It is believed that departed souls bless families in the last 10 days preceding the New Year, during which community members ask for forgiveness of sins. On the New Year, celebrations begin with a prayer.
A special committee headed by the director of marketing had also indicated that the move would be counter-productive and farmers might not be able to sell their produce at the government-declared Minimum Support Price (MSP).
City BJP chief Yogesh Gogawale said the former prime minister was the hero of the masses and inspiration to youths and that his passing away was tough to all his followers.
Out of the 111 cities that were assessed in the Ease of Living Index, Pune topped the rankings with Navi Mumbai coming second followed by Greater Mumbai in the third place. The remaining cities in the top 10 include Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.
Author Akshay Jog says he understands there will be criticism about his views, but his only motive is national security.
Criminal activities in the industrial city in the last 10-15 years have increased so much that Pimpri-Chinchwad has earned the tag of a ‘city of crimes’, overshadowing its fame as an ‘outstanding industrial city.’
To control the stray dog population in the city, the PMC has been running a sterilisation programme since 2010. It claims to have sterilised 71,740 dogs during the last eight years, for which data is available.
Last year, the CAP committee had put forward a suggestion for region-wise admissions, but it wasn’t approved. The committee has now suggested blocking out colleges where seats are full.
One of the parents said they have written to the education department demanding to know the current legal status of the school being run on the premises.
The Assamese community in Pune has largely supported the exercise by the Centre to set up the NRC and identify illegal migrants who came to Assam after 1971.
Qadiri had come to India on a student visa in 2014 and lived in Kondhwa area, said police sources. His details were registered with the Foreigner Registration Office of Pune City Police.
In another incident, three unidentified youths had threatened a senior citizen and damaged as many as eight private vehicles parked on roads near Lokhande hospital in Mohan Nagar, Chinchwad in the early hours on July 13.
Pune dairies record normal collection of 65 lakh litres
Student unions have written a letter supporting such students and have sent a list of demands regarding hostel admissions to university authorities, threatening a strike if the demands are not met.
Formalities such as seat allotments, biometric scans and security checks will be carried out during the extra time. Students and teachers welcomed the move.