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Updated: September 27, 2021 9:16:04 am
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Pune News Today Live and Updates: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Friday recorded 121 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths. Pune region reported the highest 1,065 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths and Pune city reported 141 cases and six fatalities.

Meanwhile, in the wake of a horrific gangrape incident in which multiple auto-rickshaw drivers were allegedly involved, the Lashkar police station of Pune City Police has come up with a competition for ‘safe and secure auto-rickshaws’. The competition — Mazi Rickshaw Surakshit Rickshaw Sparda 2021 — has been organised on the occasion of Navratri.

In other news, Pune City Police have arrested two men from Gujarat for falsely claiming to be authorised distributors of a rapid self-test kit to diagnose Covid-19, manufactured by the Mylab Discovery Solutions Private Limited. Mylab Discovery Solutions, a company based in Pune, is the manufacturer as well as distributor of the Coviself Covid-19 self-test kit.

Also, Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Friday that he was ready to take over Pune’s Ring Road Project if the state government, which is presently overseeing the project, agrees to it and takes the responsibility for land acquisition. Gadkari was in Pune on Friday to lay the foundation stone for two important flyover projects at Sinhagad Road and Pune-Satara Road. The events were also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

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Pune News LIVE updates: PMC records 121 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; Police station comes up with competition for ‘safe and secure auto-rickshaws’; Pune cops arrest 2 from Gujarat for claiming to be distributors of Mylab’s Covid self-test kit; Follow latest updates from Pune here.

14:15 (IST)25 Sep 2021
It’s BJP versus BJP over corruption charges in PCMC smart city project

The BJP has landed in a spot of bother after party corporator Asha Shendge repeated her charges that corruption has taken place in the implementation of the Rs 1,200-crore smart city project in Pimpri-Chinchwad. The PCMC administration has asked the corporator to direct her complaints to state principal secretary Nitin Kareer, who is the chairman of Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Ltd.

BJP corporators on the board of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Ltd and PCMC officials, however, have denied the charges. Shendge and another BJP corporator, Seema Savale, have demanded an investigation into corruption allegations.

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13:40 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Palghar: Three booked for creating ruckus at funeral in Palghar

An offence has been registered against three persons for allegedly creating a ruckus and assaulting mourners during a cremation at a village in Maharashtra's Palghar district, police said on Saturday.  A case under sections 297 (trespassing on burial places), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and other relevant provisions of the IPC and Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was registered at Saphale police station on Friday, an official said.

No arrest has been in connection with the alleged incident that took place on Thursday, he said.  According to the police, a 55-year-old woman, who died of a brief illness, was being taken for cremation, when the accused Vinod Sakharam Thakur, Sarita Vinod Thakur and Nachiket Vinod Thakur stopped the mourners from entering the village crematorium.

The trio allegedly verbally abused villagers taking part in the funeral procession and beat some of them up, the official said.  One of the villagers lodged a complaint with the police, following which a case was registered, he said, adding that further probe is underway. (PTI)

12:15 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Know Your City: Bremen Chowk, the symbol of an unlikely friendship between two cities 6,000 km apart

In 1976, city-based paediatrician Dr Anand Pandit felt the country needed a diagnostics and management centre exclusively for children with special needs. He began to look for funding but nothing was forthcoming. Not many were aware of the rights of such children at the time. Even the government showed little interest.

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11:31 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Pune: Three cops suspended for ‘negligence’ causing escape of rape accused from custody

Three cops attached to Warje police station have been suspended from service for alleged negligence leading to the escape of a rape accused. The escapee was recaptured by the police.

Warje police had arrested a 28-year-old man identified as Swagat Kamble for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl on September 17. He was being investigated at the detection branch of the Warje police station, but in the early hours of September 18, he escaped from police custody.

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11:06 (IST)25 Sep 2021
With state support, idea of FRP payment in installments gains traction, but farmers oppose it

The chorus for an amendment in the Sugarcane Control Order, 1966, has strengthened after Maharashtra and other sugar-producing states have expressed their support for certain changes, which would allow sugar mills to pay farmers the government-declared Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for cane in installments.

Maharashtra, the second largest sugar producer in the country, has suggested payment of FRP in three installments across two cane crushing seasons. The Sugarcane Order, 1966, mandates payment of FRP within 14 days from the day cane is purchased from farmers. In case the mills fail to do so, they are expected to pay an interest of 15 per cent per annum for late payment, though this provision has rarely been used.

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10:47 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Other states should emulate Maharashtra's cordial political culture: Gadkari

Hailing the 'cordial political culture' of Maharashtra, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that it should be emulated by leaders in other states of the country. The BJP leader was speaking here at the launch of a book penned by Marathi film-maker Ramdas Phutane who is also known for his witty verse on politics.

"Maharashtra has a tradition of cordial relations between leaders of various parties and it should be emulated by other states too," Gadkari said. 'Once (Samajwadi Party leader) Mulayam Singh asked me how was it that I and Sharad Pawar were seen together at Murli Manohar Joshi's felicitation in Parliament though we are from rival parties. I told him that in Maharashtra, politics happens only during elections, afterwards we become friends,' he said. (PTI)

10:27 (IST)25 Sep 2021
IISER, Durham University join hands to train college professors to teach science

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune and Durham University, UK, will jointly work on designing and developing specialised training programmes for teachers engaging undergraduate and postgraduate level students in the country.

The two institutions inked an MoU in this regard on Thursday, under which a virtual Centre for Teaching Excellence and Pedagogy will be established. The proposed activities under this MoU include hosting joint workshops, and arranging student and faculty exchange between the two institutes.

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10:25 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Domestic help drugs her employer’s family & steals their valuables, arrested

A woman from Tamil Nadu who worked as a domestic help in Pune city has been arrested for allegedly stealing from her employers. Shathi Chandran, who worked in a residential society in Wanwadi, allegedly mixed sedatives in the food that she cooked for her employer’s family.

After all the family members fell unconscious, she stole their gold ornaments and other valuables and escaped from the spot, said police. An offence was lodged in this case at the Wanwadi police station under sections 381 and 328 of the Indian Penal Code.

10:14 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Pune: Police station comes up with competition for ‘safe and secure auto-rickshaws’

In the wake of a horrific gangrape incident in which multiple auto-rickshaw drivers were allegedly involved, the Lashkar police station of Pune City Police has come up with a competition for ‘safe and secure auto-rickshaws’. The competition — Mazi Rickshaw Surakshit Rickshaw Sparda 2021 — has been organised on the occasion of Navratri.

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09:56 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Pune cops arrest 2 from Gujarat for claiming to be distributors of Mylab’s Covid self-test kit

Pune City Police have arrested two men from Gujarat for falsely claiming to be authorised distributors of a rapid self-test kit to diagnose Covid-19, manufactured by the Mylab Discovery Solutions Private Limited. Mylab Discovery Solutions, a company based in Pune, is the manufacturer as well as distributor of the Coviself Covid-19 self-test kit.

But the accused and their accomplices allegedly set up a website with a similar name, a fraudulent email address as well as a fake Facebook page called ‘Paswan Import Export Private Limited’ through one Bhavesh Paswan, who is a wanted accused in the case.

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09:29 (IST)25 Sep 2021
No differences in MVA over ward structure for civic polls: Ajit Pawar

There is no difference of opinion among members of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra over the multi-member ward system for civic body elections, deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar claimed on Friday. Pawar, guardian minister of Pune district, was talking to the media after a Covid-19 review meeting here.

The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government earlier this week announced that in municipal corporations each ward will have a panel of three corporators while wards of municipal councils will have two-member panels. But Congress, a member of the MVA, is opposed to this system.

"As an individual party they (MVA constituents) have their own views about the number of members in a ward. However, we are all together....whatever may be the decision on the ward structure, it will be agreable to all three parties. We will discuss the ward structure issue in the cabinet meeting next week," Pawar, an NCP leader, told reporters. (PTI)

09:28 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Pune district records 630 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths

Pune district Friday reported 630 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths. over 644 people recovered from the infection, leaving 7,122 active cases in the district, 26,698 samples were tested on Friday. 

 

08:54 (IST)25 Sep 2021
PMC records 121 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Friday recorded 121 fresh Covid-19 cases and 3 deaths. Pune region reported the highest 1,065 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths and Pune city reported 141 cases and six fatalities.

18:49 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Centre ready to take over Pune Ring Road project if state acquires land: Nitin Gadkari

Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Friday that he was ready to take over Pune’s Ring Road Project if the state government, which is presently overseeing the project, agrees to it and takes the responsibility for land acquisition. Gadkari was in Pune on Friday to lay the foundation stone for two important flyover projects at Sinhagad Road and Pune-Satara Road. The events were also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

Gadkari said his ministry has undertaken ring road projects in Hyderabad and Bengaluru and if the Maharashtra government agrees, the Pune Ring Road project too can be taken over. “If the state government acquires the required land and hands it over to us, we will construct the Pune Ring Road. It’s an important project for the city. The rates of land along the proposed projects are very high and if Dada (Pawar) takes personal interest he can resolve the issues being faced by the project in land acquisition,” said Gadkari. Read more

16:18 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Ruminating on The Ivory Throne, Guru Dutt and a food walk: How Pune is returning to cultural normalcy

One of the things Pune rightly boasts about is the unparalleled taste of the food served in some of the city’s oldest restaurants. With taste as its central focus, Jayesh Paranjape will conduct an Old City Food Walk for The Western Routes – for the old world of the peths, markets, temples and architecture, but mostly for the sumptuous fare and stories of restaurants that have survived the test of time. On September 26, 9 am-12.30 pm. Charges: Rs 800 per person. Click on www.logout.world/tours/old-city-food-walk/ to know more.

He is considered among the greatest performers in Indian cinema, but how much do we know about Guru Dutt beyond his role in classics such as Pyaasa, Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam and Kaagaz ke Phool? An interactive talk with visuals and film clippings by Rashmi Sabale is designed to help people understand the legend better. The talk will revolve around Dutt’s relationships with various filmmakers, Urdu poets and composers of his times, among others. Sabale, an artist who is passionate about poetry, has worked with the All India Radio Varanasi as Lead Announcer and as a Cable News Reader. At Raah: Literacy and Cultural Centre on September 25, 5.30 pm to 7 pm. Charges: Rs 100 per person. Book on https://www.townscript.com/e/in-memory-of-guru-dutt-a-man-ahead-of-his-times-214332. Read more

14:21 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Maharashtra: 8 lakh applicants to appear for exams to fill 6,200 posts in health department

As many as eight lakh persons will appear for examinations conducted by the Maharashtra public health department for filling up around 6,200 vacant posts in the Group C and Group D categories on September 25 and 26, respectively. In Pune district, over a lakh candidates have enrolled for the examination.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope had earlier said the state government was aware of the vacancies in the state health department, and measures were being taken to fill them. Accordingly, around 2,000 posts have been filled of medical officers and specialists based on merit and after counselling rounds. Over the weekend, examinations will be held to fill posts in Group C and Group D categories.

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13:21 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Out on bail, BJP corporator Asha Shendge says she wrote to Commissioner 17 times before ‘ink protest’

Out on bail after being jailed for throwing ink on Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil’s nameplate, BJP corporator Asha Shendge said on Friday that she had made several written complaints to Patil regarding the “digging up” of roads in Kasarwadi during the festival season before resorting to the ink protest with her supporter on September 5.

Shendge alleged Commissioner Patil was resorting to lies by claiming she had only made “oral complaints”. She said she would complain to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding the attempts made by the PCMC administration to muzzle the voices of honest tax-paying citizens by putting them in jail.

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12:42 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Pune: Help who carried out thefts by sedating employers arrested from Tamil Nadu

Pune city police have arrested a woman for allegedly committing as many as 11 thefts at homes in several localities in the city while working as domestic help. The accused has been identified as Shanthi Chandran (43), a resident of Venggikkal in Tiruvannamail district in Tamil Nadu.

Stolen booty worth Rs 60.91 lakh, which includes about 1,250 grams of gold, from the accused who was arrested from Tamil Nadu.

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12:30 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Pune: 18th edition of Open Rapid Rating Chess Tournament over weekend

The 18th edition of Shri Maheshwaranand Saraswati Memorial Maharashtra Open Rapid Rating Chess Tournament will witness a total of 150 chess players in action. The tournament has been organised by Buddhibal Kreeda Trust (BKT) and will be held at Manohar Mangal Karyalay at Erandwane on September 25 and 26.

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11:55 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Pune: NCL mechanism aims to convert PPE waste to recycled raw items

At a time when efforts were being made across the world to phase out single-use plastic, the Covid-19 pandemic struck and forced back heavy use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits, gloves, masks and more such plastic-blended wearables.

The tonnes of waste generated as a result now pose serious environment hazards, unless these plastics are appropriately recycled.

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Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari along with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar with MP Girish Bapat at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Sinhagad flyover bridge on Friday. (Express photo/ Ashish Kale)

Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Friday that he was ready to take over Pune’s Ring Road Project if the state government, which is presently overseeing the project, agrees to it and takes the responsibility for land acquisition. Gadkari was in Pune on Friday to lay the foundation stone for two important flyover projects at Sinhagad Road and Pune-Satara Road. The events were also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

READ | Centre ready to take over Pune Ring Road project if state acquires land: Nitin Gadkari

Pune City Police have arrested two men from Gujarat for falsely claiming to be authorised distributors of a rapid self-test kit to diagnose Covid-19, manufactured by the Mylab Discovery Solutions Private Limited. Mylab Discovery Solutions, a company based in Pune, is the manufacturer as well as distributor of the Coviself Covid-19 self-test kit.

READ | Pune cops arrest 2 from Gujarat for claiming to be distributors of Mylab’s Covid self-test kit

The state Health Department has postponed the examination for filling up 6,205 vacant posts in Group C and D categories. As many as 8.6 lakh candidates had applied for examinations, which were to be held on Saturday and Sunday. Over one lakh candidates from the district had enrolled for the examination. In a video released online, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope i has apologised for the mental agony caused to the candidates and assured that the examination will be conducted soon.

READ | Health dept exams for 6,205 Grade C, D posts postponed, Tope apologises for ‘agony’

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