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Updated: October 30, 2021 11:26:53 am
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Pune October 29 Highlights: The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane is the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade of the 141th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), which is being held today to mark the completion of the three years of rigorous training at the academy for the passing cadets.

Addressing the gathering, the Army Chief said, ”As we open the portals of National Defence Academy to women cadets, I expect you all welcome them with same sense of fairplay and professionalism that the Indian Armed forces are known for worldover.”

The General told the passing out cadets, who will be going into their respective service academies after the NDA, that, “Always remember that no single service by itself can fight and win modern wars.”

Naravane was received at at the Khetrapal Ground of the NDA by NDA Commandant Lt Gen Asit Mistry and Southern Army Commander Lt Gen JS Nain. This is the fourth occasion when the prestigious Passing Out Parade is being held under the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Pune district recorded 310 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours. There are 3,126 active cases here right now.

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Pune News Live Updates: Army Chief Gen Naravane at Passing Out Parade of NDA; Pune district records 310 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths; ‘Designated officers’ to take action against those violating Covid norms. Follow latest updates here

21:24 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Pune river beautification: Maharashtra water resources dept puts onus on PMC for any loss in event of flood

Within a few days of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) starting tender process for its ambitious river development project, the state water resources department has warned the civic body that it would be solely responsible for any flood situation arising due to the project.

Environmentalists and civic activists had raised an issue with the state water resources department over possible floods in the region due to the Rs 4,727-crore river beautification project undertaken by the PMC. The civic body recently approved a pilot project for beautifying three of the 11 stretches along the Mutha riverbed and started tender process for the same. Read more

17:03 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Deadline to apply for MBA at IIM Nagpur’s Pune campus extended till Nov 30

The deadline to apply for the Master in Business Administration (MBA) for working professionals at the Pune-based satellite campus of IIM Nagpur has been postponed till November 30. The two-year course is expected to commence latest by mid-January next year.

As per the latest schedule announced by IIM Nagpur, the entrance test (not CAT) for the same will be held around the third week of December. Once the results are declared, select candidates will be called for a personal interview in the third or fourth week of the month. The final list will be published by the end of the year. Read more

15:54 (IST)29 Oct 2021
NCB ‘witness’ Gosavi a ‘notorious job racketeer’: Cops to court after arrest

une City Police on Thursday arrested Kiran Gosavi (37), the self-styled detective cited as an “independent witness” by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case which had led to the arrest of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Gosavi is a wanted accused in a 2018 cheating case lodged in Faraskhana police station in the city.

Earlier in October, even as Pune Police said they had launched a search for him after his selfie with Aryan went viral, Gosavi had interacted with media persons at different locations, saying he would surrender. But police claimed that he did not surrender and was instead nabbed from a lodge in Katraj area at 3.30 am on Thursday by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Crime Branch. He was arrested after the completion of legal formalities. Read more

13:42 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Puneite honoured with Atma-Nirbhar Bharat Award

Dr. Rajendrakumar Sharma, also referred to as the Father of Supercapacitors in India, was honoured with the ‘Atma-Nirbhar Bharat Award’ for his exemplary work on manufacturing Advanced Energy Storage Devices such as supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries.

The award ceremony was organised by Indian Achievers Forum supported by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), MeitY-Startup Hub, Skill India and Vocal to Local in New Delhi recently.

Chairperson of National Commission for Women Rekha Sharma was the chief guest for the function while other eminent personalities like Dr A K Garg (senior director, MeitY), General Dr V K Singh (Retd), Prof Ashutosh Sharma (former secretary, DST) and Sunil Shashtri (chief patron IAF and son of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri) glorified the event with their presence.

13:38 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Induction of women cadets in NDA first step towards gender equality in armed forces: Army chief

Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane on Friday said as the National Defence Academy (NDA) opens its doors for women cadets, it is expected that they are welcomed with the same sense of fair play and professionalism, and added that their induction will be the "first step towards gender equality" in the armed forces. He also said induction of women will empower them and at least 40 years later, they will be in the same position where he currently stands. The army chief made the remarks after reviewing the passing-out-parade of the 141st course of the NDA here.

10:51 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Sure women will perform equally well as that of men cadets: Naravane
At the Passing Out Parade of the 141th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) on Friday.

Speaking about proposed entry of women cadets in the NDA, the Army Cheif said, ”I am sure they will perform equally well as that of men cadets. This is just the first step towards gender equality and Army has been at the forefront of such initiatives in the country.”

10:39 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Women could be standing where I stand, says Army Chief Naravane
The passing out parade was held to mark the completion of the three years of rigorous training at the academy for the passing cadets.

Responding to a question on where does he see women in Armed forces few decades later, Naravane said, “I think 40 years down the line women could be standing where I am standing.” 

He also said, “There will be no difference between training standards of male and female trainees and we are already following the same regime at the Officers’s Training Academy in Chennai. The squads for the training are all mixed squads and they train together.”

09:36 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Remember that no single service by itself can fight and win modern wars: Naravane to passing out cadets

The General told the passing out cadets, who will be going into their respective service academies after the NDA, that, “Always remember that no single service by itself can fight and win modern wars.”

09:25 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Welcome women with sense of fairplay and professionalism, says Naravane at NDA passing out parade

Addressing the gathering at the passing out parade of the NDA, the Army Chief said, ”As we open the portals of National Defence Academy to women cadets, I expect you all welcome them with same sense of fairplay and professionalism that the Indian Armed forces are known for worldover.” 

09:17 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Ceremony is being held with strict COVID appropriate norms in place

This is the fourth occasion when the prestigious Passing Out Parade is being held under the shadow of Covid-19 pandemic. The ceremony is being held with strict COVID appropriate norms in place. General Naravane, himself alumnus of 56th course of the academy, is reviewing the parade, addressing the passing out cadets and  will give awards to the outstanding cadets from the course.

09:16 (IST)29 Oct 2021
Every year, two batches of cadets pass out

Every year, two batches of cadets pass out from India’s premier tri-services military academy which based at Khadakwasla in Pune to continue with the one more year of pre-commissioning training at the academies of their respective forces – Indian Military Academy in Dehradun for Army, Air Force Academy in Dundigal and and Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala.

09:12 (IST)29 Oct 2021
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Hello and welcome to our Pune blog. The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane is the Reviewing Officer for the Passing Out Parade of the 141th course of the National Defence Academy (NDA), which is being held today to mark the completion of the three years of rigorous training at the academy for the passing cadets. Follow to get all the latest updates here!

The PMC also warned against visiting crowded market places for shopping during the festival and said local residents should practice social distancing.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) on Thursday decided to empower designated officers in all establishments across the city to penalise persons not wearing face masks in their respective workplaces.

Municipal Commissioner Vikram Kumar said face mask was mandatory for those visiting or working in government, semi-government, private and industrial establishments.

“It is necessary for the head of every establishment in the city to ensure that the staff is fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If any employee is not fully vaccinated then it would be the responsibility of the head of the respective establishment to get the staff member fully vaccinated,” he said, adding that all the establishments should appoint a designated officer to monitor the proper wearing of masks by staff and ensure they are fully vaccinated.

Cruise Drug Case: Kiran Gosavi sent to police remand till November 5

Pune City Police on Thursday arrested Kiran Gosavi (37), the self-styled detective cited as an “independent witness” by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs-on-cruise case which had led to the arrest of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan. Gosavi is a wanted accused in a 2018 cheating case lodged in Faraskhana police station in the city.

Earlier in October, even as Pune Police said they had launched a search for him after his selfie with Aryan went viral, Gosavi had interacted with media persons at different locations, saying he would surrender. But police claimed that he did not surrender and was instead nabbed from a lodge in Katraj area at 3.30 am on Thursday by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Crime Branch. He was arrested after the completion of legal formalities.

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