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Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati not real heir, is adopted: MP Mandlik

Kolhapur’s Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Mandlik on Thursday claimed his Congress opponent Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati was not the “real heir” to the royal seat and he was adopted

Kolhapur’s Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Mandlik on Thursday claimed his Congress opponent Shahu Maharaj Chhatrapati was not the “real heir” to the royal seat and he was adopted. (HT)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:58 AM IST

Voter awareness banner at Pune’s Gokhale Institute found vandalised

The perpetrators were seen on CCTVs, and we are questioning them. We will take further relevant action, says official

According to institute authorities, the miscreants defaced a poster using graffiti spray paint as they struck out the word ‘Democracy’ from the poster and wrote ‘NOTA 2024’ along with ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ (long live the revolution) on it. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 10:33 PM IST

Onion trade drives poll pitch in Nashik-Ahmednagar belt

It is for the eighth time in this span that wholesale trade of the kitchen staple in Nashik district has been affected after traders halted auction in 15 APMCs

Farmers and traders are protesting APMC’s latest mandate of slicing the weighing and labour charges off farmers’ share and passing it on to the Mathadi (head loaders) Board (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 09:23 AM IST

RTE admissions to begin next week, 53 schools not registered

While a deadline was given for school registration for RTE admission, many self-financed schools did not register for the RTE admission

The government recently amended the RTE Act, and schools are refraining from participating in the RTE admission process due to the change in fee reimbursement rules. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Gudi Padwa: Record gold rates did not dampen festive spirit of buyers

The city witnessed a rush of buyers at jewellery shops on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa on Monday

price of the precious metal was <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>72,000- <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>74,000 for 1 tola (10gm) in Pune. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 07:28 AM IST

Parents assn to approach court against RTE amendment

AAP Parents Union and Akhil Bharatiya Samajwadi Shikshan Hak Sabha to challenge State govt's inconsistent RTE admission policy in court, demanding unaided schools be included.

Both parties are opposing the new amendment made by the government regarding the RTE admission process, which is keeping students from poor and backward classes away from quality education. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 06:58 AM IST

C-DAC develops Smart Farm system for farmers, to be launched on Foundation Day

C-DAC Pune on its 37th Foundation Day will launch Smart Farm System, which is indigenously developed and helps farmers to plan irrigation and fertilisation based on environmental and soil conditions to ensure maximum yield

C-DAC executive director Col AK Nath (retd), left, and Anish Satya with Smartfarm at a press conference on Monday. It is indigenously developed and helps farmers to plan irrigation and fertilisation based on environmental and soil conditions to ensure maximum yield (HT)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:48 AM IST

Mangoes in demand for Gudi Padwa festival

According to Rajesh Kenchi, a mango vendor in Market Yard, Alphonso mangoes from Konkan are currently priced between ₹1,200 and ₹1,800 per dozen

On the eve of Gudi Padwa, people flocked to Gultekdi Market Yard to buy mangoes on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 10:57 PM IST

Railways start special trains for passengers

The Pune railway administration regularly releas extra trains during peak season. These trains were released during festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Holi etc

During summer vacation, the trains on the regular schedule are overcrowded. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:28 AM IST

‘Pre-school readiness campaign’ for children from next academic year

The department has instructed that teachers, Anganwadi workers and volunteers should help in this drive

The education department has also instructed that all children eligible for admission to Class 1 and their parents participate in the meeting. (Representative Photo)
Published on Apr 07, 2024 10:30 PM IST

Pune airport new terminal ops to start after BCAS permission

The BCAS team will inspect the new terminal building soon and only if it is satisfied with the safety norms and obligations will passenger traffic be started

Since no ‘development’ permission has been received yet, neither the airlines nor customs and immigration systems have been shifted to the new terminal building. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Busy Shankar Sheth Road in Pune poses risk to commuters

As per the information given by the Pune traffic police department, five fatal accidents and 35 seriously injured cases have been reported at the chowk area from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024

The accident spot near Seven Loves Chowk on Shankar Sheth Road. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:22 AM IST

Agriculture College students grow strawberries in Pune, earn double the investment

Strawberry is a sensitive plant and grows only in areas like Mahabaleshwar. However, the students have harvested 3 tonne strawberries from 20 gunthas of land and earned more than ₹4 lakh in the last two months

This is the first time when strawberries have been grown in Pune, that too in such hot weather conditions. It is part of the Agriculture College Pune’s endeavour to inculcate a professional approach in Agriculture graduates. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:16 AM IST

RTE admission process to start from next week

According to the guidelines, the students who are interested in RTE admissions will be admitted on priority basis at aided schools, government schools and all local self-government schools within a distance of 1km from their residence

Due to the change in the RTE Act, it will be impossible for students from economically and socially backward classes to get admission in English medium schools. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Bribery case: SPPU cancels guideship of Baburaoji Gholap College professor

The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) had arrested the professor of economics after receiving complaint from a PhD scholar that his guide was seeking bribe to clear the thesis

According to the university authorities, Mane had eight students under his guidance, and they have been shifted by the university to another guide. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:36 AM IST

SNDT College declares results of study of geriatric female population in rural Maha

The study is an observational, quantitative, cross-sectional study in 34 districts of rural Maharashtra using a structured, close-ended schedule

A total of 10,000 elderly women was selected through convenience sampling and after exclusion of incomplete interviews, an analysis was carried out of 9,253 completed interviews of elderly rural women. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 06:16 AM IST

Pune railway division’s area increases after integration of Daund-Manmad route

The Pune railway division now has the added task of monitoring the daily traffic of around 98 trains on the Daund-Manmad section

Soon, the Beed-Parli section will be included in the Pune division. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 06:24 AM IST

1,620 autorickshaw, cab drivers fined for obstructing PMPML buses

The public transport utility follows rule that prohibits private vehicles to halt and pick-drop passengers within 50 metres of its bus stops or bus stands

The squads comprised two joint vigilance teams of four officers and one RTO officer, one for Pune city and another for Pimpri-Chinchwad city. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Direct flight to Tirupati from Kolhapur kicks off from today

Earlier, the Kolhapur to Tirupati flight service had been started by a private passenger airline only to be aborted after some time

Now, Star Air Company has resumed the Kolhapur to Tirupati flight service, much to the passengers’ delight. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Mar 31, 2024 11:58 PM IST

Pune Airport’s summer schedule starts from Sunday

Due to notice to air missions (NOTAMs), the Pune Airport administration is facing difficulties providing slots and this has affected passengers

Last year, new flights were started from Pune Airport to the two cities of Mumbai and Varanasi. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 31, 2024 11:54 PM IST

State steering committee suggest changes in FYJC admissions

The decision of the steering committee has given relief to the students who have passed Class 12 and are taking admission in the first year

NEP was implemented in the autonomous colleges of the state from the academic year 2023-24. The difficulties faced by colleges and the response of the students were reviewed during the assessment. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 05:06 AM IST

CET dates revised for the 2nd time

The CET Cell has clarified that there will be no CET for the PCM group on May 5 as the National Eligibility-Entrance (NEET) will be held on the same day

This is the second time that the CET Cell has revised the MH CET 2024 dates due to the Lok Sabha (LS) general elections. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 05:04 AM IST

SPPU to conduct guidance workshop on first year college admission

SPPU to conduct workshop for Class 12 students to guide them on NEP 2020 changes for admission in interdisciplinary courses in Maharashtra colleges from 2024-25.

Implementation of NEP guidelines has started in all autonomous colleges of Maharashtra. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Exam fee waiver for class 10 & 12 students from drought-prone areas

These students have to contact their school or college with details of their own or parents’ Aadhaar card-linked bank account after which they can avail the benefit of the waiver

According to government orders issued on March 27, online Aadhaar-linked bank account information is being requested urgently to reimburse the examination fees of Class 10 and 12 students from drought-prone areas of the state. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 05:00 AM IST

MSRTC to convert 500 diesel buses to CNG

Out of 500 diesel-powered ST buses, 60 have already been converted to CNG and the remaining will be converted to CNG in a phased manner.

Pune is an important division of MSRTC, and has a total of 14 depots. (HT FILE)
Published on Mar 28, 2024 10:08 PM IST

Confident of ticket, Udayanraje gets rousing welcome in Satara after arriving from Delhi

Uncertainty surrounds Udayanraje Bhosale's BJP nomination in Satara, but he receives a warm welcome from supporters. He confirms candidacy for Lok Sabha election.

Bhosale was keen on contesting on BJP ticket even as the seat was with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led by Ajit Pawar in the alliance. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 08:46 AM IST

MVA undecided over support to Shetti in Hatkanangle

Meanwhile, speaking in Kolhapur, Jayant Patil, state president of the Nationalist Congress Party (Sharad Pawar), suggested that if Shetti does not officially join the MVA alliance, they will field their own candidate

All three MVA parties have a good presence in the region, however, a three-way tussle may hand the advantage to Shiv Sena’s Mane, considering the likely vote split between the MVA candidate and Shetti. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 08:20 AM IST

SPPU issues show cause notice to private Institute over alleged financial discrepancies

A case has been registered in the matter as per the complaint submitted by students to the SPPU administration a couple of days ago

While the fee regulation committee has fixed the fees at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>65,000, the institute has allegedly charged the students <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>450,000 for two years. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 07:12 AM IST

SSC exams end with 140 cheating cases registered

As per the data shared by the board, in 2023, a total of 116 cheating cases were registered during the SSC examination in the state

A a total of 306 cheating cases were registered this year as against a total of 345 cheating cases registered last year. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 06:54 AM IST

Bhujbal for Nashik? NCP, BJP discuss swapping the seat Satara amid Sena not ready to give up its claim

Currently, the sitting Member of Parliament from Nashik is Hemant Godse who is with Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena

The BJP leader and party’s Rajya Sabha MP Udyanraje Bhosale, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, is keen to contest the polls from the Satara seat, (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 05:14 AM IST
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