Pune Live highlights: One and a half years after they were asked to close campuses for students, colleges and universities in Pune can now welcome them back from October 11. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar announced Friday that institutes of higher education in the district can open for physical classes provided that the students are fully vaccinated.
Last month, the state government had allowed schools to reopen and was under pressure to open colleges and universities as well. Although the government is yet to make a state-wide declaration, Pawar has made the announcement for Pune district alone after chairing the weekly Covid-19 review meeting.
Meanwhile, for the second consecutive day on Friday, officers from the Income Tax (I-T) department continued their search operations at premises linked to the son and three sisters of NCP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, in Pune and other places. The searches also continued at the premises of owners of sugar mills reportedly linked to Pawar.
In other news, a 28-year-old IT professional was arrested by Pune City Police Friday after he caused chaos at the city’s airport by raising a false alarm about a certain aircraft having explosives aboard. The man, whose wife was scheduled to board the Air Asia’s Pune-Ranchi flight, allegedly made the threat after facing issues in rescheduling of a return flight that falls within the 14-day airport closure period.
Trying to get life back to normal by opening up all activities, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has allowed 100 per cent attendance of staff in all private and government offices in the city due to the decrease in the spread of Covid infection. Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar on Friday issued orders to allow 100 per cent attendance of staff in private and government offices.