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Pune RTO penalises 200 school transport vehicles for flouting norms

As part of this drive, special squads constituted by the RTO have checked more than 500 school transport vehicles in the last six months and taken action against at least 200 such vehicles found violating the norms set by the state transport department

RTO inspectors have been instructed to check window bars, footsteps, seating arrangements, first-aid boxes and other safety measures of these school transport vehicles. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 05:42 AM IST

Over 300 parents duped of lakhs of rupees in coaching fees as FIIT JEE shuts down centres in Pune

The coaching starts from Class 8 at these centres and the fee per student is more than ₹2.5 lakhs per annum

There are two FIIT JEE coaching centres; one in Pimpri-Chinchwad and the other at Swargate. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 07:42 AM IST

State CET cell start admissions for various courses

State CET cell begins admissions for various professional courses; MCA & 5-year LLB started, engineering from July 14, MBA & B. Pharmacy from July 12.

Admission for the hotel management will start from July 11, for MBA and B. Pharmacy it will start from July 12. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 07:28 AM IST

FYJC admissions second round allotment list declared 

In this second regular admission round, 72,814 seats are available, for which 49,848 student applications were received

Comparing the cut-off lists, prominent colleges like Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) which had 476 cut-offs in the first round have now increased to 478 for the commerce stream. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 07:12 AM IST

New Pune airport terminal enhances passenger capacity, reflection of local culture

The existing terminal building with a built-up area of only 22,000 sqm can handle up to seven million passengers per year. While the new terminal is more than 52,000 sqm and has a capacity of nine million passengers per annum to cater to increasing air traffic

The state-of-the-art new building will be centrally air-conditioned with provision of additional five passenger boarding bridges taking the count of passenger boarding bridges to ten, this will provide convenience and hassle-free movement for passengers from terminal building to aircraft. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 08:34 AM IST

SPPU starts online service to get university documents 

As per the information given by the SPPU, this portal was unveiled by Mahesh Kakade, SPPU director of the examination and evaluation board

The entire process will be done online and paperless through this portal. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 06:22 AM IST

Pune airport’s new terminal to be functional from July 14

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new terminal of Pune Airport on March 10 this year through video conferencing

Additional Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel were required to commission at the new terminal building which was waiting to start its operation from the last several months. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 07:10 AM IST

Prepare DPR for Chandani Chowk to Hinjewadi route: Mohol tells Maha-Metro 

Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Murlidhar Mohol instructed Maha-Metro to prepare the proposal for Chandani Chowk to the Hinjewadi IT Park metro line and submit it for approva

A large number of citizens including those working in the IT sector use Katraj Dehu Road to reach Hinjewadi Park. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 07:08 AM IST

Maha CET Cell announces schedule for admission to professional courses

As per the information given by the Maharashtra State CET Cell, the admission process for MCA will begin on July 6

While the admission process for MBA, MMS, ME, M Tech and M Architecture will begin on July 9. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:54 AM IST

SPPU admission process starts after pre-admin exams are conducted

The admission process in various departments has started, and the students who have been admitted can confirm their admission by uploading the documents online

After online verification of the documents, the students will be able to pay the admission fee online in the next three days. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:42 AM IST

Pune airport runway extension OLS survey begins today

Pune airport runway extension survey to begin July 8 by special team from Delhi. Approval pending for 800m extension to accommodate larger flights.

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde approved the extension of the runway at the airport. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 05:40 AM IST

State to conduct another round of CET  

State govt to conduct additional round of exams for BBA, BCA, BMS, BBM courses due to low turnout in CET exam, offering second chance to students.

Now, students who want to opt for admission to BBA, BCA etc. courses will get another chance.  (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Show cause notice to primary schools that begin classes before 9 am

While some schools changed the class timings after discussion with parents and school bus-van drivers, authorities observed that many stuck to old routine

Governor Ramesh Bais, at a programme held on December 5, 2023, had directed the school education department to consider the timing of schools in morning session. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 22, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Citizens demand Kondhwa Road be declared ‘black spot’

Following the death of a woman in an accident at Kondhwa Road on June 12, the residents’ group near Shatrunjay Temple has demanded that the stretch be declared ‘black spot’

Following the death of a woman in an accident at Kondhwa Road on June 12, the residents’ group near Shatrunjay Temple has demanded that the stretch be declared ‘black spot’. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:06 AM IST

ILS Law College to become first law university in Maha

The Indian Law Society (ILS) Law College in Pune is in the final stages of becoming the first law university in Maharashtra even as it completed 100 years on Thursday

The Indian Law Society (ILS) Law College in Pune is in the final stages of becoming the first law university in Maharashtra even as it completed 100 years on Thursday. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Mohol writes to Rajnath Singh on Pune airport runway extension

The letter states that non-availability of direct international connectivity has been hampering the growth of the city with urgent need to extend present runway to facilitate movement of wide-bodied aircraft (Code D/E type)

According to Mohol, runway expansion was discussed at the review meeting at Pune airport on June 14. (HT HOTO)
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Khadki rly station to get two more platforms

Pune railway division to add two more platforms at Khadki railway station for long-distance trains headed for Mumbai to stop or start from station

Pune railway division to add two more platforms at Khadki railway station for long-distance trains headed for Mumbai to stop or start from station. (HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 07:10 AM IST

Regulated vehicle movement at Sinhagad Fort

Heavy rush at Sinhagad Fort since the onset of monsoon has forced forest authorities to regulate vehicle movement at the ghat section

Heavy rush at Sinhagad Fort since the onset of monsoon has forced forest authorities to regulate vehicle movement at the ghat section. (HT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 08:16 AM IST

Students prefer professional over traditional degree courses

The Class 12 results of the state board were declared early this year on May 21 after which the admission process for various graduation courses in prominent colleges and private universities began

A large number of students is preferring to take admission to commerce. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 19, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Survey identifies rare owl species at Pench Tiger Reserve

The study will help in having baseline information on the interactions of owls with vegetation as well as with different owl species coexisting in the forest, say experts

Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl. (SOURCED)
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 07:54 AM IST

Poor response to FYJC admissions this year; merit list to be out today

The response of students to central online admission process for FYJC admission in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas is poor this year, said officials

The response of students to central online admission process for FYJC admission in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad areas is poor this year, said officials. (Getty Images/iStockphoto (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Jun 18, 2024 07:46 AM IST

Maha, local bodies to jointly raise funds for land acquisition for Pune Airport runway expansion

Minister of state for civil aviation and cooperation Murlidhar Mohol on Sunday reviewed various pending works and issues at the Pune Airport and said that 60% of the finance will come from the state government, 20% from the PMC, and 10% each from the PCMC and PMRDA

Mohol said that he will meet union defence minister Rajnath Singh next week regarding one of the permissions necessary for expansion of the Pune Airport runway. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 07:24 AM IST

Have written to MoD to move damaged aircraft to defence land: Murlidhar Mohol

The aircraft is currently parked at the Pune airport, causing inconvenience to passengers and day-to-day operations

The Air India Delhi-bound aircraft had to abort its take off on May 16 after it collided with a luggage tractor trolley while going for the departure. However, no one was injured, as around 200 passengers were in the flight at the time of the incident. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 07:20 AM IST

SPPU to get new registrar in July

Vijay Khare, director, International Centre, SPPU, was holding the temporary charge of SPPU registrar after the term of Prafull Pawar ended on November 16, 2023

Meanwhile, poll code restrictions delayed the appointment process. According to the list published by the university, seven of 36 candidates are ineligible. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 06:24 AM IST

A day after woman dies on the spot, citizens protest at Gangadham Chowk

The traffic police assured that heavy vehicles will be banned on the road from 7 am to 9 pm and speed breakers will be installed

The citizens held a ‘rasta roko’ at Gangadham Chowk from 8 am to 10.30 am on Thursday. Officers of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and traffic police were present on the occasion. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:50 AM IST

Long-distance trains from Pune delayed up to 20 hours, pax demand solution

In the last few weeks, many other trains departing from or passing through Pune railway station have been similarly delayed

Many long-distance trains departing from Pune such as the Pune-Gorakhpur Express, Pune Humsafar Express and other trains have been delayed. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:28 AM IST

Commuters risk life on Kondhwa Road

A 59-year-old woman died, and her daughter-in-law was severely injured after a dumper transporting sand hit their motorcycle from behind near Gangadham Chowk in Market Yard at around 12.50 pm on Wednesday

Despite several complaints to the traffic police department, they have failed to take any action, claim residents. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Astronomers find collisional ring galaxy 30 million light years from the Milky Way

Two astronomers from the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) Pune – professor Vaidehi S Paliya and professor Dhruba J Saikia – recently identified a gamma-ray emitting collisional ring galaxy system named ‘Kathryn’s Wheel’ located just 30 million light years away from the Milky Way

The optical image of the gamma-ray emitting collisional ring galaxy system, ‘Kathryn′s Wheel’. (Right): Glowing hydrogen gas characteristic of star-forming regions is seen in the H-alpha band image of the same region, highlighting the ring of star formation. The dotted ellipse is added to guide the eye. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:16 AM IST

One-molecule-thick 2D semi-conductors can rotate polarised light very strongly: Study

Dr. Ashish Arora and team discovered that ultra-thin two-dimensional semiconductors can strongly rotate polarized light, promising applications in optical computation and quantum technologies. Reported in 'Nature Communications', the study shows potential for miniaturized integrated optical systems on chips.

Dr Ashish Arora from IISER and and professor Rudolf Bratschitsch are part of the project (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Heavy rain delays flights, gives pax hard time travelling to Pune Airport

At the same time, those who had to travel to Pune Airport yesterday to pick up or drop their friends and relatives faced heavy traffic congestion on Airport Road

Considering the heavy rain alert for the next few days, airlines have appealed to passengers to reach the airport two to three hours before their flights’ scheduled departure. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 06:24 AM IST
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