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Sushant Kulkarni


Sushant is Principal Correspondent with The Indian Express’ Pune bureau and reports on issues related to defence and crime. He tweets @kulsushant

Explained: Who is Hasan Ali Khan and what are the cases against him?
Wed, May 18, 2022

Hasan Ali Khan is claimed to have parked money in Swiss banks, and is alleged to have had links with an international arms dealer too.

Doctors, senior officials of Ruby Hall Clinic among 15 booked for kidney transplant ‘malpractice’
Fri, May 13, 2022

The case had come to light in the last week of March after the woman from Kolhapur alleged that she was promised Rs 15 lakh by a middleman for donating her kidney to a patient at Ruby Hall Clinic.

3 injured in separate leopard attacks in Pune district, woman critical
Thu, May 12, 2022

As per information by officials from the Junnar Division in Pune district, the two women were attacked in Retwadi village of Khed taluka. The two places of attack are located around one-and-half-kilometre away from each other.

Highway Police chalk out plan for diversions after accidents on E-way, SOP for mishaps of chemical tankers
Wed, May 11, 2022

In an Expressway accident on Monday, three persons were killed and at least two more were injured after a tanker carrying propylene gas barged into the opposite lane at high speed near the Khopoli Exit and hit two cars, before turning on its side.

Over 200 MNS workers detained, many mosques avoid using loudspeakers
Thu, May 05, 2022

Both police jurisdictions had deployed large teams at several sensitive locations in the backdrop of the 'deadline' given by MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who had asked people to play the Hanuman Chalisa if loudspeakers were not removed from mosques by May 3.

Explained: What is the loan scheme for inmates in Maharashtra’s prisons?
Tue, May 03, 2022

The Maharashtra Department of Prisons has launched a loan scheme for inmates serving sentences in jails across the state. What is this initiative, and who is eligible? How will inmates repay the loans?

Six PSUs formed after Ordnance Factory Board corporatisation post profits
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

The government had announced the formation of seven new defence public-sector undertakings, which took over the operations of the 41 factories under the Ordnance Factory Board.

Former Union Home Secretary Madhav Godbole, who resigned in protest against Babri demolition, dies at 85
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

His former colleague Mahesh Zagade remembers him as 'a disciplined and upright IAS officer' who never buckled under pressure from politicians.

Pune Fire Brigade operating with 20% fire stations, 25% of firefighter strength
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

With the merger of 23 new villages in the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) till 2021, Pune Fire Brigade now caters to a population of close to 60 lakh spread over an area of 520 square km.

Medical fraternity asks how docs are to be blamed for fabricated documents
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

When contacted, Dr Taware told The Indian Express , “The order does not refer to the kidney transplant case. While I have held additional responsibility for the last six to seven years, as per the state directive, I have now handed over the charge.”

India carries out successful flight-test of anti-tank guided missile Helina in Pokhran
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Helina, which was flight-tested from an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter, is one of the most advanced anti-tank weapons in the world, the DRDO stated.

Spectator fist bumps with Kohli during RCB-MI game: MCA calls it security lapse
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar called it a major lapse in security.

Enhanced Pinaka ready for user trials after tests in Pokhran
Sun, Apr 10, 2022

DRDO officials said a total of 24 EPRS rockets were fired for different ranges and configurations over the last fortnight. The requisite accuracy and consistency parameters were achieved by the rockets meeting all trial objectives.

CAG report: Ordnance factories report 584 mishaps from 2014-19
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

On the issue of production performance, the report states, "Significant shortfalls of 10 per cent and above in issues were observed for 15 M&C items and for 16 end products. As a result, Army’s orders remained outstanding for 11 ammunition items and for three tank items as of March 31, 2019."

Pune Police trace 237 bitcoins siphoned off by cyber experts while probing crypto fraud
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

As of Thursday, one bitcoin was valued at around Rs 35 lakh, one bitcoin cash unit at around 29 thousand and one etherium unit at Rs 2.5 lakh.

Know Your City: How the Army’s Southern Command became an integral part of Pune’s history
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

The Southern Command headquartered in Pune marks its 128th Raising Day on April 1. Here’s the story behind this oldest field formation of the Indian Army, its journey through the ages and its relevance today.

Cyber experts held: Police probe foreign bank deposits, money laundering web
Tue, Mar 15, 2022

The latest probe also raises key questions including that of the oversight or possible involvement of police officials at the time.

Fadnavis allegations in House: What is the case against BJP’s Girish Mahajan
Thu, Mar 10, 2022

The transcript also contains discussion among some of the people, including Chavan, on planting evidence to frame Mahajan under MCOCA, the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, a stringent legislation which has provisions of longer detentions, mainly to control notorious organised gangs.

The case against BJP MLA Girish Mahajan, booked for extortion, criminal intimidation
Wed, Mar 09, 2022

Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday presented before Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal video recordings which, according to his claims, contained the proof of a conspiracy to frame BJP leaders in the state, in particular Girish Mahajan, in false cases.

Probing into couple’s ‘IS link’, NIA searches house of suspect in Pune
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

The couple, identified as Jahanzaib Sami Wani and his wife Hina Bashir Beigh, was first arrested by Delhi police on March 8, 2020. Later, the investigation into the case was taken over by the NIA.

Pune: At PM events, black masks, clothes not welcome
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

However, no prior instructions or public directives were issued by any authority against wearing black clothing or masks to these programmes.

Explained: What is the quantum tech demo by DRDO and IIT Delhi all about?
Fri, Feb 25, 2022

Experts have demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) link for a distance of over 100 kilometres. Here's what this means, and how to look at it in the context of developments in the field of quantum technologies, at home and across the world.

DRDO, IIT Delhi successfully demonstrate Quantum Key Distribution test
Thu, Feb 24, 2022

QKD is primarily a mechanism to undertake secure communication which utilises a cryptographic protocol involving various components of quantum mechanics.

Maharashtra: At least 9 ways to cheat; classes on how to leak papers
Wed, Feb 23, 2022

Some of the suspects have made Pune police investigators aware of a countrywide network of racketeers involved in paper leaks across India and of a training centre that gives tutorials on methods of leaking the exam papers, The Indian Express has learnt.

Pune: First consignment of RFID-tagged ammunition despatched
Thu, Feb 10, 2022

The implementation shall lead to increased efficiency in all technical activities and reduce inventory carrying costs, officials said.