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Pune News Highlights: Pune logs 101 fresh Covid-19 cases; records wettest December since 1901

IMD forecast for Thursday is cloudy skies with light to moderate rain. The weather is predicted to improve with dry weather conditions predicted from Friday onwards.

By: Express Web Desk | Pune |
Updated: December 7, 2021 9:15:01 am
Currently Mumbai and Pune are dominating the highest number of new cases in Maharashtra. (Express Photo by Arul Horizon)

Pune city recorded 101 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday. The total number of active cases in the Pune region was 11,39,249.

Meanwhile, Pune recorded its wettest December day since 1901. The previous record rainfall in December was in 2014 (53mm) as per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). IMD forecast for Thursday is cloudy skies with light to moderate rain.

In other news, the recent arrest of four persons in connection with alleged malpractices in army and police recruitment processes is another instance that has seen the involvement of an insider — an army jawan in this case – besides people linked with coaching centres for job aspirants. Sources have said that while an original input was received by Pimpri-Chinchwad police from Military Intelligence of Southern Command about a possible paper in recruitment examination, police probe has revealed a racket in which the suspects promised assured recruitment in Army and police services in return of large sums of money.

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Pune News Highlights: Pune records 101 new Covid-19 cases; Pune experienced it's wettest December since 1901; Alleged malpractices in army and police recruitment processes.

23:04 (IST)02 Dec 2021
Nigeria returnee, two contacts test COVID-19 positive in Pimpri Chinchwad

A person, who recently returned from Nigeria to Pimpri Chinchwad, has tested COVID-19 positive along with two others who came in contact, and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to confirm whether they were infected with the new Omicron variant detected in Africa, a health official said.

The person returned to Pimpri Chinchwad on November 25, he said. "Following the passenger's return from Nigeria, a test was conducted and the report came out positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. After contact tracing, two persons who had come in contact with that passenger also tested positive for the infection. All three samples have been sent for genome sequencing," the medical officer of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation said. (PTI)

16:47 (IST)02 Dec 2021
IT dept detects Rs 400-cr black income after raids on Pune dairy group

The Income Tax Department has detected unaccounted income of Rs 400 crore after it raided a Pune-based company engaged in dairy farming and manufacturing of milk products, the CBDT said.

The searches were launched on November 24 at thirty premises located in half-a-dozen cities.

'The search operation has resulted in the seizure of unaccounted cash and unexplained jewellery of about Rs 2.50 crore while some bank lockers are yet to be operated,' the CBDT said in a statement.

'So far, unaccounted income of more than Rs 400 crore has been detected,' it said. (PTI)

12:28 (IST)02 Dec 2021
Pune: Techie swindled of Rs 91k by man she met on matrimonial site

A 28-year-old software engineer from Pune was cheated to the tune of Rs 91,000 after the man she came in contact with on a matrimonial site took money from her on the pretext of his mother’s illness. The fraud came to light after the girl found out that the man had been arrested in the past in a similar case.

An FIR has been registered in this regard at Sangvi police station under Pimpri Chinchwad jurisdiction by the victim who hails from Pune and is currently working for an IT major in Bangalore. She has been working from her home in Pune for the last few months, officials said.

The complainant, who had registered her name on a prominent matrimonial website, came in contact with a man in November 2020 and the two started communicating with each other. A while later, he told her that his mother had been unwell and that he required money for her treatment. Read more

11:17 (IST)02 Dec 2021
Pune: One arrested for leaking health department’s recruitment exam paper

The Pune city police have arrested a man in connection with the alleged leaking of the question paper for the Maharashtra State Health Department’s Grade C and D recruitment examination.

Police have identified the accused person as Vijay Prahlad Murhade (29), a resident of Jalna district. Police said he was arrested from Aurangabad and then produced before a court in Pune on Wednesday. The court remanded him to police custody for seven days.

Smita Koregaonkar, chief administrative officer of the health department had lodged the First Information Report (FIR) in this case at the Cyber police station of the Pune city police, last week on Friday. Read more

10:20 (IST)02 Dec 2021
Tree collapsing incidents in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad due to rains

As rains lashed the city on Wednesday a total eight incidents of tree collapse were reported in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. In one case fire brigade personnel responded to a call of water entering a house. These incidents were recorded between 7 am on Wednesday till 7 am on Thursday. 

In Pune, the tree collapse incidents were reported from Pashan, Hadapsar, Bibwewadi, Kothrud, Warje, Satara Road and Shivajinagar. One case was reported from hotel compound in Vallabhnagar in Pimpri Chinchwad. 

Fire brigade rescuers responded to one call of water entering into a low lying house in Parvati area. No casualties were reported in these incidents, officials said. (ENS)

10:17 (IST)02 Dec 2021
Pune recorded it's wettest December day since 1901

The previous record rainfall in December was in 2014 (53mm). 

The 24-hour rainfall recorded here were Chinchwad - 103mm, Lohegaon - 86.2mm, Pashan - 83mm, Shivajinagar - 75.4mm and Lavale - 75mm.

The IMD has forecast cloudy skies with light to moderate rain on Thursday. (ENS)

After offline classes resumed for all degree students of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) a few weeks ago following a nod from the state Higher Education department, the examination pattern may also return to normalcy, but only for final-year students.

An offence has been lodged against a man posing as a Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) worker in order to allegedly cheat a few residents of Erandwane area to the tune of Rs 99,500 on the pretext of cleaning drainage lines.

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