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Six dead, 10 injured in fire at illegal candle manufacturing factory in Talawade; one arrested

Updated on Dec 09, 2023 06:54 AM IST

A case has been registered at Dehu Road police station against the accused under sections 9(B) of the Explosives Act and sections 304(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

The deceased includes six women, and their identity is yet to be ascertained and the probe is under process. (HT PHOTO)

Govt orders probe, owner of the unit arrested

Shikalgar had rented the factory space to Sharad Sutar, where Sutar runs his firecracker candle brand ‘SNS’ registered under Shivraj Enterprises

A case has been registered at Dehu Road police station against the accused under sections 9(B) of the Explosives Act and sections 304(2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2023 07:02 AM IST

2 held for cheating online payment company of 3.5 cr

Two other suspects, Ubed alias Ubbedullah Ansari and Ayub Bashir Alam, were arrested earlier in the case

The fraud came to light when 65 registered agents colluded to manipulate the company’s official system. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 10:49 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Doctors save over 3.7K low birth weight babies

As per the report, all these babies weighed less than 1.5 kgs and were born with a low weight, sick or with some medical condition

The doctors at the Pune unit have managed to bring a substantial decline in the incidence of low birth weight over the past five years. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 10:44 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Farmers in Nashik, Nagar stop auction of onions after Centre bans export

Farmers and traders from Nashik and Ahmednagar districts stopped the auctioning of onions on Friday after the Centre prohibited the export of onions till March 2024

The auctioning of onions at various Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs), including one at Lasalgaon in Nashik district, was stopped. (HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 10:42 PM IST

Student dies in road accident involving tractor on Pune-Solapur highway

A 21-year-old student from a prominent educational institute in Loni Kalbhor died after his two-wheeler collided with a tractor trolley near Loni Kalbhor on the Pune Solapur highway on Friday

According to the police, the deceased, identified as Atharva Kailas Patole (21), a resident of Nashik living in Loni Kalbhor was rushed to the hospital but was proclaimed dead on arrival. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 10:41 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pavana dam affected farmers threaten to stop water supply of PCMC

Despite several meetings in the past, the district administration has failed to provide a solution to the long-pending issue

A total of 19 villages were affected by the Pavana dam, built in 1972 and a total of around 5,926 acres of land was acquired. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 10:39 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

ATS busts illegal Aadhaar centre in Bhosari, 4 held

The accused prepared fake documents required to be submitted for registration of Aadhaar cards or making changes but the enrolment slips generated had unique codes and station IDs of the Aadhaar card centres from Rajasthan which is now being investigated, says official

All four have been arrested under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) 420,465, 468,471,473,34 under the Aadhaar Act. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 10:01 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

7 charred to death, several trapped in Pune candle factory fire. Video

Officials said the majority of those who died were women.

Fire breaks out in candle-making factory in Pune(PTI)
Published on Dec 08, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Women drive a turnaround story for state transport utility

The Kendre family of around 20 women opted to take a state transport bus from Bhor taluka to Pune to attend a wedding function in October 2023

According to officials, the daily women ridership has touched around 15-16 lakh from 6-7 lakh after the facility was implemented. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:20 AM IST

Give priority to disabled people while allotting shops at Pune Metro stations: BJP

Anantrao Ingle, vice-president, BJP’s Disabled Citizens Association, Maharashtra wing, has written to Pune Metro as well as the Maharashtra government about the demand

The Pune Metro project is near completion and work at several stations is in the final stages. The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) has set up shops at several stations. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Katraj Zoo Director partially agrees to charges of mismanagement of animals

An offence was registered against Jadhav in September this year after the forest department in three of its investigations found irregularities in the maintenance of animal records as well as mistreatment of animals kept in captivity

The allegations included: incorrect release and relocation of 612 wild animals (birds, mammals, and reptiles) from their home range; mistreatment of schedule 1 and 2 category animals including snakes, Chausinga, etc.; not keeping records and data evidence of 328 animals who have died/ passed away at the centre etc. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:08 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Maha delegation to meet Amit Shah after govt curbs ethanol production from cane juice

In a letter issued to all sugar mills and distillers, the Food Ministry directed them “not to use sugarcane juice /sugar syrup” for ethanol production during the 2023-24 ethanol supply year (December-November)

The central government’s decision would badly affect sugarcane farmers. Mainly farmers from Maharashtra and Karnataka will be affected, says Jayant Patil, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:06 AM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

DRDO scientist held for leaking secrets to Pak intelligence operative denied bail

The judge in his order stated that there is a prima facie case against the accused and the offence is of serious nature. Some data from the mobile of the accused is yet to be recovered

Till his arrest, Kurulkar had been officiating as head of the defence security and research establishment — Research & Development Establishment (Engineers) (R&DE(Engrs) under DRDO. (HT FILE)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:02 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pimpri-Chinchwad earns global recognition for urban innovation

Amidst intense competition with 193 cities and regions from 54 countries participating, Pimpri-Chinchwad stood out for its commitment to innovation, effectiveness, and sustainable urban development

The city’s groundbreaking initiative under the Navi Disha programme, where women-led groups manage community toilets, was pivotal in securing this accolade. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 05:00 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Army introduces ‘Agniveer’ to maintain a youthful profile

Introduction of the ‘Agnipath’ or ‘Agniveer’ scheme – a pathbreaking manpower intake and management methodology which ensures that the armed forces maintain a youthful profile – is a major constituent of this transformation, said Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande

The Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande was delivering the valedictory address at the Engineer Officers’ Degree Engineering (EODE) and Technical Entry Scheme (TES) courses during the scroll presentation and convocation ceremony at the College of Military Engineering (CME). (SOURCED)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:47 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pune civic bodies asked to submit reports defining measures to combat water shortage

The first meeting of a special committee constituted under the chairmanship of Rao to address the water shortage issues faced by citizens in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, was held on Thursday

In some areas, complaints about water sold at exorbitant rates by tanker operators were received. Citizens have also complained about adulterated water being sold by tanker operators. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 10:44 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

PMC allocates 40 lakhs for daily maintenance of Satara Road BRTS

The decision has raised eyebrows as the PMC continues to spend disproportionate amounts of money in the name of BRTS improvement even as the very existence of BRTS in the city is in trouble

Two years ago, the Satara Road BRTS was revamped at a cost of nearly one crore rupees. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:41 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Central team asks PMC to collect data of TB patients from chemists

A four-member team from the central TB division was on a two-day visit to Pune (December 4-5) to monitor the elimination programmes implemented in the district

The Union government has launched a TB-free India Campaign to eradicate tuberculosis from India by 2025. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:31 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

PMC demolishes BRTS on Ahmednagar Road

After a recent accident involving a gas tanker on Ahmednagar Road forced authorities to divert traffic, PMC decided to remove the BRTS stretch

The PMC demolished the BRTS (bus rapid transit system) route on Ahmednagar Road in an operation that began Wednesday late evening and continued throughout the night the next day. (Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 10:24 PM IST

Laxmi Road to go vehicle-free as PMC celebrates Pedestrians’ Day on Dec 11

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will turn the busy Laxmi Road into a vehicle-free zone as it celebrates Pedestrians’ Day on December 11

Vehicles will be off Laxmi Road from 10 am to 8 pm. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 09:12 PM IST

Two duped in ‘drugs in parcel’ fraud cases

The accused called the victims and told them that drugs were found in their parcels and extorted money from them on the pretext of not taking legal action

The first case was registered at Sinhagad, while the second case was registered at Yerawada police station. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 07, 2023 09:06 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Taste of Life: How eel recipes became part of menu during Christmas season

Eel at Christmas was eaten all over Europe in the Middle Ages. In Spain, people used to eat them around the Christmas season. Eel was cooked in numerous ways in Italy, depending on the region. It was an important dish among the seven fish dishes served on Christmas Eve as the pranza di Natale

The rivers around Poona were home to eels. (Wikipedia)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 06:40 AM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Hailstorm havoc: A grim tale of Nashik’s grape farms

As farmers navigate the balance between hope and adversity, the call for comprehensive support systems and long-term strategies becomes more urgent than ever

Vinayak Kushare at his damaged grape vineyard at Raiwalas Pimpri village in Niphad tehsil of Nashik district, on Monday. Sunday’s unseasonal rain with hailstorm affected around 74,000 acres of grape farms in the region. (RAJU SHINDE/HT)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:58 AM IST

Two more cops dismissed in Lalit Patil case

Two staff of the Pune police department, who were earlier suspended in drug dealer Lalit Patil escape case, were dismissed on Wednesday, said officials

Two staff of the Pune police department, who were earlier suspended in drug dealer Lalit Patil escape case, were dismissed on Wednesday, said officials. (Getty Images (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:40 AM IST

PCMC told to act against illegal units polluting Indrayani

MPCB writes to PCMC to take action against illegal industrial units operating in Chikhali and Kudal Wadi that are polluting Indrayani River

MPCB writes to PCMC to take action against illegal industrial units operating in Chikhali and Kudal Wadi that are polluting Indrayani River. (HT)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:28 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Teenager dies after factory employee ‘inserts air compressor into rectum’

Pune: A 16-year-old boy lost his life after a staffer in his relative’s office allegedly inserted an air compressor into his rectum on Monday, police said

Police informed that Motilala had come to Pune to meet his uncle. On Monday he visited the factory where his uncle was employed. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:32 AM IST

200 fake IRCTC IDs sold to agents for bulk ticket bookings across country

Investigators said that the probe by the railway police suggests that hackers are involved in manipulating the ticket booking system

There are various cyber-related investigations carried out by this cell which include keeping a watch on illegal online ticketing, social media and various cyber frauds. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:24 AM IST

Pune citizens lose 27 crore in task frauds

By the end of November, the Pune cyber cell recorded 298 complaint applications related to various kinds of task fraud. As far as the First Information Report (FIR) is concerned, a total of 97 FIRs have been filed

This significant financial fraud has prompted concerns and sheds light on the escalating prevalence of task-related scams affecting residents in Pune. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:20 AM IST

Additional commissioner instructs to repair traffic lights on Pune Airport Road

Former deputy mayor Siddharth Dhende had recently raised various issues on Ahmednagar Road, Nagpur Chawl and Airport Road

Dhakane, along with respective ward office staff, on Tuesday, visited several spots which result in chaos due to non-functional traffic lights. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Dec 07, 2023 05:10 AM IST
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