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Pune: Man from Telangana arrested for ‘trying to sell elephant tusks’

The Crime Branch Unit II received a tip-off that a person was coming to Pune to sell elephant tusks. A trap was laid and Mudavat, who is from Kollapur in Telangana, was detained. The police team found four carved ivory tusks in his bag.

Shashi Tharoor slams Hindutva, BJP

While criticising BJP, Tharoor said Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves respect when he visits foreign countries as India’s representative, but when he is in the country, people have the right to question him.

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Pune International Literature Festival: ‘Is India a Majoritarian State?’ — BJP, Cong slug it out

The session talked about majoritarianism with in between tangent conversations on the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A, the status of Kashmir, the partition, recent cases of mob lynching to Citizenship Amendment Bill and National Register of Citizens.

Search on for satellite campuses, SPPU in talks with 2 potential colleges

With newer courses getting added in each academic year, it has become next to impossible for SPPU officials to sanction construction of new buildings or departments on the sprawling 400-acre campus.

Southwest monsoon withdrawal pushed to Sept-end: IMD

Says more rainfall likely over central and southern peninsula this week

Ajit Pawar says NCP to contest 4 Pune seats, 1 for ‘friendly party’, Congress says unacceptable

Soon after NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday announced that his party would contest four out of eight seats in Pune city, leaving three for the Congress and one for the “friendly party”, Congress said the formula was not acceptable to them.

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Pune: Flood-hit voters to get new IDs

As the state goes for Assembly polls on October 21, Mhaisekar addressed the media to brief about the election preparation for Pune division.

Shivajinagar-Hinjewadi Metro to start by March 2023: PMRDA

The 23.3-km route will cover the distance between Civil Court, Shivajinagar, to Maan near Hinjewadi IT park in less than 40 minutes, said PMRDA officials.

Jammu farmers to directly sell organic apples in Pune this weekend

According to farmers from the region, the maximum returns earned from local markets is between Rs 40 to Rs 45 per kg, even for top-grade apples. With limited facility to store and preserve these perishables locally, farmers earn very little in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tenders for food mall at SPPU to open soon

With the on-site construction nearing completion, the university officials said students will soon be able to relish a variety of foods on the campus instead of venturing outside.

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Landslide on Mumbai-Pune Expressway kills two, five injured

The landslide stuck near the Adoshi tunnel around 12 noon, stopping traffic on both Pune and Mumbai side of the Expressway.

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Sanjay Dutt reaches home to a rousing welcome

It was nothing short of a festival for friends, fans and well-wishers as they arrived in hordes to welcome their favourite Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who is making his return home after finishing his jail term. The locality where Sanjay Dutt lives bore a festive look with banners welcoming the actor placed at every nook […]

Sanjay Dutt released from jail, offers prayers at Siddhivinayak temple

Actor Sanjay Dutt walked free from Pune’s Yerawada Jail on Thursday morning after completing his prison term following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. From May 2013, the 56-year-old actor had been in jail – as prisoner number 16656 – to complete 42 months out of a total of five years of […]

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Police detain protestors opposing Sanjay Dutt's release

Pune, Feb 25 (ANI): The Pune police on Thursday detained protestors opposing the release of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt from the Yerawada jail. The 56-year-old, who has spent 42 months in prison, walked out of jail around eight months ahead of time - the reprieve was granted on grounds of good behaviour. The security outside the Yerawada jail has been tightened in view of Dutt's release. Meanwhile, a PIL has also been filed in Bombay High Court by social activist Pradeep Bhalekar, seeking a stay on early release of the 56-year-old actor. The PIL says several convicts secure good-conduct reports from prison authorities but are not granted remission or early release. Reportedly, the actor has been out on parole for 90 days in December 2013 and again in August last for 30 days for personal reasons.

Body of girl who died in Russia arrives in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): The body of a girl who died in a fire incident in Russia arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday. In the shocking tragedy, two medical students from Maharashtra died of suffocation after a fire broke out in their institute in Russia on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Karishma Bhosale (20) from Pune and Pooja Kallur (22) from Nerul. BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was seen condoling the family members of the girl.

Use 'Swadeshi' products to help retrieve black money: Ramdev

Pune, Jan 12 (ANI): Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday talked about the issue of black money at a Yoga Camp in Pune and said that in order to bring back the black money, the people of the country should boycott all foreign products and use ‘swadeshi'products. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tried to bring about a revolution by giving swadeshi products its due importance.

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