The PMRDA has planned the 23.33 km Shivajinagar-Hinjewadi corridor under the private public partnership (PPP) model. As a private player is going to invest in the project, the PMRDA is planning to give a land bank to the investor to compensate for investment in the Metro project.
While cotton manja that costs around Rs 4,000 for a spool of 5000 metre comes to Pune markets from Surat Nylon strings come much cheaper and are comparatively tougher, hence preferred by those who fly kites.
At the ceremony, held at Citypride Multiplex, Kothrud, three men were honoured for their significant contributions to Indian cinema. Sholay director Ramesh Sippy and film producer Ramesh Prasad received the ‘PIFF Distinguished Award’, while playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam got the ‘S D Burman Award for Creative Sound and Music’.
Passengers have also raised the issue of overcharging by restaurants which, they say, not only sell non-packaged food items at exorbitant prices, but also sell packaged items over and above the Maximum Retail Price.
Harsha Shah of Railway Pravasi Group said that while there have been pending demands of additional local trains, considering the increasing commuter population, the way existing local services are being run is putting off the passengers.
In the wake of the news report, Minister of State For Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha directed AAI authorities to address the issue. He also requested MP Anil Shirole, who heads the Airport Advisory Committee, to follow up on the issue.
Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning photojournalist, who has covered long-standing conflicts, mostly in the Middle East, on his Virtual Reality project that aims to bring fighters from combating countries to have a chat.
Officials said the decision to hike the fines was taken as the area outside the airport terminal building becomes really congested in the evening, when several auto-rickshaws and cabs line up there to pick up passengers.
Officials working with currency chests in Pune, as well as senior officers of various banks, have said that almost all the currency chests in the city still hold a bulk of the scrapped notes, as the RBI has been unable to take them away due to the limited disposal capacity at its offices
Upadhyay, a retired Indian Army Major, said he was not surprised when Rohini Salian, a former special public prosecutor in the case, alleged that she was being asked by the National Investigation Agency to “go soft” ever since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.
The conductors and drivers also made it a point to mention that their intention to go on a strike — unless their demands were met — was conveyed to State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote about 40 days in advance, but claimed that he “chose to ignore it”
Unlike his predecessor Gajendra Chauhan, Anupam Kher did not meet with any resistance when he visited the campus. He also had a small interaction with students of 2016 batch who are protesting over academic issues.
Unlike his predecessor Gajendra Chauhan, no one can point a finger at Anupam Kher’s credentials. But before expressing relief or congratulating Smriti Irani for making the right choice, we should also ask who the other FTII Society members are and why their names haven’t been made public.
While the Pune Airport director has been asking for 1,000 additional chairs and 800 trolleys for about a year now, his demands are being ignored by the Airport Authority of India even as fliers continue to suffer due to lack of chairs and trolleys.
According to those who knew Kundan Shah, while he was a student at FTII along with Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Saeed Mirza, the director studied the style, as well as the philosophy of masters of comedy, such as Charles Chaplin, Bustor Keaton and Chico Marx.
On Sunday, the garbage problem in the PMC area came under focus again as a group of local corporators and residents intensified the protest against a new garbage plant proposed by the civic body at Ramtekdi.