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Pune News highlights: City records 134 new Covid cases, 4 deaths

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By: Express Web Desk | Pune |
Updated: September 13, 2021 9:58:21 am
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Pune News Today highlights: Pune on Saturday recorded 134 new Covid-19 cases and four related deaths. The total number of active cases in the city stands at 2,067.

Two years after Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) restricted water supply in the industrial city to alternate days, the civic administration has decided to restore daily supply in a couple of months.

Meanwhile, a group of students from Afghanistan, who are studying in Pune, has come together in support of the “national uprising” against the Taliban called by Ahmad Massoud, leader of the resistance forces in the country’s northeast province of Panjshir. The students had organised a protest on Friday near the main building of the International Centre of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) around 3 pm.

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20:35 (IST)11 Sep 2021
In pics | Sahakar Nagar uses artificial 'pond on wheels' to immerse Ganesha idols

Devotees bid Lord Ganesha farewell on the second day of Ganesh Festival on Saturday at an artificial 'pond on wheels' at Sahakar Nagar. 


20:14 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Pune records 134 new Covid cases, 4 deaths

Pune on Saturday recorded 134 new Covid-19 cases and four related deaths. The total number of active cases in the city stands at 2,067.

20:09 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Cultural events, rituals and aarti go online as housing societies celebrate Ganesh festival

In cooperative housing societies of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Ganesh festival this year has gone online. With Covid-19 restrictions in place for the second year in a row, the festivities continue but in a subdued manner. Most societies which used to hold grand cultural festivals have since then moved them online, with only the participants allowed to come to the venue.

“Societies which are holding cultural events have been asked to live-stream them with only the participants allowed to be present at the venue. Similarly, in case of aartis, we have asked them to ensure only minimum number of participants are allowed in the venue, with others watching it online," says Sanjeevan Sangle, chairman of the Chikali Moshi Cooperative Housing Societies Federation.

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17:50 (IST)11 Sep 2021
After two years, PCMC to restore daily water supply in Pimpri-Chinchwad from November

Residents of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) have reason to cheer. Two years after it restricted water supply in the industrial city to alternate days, the civic administration has decided to restore daily supply in a couple of months.

The move follows directions from the state government, besides the near-completion of construction of a jackwell. Pavana dam, the lifeline of Pimpri-Chinchwad, is also currently full. Read more.

16:50 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Know Your City: Jangli Maharaj Road

Dotted with historic landmarks such as the Pataleshwar caves and the Chhatrapati Sambhajiraje Garden, the Jangli Maharaj Road has a tale of its own thanks to a 21-year-old corporator who refused to stop asking questions. Know the history of the road and Jangli Maharaj, after whom it's named, here.

16:34 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Mobile vision centres to be set up in Pune for urban poor

Sightsavers, with the support of SBI Capital Markets Limited as a part of its CSR programme under healthcare, are setting up three mobile vision centres in the cities of Chennai, Kolkata and Pune to strengthen the primary eye care services. This is under its National Urban Eye Health Programme – Amrita Drishti.

The intervention seeks to increase the demand for eye health services among the urban poor population through improved eye health-seeking behaviour. The mobile vision centres are likely to increase access to inclusive, quality eye health services through integrated and strengthened urban health service delivery system. The project will reach out to 22,500 slum dwellers in three cities in a year, a statement issued Saturday said. Read more.

13:57 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Prithviraj Chavan, Pradnya Satav among contenders for Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra

A clutch of Congress leaders has begun lobbying for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Maharashtra, the election for which is scheduled on October 4. The seat had fallen vacant following the death of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Satav.

Among those vying for the seat include Prithviraj Chavan and Mukul Wasnik. The names of Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajiv Shukla, Sanjay Nirupam are also being discussed. Also, in the race is Pradnya Satav, wife of the late Congress leader Rajiv Satav. Anant Gadgil, son of late Congress leader and former Union Minister Vithalrao Gadgil, has also laid claim to the seat.

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12:40 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Pune: Sancheti healthcare academy introduces BBA in hospital, healthcare

Sancheti Healthcare Academy will introduce Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) in Hospital and Healthcare affiliated to Pune University (SPPU). 

The three-year intensive program meets the demands of today’s healthcare industry through precise training for evaluation, presentation and research of data related to Healthcare Management, Manisha Sanghvi, Executive Director of SHA, told The Indian Express.

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12:24 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Pune: Mother, son found dead in a well in Alandi Mhatobachi, suicide suspected

A woman and her two-year-old son were found dead in a well in Alandi Mhatobachi village in Haveli on Friday evening.

The police identified the deceased as Kavita Devidas Bhosale (30) and Pranit Bhosale (2), natives of Umarga in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra. They were residing in Bhekrai Nagar in Hadapsar area of Pune.

The police suspects a case of suicide, but a probe is underway to ascertain the cause behind the deaths.

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12:05 (IST)11 Sep 2021
On Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s birth centenary, I&B Ministry releases book on the maestro

The Publications Division of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has published a book to pay tribute to Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi on his birth centenary. Authored by Pune-based Dr Kasturi Paigude Rane, ‘Bhimsen Joshi: Celebrating His Centenary’ takes one through chief events in the musician’s life, his expedition to north India in search of a guru and his training in music that followed.

“Pandit Joshi was one of India’s most cherished music personalities from the 20th century – a concert performer, guru and organiser. He was instrumental in innovating the structure of the Indian classical music concert. One of the most intelligent minds of his time, he had an unparalleled aesthetic perspective and was the busiest performing musician of the 20th century,” said Dr Rane.

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11:19 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Pune Rural Police arrest ‘godman’ Manohar Mama from Satara

Pune Rural Police’s Local Crime Branch on Friday arrested self-styled ‘godman’ Manohar Bhosale alias Manohar Mama from a village in Satara district.

Bhosale was earlier booked for allegedly cheating one Shashikant Subhash Kharat (23), a resident of Baramati, by assuring to cure his father, who was suffering from cancer, in return for Rs 2.5 lakh.

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11:09 (IST)11 Sep 2021
PMC distributes Ammonium bicarbonate for dissolving plaster of paris idols at home

Appealing to local residents to immerse Ganesh idols near their residences instead of in a water body, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has made available around 200 tonnes of Ammonium bicarbonate for free distribution to help them dissolve the idols of plaster of paris at their home.

“The PMC has provided nearly 13 tonnes of Ammonium Bicarbonate to each of the 15 ward offices for free distribution among local residents to dissolve the idols at their home. Also, 247 idol collection centres have been set up across the city and 150 mobile idol immersion tanks would be ferrying them to enable residents to immerse idols near their residences instead of going for immersion in any water body, considering the ongoing pandemic,” said Mayor Murlidhar Mohol.

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11:07 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Nagpur: Gambling den raided, 15 arrested, Rs 1.54 lakh seized

A gambling racket was busted in Kusumdhara area of Nagpur, leading to the arrest of 15 persons and seizure of Rs 1.54 lakh cash and six motorcycles, police said on Friday. Acting on a tip off, a farmhouse was raided by the rural police's crime branch on Thursday, an official said.

A case has been registered under the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act and further probe was being carried out by Parseoni police, he added. (PTI)

10:50 (IST)11 Sep 2021
State plans to include IVF treatment in Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana: Rajesh Tope

The state government will initiate steps to include IVF treatment under the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana to provide financial relief to people from rural areas to avail the treatment, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

The state government will initiate steps to include IVF treatment under the Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya Yojana to provide financial relief to people from rural areas to avail the treatment, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said.

10:31 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Woman posing as nurse steals 3-month-old baby from Sassoon, arrested

Pune city police have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing a three-month-old girl from Sassoon General Hospital. The accused was identified as Vandana Jethe (24), a resident of Kharadi.

According to a complaint, the 22-year-old mother of the infant had come to the hospital for treatment. They were at ward number 74 of the hospital, when a woman wearing the uniform of a nurse told her that a family member had come to meet her.

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10:22 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Study recommends planting of Ashoka and cluster fig trees in Shivajinagar and Pashan to combat air pollution

A study by a group of Pune-based researchers has recommended planting Ashoka and cluster fig trees (Umbar) in the Shivajinagar and Pashan areas of the city, as they were most resistant to air pollution.

These trees can act as pollution barriers and as a sink to control air pollution and should be planted more to mitigate air pollution menace, experts said. The city generally witnesses moderate air quality during the summer and winter seasons and improved air quality in the monsoon season.

Any increase in the concentrations of either oxides of sulphur or nitrogen in addition to particulate matter (PM) 2.5 or PM 10 contributed by vehicular emissions, construction works, burning of farmlands and similar activities can lead to deterioration in air quality.

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10:03 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Nashik reports 121 cases, 1 death, 115 recoveries

The Covid-19 tally in Nashik reached 4,06,518 on Friday after 121 cases were detected, while the day also saw one death and 115 people getting discharged, an official said.

The toll in the district is 8,602 and the recovery count is 3,97,012, he added. With 3,804 samples being examined on Friday, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 24,97,976, the official said. (PTI)

09:53 (IST)11 Sep 2021
PMC records 241 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths on Friday

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Friday recorded 241 fresh Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths.

09:50 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Afghan students come together in support of ‘national uprising’ against Taliban

A group of students from Afghanistan, who are studying in Pune, has come together in support of the “national uprising” against the Taliban called by Ahmad Massoud, leader of the resistance forces in the country’s northeast province of Panjshir.

The students had organised a protest on Friday near the main building of the International Centre of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) around 3 pm. Students from Afghanistan, studying in various colleges in Pune, had come to the SPPU with banners and posters to take part in the protest. But they had to postpone the programme as they could not get permission to hold the protest.

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09:14 (IST)11 Sep 2021
Pune district records 974 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths on Friday

Pune recorded 1,751  cases on Friday and Pune district reported 974 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths.  Over 1,033 recovered from the disease, taking the active cases to 8,822 in the district. On Friday, 24,656 samples were tested. 

Devotees gathered in huge numbers to offer prayers from outside the temple at Dagadushet Halwai Ganapati Temple on Friday on the first day of Ganesh Festival. (Express photo by Ashish Kale.)

Pune Rural Police’s Local Crime Branch on Friday arrested self-styled ‘godman’ Manohar Bhosale alias Manohar Mama from a village in Satara district. Bhosale was earlier booked for allegedly cheating one Shashikant Subhash Kharat (23), a resident of Baramati, by assuring to cure his father, who was suffering from cancer, in return for Rs 2.5 lakh. Kharat had lodged the first information report in this case at the Baramati police station on Wednesday.

READ | Pune Rural Police arrest ‘godman’ Manohar Mama from Satara

A group of students from Afghanistan, who are studying in Pune, has come together in support of the “national uprising” against the Taliban called by Ahmad Massoud, leader of the resistance forces in the country’s northeast province of Panjshir. The students had organised a protest on Friday near the main building of the International Centre of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) around 3 pm. Students from Afghanistan, studying in various colleges in Pune, had come to the SPPU with banners and posters to take part in the protest. But they had to postpone the programme as they could not get permission to hold the protest.

READ | Afghan students come together in support of ‘national uprising’ against Taliban

Pune city police have arrested a woman for allegedly stealing a three-month-old girl from Sassoon General Hospital. The accused was identified as Vandana Jethe (24), a resident of Kharadi. According to a complaint, the 22-year-old mother of the infant had come to the hospital for treatment. They were at ward number 74 of the hospital, when a woman wearing the uniform of a nurse told her that a family member had come to meet her.

READ | Woman posing as nurse steals 3-month-old baby from Sassoon, arrested

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