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Red beacon back on cars of PCMC chief,mayor

Seven incidents of chain-snatching were reported from different parts of the city between Tuesday and Wednesday noon.

Written by Express News Service | Published: November 28, 2013 5:12:55 am

7 chain-snatchings in 24 hours in city

Pune: Seven incidents of chain-snatching were reported from different parts of the city between Tuesday and Wednesday noon. In all the cases,the victims were targeted by bike-borne unidentified persons. In the first incident,35-year-old Megha Chinchawade was robbed of her gold chain near New English School in Bijlinagar. Chinchwad police is investigating the case. Madhavi Suresh Ranade (68) was robbed of her gold mangalsutra in Pradhikaran. Nigdi police is investigating the case. While Bharati Bastawade (57) was robbed of her gold chain in Dahanukar Colony,Bhooma Ramamurti (62) was targeted on NIBM Road. Kothrud and Kondhwa police are investigating the case,respectively. Three cases of chain-snatching were reported from the jurisdictions of Vishrambaug,Chinchwad and Hinjewadi police station.

Sandalwood logs stolen from Aga Khan Palace

Pune: A sandalwood tree was chopped and its logs stolen from the premises of Aga Khan Palace in Yerawada. The incident came to light when the guards saw the chopped tree during the routine round on November 19.Shankar Ligappa Gone (59),an employee at Aga Khan Palace,lodged a complaint at Yerawada police station. Investigating officer S G Deshmukh said,“There are CCTV cameras on the premises,but a patch in the garden where the tree was chopped does not have CCTV surveillance. The investigation is on.”

CWPRS to organise its open day tomorrow

Pune: Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS) will organise its open day on November 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. Special model depicting various hydroelectric projects,flood control and drainage projects would be on display. As part of the event,Roberto Zagha,former World Bank’s country director to India,would deliver a lecture on,Global Economic Prospects,Structural Issues and Short-Term Perspectives at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics on Thursday. The lecture to be conducted by the Pune International Center would start at

6.00 pm.

Red beacon back on cars of PCMC chief,mayor

After banning red and ambet beacons atop the cars of the mayor and the municipal commissioner,the state government has done a u-turn on it and allowed its use. A notification to this effect was issued by JN Patil,Deputy Secretary,Home Department,two days ago.

A couple of months ago,the state government had issued orders excluding mayor and PCMC chief from the list of VIPs and VVIPs who get this privilege.

The government directive was disapproved by PCMC corporators at the general body meeting.

A petition seeking to restore use of beacon was sent to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Open house on Dec 1,2 to mark AIDS day at NARI

National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) will organise an open house,an annual event to mark the World AIDS Day,on December 1 and 2. The theme for this year is,Getting to Zero: HIV and Adolescents.

“Globally,adolescents who are key members of population,are at high risk of HIV infection. To highlight this in this years’ campaign,World Health Organisation (WHO) is launching new guidelines and a policy brief on HIV testing and counselling,treatment and care for adolescents living with HIV,” said a release issued by NARI on Wednesday.

Every year,to mark the World AIDS Day,the facilities at NARI are opened to public viewing. “This is our effort to educate citizens of Pune about the work carried out by our scientists and to provide access to view our state-of-the-art facilities and hear about advances in the field of HIV-AIDS from experts,” the release added.

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