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Remembering Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh: ‘A man of integrity, a kind-hearted leader, an incomparable Air Warrior’
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Remembering him as a leader with a humane approach, Air Chief Marshal Anil Yashwant Tipnis (Retd) who served as the Chief of Air Staff (COAS) from 1999 to 2001, said, “He was a man of great integrity and a leader who led by deeds and not mere words."

CBI summons 11 NDA faculty members for questioning
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

These faculty members are alleged to have submitted fake documents on educational qualification and academic performance to secure an appointment at the premier tri-services academy of the country. The PE was initiated by the CBI in the last week of August.

Govt clears first phase of Army reforms: Redeploying staff, new combat units
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley announced that 65 of the 99 recommendations have been approved for implementation. The Ministry of Defence has already begun with the decision to close 39 military farms in a time-bound manner.

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.

Doklam-like incidents may increase, can’t take it easy: Army chief Bipin Rawat
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

Army chief Bipin Rawat said, “The recent standoff in the Doklam plateau by the Chinese side attempting to change the status quo, are issues which we need to be wary about and I think such kind of incidents are likely to increase in the future.”

Bail a ‘point of reference’ for kin of other accused
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

Purohit was arrested on November 5, 2008. After him, others arrested are Major Ramesh Upadhyay (retd), Sameer Kulkarni, Rakesh Dhawade, Sudhakar Dwivedi (alias Dayanand Pandey), Sudhakar Chaturvedi, Pravin Takalki, Shivnarayan Kalsangra, Shyam Sahu, Ajay (alias Raja) Rahirkar, and Jagdish Mhatre

Malegaon blast case bail: Shrikant Purohit to join but won’t be given active duty, says Army
Tue, Aug 22, 2017

An officer from the Southern Command said: “After his release from jail, Lt Col Purohit will join an Army unit. But because there is an ongoing litigation, there will be certain restrictions and he will not be given any active duty."

Cloning of debit, credit cards: Key accused held, search on for 4 Nigerians
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Cops: Accused used ‘skimmers’, spy cameras to steal information from unsuspecting customers at ATMs

SIT nabs assistant inspector in Nagpur, 4th arrest in dummy candidate racket
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The SIT has been entrusted with the task of investigating 50 cases registered across Maharashtra, including 10 in Pune.

PMLA case against Hasan Ali Khan: ED carries out searches in Mumbai
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The CBI’s fresh FIR has charged Khan for “cognisable offence(s)” under Sections 120 B and 420 of the IPC, Sections 13 (2), 13(1) (d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 and Section 41(1) (b) of the CrPC.

Hasan Ali money laundering case: ED conducts searches in Mumbai
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

In July, CBI had issued a notice to Khan directing him to appear before the agency on July 4 and 5 for interrogation in a fresh case filed by it against him for alleged criminal conspiracy and corruption. The case is based on a complaint filed by the ED.

Shivajinagar case: 9 arrested, chargesheeted so far 
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Meanwhile, cases of unnatural sex and harassment of minors by other inmates have also been reported at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Udyog Kendra, a juvenile home, in Yerwada. In June this year, an offence of unnatural sex was registered against a 20-year-old youth for allegedly harassing minors at the home.

Children’s observation homes under scanner 
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The complainant alleged authorities in the Shivajinagar home not only ignored complaints of sexual assault made by some of the minor boys against other boys living at the observation home, but they encouraged the latter to continue to assault the victims.

Kalyani Systems, Rafael joint venture opens plant to manufacture anti-tank missiles
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

The facility is the culmination of a seven-year-long process, which began with India floating the Request for Interest and Rafael later joining hands with the Kalyani Group for the job.

From battles for gang supremacy to flourishing land mafia
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Nearly 20 years ago, Pune saw one of the most sensational incidents in the history of gangwars in the city.

In 20 years, population of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune increased by 90%, traffic by 700%
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

In 1997, there were 185 two-wheelers per 1,000 persons staying in Pune city and Pimpri-Chinchwad, and in 2017 it has risen to a whopping 663, a rise of over 250 per cent. In case of four-wheelers, the ratio was 27 cars per 1,000 individuals in 1997, and it today is 150 per 1,000 persons, a 455 per cent increase.

Three years after techie murder, most accused on bail, family has no lawyer
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Series of setbacks to Mohsin Shaikh’s family, including prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam’s decision to opt out

Cracks prompt 3 Malin families to move back to tin shelters, more may follow
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Meanwhile, the district administration and Public Works Department (PWD), which initiated corrective measures on Monday, maintained shifting and stabilisation of the soil was expected and there was no reason to worry.

Rainfall in Pune: First heavy downpour causes cracks on Malin roads, ‘quake-resistant’ houses
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

As many as 68 houses, which the district administration claimed were ‘resistant to natural calamities, including landslide and earthquakes’, were handed over to the survivors of the Malin tragedy in the first week of April this year.

Soldiers killed in Poonch: ‘How long will govt let precious lives be lost’
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Jadhav, who hailed from Aurangabad’s Kelgaon village, and Sepoy Savan Mane (24), from Gogwe village in Kolhapur, were killed in the ambush on Thursday afternoon.

‘Two boys on a bike shouted lewd comments… they returned next day… I carry a pepper spray now’
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

When it comes to women’s safety, Pune may not be as unsafe as Delhi, but is that really good enough? Women students studying in Pune reveal why they can’t take their safety for granted anymore

CBI questions Hasan Ali Khan over ‘financial irregularities’
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

In 2007, Khan was accused of laundering $8 billion and was termed as the biggest money launderer of India. His income between 2001-02 and 2007-08 was quoted as Rs 1.10 lakh crore and his tax liability was appraised at Rs 34,000 crore.

Pune Building where blast took place was declared unfit for use 10 yrs ago
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

The building block in the premises of the Ammunition Factory, Khadki, where an accidental explosion claimed the lives of two workers on Thursday, had been deemed unfit for use over 10 years ago.

We are not thelas: Food trucks do brisk business but face licence wrangles
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

According to civic authorities, these food trucks are illegal as they do not have a hawker’s licence to cook and sell food on the roadside

Unrest over farmer’s suicide in Solapur
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

The 42-year-old allegedly hanged himself and in a suicide note, suspected to have been written by him, asked for the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis before his body was cremated.

Konkan village hopes its cheers are heard in Ireland by PM-in-waiting Leo Varadkar, a native son
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

The hamlet had the ancestral house of Varadkars. It stood for 150 years before it was taken down and a new house built at the very spot. The registry record of the land — it is called 7/12 extract in government parlance — has Ashok’s name as one of the title holders or inheritors.

NDA steps up security on campus, asks patrol teams to open fire on suspicious activities
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The NDA campus is located in Khadakwasla, in the forested Sahyadri hills, and is spread across an area of 7,000 acres.

Sarang’s stunning display at NDA: Sneha Kulkarni makes her mark as country’s 1st woman pilot in aerobatics team
Wed, May 31, 2017

Termed as brand ambassadors of the Indian Air Force, the Sarang team, with four painted helicopters, performed 11 stunning manoeuvres, each one more magnificent than the earlier.

National security requires us to become defence manufacturing hub: Arun Jaitley
Mon, May 29, 2017

Jaitley, who by virtue of his post of defence minister, is the Chancellor of the DIAT, said, "We are destined to have neighbours as permanent neighbours. We cannot change them. And that neighbourhood itself has thrown up an important challenge of national security and therefore last 70 years, since Independence"

Top military intelligence officers in Pune, to brainstorm on security challenges
Fri, May 26, 2017

The Intelligence Corps — which came into being on November 1, 1942, after the establishment of the Intelligence Corps Depot in Karachi — will turn 75 this November.

CID arrests ‘kingpin’ of govt job scam from Nanded
Wed, May 24, 2017

The Indian Express was the first to report about these cases, and the suspected state-wide racket, in August last year

B Tech courses at National Defence Academy: Rift between civilian faculty, military authorities — again
Mon, May 22, 2017

Question mark over adequate infrastructure, faculty strength for such courses

Pune Police issue advisory on ransomware
Tue, May 16, 2017

15 cases of such attacks registered with the Pune police since 2016, none related to WannaCry so far: Cops

Army alert on email infected with ‘data stealing malware’
Tue, May 16, 2017

In November last year, Pune Newsline has reported in detail about how the Army is now pursuing cyber terrorism as a threat which can be even more damaging than the conventional attacks

Pune: Juveniles in conflict with law; rules in place, but implementation missing
Sun, May 14, 2017

Activists and government employees say that while the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 is very elaborate in its scope, but it is hardly ever implemented.