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Pune: Stuck for a decade, Sassoon’s super-specialty facility gets Rs 41 crore push
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Envisaged in 2008, the facility was supposed to be operational by 2011-12. It was delayed by about eight years due to lack of funds and government apathy.

‘Green Maharashtra’ initiative: 38 out of 59 participating govt agencies fail to submit survival report for a single sapling
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

According to the programme, the survival reports of seedlings planted between July 1 and September 30 last year were to be uploaded to the portal launched by the state Forest department to monitor the drive.

Explained: Did India deal differently with Muslim refugees after Partition?
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed Jawaharlal Nehru had asked then Chief Minister of Assam Gopinath Bardoloi to differentiate between 'refugee' and a 'Muslim immigrant' when they came to India.

Pune: Three picked up on suspicion of being Bangladeshis turn out to be Indians
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

The incident took place on Saturday morning when about 50 MNS workers, led by party leader Rahul Gawli, barged into a building in Balajinagar area of Dhankavadi.

Pune: MNS workers raid homes of 3 men, cops detain them over ‘illegal Bangladeshi’ suspicion
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

One of the men claimed the cops called up his mother in Hooghly, and asked her to get local policemen to confirm that he was her son and an Indian.

Pune to Nashik by train in two hours: Semi high speed corridor project to become reality by 2024
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Last week, the Central Railway gave its go-ahead for the revised detailed project report (DPR) prepared by MRIDC. The agency will now seek approval from the Railway Board and Maharashtra government to start work on the 231.716-km double line.

Coronavirus scare: Chinese passenger ‘vomits’ on Air India flight; operations delayed
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Air India spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar said the "unwell" passenger was later de-boarded and admitted to a local hospital. His samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for testing.

Over 8,000 missing complaints about women filed in Pune district in 2017-18: NCRB study
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Study doesn’t have details on whether women traced, reunited with families.

Prithviraj Chavan: 13 pre-Budget meetings held at PMO, FM not invited to attend any of them
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Prithviraj Chavan said if Modi wasn’t happy with the performance of Nirmala Sitharaman, she should be replaced with a more competent person, but keeping the finance minister away from Union Budget discussions didn’t behoove well for the government’s image.

If PM not happy with Sitharaman’s performance, she should be replaced: Prithviraj Chavan
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

"If PM Modi is not happy with Sitharaman's performance, she should be replaced with a more competent person. Keeping the Finance Minister out of Union Budget discussions doesn't augur well for the government's image," Prithviraj Chavan said.

Must in Maharashtra schools from January 26: Preamble-reading sessions
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

The Constitution is at the heart of the ongoing controversy and nationwide protest over the CAA as many believe that the new amendment goes against the Constitution and its promise of equality of all religions.

Explained: Contesting claims over the birthplace of Sai Baba
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

A proposed Rs 100 crore grant for Baba’s ‘birthplace’ Pathri has triggered anger in Shirdi, the town synonymous with the saint. What is the basis of Pathri’s claim? Is the quarrel rooted in faith or insecurity?

No new trains from Pune Railway Station, officials cite congestion
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

For several years now, the Railways has not announced new trains from Pune and pointed out that there was a need to improve the infrastructure at the station in order to accommodate new trains.

Explained: Why Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop may be scrapped
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

In November 2018, the state Urban Development Department accorded the Hyperloop project the status of a ‘Public Infrastructure Project’ and gave the go-ahead to award the work using the Swiss Challenge Method.

Explained: In Pune’s underground, how giant machines are paving the way for Metro trains
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Four tunnel-boring machines, which will construct two parallel tunnels between the two locations, are expected to finish the tunnelling work within two years. The Indian Express explains how the machines function.

FTII dropped as Pune film fest venue over ‘student protests’ called off last week
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

A protest over entrance exam fee hike was withdrawn by students last week after some of their demands were met by the administration.

FTII gives venue for PIFF; festival decides to give top honour to its chief
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

This year, the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) campus will be the main venue of the festival, which had to be shifted out of its usual venue, CityPride in Kothrud, due to ongoing work at the multiplex. The festival’s honouree, Singh, happens to be the current chairman of FTII.

Area under dense forest declines, improvement in tree cover
Wed, Jan 01, 2020

According to the report, ‘very dense forests’ and ‘moderately dense forests’ in Maharashtra have actually seen a decline of 95 sq km, but with an increase in the ‘open forest’ category by 191 sq km, the cumulative forest cover has increased by 95.56 sq km.

In Maharashtra, area under dense forest declines, improvement in tree cover outside notified forests, says report
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

As per the report, in Maharashtra the 'very dense forest' and 'moderately dense forests' have actually seen a decline of 95 square kilometres but with an increase the 'Open Forest' category by 191 square kilometres, the cumulative forest cover has increased by 95.56 square kilometres.

Bhima Koregaon anniversary: Pune district admin won’t allow anti-CAA and NRC banners
Mon, Dec 30, 2019

“We are not going to give permission to install any billboard about CAA or NRC at that spot. This is not to deter anyone from raising the issue but to ensure that the Vijay Divas celebration is held in a peaceful manner. We don’t want any other issue during the event,” the collector said.

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