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Discipline and traffic sensitivity: lessons from Police Commissioner to Pune’s youth

As part of an ongoing lecture series at SP College, Venkatesham spoke about the role of police in society and the importance of discipline and internal evolution.

Pune: Mob attacks people attending Sunday Mass in Kolhapur, 12 injured

Deputy Superintendent of Kolhapur district police, Anil Kadam, said that a team of policemen drawn from the local crime branch and state anti-terrorism squad (ATS) have been entrusted with the investigations.


Pune: Man dupes woman of gold ornament, replaces them with lemons; held

The accused told the woman that for conducting the ‘ritual’ to resolve her marital issues, he would need some valuables ‘touched by her husband’. In their subsequent meeting, the woman got him some gold and silver ornaments.

Pune: Sex racket busted, three arrested; three women rescued

Police found three women at the spot — one from West Bengal and two from Bangladesh. The girls were rescued and sent to Rescue Foundation in Mohammedwadi after following the legal procedures.

Pune author’s new book inspired by bus driver’s violent rampage that killed nine

The lead character in Salil Desai's book, ‘The Sane Psychopath’, also goes berserk on the roads of Pune, killing and injuring people who come in his path.

‘If you don’t spit inside your house, then why on roads?’

If you are caught spitting on or dirtying Pune streets now, you are fined, challaned, told to clean up. It is working, says sanitary inspector Shivaji Gaikwad.


Pune Police bust prostitution racket, rescue three Thai women

Police rescued three Thai women who were brought to Pune to work as “therapists” at the massage parlour, but later lured into prostitution by the flesh trade agents.

Pune: Police affidavit before inquiry panel doesn’t name Ekbote in violence, lawyers tell court

While opposing the anticipatory bail application filed by Ekbote, the officer, More, who is in the Pune rural police, had filed an affidavit before the courts saying prima facie, Ekbote was found involved in the conspiracy of January 1 violence.

Pune: Two killed, three injured in road mishap

After having dinner at a hotel on Thursday, the victims were travelling on Ganeshkhind Road in a car. But the driver lost control of the vehicle, due to which it crossed the road divider and collided with a tempo coming from the other side.

Pune: Manager with aviation firm loses Rs 37 lakh in online fraud

The complainant was made to deposit different sums on various fake pretexts like ‘anti-drug’ clearances, ‘terrorist form’, arrangements for the man’s accommodation, ‘upgrading’ complainant’s bank account and currency transfer fees, among others.