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Bridging infrastructure gap major challenge for armed forces: Lt Gen Michael Mathews
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Corps of Engineers to celebrate its 237th Raising Day on Saturday

It’s unofficial: ‘zero police’ to cease, orders state’s top cop
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

As per the first information report (FIR), which is being investigated by the state criminal investigation department (CID), the Sangli city police had arrested Aniket Kothale and Amol Bhandare (23) for allegedly robbing an engineer.

Sangli custodial death: ‘Zero police’ not official, to be dispensed with, says DGP Satish Mathur
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

“All units are instructed to dispense with any such unofficial arrangement if existing in their units.” When asked about “zero police,” DGP Mathur said, “There is no recognised institution of zero police.” 

Back to Roots
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Classical singer Kaushiki Chakraborty and Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan speak about how their maiden collaboration brings together two art forms

CID probe finds policemen hung suspect upside down, stripped and thrashed him
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

State CID chief Sanjay Kumar, when told about the family’s allegation, said: “When the family tells our investigation team about their side of the story, it will definitely be looked into and appropriate action will be taken.”

Sangli custodial death: ‘He was made to hang from ceiling upside down, thrashed’
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Based on the CID inquiry, a case of murder and destruction of evidence was filed on Wednesday against the six. They were produced in court in Sangli on Thursday and remanded in police custody of 12 days.

Want lessons in schools on gallantry awardees’ valour, approached HRD about it: General Rawat
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Gen. Rawat said, "As far as honoring our martyrs is concerned, this year we have approached the HRD ministry to ensure that valor, bravery and sacrifice of some of our highest gallantry award winners is taught in schools.

Dummy candidate racket: Chargesheet reveals 46 state govt officials under SIT scanner
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Several recruitments across various departments. including police, social welfare, government secretariat, agriculture and women and child development, are now under the SIT’s scanner.

Pune: Electronic artillery fuse manufacturing facility launched at BEL
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The development comes after a ‘compliance report’ from the Comptroller and auditor general (CAG) of India, which was tabled before the Parliament in July this year, revealed 83 per cent shortage of artillery fuses with the Army.

Mitra shakti: Taking lessons from military exercise, India to focus more on modern communication, weapon tech
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Sumedha Rangama, from the Sri Lankan contingent, while declaring the joint exercise closed, said, "The outstanding military prowess and excellent combat style of the Indian Army has impressed us deeply."

Court allows withdrawal of case against two Shiv Sena leaders accused of orchestrating 2010 Pune riot
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The case is based on ‘tapped conversation’ between Neelam Gorhe and Uddhav Thackeray’s assistant Milind Narvekar

India-Sri Lanka military exercise: At Mitra Shakti, discussions on possible terror scenarios, drills for joint battles
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The exercise also has immense importance for military ties between India and Sri Lanka, in the backdrop of the growing influence of China in the Indian Ocean region.

Govt moves court again to withdraw case against Sena leaders
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Senior Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe, Uddhav Thackeray’s personal assistant Milind Narvekar ‘orchestrated’ riots; court expected to give its verdict this week.

A gift before Diwali: Wage hike for convicts in Maharashtra prisons
Fri, Oct 20, 2017

As per the revised wages, they will be paid Rs 61, 55 and 45 per day. The wages of inmates from open jails have been raised from Rs 70 per day to Rs 77.

After another ‘mishap’, AFK workers demand strict implementation of safety directives
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

AFK, which is one of the key units of the Ordnance Factory Board, manufactures cartridges (bullets) for firearms used by security agencies, grenades, mortar shells, mines, rockets and also cartridges for civilian use.

Will be proud if daughter-in-law joins armed forces to serve nation: Father of IAF commando killed in Hajin encounter
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Milind’s father Kishor told reporters, “The pain of losing a son is immense but we all are proud of his martyrdom. I want to tell the government to take a firm decision to uproot terrorists.”

National Defence Academy pulled up for letting tainted firm take part in tender process
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Private company behind major scam was recommended by CBI for blacklisting.

For military & space industry, a fire-retardant fabric developed by Pune-based team
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Balasubramanian said that the idea of developing a fire retardant fabric first came up during his discussions with Commodore Atul Sinha, a retired officer of the Indian Navy who is now Registrar of DIAT.

All is Not Lost
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

A plantation owner in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, has made it his mission to rescue people from treacherous terrain and their own recklessness.

Pune: Protesting against ‘Halal’ film, local outfit defaces posters, board at writer’s office
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Members of Awami Vikas Party seeked an apology from Rajan Khan, claim film based on his novel 'wrongly portrays issues'

Protesting against film, outfit defaces posters, board at author’s office
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Members of the AVP, a ‘political party’, also demanded an apology from Rajan Khan for “hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community”. The movie is set to be released on October 6.

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.