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Pune News Today Highlights: Monsoon’s final rainy spell over Pune to last till Thursday

Pune News Today, Coronavirus Cases in Pune, Pune Weather Forecast Highlights: Meanwhile, Pune city and ghats, among other areas in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, will receive moderate to heavy rain till Thursday.

By: Express Web Desk | Pune |
Updated: September 23, 2021 8:17:08 am
At present, Pune city’s rainfall is 9 per cent short of normal and the city’s seasonal rainfall (till September 20) is 459.3 mm.

Pune News Today Highlights and Updates: Pune city and ghats, among other areas in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, will receive moderate to heavy rain till Thursday. This could be among the last spells for the city during this season, which ends next week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that rainfall will be fairly widespread over these meteorological subdivisions whereas rainfall activity will continue over Vidarbha till Saturday.

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Tuesday reported 159 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths while the Pune region reported the highest 1,135 new Covid-19 cases, along with 11 deaths.

Meanwhile, Pune city and ghats, among other areas in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, will receive moderate to heavy rain till Thursday. This could be among the last spells for the city during this season, which ends next week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that rainfall will be fairly widespread over these meteorological subdivisions whereas rainfall activity will continue over Vidarbha till Saturday.

In other news, a 45-year-old man headed to Prayagraj from Pune airport on Tuesday morning was not allowed to take his flight after the scanner showed that his luggage contained 12 live rounds of 0.32 caliber. Upon inquiry, the CISF and local police found that the man was a security contractor operating in Bhosari MIDC, and had the requisite licence to possess firearms.

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22:21 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Employee unions of Bank of Maharashtra hold protest to press their demands

Unions of employees of Bank of Maharashtra held a protest in the city on Wednesday to press for their demands, which include recruitment of staff to fill vacancies, withdrawal of administrative transfer policy and making security arrangements at bank branches and ATMs.

The protesting unions included All India Bank of Maharashtra Employees Federation (AIBOMEF), Bank of Maharashtra Karmachari Mahasangh (BOMKM), Bank of Maharashtra Karmachari Sena (BOMKS) and Mahabank Navnirman Sena (MNS).

The unions held the protest at Lokmangal Building, the head office of Bank of Maharashtra. Dhananjay Kulkarni, convener of the United Forum of Employees of bank of Maharashtra, said, "On the the one hand, the bank's turnover and profits are increasing. In the banking sector, Mahabank is considered the best bank. In this achievement, the contribution of every employee is notable. Employees are doing well despite the uncertainty everywhere due to privatisation and the pandemic. Instead, the bank is not recruiting clerical staff. Also, vacancies due to death, resignation, retirement and promotion of employees have not been filled. As a result, there is stress on employees when it comes to customer service. Despite the desire, there are limitations on employees providing good service. So, it is necessary to recruit clerical staff as soon as possible. We are also demanding withdrawal of administrative transfer policy, security at bank branches and ATMs."

19:11 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune woman gangraped, killed by husband's cousin, his friend: Police

Pimpri-Chinchwad police have arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing a 19-year-old woman married to his cousin at Ghorwadeshwar Hills on Sunday. The other accused, a friend of the arrested man, is absconding.

The police said that the main accused offered a room to his newlywed cousin and his wife at Thomas Colony in the Dehu Road area. On Sunday morning, the woman and the main accused went to the ancient cave temple on the Ghorwadeshwar hills. The accused and his friend, identified as Akshay Karande (24), allegedly demanded sexual favours from her there.

"When she refused, the duo allegedly raped and killed her by strangling her with a scarf. Once dead, they smashed her face with a stone to conceal her identity. The body was thrown behind the bushes on the hills," said Pimpri-Chinchwad police commissioner Krishna Prakash.

16:43 (IST)22 Sep 2021
BJP says Uddhav Thackeray should respect Governor's post

Amid a letter war between Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the issue of crimes against women, state BJP president Chandrakant Patil said the CM should respect the governor's post.

Days after Koshyari wrote a letter to Thackeray for convening a special session of the state Assembly against the backdrop of the Sakinaka rape and murder, the CM on Monday hit back, saying the governor should request the Centre to call a session of Parliament to discuss issues concerning the safety of women and growing attacks on them.

In his letter to the governor, Thackeray gave figures of crimes against women in BJP-ruled states, including Uttarakhand, the home state of Koshyari.

(PTI)

14:00 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune Campus watch: Demand for offline classes, pending appointments of teachers; Uday Samant flooded with requests

Within hours of Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant announcing a Janta Darbar to be held in Mumbai tomorrow (Thursday), teachers and students from across the state have flooded his timeline with requests for resolution of pending issues.

The Shiv Sena MLA had held several such open meetings across the state in the past also, including one at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) last year. On Tuesday night, Samant tweeted that he would be holding a Janta Darbar at the Shiv Sena party office, Shivaalay, in Mumbai from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday. The meeting is open to all and will follow Covid-19 protocols like masking and social distancing.

12:51 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Monsoon’s final rainy spell over Pune to last till Thursday

Pune city and ghats, among other areas in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, will receive moderate to heavy rain till Thursday. This could be among the last spells for the city during this season, which ends next week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that rainfall will be fairly widespread over these meteorological subdivisions whereas rainfall activity will continue over Vidarbha till Saturday.

At present, Pune city’s rainfall is 9 per cent short of normal and the city’s seasonal rainfall (till September 20) is 459.3 mm.

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12:25 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune: Two cops arrested for accepting bribe from accused in accident case

The Pune unit of the state anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has arrested two policemen attached to the Haveli police station of the Pune rural police for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a person booked in an accident case.

ACB has identified the two cops as Shripati Kolte, assistant sub-inspector, and police naik Shivaji Jagtap.

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12:19 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Man arrested for allegedly raping and murdering his 19-year-old sister-in-law in Pune
11:23 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune: Lightning kills farmer couple, injures woman in Baramati

A farmer couple was killed and another woman seriously injured in a lightning strike on a farm field in Baramati taluka of Pune district on Monday evening.

According to officials of the Vadgaon Nimbalkar police station under Pune rural jurisdiction, the deceased have been identified as Balasaheb Vandiba Ghorpade (54) and his wife Sangeeta (45). The injured woman was identified as Padmini Ghorpade. All three were residents of Kuranewadi village, near the farm fields at Sadobachiwadi, around 100 km from Pune city.

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11:08 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Special blood donation drive underway across 13 Tehsils in Pune district

A special blood donation drive is underway across 13 tehsils in the district. The district administration has urged the tehsil level officers under the Pune Zilla Parishad to mobilise donors at the blood donation camp.

The directive issued by Pune district collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh said that there had been a rise in cases of dengue and chikungunya.

Health officals said that there had been an increase in demand for platelets.  They said that blood donation drives had been affected after colleges shut and several organisations were unable to mobilise donors. The officials added that the special drive was underway in association with Aundh district hospital along with various blood banks.

10:49 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune city to witness light to moderate intensity rain today

For the second consecutive day, Pune city will witness cloudy sky conditions with a possibility of light to moderate intensity rain. Over the past 24-hours, rainfall was recorded in the areas of Lohegaon (14.6mm) and Magarpatta(8mm). The maximum temperature on Wednesday would remain close to 28 degrees. 

10:29 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune: After 7 years’ jail for culpable homicide, barber begins new life, sets up salon

A barber from Pandharpur, who was sentenced for culpable homicide of his wife in 2016 and completed his prison term at Yerawada Prison in Pune, is embarking on a new chapter in his life, with some help from the state Prison Department and Pune-based NGOs, who are helping him start a salon in Sangli.

Santosh Atkar, 40, came to Yerawada Central Prison in 2016 after he was prosecuted for culpable homicide of his wife in December 2013. Atkar had hit his wife during an argument at their house in Pandharpur town of Solapur district. She succumbed to her injuries seven days later and he was arrested on charges of culpable homicide. Since his arrest till the conviction in the case in July 2016, Atkar was lodged at the sub-jail in Pandharpur. He was moved to Yerawada Central Prison after sentencing.

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10:10 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune: District issues gender identity cards to 12 members of transgender community

Payal’s joy knew no bounds when a gender identity card certifying her transgender status was given to her by District Collector Dr Rajesh Deshmukh in Pune on Tuesday. Along with Payal, 11 other transgender persons received their gender identity cards and certificates on the same day. “I am very happy today. My only request is that the government should provide employment so that we can stop collecting alms to earn our livelihood,” said Payal (32).

This is the first time a large group of transgender persons has been issued gender identity cards and certificates in the state. Thane and Solapur district administrations have issued three and four such certificates respectively till now, Sangeeta Dawkhar, assistant commissioner of Social Welfare Department, Pune district, told The Indian Express.

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09:30 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Pune: Over 100 women may have been cheated by Chennai man in marriage fraud, say police

After a man from Chennai was arrested for allegedly cheating a woman in Chinchwad, a probe by the Pimpri-Chinchwad police has indicated that the suspect could have cheated more than 100 women after contacting them via matrimonial websites and defrauding them of crores of rupees.

Last week, the suspect, Premraj Thevraj, a resident of Chennai, was arrested for allegedly cheating a woman of Rs 11 lakh by entering into a fake marriage with her. He had met the woman on a matrimonial website in April, police said.

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09:01 (IST)22 Sep 2021
PMC records 159 fresh Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths

Pune Municipal Corporation Tuesday reported 159 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths. Pune region reported the highest 1,135 new Covid-19 cases, along with 11 deaths.

23:05 (IST)21 Sep 2021
s'Wife packed bullets in luggage by mistake': ecurity contractor tells CISF after being grounded

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel grounded a 45-year-old man headed to Priyagraj from Pune Airport on Tuesday morning after the baggage scanner showed his luggage contained 12 live rounds of 0.32 caliber. Upon inquiry, the CISF and the local police found that the man was a security contractor operating in Bhosari MIDC and had the license to possess firearms for providing them to the guards supplied to various establishments.

After the CISF team at Pune Airport handed him over to them, Vimantal Police issued him notice and investigated the incident. 

"The man runs a security agency in Bhosari MIDC area. He produced all the required licenses to possess firearms. He told us that in the rush of packing the luggage, his wife had erroneously packed the cartridges in the bag," said Bharat Jadhav, Senior Police Inspector, Vimantal Police Station. 

21:52 (IST)21 Sep 2021
HC asks CBI to file reply to bail plea of prime accused in Narendra Dabholkar killing

The Bombay High Court issued a notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and directed it to file a reply to the bail plea of Virendrasingh Tawade, a prime accused in the 2013 case of  killing of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in Pune.

The central agency had arrested Tawade in 2016 and said in its charge-sheet that he was one of the masterminds of the conspiracy to kill the rationalist.

(PTI)

19:29 (IST)21 Sep 2021
PCMC denies privatisation of hospitals, says only manpower being outsourced

The top brass of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Tuesday denied allegations that hospitals under the civic body were being privatised. “We are not privatising our hospitals and are only outsourcing manpower,” the additional municipal commissioner of PCMC, Vikas Dhakane, said. The response came after opposition parties accused the BJP-led civic body of promoting privatisation.

The general body of the PCMC on Monday had given a formal approval to the proposal to appoint private agencies for providing manpower to civic hospitals in the industrial city. The YCM hospital with 750 beds is the biggest hospital run by the PCMC. There are also civic hospitals in Pimpri, Bhosari, Akurdi, Chinchwad and Thergaon.

Dhakane said that PCMC hospitals had faced severe shortage of staff since the outbreak of the pandemic. “We had appointed staff on a temporary basis. However, many employees left their jobs suddenly and we faced problems in finding their replacements. In order to streamline the recruitment process and overcome such hurdles in future, we have appointed three private agencies to provide us with staff as and when required,” Dhakane added.

18:11 (IST)21 Sep 2021
In a week, PCMC vaccinates over 4,800 citizens across 29 residential societies

The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has vaccinated 4,835 citizens as part of its Covid-19 vaccination drive conducted across 29 residential societies over a week.

Senior assistant medical officer Dr Laxman Gofane said the drive aims to cover as many people as possible depending on availability of vaccines. “PCMC is providing the medical staff necessary for the drive. The residential societies have to make space available for the same at their club houses or anywhere within its premises,” he said.

13:43 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Hand workstation at Sancheti hospital to help patients with grip and upper limb weakness

A ‘hand workstation’ has been installed at the Sancheti Hospital to help patients with grip and upper limb weakness and poor coordination. The goal behind this ‘Hand Workstation’ is to ensure restoration of the actual performance of joint movements of hand through activities.

Dr. Arvind Chopra, Director and Chief Rheumatologist, Center for Rheumatic Disease, and Dr. Parag Sancheti Chairman of Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation inaugurated the ‘Hand Workstation’ on September 15.

The ‘Hand Workstation’ mimics screwing and unscrewing that are required in work environments. The patients are asked to make a model tree by joining PVC pipe segmentally. The gross handgrip, wrist movements, and functional proximal stabilization provided by this activity help to improve finger, hand, and wrist coordination, visual comprehension, and fine movements of a hand.

12:37 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Pune: Covid-19 daily case spike in last 10 days

Take a look at Pune's spike in daily Covid-19 cases since September 11, 2021. 

A view of racecourse road when the rains lashed the city Tuesday. (Express photograph by Arul Horizon)

Pune city and ghats, among other areas in Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan, will receive moderate to heavy rain till Thursday. This could be among the last spells for the city during this season, which ends next week. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that rainfall will be fairly widespread over these meteorological subdivisions whereas rainfall activity will continue over Vidarbha till Saturday.

At present, Pune city’s rainfall is 9 per cent short of normal and the city’s seasonal rainfall (till September 20) is 459.3 mm.

READ | Pune: After 7 years’ jail for culpable homicide, barber begins new life, sets up salon

A barber from Pandharpur, who was sentenced for culpable homicide of his wife in 2016 and completed his prison term at Yerawada Prison in Pune, is embarking on a new chapter in his life, with some help from the state Prison Department and Pune-based NGOs, who are helping him start a salon in Sangli.

Santosh Atkar, 40, came to Yerawada Central Prison in 2016 after he was prosecuted for culpable homicide of his wife in December 2013. Atkar had hit his wife during an argument at their house in Pandharpur town of Solapur district. She succumbed to her injuries seven days later and he was arrested on charges of culpable homicide. Since his arrest till the conviction in the case in July 2016, Atkar was lodged at the sub-jail in Pandharpur. He was moved to Yerawada Central Prison after sentencing.

READ | Pune: Ammunition found in man’s luggage at airport, he says ‘wife packed it by mistake’

A 45-year-old man headed to Prayagraj from Pune airport on Tuesday morning was not allowed to take his flight after the scanner showed that his luggage contained 12 live rounds of 0.32 caliber. Upon inquiry, the CISF and local police found that the man was a security contractor operating in Bhosari MIDC, and had the requisite licence to possess firearms.

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