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If we don’t get food, we will leave for home again, say migrant labourers stranded in Pune
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Around 150 people – comprising migrant labourers from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, started their long journey home, about 1,000 km away, on foot, They were, however, intercepted by Pune police only two hours after their journey.

At Lohegaon govt hospital construction site, 30 workers go without food
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

The current bunch of labourers came to work on the site three months ago. Most of the labourers hail from Katihar and Poornia districts of Bihar, while some are from Uttar Pradesh.

Pune: District admn, civic bodies, police to step up counselling and surveillance at shelter camps
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

According to the district administration, there are 161 shelter homes in the district, of which 51 are being run by government bodies and 110 by sugar factories.

Maharashtra govt to perform last rites to prevent mass contamination
Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The government said that families could choose for cremation in an electric furnace or burial, as per religious preference, but they will not be allowed to handle the body. The job will be done by a team of experts in personal protective equipment (PPE).

Coronavirus outbreak: 50 train coaches being converted into isolation wards in Pune
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Officials said the coaches, which are the first instalment of aide, will be able to house 800-900 patients and more coaches could be readied as and when required by the local administration.

Pune gets new list of over 240 who were in Nizamuddin in mid-March, authorities start tracing them
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Of the 244, as many as 138 have their addresses registered in Pune, 25 in Pimpri-Chinchwad and 19 in various cantonment areas, while the rest belong to rural areas and city outskirts, said Pune Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Lockdown leads to surge in liquor prices in ‘black markets’ as alcoholics defy restrictions to score a peg
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Bootleggers claim the police is being extremely strict with the lockdown and sourcing liquor illegally has become a big challenge.

Coronavirus: Govt wants Shiv Bhojan meals sold cheaper, but in Pune, most centres shut
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In Pune, six of the 14 Shiv Bhojan centres shut since the lockdown; district administration now directs operators to open them.

Over 16,000 who moved to villages from Mumbai, Pune in recent weeks quarantined at home
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Earlier this week, the district administration had directed village-level and taluka-level authorities to ensure that those who have travelled from big cities remain at home and observe the guidelines issued by authorities about home quarantine.

Pune: Anti-CAA protests called off temporarily amid COVID-19 outbreak
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Protesters at Kondhwa and Mominpura say they will be back 'as soon as normalcy returns'.

Coronavirus: No system in place for disposal of used face masks
Mon, Mar 23, 2020

In Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, the masks -- especially single-use ones -- are being dumped by users with their household garbage and being picked up by wastepickers unknowingly.

At Pune station: Anxious passengers, long queues and ‘check-up’ desks for escaping COVID-19 patients
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Railway officers said based on the crowd on Saturday, they will take a decision on whether to operate extra trains on Sunday, when the country is scheduled to observe a ‘Janata Curfew’, as per an appeal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pune: Every passenger coming from abroad to undergo compulsory 24-hour quarantine from tomorrow
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

Until now, the policy adopted in case of passengers of international flights was to screen them for COVID-19 related symptoms and examine their recent travel history.

Pune: Public in disarray over contradictory statements by administration on COVID-19 measures
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Coronavirus in Pune: The PMC has ordered the head of the civic anti-encroachment department “to implement the district administration's directions” to ensure closure of places that attract a large crowd.

Inspired by South Korean app, Pune launches web portal to bring 6,000 under self-quarantine
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

The portal www.idsp.mkcl.org, will require residents to create an account with their mobile number and submit, every 12 hours, details of their travel history, health observations and precautions they are taking.

Pune: Collector warns housing societies against harassment of COVID-19 patients, families
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

“Contracting coronavirus is not a sin. It’s just a form of flu and anyone can contract it," said Pune District Collector Naval Kishore Ram.

Inside corona control unit: Handling hundreds of queries from across state
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Since it was established on March 5, the helpline at the state Health Department in Pune has received thousands of calls from people across the state. The volume of calls has gone up since the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was detected in the city on March 9.

Coronavirus updates March 10: 14 more cases reported from Kerala, Karnataka, Pune; 58 Indians brought back from Iran
Tue, Mar 10, 2020

The first batch of 58 Indians was brought back from Iran, one of the countries worst-hit by the coronavirus outbreak, where the death toll surged to 237 on Tuesday.

Pune sees sharp dip in child sex ratio
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

The data, obtained from PMC’s health department, is based on births reported to PMC by various hospitals under its jurisdiction. It also shows that the child sex ratio at birth stood at 927 in 2018 and 926 in 2017.

How Muslim ghettos came about in Delhi
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

From 'Muslim Zones' needing protection from violence in 1947 to 'unhygienic pockets requiring beautification' in 1970s to "terrorist hide-outs" post 2000s.

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