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Last rites of martyr Santosh Mahadik performed with full military honours
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the family members in the village on Thursday and paid his last respects to the martyr.

Proud Pogarwadi village bids adieu to its battle hero, Colonel Santosh Mahadik
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

Wife of Colonel Santosh Mahadik (37) , who was martyred during a fierce gunbattle with militants in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, says her children will join the Armed Forces .

Man vs leopards conflict: Pune forest officials step in
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Officials blame death of leopards on retaliation, plan to educate villagers.

Actor Sanjay Dutt due for early release? Buzz gets only louder
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

After his Munnabhai co-star Arshad Warsi, actor’s lawyer and jail staff say he is entitled to remission.

Lights, anks, celebration: Diwali check-list of a Marathi household
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

In Maharashtra, the Diwali anks or special issues are an integral part of the festive season.

Army body to counsel troops on ‘family time’
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

The INI, which is one-of-its-kind institute in the entire country, was established in 1985 and conducts primary and refresher training of the religious teachers.

Ex-servicemen see red over latest OROP plan, to return medals
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

There are serious and objectionable anomalies, the most important being the dilution of OROP's accepted definition, say servicemen.

In 17 months, 17 minors escape from Yerawada observation home
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

Caretakers double as security guards as police withdraw their constables.

‘Conspiracy to instigate riots in 2010’: Pune court quashes govt plea to withdraw criminal case against Sena leaders
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

On October 25, The Indian Express was the first to report about the application made by the state government.

Relatives say Chhota Rajan didn’t want any of them in ‘his field’
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

A family member, who did not wish to be identified, said they used to get calls from unidentified international numbers from which Chhota Rajan used to talk to them.

Maharashtra govt seeks to withdraw case against two Shiv Sena leaders
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Case dates back to 2010, the two leaders were accused of instigating violence during Pune bandh

Naval cadets at NDA to get BTech degree
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Step will ensure training compatibility of cadets at Indian Naval Academy, say authorities.

Seven more writers to return awards
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Two writers from Pune, publisher from city join nationwide protest.

Over a dozen Konkani writers plan to return Sahitya Akademi awards
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Along with the award, the GKLS members will also return the cash entitlement of up to Rs 1 lakh.

NDA cadets punished for consuming alcohol
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

As per information given by sources in the NDA, a contingent of 28 cadets from the third term had gone for a service visit to Hyderabad in the third week of September. Eight cadets were found in possession of alcohol.

Satish Shetty murder probe: Maharashtra government ‘drags feet’ on extending help to CBI
Wed, Oct 07, 2015

In February this year, the CBI had reopened the probe into the murder of Shetty, months after it had filed a closure report.

4 men selling stolen onions held
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Recently, over 400 kgs of onions were also stolen from a market in Pimpri.

7/11 convict from Pune gets life, kin say framed
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Family of Sohail Mehboob Shaikh says will move High Court against the MCOCA court’s verdict.

Faster, lighter, DRDO’s Daksh now has CBRN detection mechanism
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

Daksh is primarily designed to detect and recover Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). It was inducted in the Indian Army around 2011.

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations: Pollution levels skyrocket, roads get clogged as mandals mushroom in Pune
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Count of registered and unregistered mandals has gone up; it will rise further as civic polls near, say police.

13 years on, ‘killer’ expressway still without an emergency response system
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Every year, the 94-kilometre stretch of the expressway between two cities witnesses 100 to 110 deaths in accidents.

50th anniversary of the 1965 war: War veteran recalls his close shave in Pakistan airspace
Thu, Aug 13, 2015

Captain Dilip Parulkar's escape from the war prisoner camp near Rawalpindi in 1971 along with two others is a well documented story.

2011 Police firing: Families of dead Maval farmers still await justice
Mon, Aug 10, 2015

Four years on, neither family members of victims have got jobs nor have errant cops faced action

Open manholes, no streetlights make this 2-km road in Kondhwa a killer stretch
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

From the main gate of the Clover Highland residential society starts a series of manholes, the lids of which are either broken or badly damaged. The only warning sign that is there on one of the manholes without a lid is a tree branch.

Open manholes, no streetlights make this 2-km road in Kondhwa a killer stretch
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Locals said these manholes were earlier on the roadside but as the road was expanded, these manholes became part of it.

70% of those held with illegal firearms in 18-25 age bracket
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

In the last seven months, the police have arrested 51 people and recovered 63 firearms from their possession. In 2014, the police had seized 113 firearms and arrested 140 people.

After lapses in furlough to two convicts, prison dept to tighten rules
Tue, Aug 04, 2015

The two convicts undergoing life sentence at Nashik jail were released on furlough despite the government order against it.

20-year-old US woman molested by cab driver in Delhi’s CR Park area
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

In her complaint, the woman said incident took place in CR Park area in Delhi. The transport company and driver have apologised to her.

Malin landslide: A year later, SDRF remains a forgotten force
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

It was NDRF personnel who had taken out bodies buried under debris.

Nagaland student asked to pay entry fee meant for foreigners at Pune museum
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

In 2012, such incidents had led to mass exodus of residents of North-Eastern states from Pune.

After two deaths, MSRDC wakes up to ensure ‘safe’ expressway
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

On June 22, a landslide had taken place near Khandala tunnel blocking the expressway for over 36 hours.

OROP: Battling for OROP, ex-servicemen train their guns on bureaucracy
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

‘People say we are fighting for money... but it’s about our rights... the bureaucracy has become the biggest obstacle to OROP’

Bhushi Dam Reservoir: Irked by CR inaction,police & residents to keep close watch over ‘death’ dam
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Local police to set up control room, install CCTVs and patrolling boats. Lonavala residents to fund the project. As many as five youth drowned in four seperate incidents this month.

Cyber crime in Pune: Communal amity, family life take the worst hit
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Cyber crimes against women on rise after scrapping section 66 (A) of IT Act, say experts.

Cyber Crime in Pune: Unsecured Digital India dangerous
Tue, Jul 07, 2015

Padma awardee Sanjay Dhande, who lost Rs 19 lakh to cyber fraudsters, says loopholes in system denying him justice.

Cyber crime, alert for Pune : Lack of records, manpower take toll on probe
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

RTI queries reveal Pune police commissionerate has no compiled data on registered cases.