Articles by Dheeraj Bengrut
Farmers and traders in a fix over onion-related issues in Maharashtra as both blame state and centre for lack of political will to find solutions
The state government had given orders to the local governing bodies to carry forward the mandals’ last year’s permissions for the 2023 Ganesh festival
All deputy directors of education offices in the state have been instructed to submit proposals related to cluster schools by October 15
The indefinite strike by onion traders in Nashik district continues as no resolution was reached during a meeting with the district guardian minister. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the traders' demands. The traders are protesting against increased export duty and restrictions on the sale of NAFED. The Nashik APMC has threatened action against the protesting traders.
Some of the Ganpati mandals too have started holding immersion processions on the eighth or ninth day of the festiva
Starting Wednesday, onion traders have decided not to participate in the auction in 17 market committees across Nashik district including Lasalgaon over various demands
The artificial tank at Omkareshwar Ghat was not a pleasant sight as garbage and debris were seen in and around the artificial tank
Steps taken to check vehicular movement have so far resulted in chaotic traffic snarls at many locations in Narayan Peth, Shaniwar Peth, and Shukrawar Peth
The Maharashtra government has implemented a scheme allowing individuals, corporations, and NGOs to adopt government schools to improve educational quality and infrastructure. Donors will provide goods and services for a defined period, but cash contributions are not permitted. The school's name can be changed temporarily but will be restored after the contract period ends.
Citizens in Pune welcomed Lord Ganpati Bappa with enthusiasm and eco-friendly measures as they installed clay idols instead of plaster of paris ones.
Farmers and traders from the Ghodegaon Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) markets protested against the State government on Monday, demanding relief from price cuts for tomatoes and onions
Meanwhile, students’ unions have raised the issue and demanded that the scheme be started immediately
Preparations are in full swing for the 10-day Ganesh festival in Pune, with five Manache Ganpati mandals performing Pratishthapana puja on Tuesday.
Maharashtra government’s Higher Education Department has strongly vouched for NAAC accreditation for all colleges in the state
Residents of Kalyani Nagar in Pune are concerned about the lack of essential facilities for senior citizens at Pune Airport, such as recliner seats, priority check-ins, and basic amenities in the washrooms. They are demanding the introduction of priority check-in counters and improved facilities to reduce stress and improve the overall travel experience for senior citizens. The director of Pune Airport has stated that they are working on developing better facilities for senior citizens.
Ahead of the 10-day Ganpati festival, heavy crowds were seen at bus stands, railway stations, highways, and markets in central parts of Pune. Traffic was backed up on the Pune-Mumbai expressway and other major highways. Many people were also visiting their native places, leading to rush at bus stands and the railway station. Private bus operators were charging high fares despite efforts by the regional transport office to monitor rates. The festival will be celebrated from September 19 to 28.
The cost of this project is ₹135 crore, said officials on Friday. The platform extension works at the Pune railway station is also underway
The protestors said that allowing government-subsidised electric rickshaws to ply without licence will only increase more vehicles on roads, causing acute traffic congestion
On Wednesday, the Traffic police department visited the spot and discussed the course of action to mitigate such fatal incidents
The deadline for candidates to fill their self-certificates for the recruitment of teachers in Maharashtra has been extended to September 22 due to low completion rates and internet issues. Candidates who do not complete the self-certification will not be eligible for further recruitment process.
Students studying in institutions run by Shikshan Prasarak Mandali (SPM) have been given three days holiday due to an RSS meeting taking place at SP College campus. The meeting will last from 9 am to 8.30 pm and some classrooms will be used for the meeting.
These vehicles did not have proper permissions and licence to transport school students and were penalised by the Pune RTO squads, said officials
Pune Airport's New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) is set to be operational from October after missing several deadlines. The new terminal has a built-up area of 50,000 sq m and will have 10 aerobridges and 72 check-in counters. The construction of the new terminal building is part of an expansion project that also includes a multilevel car park and new cargo complex. The need for the new terminal arose due to increased flight operations and new destinations being connected.
According to the Motor Vehicles Act, private tourist buses can only increase their fares by 1.5 times the normal fares of MSRTC
In the first four special rounds and earlier three regular rounds, a total of 76,159 admissions were allotted to students and after all these rounds 40,871 seats still remain vacant in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad divisions
Pune guardian minister Chandrakant Patil will review the new bridge and underpasses at Chandani Chowk after ongoing traffic congestion issues.
According to farmers, the retail price of tomatoes in Maharashtra was around ₹160 per kg and ₹200 per kg in north Indian states during July and the first week of August, before crashing to ₹2 per kg in wholesale markets following a glut
Under the study, a total 103 villages across 13 talukas of Pune district were selected where trench-cum-recharge shaft structures were proposed to tackle drinking water scarcity issues
The Maharashtra state government has approved the filling of 111 vacant professor posts at the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), and the process will commence by the end of September
The story of how a 106-year-old institute in Pune came to possess a document now deemed to be a UNESCO 'Memory of World Heritage