The rising demand for urban land has led to such a spurt of cheating in land deals that the state government is contemplating scrapping a widely followed practice to identify ownership-the 7×12 extract system...
There are no numbers to evaluate the gravity of the situation,but the water tankers running across the city are a cause for concern as the water they spill has been endangering other vehicles,especially two-wheelers.
The NCP began its campaign for Shirur Lok Sabha constituency in Pune on Wednesday with party chief Sharad Pawar holding closed-door meeting with BJP MLA Baburao Pacharne. Shiv Sena MP Adhalrao Patil hit back a day later...
An internal feud already raging over selection of candidates for the Pune Lok Sabha seat,the city BJP unit is now staring at the widening gulf with alliance partner Shiv Sena,on whom it is counting for support during the Lok Sabha polls.
For citizens of Pune used to braving congested roads and chaotic traffic situations every day,the crackdown by the city traffic police on the illegal entry of inter-city luxury buses into the city has indeed come as a huge and welcome relief.
The District Planning Development Committee elections on January 31 will not only herald the poll season,but also test the strengths and weaknesses of all major political parties ahead of Lok Sabha polls.
The united Shiv Sena-BJP front presented on Sunday at the Akhil Bharatiya Bramhin Mahasabha function may have given some nervous moments to rival parties,but the BJP is facing a factional tussle in Pune.