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Ajay Jadhav


Ajay Jadhav is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, Pune. He writes on Infrastructure, Politics, Civic issues, Sustainable Development and related stuff. He has worked with PTI, Sakal Times, Maharashtra Herald before joining The Indian Express in 2007. Ajay has a Masters degree in Journalism from SPPU, Pune and a Post Graduate diploma in CSR from Karve Institute of Social Service, Pune.

Amid covid surge, PMC makes budgetary provision of Rs 10 cr to tackle second wave
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Hemant Rasane said that the budgetary provision of Rs 10 crore has been made for the coming financial year to start the treatment facility as early as possible based on the requirement and more funds would be allocated as per the need.

Uncertainty over discount scheme’s implementation
Sat, Feb 27, 2021

The move will impact people’s expenditure though the civic body’s ruling BJP recently announced 15 percent discount on property tax for sincere taxpayers for the financial year.

With no CCC, flu clinics operational, PMC relies on private clinics to track Covid-19 patients
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

“We have been daily monitoring the Covid-19 spread in the city. There are at least six pockets where the patients are increasing,” said Kalpana Baliwant, assistant medical officer in the civic health department.

Grim milestone for PMC: Covid cases in city cross 2 lakh since pandemic began
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Till date, 4,841 patients have succumbed to the viral infection in the city and the case fatality rate is 2.42 per cent. The active case count has increased to 3,930 and is 1.96 per cent of the total infected so far.

Pune: Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, vaccine drive picks up
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The PMC has given 45,847 doses to beneficiaries so far of which 28,220 doses were administered in the first month from January 16 to February 15 while 17,627 doses were given in the last eight days with a maximum of 4,597 on Wednesday.

Pune Covid count nears 2 lakh as city adds 743 new cases
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The PMC has directed the private hospitals to increase the bed capacity for treatment of Covid19 patients.

People should be responsible to avoid repeat of situation during peak of pandemic: Pune Mayor
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

The PMC reported 741 new and 382 recovered patients on Wednesday. The active case count has increased to 3,559. The city has witnessed an increase as well as decrease in active cases.

After taking no action in past few weeks, PMC penalises residents, eateries for violating Covid norms
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

A civic official said on Tuesday, “As many as 549 hotels and restaurants have been penalised for violating norms and a total fine of Rs 1.01 lakh has been recovered from them.”

Despite majority, BJP loses mayoral election to NCP in Sangli-Miraj-Kupwad civic body
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

As a result of the cross-voting, Digvijay Suryawanshi of the NCP defeated BJP’s mayoral candidate Dhiraj Suryawanshi to be the new civic chief of the city in western Maharashtra.

PMC intensifies action against those violating Covid19 safety norms
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The recent surge in the cases has become a cause of concern for the civic body.

Pune Covid vaccination for registered healthcare workers to end on Feb 24
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The PMC has now appealed to the healthcare workers to verify whether they have been registered for vaccination on the CoWIN portal and contact the civic body’s vaccination call centre on 020-25502110 in case of queries.

Pune Covid spike: Increase of 66% in fresh cases over one week
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

According to weekly Covid-19 report of the PMC, 2,690 new Covid-19 patients were identified in the last week as compared to 1,624 in the previous week.

Spike in Covid case : Pawar, senior ministers call off public events; Nitin Raut cancels son’s wedding reception
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

On Sunday, the state government announced religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in Maharashtra from Monday in view of the rising Covid-19 cases.

Pune witnesses 62% rise in new Covid-19 cases in past one week
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

According to the weekly Covid-19 report of PMC, a total of 2,690 new Covid19 patients were identified in the last week compare to 1,658 in the previous week as the weekly positivity rate increased from 7.6 percent to 10.3 percent in the last week.

As Maharashtra sees Covid-19 spike, state leaders cancel public meetings
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

“In the backdrop of increasing Covid-19 spread and the appeal made by chief minister as well as deputy chief minister, I have cancelled all my planned public functions,” Pawar tweeted.

Pune: BJP issues show-cause notices to 27 party corporators for not attending PMC GB meet
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

The party action comes in the backdrop of speculations that many of its sitting corporators, who had defected to the BJP ahead of the 2017 civic polls, are likely to return to their previous political parties.

Cases count in city sees steady rise, Pawar calls emergency meet
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the government has already directed all district collectors in the state to take necessary decisions to check the spread in their area of operation.

Pune admn makes Covid-negative test report mandatory for passengers from Kerala
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Over 70 per cent of Covid-19 cases in India are being reported from Kerala and Maharashtra.

PMC records jump in fresh Covid cases, maximum infections in Aundh-Baner ward
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

For the past one week, the PMC has witnessed an increase in positivity rate leading to a rise in the number of active cases. On Wednesday, the city recorded 428 fresh cases as testing was scaled up.

Pune: Gatherings of more than 100, processions and bike rallies banned for Shiv Jayanti celebrations
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Assistant municipal commissioners and local police should ensure that residents are following guidelines to check spread of Covid-19 in their areas, said the civic chief.

PMC bans gathering of more than 100 persons for Shiv Jayanti on Friday
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar said that no cultural functions including traditional lectures, songs, plays will be organized in public places on Shiv Jayanti.

PMC makes mandatory RT-PCR test for passenger coming from Kerala
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

A passenger has to submit a negative report of Covid-19 test at the entry point of either airport or railway station which should not be older than 72 hours or they would have to undergo screening at civic facility.

PMC sees spike in fresh Covid-19 cases; Aundh-Baner maximum with 43 patients
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Wanawadi-Ramtekdi has the least with 11 new patients.

One out of four oncologists willing to include palliative care within treatment protocol, finds survey
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Oncologists across Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Bengal and other states participated in the survey.

PMC will declare micro containment zones in four ward office areas if Covid cases don’t drop: Mayor
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

For the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak in March last year, the PMC had freed the entire city of containment zones from January 1 onwards due to a drop in the number of newly-infected patients.