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Ajit Pawar will still win Baramati assembly seat, says Rohit Pawar

Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Speaking in Pune on Monday, Rohit Pawar accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of breaking the NCP and the Shiv Sena to remain in power in Maharashtra

Rohit Pawar (in pic) further claimed “four-five” leaders around Ajit Pawar were trying to project the latter as the ‘villain’ and putting all the blame for the party’s split on him. (HT PHOTO)

5 held for attacking shop owner with koyta in Chikhali

The accused have been identified as Shubham Gajanan Khawade, 18, Rameshwar Dhanraj Kambale, 19, Aditya Gorakh Dhanugahu ,18, Ganesh Parmeshwar Ubale, 18 and Vishal Vairagya

A case has been registered at Chikhali police station under sections of 307,337,427, and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:59 PM IST

Truck jumps divider at Bhumkar Chowk, leads to traffic congestion

The deadly stretch between New Katraj Tunnel and Navale Bridge Chowk has seen over 110 fatal accidents from 2014 to May 2023, half of which have been due to human error, according to the police

The accident spot at Bhumkar Chowk. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Setu Abhyas has improved quality of education: Survey

The survey report has been prepared by the Maharashtra State Council of Educational Research and Training (MSCERT)

The report based on a survey of the ‘Setu Abhyas’ educational initiative launched earlier this year in Maharashtra has revealed considerable improvement in the quality of education in the state (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:16 PM IST

Maha drops to level 3 in education ministry index for 2021-22

As per the index, in 2017-19, Maharashtra was at level 1; falling to level 2 in 2020-21; and further plunging to level 3 in 2021-22

This index is based on an analysis of education and the students’ performance in schools across the country. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:13 PM IST

PM Modi to visit Pune, share dias with Sharad Pawar

Following major churn in Maharashtra politics, which saw Ajit Pawar and eight other NCP leaders taking oath as ministers in the BJP-Shiv Sena government, all eyes will be on their visit

Despite being political rivals, Prime Minister and Sharad Pawar have shared the stage on multiple occasions. Back in 2016, Modi at an event in Pune had said he has no hesitation in accepting that Pawar held his hand and taught him to walk in his early days in Gujarat. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:59 PM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Pune BJP unit hopes infra projects will be inaugurated during PM’s visit

With civic elections in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad expected in October-November, the BJP wants key infrastructure projects completed as quickly as possible so that citizens can start using them and the party can gain mileage in the polls

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (Maha-Metro) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) have expedited work to complete ongoing projects, which if ready, can be inaugurated by PM Modi during his visit to the city. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:47 PM IST

PMC allegedly violating Animal Birth Control Rules, say activists

As per the complaint received by the AWBI, the civic body is capturing sterilised dogs just on complaints of growling, barking or chasing vehicles among others which in turn is leading to animal abuse and cruelty

Stray dogs on city roads. (Hindustan Times File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:27 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

President of mathadi union arrested in Pune under dacoity charges

According to police officials, the accused thrashed the workers and robbed a wrist watch and a gold ring in Wakad

The accused have been identified as Ramakant alias Babalu Rajendra Jogdand (30), resident of Wakad; Sammer alias Babalu Nazir Sheikh (33), resident of Kalewadi; Mayur Babasaheb Sarode (33), resident of Poonawale; and Karan Sadafal Chavan (24), resident of Poonawale. All accused are remanded to police custody till July 11. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Maha bus crash: Vehicle caught fire after leaked diesel from tank came in contact with exhaust pipe, states report

A forensic probe later revealed that the bus driver was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred

As many as 25 passengers were charred to death as the private bus with sleeper coach, they were travelling in caught fire after hitting the divider on the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway (ANI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Father, son die after allegedly consuming homemade kadha in Satara

A man and his son died in India after allegedly consuming homemade kadha, a herbal drink. The daughter is being treated in hospital. The cause of death is under investigation.

The use of kadha has been around for several years but gained popularity since the Covid-19 pandemic. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 06:57 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

CCTV mounted on ten police vehicles to catch traffic violators

Ten police vehicles equipped with CCTV cameras will monitor traffic violators in Pune. The cameras will capture violations and send the footage to the traffic divisions for penalty recovery. The technology will be used to analyze traffic scenarios and increase traffic fine collection.

The vehicle will scan interior roads, chowks and also main roads where commuters violate the law with impunity but don’t get caught by the law. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:22 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Monday Musings: Two steps forward, one step back: story of Pawar politics

The four-time chief minister and three-time Union Minister admitted in the book that due to ability to maintain friendship with politicians from various ideological spectrums, cost him politically

NCP chief Sharad Pawar during the party meeting at YB Chavan Centre, at Nariman Point, in Mumbai on July 5. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:21 AM IST

Two Mumbai tourists drown in Lonavla quarry

In his complaint, Sawant stated that when they reached the quarry near Manashakti Kendra, he saw that crowd had gathered and his friends were drowning. Locals helped with rescue them

Due to monsoon, there was a huge crowd of tourists in Lonavla over the weekend. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Pimpri-Chinchwad police foil bank robbery attempt, 4 held

They planned to enter the bank by breaking through the wall separating the adjacent office and the financial institution

In the early hours of Sunday, the Pimpri-Chinchwad police thwarted a bank robbery attempt at Dange Chowk by arresting four members of a gang (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:16 AM IST

PMC yet to demolish 49 dilapidated wadas

The civic body conducted a survey of wadas in the city in 2017 in which it identified 34 such structures

PMC workers checking the Old Wada at Rasta Peth in city on Sunday, July 9, 2023. (KALPESH NUKTE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:15 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Heavy rush of tourists at Sinhagad fort, traffic snarls for 5 hours

There had been huge lines of vehicles and traffic congestion from the Khandakwasla reservoir to the fort top since the morning on Sunday

Amol Pol, a travel enthusiast, was disappointed to be trapped in traffic for more than five hours on Sunday after visiting the Sinhagad fort with his family. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Man trying to acquire pizza franchise in Pune duped of 1 crore

As per the deal, the accused transferred various amounts in the bank account given by the accused via 12 online bank transactions

A 35-year-old director of an engineering company in Pune fell victim to an online fraud, losing a staggering sum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1 crore (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:13 AM IST

PMC clears sludge at Katraj Lake, water capacity rises to 10 million litres

The PMC has also laid a dedicated drainage line to prevent polluted water from getting accumulated in the lake

A pumping station by the electric department has been activated to keep the water level balanced during monsoon. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:11 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Two more arrested for murder of former Jejuri corporator Pansare

Pune police have detained two suspects for the murder of NCP leader Mehboob Pansare. The murder is believed to be a result of a land dispute.

Pune City police’s Anti-Extortion Unit-3 on Saturday detained two accused from the Deccan Gymkhana area for the murder of NCP leader Mehboob Pansare. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:10 AM IST

Special PMC cell to speed up pension-related work

Currently, 444 cases related to retirement are pending before PMC and the administration has now expedited the process

PMC has started a special cell for handling pension-related work after allegations were levelled against the department officials for demanding bribes. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:08 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

PCB to shutdown slaughter house, butchers ask to reconsider decision

The Pune Cantonment Board-run abattoir will be permanently shut down due to financial issues and a manpower shortage, with services redirected to a nearby abattoir operated by the Pune Municipal Corporation. The decision has been objected to by the cantonment butchers' association, who claim it will have a negative impact on their finances. The association has petitioned the court to postpone the decision.

Due to a perilous financial situation and a severe manpower shortage, the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB)-run decades-old abattoir will be permanently shut down from July 10 (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:05 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

CSE report: State has highest number of stations that do not comply with PM 2.5

Only 13% of India's cities and towns have air quality monitoring stations, according to a report by the Centre for Science and Environment. Maharashtra has the highest number of monitoring stations that do not meet pollution mapping criteria, and only 12% of cities comply with national air quality standards. This leaves nearly half of the country's population outside the air quality monitoring grid. The report highlights concerns over the performance of monitoring stations, particularly for key pollutants like PM2.5 and ozone. Efforts are being made to increase the number of monitoring stations in Maharashtra and other districts.

The latest report on the ‘Status of air quality monitoring in India’ published by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) last week revealed that only 13% of India’s census cities and towns have air quality monitoring stations. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 11:57 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Tomato prices fire up, cost 150 per kg in Pune

The price is almost 15 times what it used to be in the first week of May when tomatoes were being sold at ₹10 per kg

According to vendors, tomato prices, this week ranged between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>120 and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>150 per kg in the retail market. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Your Space: Effective traffic plan must on BRTS route in Pune

While experts are batting for the strengthening of BRTS project, citizens welcome dismantling of the route citing it will reduce traffic congestion

Commuters waiting for PMPML bus on BRTS route in Pune. (HT FILE)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 12:42 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Temporary power outage in Talegaon

There was a problem with a power line which belongs to Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) that runs from Shikrapur to Talegaon, said officials

Because the electricity demand was low due to the rainy weather, we were able to shift the power load from the broken line to other working lines, said officials. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:41 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Museum work at Deccan College stalled due to funds crunch

The building’s civil work is completed; however, the interior work is pending due to non-agreement between the tender holder and the Deccan College Trust, said officials

A partially constructed museum at Deccan College. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:17 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Search on for youth who fell into Kund Mala waterfall

According to the police, the youth, identified as Omkar Balasaheb Gaikwad, hails from Parner area of Ahmednagar district

According to the police official, search operation was stopped after three hours on Friday because of night hours before resuming it on Saturday morning. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:15 PM IST

Monsoon activity to reduce in upcoming days, rain deficit likely to continue in Pune

Pune district in Maharashtra is currently experiencing a 27% rainfall deficit and this is expected to continue until July 13, according to the India Meteorological Department. The state as a whole is also facing a 27% rainfall deficit. Rainfall activity will be subdued in the coming days, with only light to moderate rainfall expected in some areas.

Necklace point where Nira, Gunjawani rivers merge at Bhor has received good rain. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:11 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajepeyee

Prime accused in Kishor Aware murder case arrested in Nashik

On May 12, Aware was returning home when a group of men shot at him at Talegaon Dabhade municipal council in Pune district

Pimpri-Chinchwad police on Saturday arrested former corporator and prime accused in the murder case of social activist Kishor Aware. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 09:41 PM IST
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