Sunday, Pune district reported 8,115 deaths due to the infection, of which 4578 are from city areas alone.
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Police take action against violators at Mukundnagar in Pune. (HT_PRINT)
Police take action against violators at Mukundnagar in Pune. (HT_PRINT)

Pune extends curbs till March 14 to contain Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:18 AM IST
Pune district has recorded an average of 1,600 cases in the last five days, prompting authorities to shut all schools, colleges and private coaching classes and restrict the movement of people between 11pm to 6 am till March 14.
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While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
While schools in other parts of the state reopened for Classes 9 to 12, those in the city are still not allowed to reopen pending approval from the BMC. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)

Pune extends night curfew till March 14; Schools to remain shut

ANI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 04:00 PM IST
"COVID-19 restrictions imposed in the Pune city till February 28 have been extended to 14 March," said Murlidhar Mohol Mayor Pune.
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A municipal worker clicks a photo of commuters not wearing face masks and thereby violating Covid-19 norms at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.(AP)
A municipal worker clicks a photo of commuters not wearing face masks and thereby violating Covid-19 norms at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai.(AP)

Maharashtra Covid-19 spike: Decision on night curfew in Nagpur, Amravati soon

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:22 PM IST
Night movement may get restricted in Nagpur, Amravati, Yavatmal in the view of the rising Covid-19 cases.
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Fire broke out at a godown in Bihar's Muzaffarpur(ANI Photo )
Fire broke out at a godown in Bihar's Muzaffarpur(ANI Photo )

Fire breaks out at Pune factory, 6 fire tenders rushed to spot

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 01:04 PM IST
At least six fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and fire fighting operations are underway.
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Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during the launch of a Marathi language book on Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute on Jan 27 (CMO)(HT_PRINT)
Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during the launch of a Marathi language book on Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute on Jan 27 (CMO)(HT_PRINT)

Woman's 'suicide' in Pune: BJP seeks sacking of minister, CM promises probe

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 09:23 PM IST
While Rathod, a Shiv Sena leader from Yavatmal, was not available for comment, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said a detailed probe will be carried out and those found guilty will be punished.
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Representational images. (ANI file)
Representational images. (ANI file)

Students elated as schools for classes 5-8 reopen in Pune after 11 months

ANI, Pune
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:38 AM IST
Students at Pune Municipal Corporation's (PMC) Pandit Dinadayal Upadhyay Vidyamandir, Paud Phata were very enthusiastic and felt quite a sense of happiness to be back again in the school premises.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. (HT Photo)

Maharashtra CM inaugurates jail tourism in Pune

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 10:27 PM IST
  • Yerawada Central Jail had been home to freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, among others.
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Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Mhada to draw lottery for over 5600 houses in Pune division

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The winners of the lottery will also be notified through text message and the list of the accepted applications will also be made available online on the website.
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The Maharashtra government ordered a probe into the incident. State health minister Rajesh Tope said initial findings suggested that the fire was caused due to welding work and spread fast due to the presence of inflammatory material on the premises.(REUTERS)
The Maharashtra government ordered a probe into the incident. State health minister Rajesh Tope said initial findings suggested that the fire was caused due to welding work and spread fast due to the presence of inflammatory material on the premises.(REUTERS)

5 dead as fire breaks out at Serum facility

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 06:46 AM IST
Officials said at least four people were rescued from SII’s Manjari premises in an operation spanning over an hour to bring the fire under control and save those trapped.
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Om Thoke, India’s veteran blogger joins hands with world’s biggest affiliate forum STM to bring them to India dubbed as ‘STM Doosra’

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Om Thoke has inspired millions of aspiring bloggers and affiliate marketers since 2005.
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Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)
Health kit distribution during Covid-19.(Embassy Group)

Corporates join hands to welcome government school students back to their schools after a 9-month absence

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:20 PM IST
With government schools opening in the New Year, Embassy Group has mobilized their corporate and NGO partners to work with the government and the Department of Education to prepare schools for the return of their students.
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When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)
When it comes to sector-wise impact, the hospitality/travel sector has been hit the most with a 60 per cent decline in hiring followed by power/infrastructure/energy sector (39 per cent), retail (30 per cent), telecom/ISP (25 per cent) and accounting/taxation/finance (20 per cent) in December 2020 year-over-year.(HT Archive/Getty)

December hiring activity in nation up by 14%: Report

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:06 PM IST
The medical/healthcare sector witnessed a positive growth of 11 per cent due to macro conditions. Further, the hiring trend in pharma/biotech sector remained less impacted with only 1 per cent fall.
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Application in Pune court against trade mark of “Covishield”

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:37 PM IST
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PMC will restore water supply on Saturday though it will be of low pressure.(HT FILE)
PMC will restore water supply on Saturday though it will be of low pressure.(HT FILE)

PMC: No water supply in Pune on Friday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Usually, the PMC carries out repair work on Thursday however, this week the civic body has taken up work on Friday
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Representational image.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Representational image.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Schools in Pune to reopen today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:20 PM IST
Moreover, only 32 per cent of parents have given consent letters to send their children to school from Monday. Some schools have decided to hold alternate classes for various standards to avoid rush in the campus
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The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)
The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar asks committee to submit report on Mulshi dam

By Abhay Khairnar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:48 PM IST
He added that the state government is awaiting the report so that they can decide if water can be drawn from the reservoir
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Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience
Mahita Nagaraj was recently invited to interact with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, to share her experience

HT Brunch Social Media Star of the Week: Mahita Nagaraj

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:12 AM IST
This single mum from Bengaluru created a community of over 55,000 volunteers to help those stuck due to lockdown
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A girl wearing a protective mask looks at decorations at a mall on New Year's Eve, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A girl wearing a protective mask looks at decorations at a mall on New Year's Eve, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

India recorded 29 cases of Covid-19 UK variant this week: A timeline

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:32 AM IST
From November 25 to December 23, 2020, midnight, about 33,000 passengers disembarked at various Indian airports from the UK. All these passengers are being tracked and subjected by states to RT-PCR tests to detect Covid-19.
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According to medical experts, deterioration of air quality can also cause complications in patients infected by coronavirus.(Unsplash)
According to medical experts, deterioration of air quality can also cause complications in patients infected by coronavirus.(Unsplash)

Poor air quality may affect recovered Covid-19 patients: Experts

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Considering the drop in temperature that deteriorates air quality, doctors in Pune city have issued a word of caution for people suffering from lung ailments, especially those who have recovered from Covid-19.
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The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers
The initial lots of the vaccine will be sent only to government hospitals, public health centres or large private hospitals. The first two priority groups—health care and other frontline workers

Elaborate distribution plan on track as India awaits vaccine approval

By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The vaccines will be stocked at four Government Medical Store Depots (in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata) and state and regional vaccine stores.
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A man is seen in front of an dummy representing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outside a housing society in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
A man is seen in front of an dummy representing the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outside a housing society in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

5 new cases of UK Covid-19 strain traced in India, tally rises to 25

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:53 PM IST
Out of the five fresh cases, four have been traced by National Institute of Virology in Pune and CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in Delhi. The infected individuals have been kept in physical isolation at state health facilities.
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People crowd at a Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The Maharashtra government on Wednesday extended Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the state till January 31, 2021.(AP)
People crowd at a Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. The Maharashtra government on Wednesday extended Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in the state till January 31, 2021.(AP)

Maharashtra govt extends Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in state till January 31, 2021

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:06 PM IST
“The state is threatened with the spread of Covid-19 virus. Therefore, to take certain emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus, the lockdown in the state has been extended till January 31,” a circular issued by state government read.
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People wearing protective masks exit a railway station amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
People wearing protective masks exit a railway station amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)

UK Covid-19 variant reaches India, govt on guard: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Here are the key developments prompted by the tracing of UK variant in India.
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The present set of bowl and cutlery have excellent provenance. It comes from the collection of one-time shipping magnate Sumati Morarjee, a well-known devotee of Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty Images/Keystone)
The present set of bowl and cutlery have excellent provenance. It comes from the collection of one-time shipping magnate Sumati Morarjee, a well-known devotee of Mahatma Gandhi.(Getty Images/Keystone)

Mahatma Gandhi’s bowl, cutlery to be auctioned in UK

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | London
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:11 PM IST
Gandhi heirlooms -- letters, photographs, portraits, books, sandals, spectacles among other items -- attract collectors of all sorts, both institutions and individuals, throughout the world.
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The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)
The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)

For two weeks, Pune reports single digit Covid deaths a day

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The city’s case fatality rate as of Sunday was zero per cent as no deaths were reported in 24 hours by the state
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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus queue up in Kochi, Kerala state, India.(AP)
People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus queue up in Kochi, Kerala state, India.(AP)

Covid-19: 18 UK returnees to Kerala test positive, samples sent to NIV Pune for studying variant

By hindustantimes | Edited by Arpan Rai | Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:31 PM IST
In order to test and analyse the Covid-19 strain, the Kerala government has sent samples of eight people who have tested positive for the virus to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for genomic analysis.
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The book, published by Harper Collins India, has illustrations by Sanjana Desai.(Amazon)
The book, published by Harper Collins India, has illustrations by Sanjana Desai.(Amazon)

Millennial pens short memoir of life with Ratan Tata

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:28 PM IST
A new book talks about an uncommon bond between a millennial and Ratan Tata, who turned 83 on Monday, giving glimpses of the legendary entrepreneur in warm light.
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From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)

Covid takes its toll on organ donations in 2020

By Namrata Devikar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The total number of transplants done in 2020, till December 24 stood at 79, even as experts note that there is more awareness among families
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Former BJP heavyweight Eknath Khadse is facing trouble following allegations of graft and conflict of interest in a land deal in Bhosri near Pune.(PTI PHOTO.)
Former BJP heavyweight Eknath Khadse is facing trouble following allegations of graft and conflict of interest in a land deal in Bhosri near Pune.(PTI PHOTO.)

ED summons Eknath Khadse in Bhosri land deal case, asks him to appear on Dec 30

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Khadse confirmed to HT that he had received the notice and would be going to the ED office. He joined the Sharad Pawar-led NCP in October this year.
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