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Pune News Highlights: Pune district records 181 new Covid-19 cases, five deaths

Pune News Highlights: Currently, 3,624 cases are active while a total of 1,126,805 people have recovered till now.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi, Pune |
Updated: October 27, 2021 12:16:34 pm
11,144 samples have been tested so far and number of recoveries recorded were 444. (Express Photo by Ashish Kale)

Pune News Highlights: Pune district on Monday logged 181 new Covid-19 infections along with five deaths. As per district administration, 11,144 samples have been tested so far and number of recoveries recorded were 444.

A major blaze was reported at a furniture storage facility in Gangadham area in Pune on Monday night. No casualties were reported in the fire. Given the high intensity of the fire, as many 14 fire tenders from multiple fire stations were rushed to the spot.

Local residents and environmentalists have decided to hold a symbolic fast on October 30 to protest the “environmental destruction” at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Yerawada and the administration “turning a blind eye to it”.

Prices of onions and tomatoes have seen a steady but sharp rise in the last couple of months. After heavy rain in September and October extensively damaged market-ready crops, arrivals and quality of produce have been hit, pushing up prices.

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18:19 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Teams dispatched to nab Kiran Gosavi: Pune Police

Pune Police said they have dispatched teams to arrest Kiran Gosavi, the self-styled detective cited as an ‘independent witness’ by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Cordelia cruise ship raid case.

Gosavi, who is wanted by Pune Police in a 2018 case of cheating, had spoken to some reporters in Mumbai on Monday claiming that he was going to surrender in Lucknow.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Priyanka Narnavre said, “We have seen media reports in which Gosavi is claiming that he will surrender. But we have not been informed of anything in that regard till now. We have formed teams to trace him and these teams have been dispatched to different locations.” Another officer said that one of the teams has gone to Uttar Pradesh. Read more

16:43 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Teen declared brain dead after intracranial bleeding, his organs give new life to three

“Baba please call the ambulance, I am not feeling well,” is an appeal that Pune-based Ramesh (name changed) will not forget easily. After suffering an intracranial bleed, his 15-year-old son was declared brain dead. The family consented to donate his organs on Sunday.

The boy’s heart was harvested and a successful transplant performed on a 42-year-old man at Mumbai’s HN Reliance hospital, while one kidney was given to a 64-year-old woman at Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital, and his liver gave new life to a 53-year-old man at Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital at Hadapsar. The eyes were donated to HV Desai Eye Hospital. Read more

15:56 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Increasing crimes against women: Pimpri-Chinchwad seeks all-women police station

With increasing cases of crimes against women being reported in Pimpri-Chinchwad, the demand for a separate police station for women has gained momentum. The Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and the police commissionerate have also supported the idea so that women can step forward and lodge complaints without hesitation or fear.

Women’s groups and civic activists had from time to time voiced the demand for a separate all-women police station here, but the idea was not pursued by the earlier NCP regime or the current BJP dispensation.

Last week, corporators cutting across party lines raised the issue once again at the PCMC general body meeting after which the civic administration decided to take it up. The Police Commissionerate too said it would urge the state government to sanction the proposal. Read more

14:13 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Nawab Malik claims Sameer Wankhede illegally tapping phones

Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik on Tuesday accused NCB official Sameer Wankhede of illegal phone tapping and announced that he will hand over a letter on the official's 'misdeeds' to the agency head.
        
'Sameer Wankhede through two persons in Mumbai and Thane is illegally intercepting the mobile phones of some people,' said Malik, who has been targeting Wankhede after his son-in-law's arrest.
        
Malik also claimed that Wankhede had sought the call detail record (CDR) of his family member from the police.
        
Wankhede in his affidavit submitted to a Mumbai court on Monday claimed he was under a 'lurking threat of arrest as it does not suit some vested interests for conducting an honest and impartial investigation'. (PTI)
        

12:43 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Pune: Sassoon hospital gets paediatric and neonatal ICU dedicated to Covid-19

A paediatric and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) dedicated to Covid-19 cases was inaugurated at the 11-storey building of BJ Government Medical College and Sassoon General Hospital recently.

There would be ten ICU beds for paediatric Covid-19 patients, 23 in the high dependency units and five neonatal warmers with ventilators in the NICU. A 120-bed facility has been envisaged.

Anticipating that children would be most affected during the next wave of Covid-19, BJMC and Sassoon authorities received a donation from Credit Suisse through Give India Foundation and Concern India Foundation to procure ventilators, multipara monitors, radiant warmers, syringe pumps and other essential equipment, and their consumables worth Rs 2.5 crore. Read more

12:11 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Pune: Man on morning walk injured by leopard in Hadapsar

A 50-year-old man was injured in a leopard attack in the early hours of Tuesday in Hadapsar. A search is being launched by the Forest department officials along with the local police to locate the leopard, which is now said to be hiding in an area with tree cover, officials said.

Officials also said that the attack was reported near a residential area named Gosavi Vasti, located at some distance from the campus of the vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII). Read more

11:11 (IST)26 Oct 2021
IMD predicts overcast weather for Pune

Pune's sky conditions will remain clear till noon and turn overcast therafter, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast. 

In comparison to the past few days, the minimum tenperature saw a sharp spike at many places in Pune district. Shivajinagar recorded 23 degrees, at Pashan it was 20.6 degrees and Lohegaon it remained 22 degrees on Tuesday. 

Likewise, the maximum temperature on the day is expected to remain at about 32 degrees. (ENS)

11:04 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Pune: Major fire breaks out at furniture storage facility, no casualties

A major blaze was reported at a furniture storage facility in Gangadham area in Pune on Monday night. No casualties were reported in the fire.

Officials from the Pune Fire Brigade said the fire started some time between 8.30 and 8.40 pm, at a cluster of tin sheds storing wooden and other types of furniture.

Given the high intensity of the fire, as many 14 fire tenders from multiple fire stations were rushed to the spot. Read more

09:57 (IST)26 Oct 2021
Local residents, environmentalists to hold symbolic fast to protest ‘destruction’ of Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Local residents and environmentalists have decided to hold a symbolic fast on October 30 to protest the “environmental destruction” at the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Yerawada and the administration “turning a blind eye to it”.

Local residents, along with environmentalists of Dr Salim Ali Pakshi Abhyaranya Bachav Samiti, have decided to intensify their agitation against “destruction” of the bird sanctuary.

“The Pune Municipal Corporation, ruling BJP in civic body and local police are turning a blind eye to environmental destruction of the sanctuary,” stated the Samiti. Read more

22:00 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Cruise ship raid case: NCB's witness Kiran Gosavi likely to surrender in Lucknow

Kiran Gosavi, one of the witnesses in the Cordelia case, who had a prior criminal record and was absconding told the media that he will surrender before the police. He said he will surrender outside Maharashtra mostly in Lucknow.

Gosavi faces four FIRs registered against him in Maharashtra and the Pune Police recently issued a Look Out Circular against him. He had been missing ever since the cruise raid on October 2.

18:14 (IST)25 Oct 2021
12-year-old Pune mountaineer scales Mount Patalsu peak

Most 12-year-old children would find it difficult to even put a finger on Mount Patalsu on a map let alone climb it. But not Sai Sudhir Kawade, who last week scaled the 4251-metre peak near Manali which not only offers a thrilling trek to the summit but also a splendid view of surroundings. 

Sai Sudhir Kawde, from the Pimple Saudagar area of Pimpri-Chinchwad, has been fond of mountaineering since childhood. A student of Bharati Vidyapith School, Balewad, he has already trekked through the Sahyadris multiple times. He successfully climbed the Stoke Kangri Peak in the Himalayas in 2018, the Kilimanjaro peak in Africa in January 2019 and the Elbrus peak in Europe in August 2019. Sai is the youngest mountaineer in Asia to climb these peaks, according to the family.

Sai has summited Mount Friendship and Mount Patalsu in Himachal Pradesh recently. The journey started on October 30 from Pune to Manali via Delhi. 

14:06 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Pune’s Priyadarshan Sahasrabuddhe wins international Green Skills Innovation Challenge

Pune’s environment conservationist and entrepreneur Priyadarshan Sahasrabuddhe has won the Green Skills Innovation Challenge organized by US-based Ashoka Changemakers in association with HSBC.

Sahasrabuddhe’s ‘Vaayu’ — a process of converting food waste into green fuel or energy — has found him a place in the top 12 among 348 competitors from across the world.

The challenge was was open to social entrepreneurs in selected markets with ventures that equip individuals and communities with the skills needed to thrive towards a green economy.

12:23 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Pimpri-Chinchwad records 41 new cases, 1 death

Pimpri-Chinchwad on Sunday registered 41 new Covid-19 cases, and one death. The 63 patients who recovered after 10 days were discharged from various hospitals.The industrial city has so far registered 2,75,788 infections and 2,71,344 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

11:56 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Maharashtra: Deadline to apply for ITI admissions extended till Oct 26

The deadline to apply for admissions to courses at Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) has been extended to October 26. New applications can be submitted for the vacant seats online.

Of the 92,292 seats available in 417 government and 559 private ITIs in Maharashtra, so far only 81,119 admissions have been confirmed. More than 11,000 seats remain vacant and institutes have been demanding that they be allowed to conduct counselling rounds at their level to fill the vacancies. (With Alifiya Khan)

10:58 (IST)25 Oct 2021
State-wide vaccine drive for college students begins today

Mission Yuva Swsthaya, an ambitious state-wide vaccination drive for administering covid-19 vaccines among college students is set to commence from Monday. At least 227 colleges in Pune city are designated for today's plan to vaccinate at least 1,200 students, health officials said.

In Pune city following are the centres where vaccination drive has been organised

1.Jayakranti college Katraj
2. Sinhagad college Vadgaon
3. H V Desai college, Pune
4. Modern college, Shivajinagar
5. Kaveri college, Warje
6. Azam Campus.
7. DY Patil Dental School.

10:54 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Pune weather: Chill setting in, AQI in 'good' category.

Pune is beginning to feel chill in the air during the early morning and late evening hours. The maximum temperature on the day will remain close to 31 degrees and the air quailty index is forecast to be 57, considered under 'good' category.

The minimum temperatures at many places in Pune district dropped below 16 degrees on Monday. These included Pashan (15.6 degrees), Malin (15.9 degrees), Bhor along with Rajgurunagar (16 degrees) and Shivajinagar (16.7 degrees). 

09:55 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Pune district records 296 new covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

Pune district recorded 296 new covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Monday, taking the total to over 1.14 lakh cases. With 7 new deaths, the toll now stands at 19,076. Currently, 3,624 cases are active while a total of 1,126,805 people have recovered till now

The southwest monsoon has completely withdrawn from the entire country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) declared Monday. The withdrawal, which began on October 6 this year, took 20 days to complete while the season itself lasted nearly five months.

Pawar family sets sights on regaining Pimpri-Chinchwad after 2017 drubbing

AHEAD of the civic elections slated for February 2022, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and his family seems to be going all out to re-capture the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), from which it was ousted in 2017 elections by the BJP.

Leading from the front is Sharad Pawar himself who, despite his ailing health, camped in Pimpri-Chinchwad and interacted with corporators, former corporators, senior leaders and ordinary workers. Firing a salvo at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he accused two of its MLAs “of distributing Pimpri-Chinchwad among themselves and looting the civic body.”
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