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Need of the hour to reverse health economics but it’s not an easy task: Tukaram Mundhe

Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:25 PM IST

Advocating a healthy lifestyle, he urged people to change for themselves which in turn will help change society

Acclaimed IAS officer Tukaram Munde (C) inaugurated the 11th Aarogya film festival on Friday. Others seen in photo Chetan Gandhi (left) and Dr Arun Gadre (right). (HT PHOTO)

Drive against noise pollution: 50 bikers using modified silencers in vehicle fined

The drive was carried out at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Chowk, Bremen Chowk, Parihar Chowk, Balewadi High Street, Baner Phata, Pashan and Saikar Chowk areas

Pune traffic police started take action against bullet riders using modified silencers in vehicle. (Ravindra Joshi/HT k PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:15 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Greater frequency of cyclones making landfall in Tamil Nadu in recent years

Cyclone Mandous over the southwest Bay of Bengal moved towards the west-northwest, and intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, says IMD

The cyclone is being monitored by the Doppler weather radar Karaikal and Chennai, IMD said. (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 10:13 PM IST
ByNamrata Devikar

Minimum temperature plunges to 9.4 degrees Celsius on Friday

Minimum temperature in the city reported a drastic drop from 14

Anupam Kashyapi, head of the weather forecasting department, IMD Pune, said that cloudy weather will persist over the next few days in the city. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 10:12 PM IST
ByNamrata Devikar

16 auto unions firm to go on strike from December 12

Despite an appeal from Pune district collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, all 16 auto-rickshaw unions met on Saturday and decided unanimously to go on an indefinite strike on Monday

Earlier on November 28, auto unions staged day-long protests across Pune. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:11 PM IST

Calls for Pune bandh on December 13

To condemn controversial remarks made by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi, political parties have called for a Pune bandh

The Governor’s comments against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj drew a lot of criticism from various sectors in the state. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 10:10 PM IST

Murty Trust announces 75 million to BORI to promote Sanskrit studies

The grant covers the construction of the Murty Centre of Indic Studies, an academic and research building with a 200-seater classroom capacity, an auditorium and an audio-visual studio to digitise ancient books and manuscripts

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute is 105-year-old institution and a key pillar of India’s cultural heritage. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:10 PM IST

‘Instead of forming municipal council for two villages, create another municipal corporation’

Congress leader Balasaheb Shivarkar wrote to Chief Minister (CM) Eknath Shinde, urging him to establish two municipal corporations in Pune to address the issues of all surrounding areas and plan development accordingly

The formation of a municipal council for only two villages has elicited mixed reactions. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:08 PM IST

Good response to measles vaccination in Pune district

Vaccination coverage in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) was 42.7 per cent till October-end. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) reported 56.8 per cent vaccination coverage till October-end, said officials

Till Friday, Maharashtra has reported at least 940 confirmed children with measles infection with over 14,440 suspected cases. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 10:07 PM IST
ByNamrata Devikar

Seven booked for playing loud music, brandishing weapons

The Kothrud police have booked seven youths for waving choppers and issuing threats to residents on the occasion of Dutt Jayanti celebrations

he police have invoked Sections 143, 147, 148, 149, 427, 504, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the accused and one person identified as Gaurav Nimbalkar has been arrested. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:59 PM IST

Man booked for posting former girlfriend’s nude photos on social media

The FIR stated that the youth was angry after the victim had filed a complaint with the police alleging harassment by him after their breakup

A case has been lodged under relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections at the Kondhwa police station against the accused. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:57 PM IST

PMC water department seeks Rs82-crore funds to complete various projects

The water department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has requested Rs82 crore additional funds to carry out various development works

The funds will be used for repairing pumping stations, hiring employees on contract, repairing water pipelines and other emergency works. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:54 PM IST

Double parking menace continues on Bhandarkar road

Commuters continue to face inconvenience as double parking is still rampant on Bhandarkar Road

The Deccan traffic division tows as many as 40 to 50 vehicles a day, inclusive of two and four-wheelers.: Vehicle parked in No parking zone on Bhandarkar road in Pune, India, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. (HT PHOTO) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:51 PM IST
ByShreemoyee Roychoudhury

Villagers put up ‘ZP go back’ banner outside Wablewadi school

Raising their voice once again against the Pune zilla parishad (ZP), the villagers of Wablewadi have put up a huge banner that reads ‘Zilla parishad go back’ in front of Wablewadi ZP school, the same school which shot to global prominence after principal Dattatray Ware aka Ware guruji transformed it

Wablewadi ZP school is located in Shirur taluka of Pune district and is internationally recognised for its innovative learning skills and development works for students. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:46 PM IST

Police mull specific slots for goods vehicles halting on FC, JM roads

They also plan to remove all the hawkers squatting on FC road and the nearby areas as they are causing a major bottleneck for smooth movement of traffic

A vehicle loading goods on JM road near Balgandharv on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:36 PM IST
ByShreemoyee Roychoudhury

Pune collector appeals to auto unions to withdraw strike call

Pune district collector Rajesh Deshmukh has appealed to autorickshaw unions to call off their indefinite strike from December 12

The representatives of auto unions have asked the authorities to meet their demands. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:35 PM IST

State govt. to introduce road safety related subject for Class 10 students

Students who score better grades in this subject will be given priority in the centralised admission process for Class 11 (junior college)

Earlier in 2015, the then state education minister Vinod Tawde had proposed introducing ‘road safety’ as a subject in the school curriculum in Maharashtra. (Representative Photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:29 PM IST

Pune records ‘poor’ air quality, Shivajinagar ‘very poor’

The city air on Thursday plunged to ‘very poor’ as cyclonic winds loomed over it

Air quality index (AQI) levels in the range of 200 to 300 are considered ‘poor’ whereas those above 300 are considered ‘very poor.’ (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:26 PM IST
ByAditi Shekar

ST bus rams another bus, two bikers killed

According to Jayant Naiknaware, Nashik police commissioner, the accident involving two state transport buses took place around 11.45 am

The impact of the mishap left one of the buses burst into flames. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:25 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

NHAI issues 7-day notice to remove illegal encroachments on NH4

The stretch starts from Khed Shivapur-New Katraj tunnel-Navale Bridge Chowk to Warje flyover bridge Chowk

NHAI officials in full police bandobast took a massive anti-encroachment drive on the deadly stretch from New Katraj tunnel to Navale Bridge Chowk and more than 100 illegal encroachments were removed. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 11:22 PM IST

PMC denies allegation of not taking up devp plans in Phursungi-Uruli Devachi

The Pune municipal administration has refuted the allegations made by some Phursungi and Uruli Devachi political leaders of not carrying out requisite developmental works

As per estimates, the civic body spent <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>225 crore on developmental works and collected <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>165 crore as property tax from Phursungi and Uruli Devachi, besides spending more than <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 crore for works related to garbage depo since 2008, said an official. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:13 PM IST

SC restrains respondent from taking coercive steps regarding Parvati plot order

The top court’s order comes after a review petition to the effect was filed by the civic body before the SC regarding returning the plot to its owner

The case was heard by various legal forums for 18 years and at all forums, PMC won the case but the landowner Raut approached the apex court. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:04 PM IST

PMC to hand over staff for Phursungi-Uruli Devachi municipal council

Phursungi and Uruli Devachi were grampanchayats before the state government merged them into PMC in 2017 and staff and schools were handed over to the civic body

A civic official on condition of anonymity said that the process of handing over properties, schools, staff and documents would continue for next six months. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 10:56 PM IST

Remarks on Chhatrapati Shivaji: Traders in Pune to keep shops closed on Dec 13

The Pune traders’ federation on Thursday issued a statement saying its members will keep shops shut till 3pm on Tuesday

The decision came after the office-bearers of Pune Trade Federation met with various representatives of political parties like Sambhaji Brigade, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 10:37 PM IST
ByPrachi Bari

Taste of Life: The unsung Punekar and his mechanical sugarcane mill

A young man from Poona, in 1881, manufactured a mechanical sugarcane mill. His name was Subrao Raoji Chowhan, and he owned a foundry in Raviwar Peth

The East India Company looked at sugar as an important product, but made it a policy to import it to India from the Caribbean and Java. (PTI/REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 04:32 PM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Key projects’ fate hangs in balance as govt forms separate council for Uruli, Phursungi

While the PMC had recently undertaken work on the town planning schemes worth Rs700 crore and another project involving sewage lines, the civic body has now decided not to go ahead with these projects following the state government’s announcement late Tuesday

The PMC has planned three town planning schemes at Uruli Devachi and two at Phursungi. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 12:24 AM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

MBBS student stripped, robbed of 29,500 in Baramati

A 21-year-old second-year MBBS student of a government medical college in Baramati was stripped naked, blackmailed and robbed of ₹29,500 by three unidentified youths on December 4

According to the FIR lodged with the Baramati police, the incident took place between 7.30 and 8.30 pm near the Government Medical and General Hospital in Baramati, situated 120 km from Pune. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 12:21 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Two juveniles detained for stealing batteries

According to the police station, the total seizure from the accused, which included three batteries and a two-wheeler, was estimated to be worth ₹80,000.

The juveniles would steal high-end batteries and sell it near Ambegaon. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Attempt to murder case against four for attacking minor, three others in Pune

The Kondhwa Police have booked four people with attempted murder after they physically assaulted three youths with an axe and iron rods inside the upscale Brahma Majestic Society on NIBM road on Sunday evening

No arrest has been made so far, while parents and relatives of the victims have demanded the swift arrest of the accused. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 08, 2022 12:16 AM IST

Counselling session for those violating norms on Pune-Mumbai expressway

For this purpose, two counselling centres have been started at both the toll nakas on the expressway, one each at Khalapur and Talegaon toll posts

Violators will have to undergo a 30-minute counselling session and watch an informative video documentary, take a Q& A. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 12:14 AM IST
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