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Southwest monsoon arrives in parts of Maha, may advance sans break

Updated on Jun 12, 2023 12:03 AM IST

The northern limit of the monsoon is passing through Ratnagiri, Shimoga, Hassan, Dharmapuri and Sriharikota

The arrival of the monsoon is delayed by four to five days as compared to its normal onset. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Smart City digging work creates water pipeline leakages at 12 places in Baner-Balewadi

The area residents stated that due to digging work carried out by the smart city project, breaches cum leakages were observed at least twelve spots

The water pipelines were installed last month and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was present for the inauguration. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 12, 2023 12:01 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Maha-Metro sets December deadline to complete work in Pune

During a review meeting in the first week of April, guardian minister Chandrakant Patil had given Maha-Metro a deadline to complete work by the end of April. However, metro work remains incomplete

The Maharashtra Metro Railway Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) has set a target to complete all metro work in the city by December this year, said officials. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:52 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

3 held for stealing phones, planning theft during palkhi in Pune

Pune police arrested three people involved in mobile theft ahead of the upcoming palki procession. The police seized 14 mobile phones worth ?1,21,000 and a motorcycle worth ?70,000. The accused had planned to take advantage of the large crowd during the event to carry out more thefts.

During the patrolling in Sadashiv Peth, the crime branch officials received information about the accused involved in a mobile theft case (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Scuffle between warkaris and police outside Alandi temple, officials deny lathicharge

Due to last year’s stampede-like situation it was decided to issue 75 passes to each group that participate in the pilgrimage

The Palkhi of Sant Dnyaneshwar departed from Alandi on Sunday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:44 PM IST

400 fined for spitting, littering in public places in Pune

Pune Municipal Corporation collected fines worth ?1.16 lakh by penalising 400 people for littering and spitting in public places during the past four days.

The action was taken by officials of the solid waste management department during the past four days as Pune braces for Palkhi celebrations and G 20 summit (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:35 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Amid water shortage, PMC directive being openly flouted in merged villages

Many real estate developers, builders and citizens have been found using drinking water from wells and public water taps

Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar had banned the usage of drinking water for any construction activity in the merged areas (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:33 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Japan ambassador enjoys vada pav in Pune with wife. PM Modi responds

Hiroshi Suzuki posted a video of him eating street food with a caption that read, "I love street food of India ...but thoda teekha kam please!"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan's ambassador to India Hiroshi Suzuki.
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 11:09 AM IST

280 km of Pune roads incomplete over land acquisition issues

Pune Municipal Corporation yet to complete 280 km of roads as it faces acquisition issues of small plots

Incomplete work of DP road from Rajaram Bridge to road connecting Dudhane Lawns at Karvenagar in Pune, on Saturday. 280 km of Pune roads incomplete over land acquisition issues. (PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 12:28 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

I proposed to appoint two executive presidents: Ajit Pawar

I am the Opposition leader of Maharashtra and party leader at the state level. My interests are at the state level and Supriya is doing well at national politics, says Ajit Pawar

The senior party leader visited the NCP’s city unit office after the announcement was made by the party supremo Sharad Pawar. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 12:13 AM IST

‘Unauthorised’ Tipu Sultan memorial demolished in Dhule, security up, say cops

The memorial was constructed by Farouqe Shah, a local legislator affiliated with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party.

The demolished structure in Dhule. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 11, 2023 01:31 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

PMC to reissue property tax bills to avoid confusion over 40% rebate

The PMC has also appealed to eligible beneficiaries to pay only this financial year’s tax and submit PT-3 form with proof of self-occupied property to get the arrears removed from the bill in future

The PMC plans to simplify property tax bills after the state government’s decision to continue the 40 per cent concession (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:23 PM IST

Contractor, 2 others booked after iron gate collapse claims life of 7-year-old

Though the police had initially reported an accidental death case, probe found the trio responsible for the boy’s death and filed an FIR

According to the police, construction work of Rai’s house was going on at Gulmohor Society. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:14 PM IST

IGR begins verification exercise of 30 lakh property documents

Complaints related to violations of MahaRERA and land fragmentation regulations during document registration was the highest, prompting to check, verify and take action against violators

The state office of the IGR has ordered document verification of over 30 lakh properties registered between 2020 and 2022 (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:12 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Pune police foil robbery attempt, two arrested for planning to steal phones during palkhi

The Pune police have apprehended two suspects planning to target individuals participating in the upcoming palki procession. Stolen mobile phones valued at ?1.10 lakh were recovered from them, and further investigations revealed that the thefts were planned during the palkhi procession. Multiple cases have been registered, and the police have put stringent measures in place to ensure safety and maintain law and order during the event.

The Pune police are fully prepared to ensure the safety and security of the upcoming palki procession (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:07 PM IST

Pune police to deploy 6K personnel, to use GPS tracking during Palkhi procession

A comprehensive security plan has been put in place, incorporating measures such as increased surveillance, strict crowd management protocols, and the establishment of checkpoints at key locations

Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi departed from Dehu to Pandharpur on Saturday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Fire breaks out at scrap godown

The fire broke out at a home appliance scrap godown spread across 4,000-5,000 square feet along the riverside. The fire brigade department received the alert at around 11:36 am on Saturday

Fire brigade staff salvaged one mini truck from the burnt godown. Officials are yet to determine the cause of fire. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 10:37 PM IST

Malnourishment amongst children in Pune declines to 0.1%

During the survey, children found in need of medical care were provided treatment from specialist doctors under the Rashtriya Bal Suraksha Karyakram

Ayush Prasad, chief executive officer (CEO) of ZP, Pune, said, the programme was started in February 2020 to improve the nutrition and health status of children. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 10:34 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Study shows leopards prefer to stay in their home ranges

According to forest department officials, in some cases, cubs were relocated to other areas, but their tags revealed that they had come back to the area, where they were trapped

The microchipping helped the forest department to monitor its movements. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 10:32 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Residents fume over road digging work in Pune

Water supply department is working on laying pipelines for 24x7 regular and equitable water supply project in Baner, Balewadi, Shivajinagar, Salisbury Park, and Karvenagar

Road digging work underway at Karvenagar in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 09:55 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Singer Rahul Deshpande asks fans to beware of imposters on social media asking for personal bank details

Fraudsters have been tracking people by posing as the singer and promising extravagant gifts, subsequently, under the guise of sending gifts via courier, the imposter then asks for personal bank details to dupe people

The singer reiterated that he would never approach his fans requesting personal bank details for any reason, and encouraged his fans to reach out to him directly if they encounter such fraudulent activities. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Monsoon to reach some parts of Maharashtra in next 48 hrs; clear weather likely in Pune

Southwest monsoon progressing in some regions despite storms. IMD officials say conditions are favourable for further advancement in central Arabian Sea, Karnataka, Goa, parts of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Sikkim. Cyclone Biparjoy over Arabian Sea likely to intensify into an extremely severe cyclonic storm. Warning issued to coastal areas of Maharashtra. Pre-monsoon showers recorded in some districts.

A very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy over the east-central Arabian Sea moved nearly northwards with a speed of 3 mph. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 08:28 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

PCMC areas face load shedding on Friday

MSEDCL implemented load shedding for one to one and a half hours in Wakad, Baner, Balewadi, Hinjewadi, Pimple Saudagar, Bavdhan, and Nigdi

According to MSEDCL officials, the 220 kilowatt (KV) Urse to Chinchwad power line operated by Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co Ltd (Mahapareshan) carries a risk of overloading due to increased electricity demand. Hence, MSEDCL implemented load shedding . (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:30 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

UGC to take strict steps to curb counterfeiting: Chairperson

Stringent measures initiated to curb counterfeiting, ranging from plagiarism to forging PhD certification, says UGC chairperson

Stringent measures initiated to curb counterfeiting, ranging from plagiarism to forging PhD certification, said UGC chairperson prof M Jagdish Kumar. (HT)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Bits’n’bytes: Know about startup, business news in Pune

Attron Automotive raises ?4.75 crore in seed funding led by Anicut Capital to strengthen product lines and set up an assembly line and prototyping facility in Pune.

riidl Somaiya Vidyavihar (Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory Foundation) announced an opportunity for the innovators to turn their innovative ideas into reality through the NIDHI Prayas Prototyping Grant which is supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:21 AM IST
BySalil Urunkar

Startup Mantra: Simplifying tech recruitment process

Akash Bhadange and Yogini Bende founded Peerlist, a professional network with verified work profiles, to address problems faced by companies when hiring, such as inefficiencies and incorrect information in resumes. Peerlist also aims to make it easier for candidates to showcase their work profiles and for recruiters to discover and interpret them. The company recently raised ?9 crore ($1.2 million) in funding and plans to monetize with company profiles and job listings, as well as showcase the best five profiles or users with the help of artificial intelligence. A mobile app is also in the works.

Akash Bhadange and Yogini Bende, co-founders of Peerlist. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:17 AM IST
BySalil Urunkar

IMD issues thunderstorm warning for Maharashtra

Amid high night temperatures in the city, IMD issues yellow alert for thunderstorms warning for all four divisions of Maharashtra

Cloudy sky at Baner in Pune, on Friday. Amid high night temperatures in the city, IMD issues yellow alert for thunderstorms warning for all four divisions of Maharashtra. (KALPESH NUKTE/HT)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Pune to get state-of-the-art Metro blood bank

A meeting was held between the FDA officials and the District Health officials on June 8. During the meeting, the final pending documents required for the licences were submitted. The Metro blood bank permission has been pending since 2012

The licence will be issued by the FDA by Tuesday, said the officials. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:14 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Commuters irked with incomplete work on Katraj-Navale Bridge stretch

The state PWD has been working on projects such as building new service roads, installing drainage lines, and widening bypass highway highways for more than three years

Incomplete work of service road near Navale bridge to Katraj Chowk causes traffic snarls. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:10 AM IST

Pune Metro work worsens traffic on Ahmednagar Road

Bund Garden, Yerawada and Ramwadi stations are located on the Pune-Ahmednagar Road with the metro work eating into footpaths and large portions of roadside margins

Traffic near Ramwadi metro station on Friday. (Shankar Narayan/HT)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 12:06 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari
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