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FIR against 3 BJP workers for attack on NCP woman member at event attended by Smriti Irani

While the BJP alleged that it is being targeted by MVA, the home minister Dilip Walse-Patil said police will register an offence against whoever is guilty
BJP delegation met the Deccan police officials on Tuesday, demanding action against NCP. (HT PHOTO)
BJP delegation met the Deccan police officials on Tuesday, demanding action against NCP. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:54 PM IST
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PMC administrator acting as NCP agent; conduct early elections, says BJP

PUNE As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon, it is now clear that the administrator will be incharge of the civic body and its operations for the next four to five months
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the state election commission to hold elections after monsoon. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:47 PM IST
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ByAbhay Khairnar

Satisfying five years’ tenure but several things remain to be done: Prof Nitin Karmalkar

Prof Karmalkar is retiring from his post on May 18 and spoke extensively to the Hindustan Times about his five years’ tenure, his achievements and the things he could not do due to lack of time
Prof Karmalkar, who was also an alumnus of the SPPU, took charge as vice-chancellor in May 2017. Earlier, he was the head of the department of environmental science and for the past 36 years, had been studying and then working at the university. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Prof Karmalkar, who was also an alumnus of the SPPU, took charge as vice-chancellor in May 2017. Earlier, he was the head of the department of environmental science and for the past 36 years, had been studying and then working at the university. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:59 PM IST
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Ajit Pawar reviews Kharif crop plan

Ahead of the monsoon season, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Monday took a review meeting of the Kharif crop plan in the state
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaking in Pune on Monday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar speaking in Pune on Monday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:48 PM IST
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At 40.8 degrees Celsius, Pune sees warmest day of May 2022

The city will continue to witness high humidity (37 per cent), three per cent above normal, along with a rise in day temperature for the next few days, according to India Meteorological Department
Along with Shivajinagar, Lohegaon reported day temperature at 40.5 degrees Celsius, which was also 3.5 degrees warmer than normal, on Monday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Along with Shivajinagar, Lohegaon reported day temperature at 40.5 degrees Celsius, which was also 3.5 degrees warmer than normal, on Monday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:27 PM IST
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ByNamrata Devikar

BJP, NCP workers face-off during Smriti Irani’s Pune visit

The NCP city unit claimed that one of their party office bearers was allegedly assaulted by BJP workers
NCP party workers protest over fuel price hike in front of a venue attended by Union minister Smriti Irani at SB road on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
NCP party workers protest over fuel price hike in front of a venue attended by Union minister Smriti Irani at SB road on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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Doctor, family members booked for domestic violence, dowry harassment

As per the allegations in the complaint lodged by the woman, she was subject to digital sexual assault using an alcohol bottle
A doctor, his parents, sister, and the sister’s in-laws were booked for domestic violence against a 37-year-old woman from Pune pursuing a PhD. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
A doctor, his parents, sister, and the sister’s in-laws were booked for domestic violence against a 37-year-old woman from Pune pursuing a PhD. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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Tomato prices shoot up to 60 per kg in Pune

Tomato prices have soared due to a short supply caused by unseasonal rain, rising mercury and escalating transport costs
A stall selling tomatoes in the city, on Monday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
A stall selling tomatoes in the city, on Monday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:15 PM IST
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ByTapasya Iyer

Central, state departments owe water arrears of 105 crore to PMC

A Right to Information (RTI) query by social activist Vivek Velankar has revealed that various state and central governments owe water arrears of Rs105 crore to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC)
A Right to Information (RTI) query by social activist Vivek Velankar has revealed that various state and central governments owe water arrears of Rs105 crore to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). (HT FILE PHOTO)
A Right to Information (RTI) query by social activist Vivek Velankar has revealed that various state and central governments owe water arrears of Rs105 crore to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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ByNadeem Inamdar

PMPML suspends e-bus service at Sinhagad fort

Started on a trial basis on May 2, the e-bus had received good response though narrow roads, sharp turns and running buses on the upward slop was taking on high toll on bus charging
Broken glass of an e-bus at Sinhagad fort. (HT PHOTO)
Broken glass of an e-bus at Sinhagad fort. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 10:58 PM IST
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Actor Ketaki Chitale booked again for using Sant Tukaram’s ‘signature’ in objectionable post on Sharad Pawar

Chitale, has already been booked under two other cases for making social media statements against NCP supremo Sharad Pawar
Yet another case was registered against Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, this time by Pimpri-Chinchwad police, for using the signature term of Saint Tukaram, “Tuka Mhane”, while making alleged derogatory statements on social media. (HT PHOTO)
Yet another case was registered against Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, this time by Pimpri-Chinchwad police, for using the signature term of Saint Tukaram, “Tuka Mhane”, while making alleged derogatory statements on social media. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 07:55 PM IST
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No cluster cases of tomato flu in Maha; no need to panic: health dept

PUNE While cases of tomato flu are currently being reported across various states in India, there are no cluster cases of the disease in Maharashtra as of now, and hence, there is no need to worry, according to the state health department
While cases of tomato flu are currently being reported across various states in India, there are no cluster cases of the disease in Maharashtra as of now, and hence, there is no need to worry, according to the state health department. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
While cases of tomato flu are currently being reported across various states in India, there are no cluster cases of the disease in Maharashtra as of now, and hence, there is no need to worry, according to the state health department. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 16, 2022 07:52 PM IST
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ByNamrata Devikar

Pune district reports 21 new Covid cases

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has so far reported 680,830 Covid cases and 9,713 deaths till Monday
Pune district on Monday reported 21 new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours, as per the state health authorities. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Pune district on Monday reported 21 new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours, as per the state health authorities. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 06:15 PM IST
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ByNamrata Devikar

SPPU to offer courses in museology

The varsity in collaboration with Kelkar museum will start a research and study programme in museology science and museum management
Under the initiative, a new department ‘museology and heritage study’ will start at SPPU. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Under the initiative, a new department ‘museology and heritage study’ will start at SPPU. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 05:10 PM IST
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Pune cyber police record 379 UPI-based cheating complaints done by sending fake payment screenshot

From January to April, Pune city cyber crime police station has recorded 379 complaints of UPI-based platforms
With the rising demand for cashless payments in times of highly transmissible Covid-19, the use of India’s home-grown payment method of UPI-based apps has increased multifold and as a result, it has become popular among fraudsters. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
With the rising demand for cashless payments in times of highly transmissible Covid-19, the use of India’s home-grown payment method of UPI-based apps has increased multifold and as a result, it has become popular among fraudsters. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:31 AM IST
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ByShalaka Shinde and Nadeem Inamdar

Tourists stuck at Sinhagad fort as protestors stop e-buses

The buses were stuck as many local private vehicle owners from Donje village were angry with the decision to ban private vehicles that led to the agitation at the Sinhagad fort
On weekends, PMPML has organised 25 buses for visitors while on weekdays 10 buses are operational. (HT PHOTO)
On weekends, PMPML has organised 25 buses for visitors while on weekdays 10 buses are operational. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:25 AM IST
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Pune crime branch raids illegal hookah bars, hotels for operating beyond deadline

The SSC sleuths under the directions of Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta took action against these joints for operating beyond the midnight deadline and booked them under the Maharashtra Police Act, Section 33 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
The SSC officials stated that they had received a tip-off that an illegal hookah parlour was operating in one of the joints in Kalyani Nagar at around 2.55 am. During the raid at the spot, the police seized six hookah pots, flavoured tobacco material and mobiles estimated to be worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>89,600. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
The SSC officials stated that they had received a tip-off that an illegal hookah parlour was operating in one of the joints in Kalyani Nagar at around 2.55 am. During the raid at the spot, the police seized six hookah pots, flavoured tobacco material and mobiles estimated to be worth 89,600. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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Another FIR against Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale over her objectionable post on Sharad Pawar

PUNE The Pune cyber police have lodged another case against actress Ketaki Chitale for defaming Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar
The Pune cyber police have lodged another case against actress Ketaki Chitale for defaming Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
The Pune cyber police have lodged another case against actress Ketaki Chitale for defaming Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:19 AM IST
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Cops arrest moneylender for extorting money from Pune couple

PUNE The Loni Kalbhor police have arrested a money lender for allegedly extorting money, despite recovering the loan he had extended to the victim
The Loni Kalbhor police have arrested a money lender for allegedly extorting money, despite recovering the loan he had extended to the victim. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
The Loni Kalbhor police have arrested a money lender for allegedly extorting money, despite recovering the loan he had extended to the victim. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:16 AM IST
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Pune temperature may rise to 40 degrees Celsius in next few days

PUNE Even though the first 15 days of May are over, Pune has touched 40
A woman is seen using a head umbrella to beat the heat in the city on Sunday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
A woman is seen using a head umbrella to beat the heat in the city on Sunday. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:13 AM IST
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ByNamrata Devikar

Early onset: Monsoon in Maha around June 7-8, says IMD

PUNE The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to be seen sooner this time for Pune and Maharashtra
The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to be seen sooner this time for Pune and Maharashtra. According to the IMD (HT FILE PHOTO)
The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to be seen sooner this time for Pune and Maharashtra. According to the IMD (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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ByNamrata Devikar

From businessmen, bankers or vada pav sellers; how Puneites are bearing the brunt of inflation

People across income groups are bearing the brunt of the crisis as inflation reaches an eight-year high amid rising food and fuel prices
Ramchandra Pardeshi, 70, has been selling vada-pav at Fakhri hills for nearly 25 years. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Ramchandra Pardeshi, 70, has been selling vada-pav at Fakhri hills for nearly 25 years. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 16, 2022 12:02 AM IST
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ByTapasya Iyer

90% underprivileged students did not receive proper education during pandemic

PUNE A survey conducted across six states of India by the Pune-based Spherule Foundation has revealed that nearly 90% of underprivileged students did not receive proper education during the pandemic and are now having a hard time catching up on lost time on education
A survey conducted across six states of India by the Pune-based Spherule Foundation has revealed that nearly 90% of underprivileged students did not receive proper education during the pandemic (HT FILE PHOTO)
A survey conducted across six states of India by the Pune-based Spherule Foundation has revealed that nearly 90% of underprivileged students did not receive proper education during the pandemic (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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ByAaryaman Dahiya

Pune district reports 42 new Covid-19 cases

PUNE Pune district reported 42 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours
Pune district reported 42 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours. (FILE PHOTO)
Pune district reported 42 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths due to the infection in the last 24 hours. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 15, 2022 11:49 PM IST
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Kids infected with Omicron had parents who were unvaccinated, says study

PUNE A study conducted by Pune’s BJ Medical College on kids who were infected with Omicron showed that the majority of the parents, of kids who were infected with the Omicron variant, were not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or not vaccinated at all, which can be hypothesised to contribute to the spread of the variant
A study conducted by Pune’s BJ Medical College on kids who were infected with Omicron showed that the majority of the parents, of kids who were infected with the Omicron variant, were not fully vaccinated. (HT FILE PHOTO)
A study conducted by Pune’s BJ Medical College on kids who were infected with Omicron showed that the majority of the parents, of kids who were infected with the Omicron variant, were not fully vaccinated. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 15, 2022 11:47 PM IST
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BySteffy Thevar

Pune metro tunnel excavation work in final stage, 95% complete

PUNE The tunnel excavation work for the underground metro has reached the final stage with 95% of work completed
The tunnel excavation work for the underground metro is underway at Mandai station. (HTPHOTO)
The tunnel excavation work for the underground metro is underway at Mandai station. (HTPHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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PMC sanctions 83 proposals under TOD zone along proposed metro routes

PUNE The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has sanctioned 78 proposals under the transit oriented development (TOD) zone on line one and two, and five proposals on line three of the ongoing metro rail route
The PMC has sanctioned 78 proposals under the transit oriented development (TOD) zone on line one and two, and five proposals on line three of the ongoing metro rail route. (in pic)A Pune metro lane near Vanaz. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
The PMC has sanctioned 78 proposals under the transit oriented development (TOD) zone on line one and two, and five proposals on line three of the ongoing metro rail route. (in pic)A Pune metro lane near Vanaz. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 11:19 PM IST
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ByPrachi Bari

Flyers wait in aircraft for 3 hours as Pune-Bengaluru flight delayed

The official statement of Go First airlines said, there was a technical issue that’s why the flight got delayed
The flight was scheduled to depart at 10.50 pm on May 14, but it departed at 3.13 am on May 15. There was a delay of 4.23 hours. (HT PHOTO)
The flight was scheduled to depart at 10.50 pm on May 14, but it departed at 3.13 am on May 15. There was a delay of 4.23 hours. (HT PHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 04:31 PM IST
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Your space: Pune municipal commissioner’s actions are a welcome move

Now that the PMC is run by municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar, there is no political backing to those who have illegal constructions, our readers share the pros and cons of his actions
PMC conducted an anti-encroachment drive on DP road, Karvenagar in April. (HT FILE PHOTO)
PMC conducted an anti-encroachment drive on DP road, Karvenagar in April. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 04:04 PM IST
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ByPrachi Bari
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