Monday, May 25, 2015



‘Sexual abuse’ in police custody: He asked me to strip… said he would give me shocks
Sun, May 24, 2015

Forced to have oral and anal sex with each other, say boys held for ‘robbery’.

Exam stress: Engineering student who went missing returns home safe
Mon, May 18, 2015

While the police was in the process of interrogating his friends he had named in the Facebook posts, Vyavhare returned home in the early hours of Sunday.

Pune: City not ready to face a trial by fire
Wed, May 13, 2015

Fire brigade struggles with grossly inadequate number of fire stations, fire suits and outdated equipment.

Wildlife corridors in Bhimashankar sanctuary vanishing fast
Wed, May 06, 2015

Forest officials blame encroachment, development activities, fear man-animal conflict.

‘Threat’ from the sky: ATS eye on paragliding centres
Tue, May 05, 2015

Sources said that the possibility of terror suspects using paragliders for aerial survey of sensitive locations or attacking them cannot be ruled out.

Four burglaries a day in city since 2014: Police data
Mon, May 04, 2015

Police commissioner says his focus is on increasing police presence on roads.

Seized ‘meow meow’ tip of the iceberg, say cops
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

City gets supply of mephedrone mainly from chemical units in and around Pune and also from Mumbai.

Legal Tangle: NDA ignores CAT fiat, caught in contempt cases
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

CAT had ordered NDA to follow UGC guidelines while calculating past services of civilian academic officers.

On the prowl: Land owners who are now land grabbers
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

Carrying illegal weapons, they move around in fancy SUVs, are backed by a force of unemployed youth.

6 boys from observation home flee during picnic
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

11 boys from the observation home were taken for a picnic in Bhor with the permission of the Juvenile Justice Board.

Mystery death of 13-yr-old boy: Suspects to undergo Narco, polygraph tests
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Pune rural police plans to conduct polygraph tests on some of the suspects in Akash Mahalungkar death case under mysterious circumstances.

Speeding becoming a norm on expressway, police ‘helpless’
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The Pune division of the SHP conducted the drive on half the stretch for over two weeks and has fined 368 people for speeding.

The Journey of the Native: In conversation with Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

  There is a caricature of a four-legged animal with a large moustache on the wall of 76-year-old Jnanpith award-winner Bhalchandra Nemade’s study in his house in Santacruz, Mumbai. It’s captioned Aabu, the name his granddaughter fondly calls him by. This little bit of whimsy is in sharp contrast to the way the veteran novelist, […]

Nine cadets penalised for consuming alcohol, 1 injures self in bid to hide
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Officers found out that the cadet and eight others were consuming alcohol in their squadron hostel.

Heat & dust: Traffic cops get a reality check
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

There are a total of 1,100 traffic police personnel for Pune.

Pashan lake struggles to stay afloat
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Experts say PMC’s steps have only compounded the woes of the lake and harmed its eco-system.

Pavana Dam claimed 14 lives in 3 years
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Police and irrigation department officials, however, say tourists — especially youth — do not pay heed to warnings.

J&K terror attack: Slain CRPF constable was excited about brother’s wedding
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

A guard of honour was given to him by the CRPF squad in presence of senior officers at his native village.

Cheap, accessible Meow Meow is new party drug, say cops; hunt on for peddlers
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Availability of ingredients had made small-scale manufacturing easier in large cities, said investigators.

5 of Chinchwad family die as car falls off bridge
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Protective wall, signages were missing; family was returning to Pune from native village in Ratnagiri district.

‘Meow Meow’ contraband seized on Expressway
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Mephedrone worth Rs 3 crore recovered from a car at Urse toll.

‘Virtual communication a bane for families, cause for most friction’
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Spouses’ suspicion over phone communication is a key reason behind rising family disputes between couples.

10 traffic divisions in fringe areas see most fatal accidents: Study
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

The traffic department of Pune city police conducted the study, on the number and nature of road accidents.

‘Ensuring helmet norm is everybody’s responsibility… We are trying to inculcate traffic culture among Puneites’
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Awad said he was strictly enforcing traffic regulation and was laying stress on inculcating traffic culture among Puneites.

Cops try to talk to crucial witness Uma Pansare
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

An offence of attempt to murder was lodged at Rajarampuri police station in Kolhapur.

Govind Parsare Attack: Cops try to talk to crucial witness Uma Pansare
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

The couple was returning from a morning walk around 9 am when they were shot at.

Pansare supporters point fingers
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Doubts cast on saffron groups met with rebuttals; 20 police teams set up to crack case; cops to probe all angles.

CBI to reopen Satish Shetty murder case
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The case that had taken several twists and turns will be probed by Special Crime Branch of CBI, Delhi, ‘in light of fresh revelations’.

Senior CPI leader Govind Pansare, wife shot at by assailants
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

He was also known to make statements and speeches against right-wing groups.

Prison revamp drive finally begins
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

Metal detectors, walkie-talkies, mobile jammers and modern kitchen facilities at jails soon.

Jewish establishments top security list
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

Round-the-clock security arrangements are in place at Chabad House and two synagogues.

Now, an Afghan army sergeant goes missing from AFMC, traced to Kabul
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Probe on to know why he left without informing and what route he used to reach his native place.

CAG pulls up RIL for delay in work on Pune-Satara road, toll diversion
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

Reliance says project delayed due to non-clearances by NHAI.

Amrutanjan bridge a ‘synonym for traffic snarl’
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

Every month, at least 20 jams are reported on the stretch, some of which last for three to four hours.

Yerawada officials fear a riot brewing in overcrowded jail
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Say surfeit of terror accused and gangsters makes clashes probable.

‘Training tough, but didn’t lead to death’
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

The current batch of 800 trainees at PTC began their nine-month training on November 23.