PCMC to start 2nd phase of UID
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will start the second phase of Unique Identification (UID) project in its jurisdiction from June 15. This is following Centres directive to start the work of collecting data from June 1 to March 31,2013. Of the nearly 18 lakh population in Pimpri-Chinchwad,around 4.74 lakh have enrolled for the UID project in the first phase,civic officials said. The first phase of the project was carried out between January 20,2011 and February 16,2012. There are 64 bi-panel wards in Pimpri-Chinchwad. The civic body has proposed to set up one centre in each ward for the project. One machine will take information of 50 citizens a day. A total of 12.29 lakh citizens have to be covered in the second phase.
Celebrations to mark Nad-Roops 25 years
City-based Kathak academy Nad-Roop,founded by noted Kathak exponent Shama Bhate,is all set to mark its 25 years with year-long celebrations,which will begin this weekend. As part of the celebrations we wish to go beyond the realms of individual achievements by making it a movement by including more and more people and organise activities like Solo Kathak Dance Festival,All India Classical Dance Festival and various Seminar and Symposiums on Kathak and other performing arts, said Shama Bhate at a press conference. Nad-Roop is planning to organise Kathak Infinite on May 19 at Ganesh Kala Kreeda Kendra from 6:30 pm onwards. At the end of the year,Nad-Roop will present a programme Confluence involving Kathak choreography with live orchestra based on the life of Kasturba Gandhi. The celebrations will conclude with a special programme dedicated to legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar,where special sequences would be choreographed on non-film songs sung by Lata. Tickets for these programmes would be available at Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir and Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagriha from May 16. The tickets will also be available at the venue on May 18-19.
Theft at railway police line in Chikli
Unidentified burglars broke into four houses at railway police line in Chikli and stole valuables worth Rs 60,000 on Monday. Police said the houses were locked as the residents had gone out for vacation. They stole gold ornaments worth Rs 50,000 and Rs 10,000 in cash from Shobha Panhalkar’s house. The burglars also broke into the houses of A K Patole,S B Jadhav and Arun Jedhe but did not steal anything from there,police said. Panhalkar lodged the complaint at Dehu Road police station.
Cops: Call on special number to give tip-offs
The Pune city police have appealed to citizens to call on 020-26121685 for giving information helpful in solving crimes. The number will be operational 24 hours a day and only information pertaining to crime would be taken on this number. For other information and complaints,the citizens are requested to dial 100. Detail of the person giving information will be kept secret. Also,those who give crucial information for solving criminal cases will be rewarded.
Mitramandal College of Commerce gets A grade
The Marathwada Mitramandal College of Commerce (MMCC) received an A grade as per the University Grants Commission norms for re-accreditation of colleges. The assessment for re-accreditation by the National Assessment Accreditation Council was done on March 13-14. The results were declared at the 59th executive meeting of the council held recently. The college secured a CGPA of 3.19 and has been re-accredited for five years with effect from April 4.
Abandoned baby girl found in Shivajinagar
An abandoned baby girl was found near a bus depot at Shivajinagar on Monday. An offence has been registered against an unidentified person at the Shivajinagar police station. Police said the baby will be sent to an observation home.