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Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, rift within BJP fold, Congress senses opportunity in Pune

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, whose name has been doing the rounds for the Pune seat, denied that he will be contesting.

‘Pimpri-Chinchwad is ready for team inspection under Swachh Survekshan’

A central team is set to visit Pimpri-Chinchwad to inspect the city and its level of cleanliness, under the Swachh Survekshan. Dilip Gawde, additional municipal commissioner, tells The Indian Express that since it is a ‘surprise visit’, they are keeping their fingers crossed

Pune: Behind the doors of many ‘massage centres’ and ‘spas’, illegal activities go on unchecked

Youngsters are said to form the majority of the clientele of these spas, massage centres and ayurvedic health centres. These establishments draw their clients mainly through newspaper advertisements and bulk SMS systems.

Congress should reveal party’s links with ‘Michel mama’: PM Narendra Modi

Addressing rallies in Solapur, Maharashtra, and Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Modi asserted that the “chowkidaar” is doing his job, and that his government’s “cleanliness drive” against middlemen will continue irrespective of the abuse directed against him.

Quota won’t cut into share of Dalits, tribals, OBCs, says PM Narendra Modi

Modi also referred to Opposition allegations over the timing of the Bill, and said they reinforced his push to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.

Pune: Over 1,000 two-wheeler riders died in 5 years, only 3 had helmets on, says police

The police believe that two-wheeler deaths could be avoided if city residents became serious about using helmets while riding a two-wheeler.

‘Pimpri cops not silent, are taking action against helmetless riders’

In an interview to The Indian Express, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner R K Padmanabhan says they are implementing the helmet rule as an ‘ongoing activity’ and not as a ‘focused activity’

Pune: As Shiv Sena rules out alliance with BJP, NCP & Congress keep safe distance from party

While Sena has sharpened its attacks on the BJP and the PM, Saamana, the party mouthpiece, has been praising Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

A blue wave sweeps Nagar Road: With pride & joy, the young and the old walk hand-in-hand for hours

Four-wheelers, two-wheelers, jeeps and cars with the blue flag fluttering high and honking loudly moved gingerly on Nagar Road only to land in jams, but nobody seemed to mind or exchanged heated words.

Curiosity and Dalit solidarity bring several first-timers to Koregaon Bhima

Among the people coming in for the anniversary this year are a large number of first-timers, drawn to the annual event by the tales they have heard about the place in the last one year.

‘We will not allow hate speech near Jaystambh on January 1’

With lakhs of Dalits set to converge at Koregaon Bhima and nearby villages to mark the 201st anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon on January 1, the district administration says all plans are in place to ensure peaceful celebrations. District Collector Naval Kishore Ram, who is coordinating the efforts of the police and the administration, tells they will not allow hate speech

How Pune Metro plans to overcome challenges

The key move in 2019 will be the signing of an agreement with the European Investment Bank and AFD, France for Rs 6,000 crore.

Prakash Ambedkar: People want peace, but govt trying to create trouble

Ambedkar said he will, this time, join the crowds that march towards the Jaystambh every year on the January 1 anniversary, but would not participate in any event or make any speeches.

Ally Shiv Sena ratchets up the rhetoric, slams BJP on Rafale, echoes Congress’ guard-is-thief line

In a 45-minute speech in Maharashtra’s most revered temple town, Uddhav Thackeray repeatedly asked how can the Sena be expected to partner with a party that has not kept its promises — on Hindutva and on the agrarian crisis.

Shiv Sena rally today, Uddhav Thackeray may raise Ram temple issue

Sena leaders said the party chief will again raise the issue of construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. “He will also make his intentions clear about the possibility of an alliance,” said a Sena leader.

In a first, PCMC, not SRA, plans to rehabilitate slums on private land

Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar said once the pilot is successful, they might even go for rehabilitating all the slums in a bid to make the city slum-free.

Names missing from invitation, Sena MPs, Supriya Sule to skip PM function today

Sena MPs Shirang Barne from Maval and Shivajirao Adhalrao-Patil from Shirur have received “official invitation cards” from which their names are missing.

Pune: New tech lets sportspersons return to pitch 30 mins after rain

“In the era of one-day and T20 matches, this technique plays an important role in helping players return to the pitch quickly after a heavy rainshower, and not stop playing, which was a regular occurrence earlier,” said Kiran Barve, a former cricketer.

Rattled by defeats, BJP woos Sena, Uddhav looks the other way

If BJP and Sena fight jointly, they will trample upon Opposition, says CM Devendra Fadnavis.

Water crisis looms large over Pune, political parties start blaming each other for it

Ajit Pawar blames state govt for ‘mismanagement’ of water, BJP seeks white paper, Congress holds protest