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Section 144 lifted after three months, Devkund waterfall opens for tourists
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Located 70 km from Pune and about 50 km from Mumbai, the waterfall has been popular among young tourists and college students from the two cities

Drinking water projects: Maharashtra budget ‘shrinking’, officials say good monsoon may have affected funding
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Three years ago, the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) was expanded, while two state-level schemes — Mukhyamantri Grameen Peyjal Yojana and Jalyukta Shivar — were introduced

Pune sees third wettest day in a decade
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, wreaked havoc and led to water-logging at most of the major traffic junctions, affecting the lives of lakhs of Pune residents.

Monsoon matched forecast, but high deficiency in some states
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The overall rainfall across the country as a whole this monsoon almost matched the early predictions of 96 per cent rainfall, but 17 per cent of the country saw large deficiencies of more than 20 per cent. These areas were Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab and parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The season-ending report by […]

‘Heroic, moving stories’: On air, a special salute to India’s brave soldiers
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Titled Salaam Vardi (A salute to the uniform), the show is a well-crafted combination of documentaries, interviews and discussions featuring officers and their exemplary service.

Soon, 3,500 solar panels to light up state governor’s residences
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Pune’s Raj Bhavan to have biggest solar power plant; estimated to cost Rs 8 crore

Three-fold rise in erratic rainfall over central India, finds new study
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Scientists attributed it to warming of the Arabian Sea; 13 extreme rainfall events occurred every decade during 1950-2015, making floods annual affair in the region

Rapid warming of Arabian sea among causes of 3-fold rise in erratic rain in central India: Weather experts
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

According to the study, 13 more incidents like these are noticed with the passing of each decade, thus making floods an annual affair for the people in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.

Winter monsoon to be normal this year: IMD
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Northeast monsoon is the main source of water supply for many southern states of India, especially Tamil Nadu, which receives 48 per cent of its annual rainfall from it.

Jalswarajya-II: Australian tanks to aid 102 ‘water-stressed’ villages
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Villages perennially receiving low rainfall during the monsoon season, resulting in severe water shortage for the rest of the year, are classified as “water stressed”.

‘I would teach my hands some manners to make India clean’
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Kirpal, former professor and head of Humanities and Social Sciences department at IIT-Bombay, is among the select few from Maharashtra to be shortlisted for this award, which will be presented at Vigyan Bhavan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2.

2 years into space, Astrosat detects younger stars, records birth of more black holes
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Two years after its launch, Astrosat — India’s first multi-wavelength space-based astronomical observatory — has confirmed the presence of younger stars hidden in globular clusters, which were believed to have housed only old stars.

State-wise survey: Groundwater in Pune district ‘second-most contaminated’
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Ambegaon, Indapur and Daund among ‘most affected’ areas in the district

In Parsi genes, new clues on old cultures
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Parsi men were likely to have intermingled with and married Indian women after they first arrived on the Gujarat coast in the subcontinent from Iran following the emergence of Islam in that area in the 7th century AD.

Monsoon withdrawal likely to begin from Sept 28: India Meteorology Department
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Normal date is September 1, experts say this year’s monsoon withdrawal could be ‘most delayed’ since 2009.

Hoping to get Open Defecation Free status, KCB races to finish repairs, improve hygiene
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

In the last special board meeting held in this regard, there was a proposal mooted to install e-toilets in the market area, which sees a floating footfall of over 5,000 people everyday.

With 70 mm rain, Pune sees season’s wettest week
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

“With the day temperature once again likely to rise, there could be thunderstorm activity accompanied by light-to-moderate rain at some parts of the city and neighbouring areas in the week ahead, mostly during the late evening period,” said Rao.

World Bank to invest Rs 12 crore in water testing labs
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Over 30 such labs to be set up across the city at regional and district levels

Two Indians part of closest-ever super massive binary black hole discovery
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Two city-based scientists are involved in the discovery of two closest-ever black holes, in a super-massive binary black hole system.

Sherlock meets Doyle, Shakespeare gets a twist & monsoon makes a comeback
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

The Pune station of All India Radio (AIR), popularly known as Akashvani, is gearing up to air an unique play — The Case Of Mistaken Identity — on a brief encounter between Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Linking rivers not the same as linking roads, warns water activist Rajendra Singh
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Water conservation activist Rajendra Singh questioned why the government had allotted a huge budget for linking rivers, when it was aware of previous failed attempts to do so, including the one to link Sutlej and Yamuna rivers.

Central India stares at rainfall deficit, scientists point to climate change
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Rainfall data until September 12 by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) show that Central India was rain-deficient by 10 per cent, the highest among the broad regions of the country. At the state level, Goa, Delhi, Haryana and Nagaland have seen deficiencies ranging between 23% and 43% so far.

At IISER, a dedicated centre for clean energy to be operational soon
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The idea behind setting up such a centre was to mainly address the growing emphasis on switching to green and clean energy, which, in addition to being an inter-disciplinary area, influences other important fields such as environment and health.

Citing ‘delay’ in approval, two colleges shelve PG courses for this session
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Last date for admissions was August 31, approval from Council of Architecture came in last week of month.

‘Overcrowded’ dairy farm struggling to sell milk
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Manish Anand, one of the board members, said, “There are no proper sheds to tie the animals here, they are served food in an extremely unhygienic space. There is no compound wall here, which makes it difficult to keep the animals within the farm limits.”

Mahabaleshwar more polluted during weekends, says IITM study
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

A recent study has shown that, owing to the increasing number of tourists, the air in Mahabaleshwar was at least 18 per cent more polluted on weekends as compared to weekdays.

13 new railway bridges to be built in Pune district
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

The decision was announced by Union minister Nitin Gadkari during his recent visit to the city.

Floods, deluge, but rainfall till August deficient by 4 per cent
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Rainfall deficiency in the month of August can severely affect sowing of crops and its adverse effects can be seen in Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra, besides south interior Karnataka, most of Uttar Pradesh, MP and Haryana.

Floods, deluge, but rainfall till August deficient by 4 per cent
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Rainfall deficiency in these months can severely affect sowing of crops, something that is being witnessed in large parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada in Maharashtra, besides south interior Karnataka, most of Uttar Pradesh, MP and Haryana.

Heavy rain lashes parts of Konkan: Maharashtra, Gujarat on high alert
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

According to IMD, Santacruz in Mumbai received 298 mm in just nine hours, which was nearly 30 times more than the city’s daily average rainfall for this time of the day.

Vacuum machines to clean KCB roads
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

This comes as a part of Poonawalla’s mission in 2014. During its first phase, approximately 30 km of city roads were proposed to be cleaned every day using high-end vacuum machines.

Malin village: Affected wall wasn’t part of original plan, says College of Engineering team
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

A senior geologist who studied the area pointed out that the soil, which was used as landfill, too, was very loose in nature and had a typical characteristic of withholding greater amounts of water.

Schedule Caste victims get raw deal from Pune Police, says panel; top cop denies charges
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

“While not all staff in the state police department is underperforming, Pune Police, in particular those in the middle and low ranks, have failed to perform their duties towards this section of the society,” said a senior official of the state commission.

KCB struggling to set up more immersion tanks
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

“We have two permanent tanks built at the Dnyaneshwar ghat. But on many occasions, due to their small size, they are unable to cater to the number of devotees who wish to immerse the idols in these tanks in the eco-friendly manner,” said a senior official from the KCB.

CSIR to help improve research infrastructure of Indian varsities
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Two more similar exhibitions, displaying the scientific works conducted during the past seven decades, will be showcased at Hyderabad and Kolkata in the coming days.

2nd man injured in clash between SAD, Congress supporters dies
Sat, Aug 19, 2017

One Gurmeet Singh had died Thursday night while another man, Surinder Bhambu, died of bullet injuries Friday. Both were Congress supporters.