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Vishal Patil banks on Sangli’s rebel tradition, Uddhav expects Cong action against revolt

Addressing a gathering on Tuesday after officially submitting his nominations for the Lok Sabha elections, Patil emphasised the district’s tradition of rebellion

Vishal Patil, the grandson of former Maharashtra chief minister Vasantdada Patil, filed another nomination paper on Tuesday and spoke about the rebellious streak ingrained in Sangli’s political history. (HT PHOTo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 06:06 AM IST

In Solapur, Devendra Fadnavis criticises CPI (M)’s Narsayya Adam

In February this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Solapur to deliver over 15,024 homes in the district to beneficiaries from the economically weaker sections of society

Fadnavis was addressing a rally in Solapur on Tuesday after Ranjitsinh Nimbalkar and Ram Satpute filed their nomination papers from the Madha and Solapur seats, respectively. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 06:02 AM IST

On his wedding day, man allegedly dies by suicide

Senior Police Inspector Kishor Patil revealed that amidst the festivities surrounding his wedding, on Tuesday morning the deceased made a distressing call to his uncle, expressing his reluctance to proceed with the marriage

Patil further said that after the call, Raikar left his home, prompting frantic searches by his family members. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Who is Uttam Jankar whom Fadnavis flew down to Nagpur?

Jankar, a Dhangar leader from Malshiraj taluka, in Solapur, called attention on himself when Fadnavis flew him in a charted flight to Nagpur

Who is Uttam Jankar whom Fadnavis flew down to Nagpur?
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 10:03 AM IST

BJP alters Madha, Solapur plan as Mohites consider shift to Sharad Pawar camp

Mohite-Patil’s defection to the Sharad Pawar faction of NCP has prompted the BJP to focus on consolidating support from smaller political figures in region

After it became clear that Dhairyasheel will join the NCP (SCP), deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has been actively engaged in discussions with leaders who wield considerable influence at the grassroots level. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 09:24 AM IST

Vishal Patil enters poll fray, set to file another set as Cong candidate on Tuesday

Patil is set to submit another set of nomination form on Tuesday as the Congress candidate even as the party has not given him the AB form

Grandson of Vasantdada Patil, Vishal Patil plans to exercise show of strength while filing the nomination papers. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Middle east tensions trigger anxiety among Iranian students in Pune

According to these students, the value of the Iranian Rial has risen by almost 100 points over the past two to three days, straining their purses and potentially impacting their ability to meet academic and daily living expenses

An anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel. (REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Retired ENT surgeon duped of 5.37cr in lure of ‘space in heaven’

According to Pune police officials, suspects allegedly exploited the doctor’s trust before asking him for money. As per the information, the accused promised the victim spiritual merit and the prospect of heaven

The incident was reported between October 2018 and April 2024 in Pune’s Kondhwa area. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 07:08 AM IST

Vishal Patil likely to file nomination from Sangli on April 16

Patil has already collected nomination form and is likely to submit the papers as an independent with the support of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Tuesday, said sources close to him

Patil has already collected nomination form and is likely to submit the papers as an independent with the support of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Tuesday, said sources close to him. (HT HOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 06:24 AM IST

In Madha, single men want LS candidates to play matchmaker

Responding to the voters’ appeal, Ramesh Baraskar, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) candidate from Madha has assured that if elected, he would launch a drive to arrange marriages of unmarried youth in rural areas. Madha goes to polls on May 7, when Baraskar will lock horns with Ranjeetsinh Nimbalkar from the BJP and Dhairyasheel Mohite Patil, who will join the NCP(SP) on Sunday

In Madha, single men want LS candidates to play matchmaker
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:58 AM IST

In Madha, single men want LS candidates to play matchmaker

The demand of the voters in Madha is not surprising. A large part of the constituency falls under Solapur district, where the child sex ratio is among the lowest in the state; according to the 2011 census, 883 girls were born in the district per 1,000 boys

Around 50 bachelors had organised a ‘Bride March’ to Solapur collector’s office in 2022. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:14 AM IST

VBA announces support to Vishal Patil if he chooses to fight from Sangli

Sangli has seen high political drama within the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance. Even as Congress staked claim over the seat citing it as its bastion, Uddhav Thackery-led Shiv Sena (UBT) announced the candidature of Chandradhar Patil much ahead of a formal announcement

VBA leader Prakash Ambedkar announced his support for Vishal Patil while addressing a public rally in Umred on Saturday. (HT FILE)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 07:04 AM IST

Child trafficking racket busted; six held in Wakad

Police said, they got a tip-off about a gang of women visiting Jagtap dairy area for the sale of an infant

Accordingly, police laid that trap and questioned the women who stepped out from two auto rickshaws. As they failed to provide satisfactory answers they were detained. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 06:32 AM IST

Transgenders seek Devendra Fadnavis’s intervention in Pune police ban on soliciting money

The transgender community has opposed the ban, arguing that it not only threatens their means of sustenance but also exacerbates the existing social and economic challenges faced by them

The ban, issued under section 144, has sparked outrage among the community which relies on the activity for their livelihood. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:26 AM IST

Man kills office colleague in Pune for alleged sexual assault of relative

Man arrested for murder in Pimpri-Chinchwad over alleged sexual assault. Accused, victim were colleagues at real estate company. Case filed under IPC Section 302.

Hinjewadi Police Station has filed a case under Sections 302 of IPC. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 06:18 AM IST

Pune city police identifies 1K criminals ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Individuals involved in body offences, murder, riots, who have been released on bail have been identified and a bond will be signed from them to avoid their further involvement in crime during election period

Pune city police have identified over 1,000 individuals with a history of criminal activities and have devised plans to take preventive actions against them. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:42 AM IST

Police warn transgenders against demanding money

Pune police ban transgenders from gathering at traffic junctions, demanding money. Violators face legal action under various sections of the IPC.

Pune City Police on Wednesday announced that transgenders are prohibited from gathering at traffic junctions and asking for money. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:30 AM IST

Speculation rife about Vishal Patil contesting election on VBA ticket in Sangli; Kadam asks MVA to reconsider decision

Meanwhile, Congress leader MLA Vishwajit Kadam held a press conference on Wednesday and appealed to all leaders in MVA, urging them to reconsider the decision regarding Sangli’s candidature

Former Union minister Pratik Patil met Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) chief Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:16 AM IST

Two-year-old dies after falling in water tank in Pune, contractor booked

During investigation it was found that the accused contractor did not provide any safety and security measures at site. He also did not properly cover the underground water tank

The accused have been identified as contractor Bapu Shivram Mane (44). (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 05:10 AM IST

5 held in online stock market fraud with alleged money trail to Hong Kong

The case was filed in Pune based on complaint filed by a woman on February 22 of being duped of ₹35.60 lakh

The suspects are accused of duping unsuspecting victims by luring them with promises of handsome returns on investments in the share market. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 10:16 PM IST

Congress in Sangli: Workers disheartened, leaders ‘out of reach’

With Sangli going to Sena (UBT), Congress workers on ground are left disheartened with phones of senior leaders going out of reach for a few hours

With Sangli going to Sena (UBT), Congress workers on ground are left disheartened with phones of senior leaders going out of reach for a few hours. ((PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 08:46 AM IST

Condoms, gutka, found in samosas supplied to firm, 5 booked

According to the police, among those booked were two workers of a subcontracting firm that was asked to supply the samosas

In this case, a complaint has been filed by Kirtikumar Desai (36) from Balewadi, who is working in a senior position at Catalyst Service Solution. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 08:20 AM IST

Woman, friend arrested for murder of mother

18-year-old woman and 23-year-old friend arrested for killing woman in Wadgaonsheri. Daughter confesses to hitting mother's head with hammer to hide bank transaction. Accused in police custody.

The incident took place at Chitralekha Niwas at around 5.30 am on April 1. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:16 AM IST

Hotel owners booked for late-night operations

Two establishments were found operating beyond permissible time limits and were playing loud music, causing significant disturbance to the local residents, said police

During the action, police seized sound systems, light controllers, and banned tobacco, and hukkah products worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>28 lakh. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:08 AM IST

Speeding car hits two traffic cops; driver held

The accused has been identified as Prashant Santosh Kadam from Nirgudi in Haveli area of Pune district

The incident was reported near labour camp Charholi at around 11:30 am on Monday. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Apr 10, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Congress leader Vishal Patil optimistic about party’s prospects in Sangli

Patil said Sangli has long been regarded as the bastion of the Congress party, having been represented by Congress candidates a staggering 16 times

Patil was speaking with the media on Monday at Sangli. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 07:18 AM IST

Engg student, two friends murder his female classmate; demands 9L ransom from parents

The police shared sequence of crime that took place between March 30 and April 7 at a press conference in the city on Monday

Police successfully tracked the deceased phone, which Phulwale was carrying, in Wagholi area of Pune on Sunday (April 7) and arrested him. (MAHENDRA KOLHE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 06:18 AM IST

Pune varsity student attacked, abused with ‘love jihad’ slur

As per the complainant who resides at the boy’s hostel on the campus, six youngsters came on three motorcycles, approached him and demanded his Aadhaar card. After checking his details, one of them abused him while alleging of participating in “love jihad” as he was seen with female friends

The incident was reported on April 7 at around 2pm near Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Bhavan. (HT FILE)
Published on Apr 08, 2024 10:33 PM IST

Dr Aniket Deshmukh expresses keenness to contest LS polls from Madha

The Madha constituency has drawn considerable attention in recent times due to its dynamic political situation

Dr Aniket Deshmukh (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 06:24 AM IST

Key player in Indapur, Mane of Sonai Dairy now with Ajit-led NCP

Dasharath Mane, who held a prominent position within the circles close to Sharad Pawar, has long been associated with NCP. Pravin Mane was head of the political campaign of the Supriya Sule in Indapur

(From left) Pradeep Garatkar President - Pune District, Nationalist Congress Party and Pravin Mane. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 05:52 AM IST
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