Sushant kulkarni

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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.

Tales of horror from observation home in Pune: Rules in place but implementation missing says Activists
Sun, May 14, 2017

Pune district has two observation homes for juveniles in conflict with law, and both establishments have reported cases of child sexual abuse in the past.

Nayana Pujari rape and murder case: The story behind escape and re-arrest of the prime accused
Wed, May 10, 2017

Yogesh Raut fled from police custody in 2011, changed his name; he visited family in Pune a few times as police team continued to hunt for him.

Don’t compare yourself with civil service officials: Rawat to Armymen
Sun, May 07, 2017

Army will implement NFU in its own way, said Rawat

Don’t compare yourselves with civil servants: Army chief to soldiers
Sun, May 07, 2017

The sixth pay commission had given NFU to almost all group-A officers of the civil services but not to the military and paramilitary officers and personnel.

SIT to probe cases of dummy candidates appearing for govt exams
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The key suspect in the case, Pramod Rathod, who used to be a Class III government employee, had amassed huge wealth and anti-corruption bureau is conducting an investigation against him.

PCMC chief’s office in dock as stenographer caught in ACB trap
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

ACB tries to find out at whose behest Rajendra Shirke demanded Rs 12 lakh bribe

Respect pedestrians, says traffic poster; but they don’t have right of way in Pune
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Over 270 pedestrians have died in road accidents in last two-and-a-half years

Mecca of Black Berets: ACC&S awarded President’s Standards
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

The Standards, which is a ceremonial flag, was presented to the institution during a parade held in Ahmednagar at the War Memorial Parade Ground on Saturday.

Playing with fire: Incidents of discarded bomb shells exploding, injuring scrap collectors highlight lapses
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

"After the ammunition is destroyed, the metal covers are sometimes stolen by local residents to be sold as scrap...” Senior officer Ammunition Factory, Khadki

Osmanabad: Six-year-old killed for ‘human sacrifice’; kin, tantrik arrested
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Krushna Ingole was killed by his aunt, 3 other family members after tantrik told them blood of a young boy was needed to ward off ‘ill effect of a spirit’

Pune: We were slapped, beaten up, says Kashmiri student arrested for abusing, assault on cops
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Since a woman was involved, the officials reportedly called Thorat, who was on night round.

Arrests in Mumbai give leads to another LSD supply link to Pune
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

The Anti-Narcotics Cell arrested five youths who are students of a reputed college in South Mumbai after a trap was laid in Kandivli

Antara Das murder case: Bail for accused, court slams cops for delay
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Das (23), an employee of Capgemini in Talawade, was stabbed to death near her office on December 23 last year.

Antara Das murder case: Bail for lone accused, court slams cops for delaying chargesheet
Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Court allows police to conduct narco test on Gupta