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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Punjab receives fresh vaccine stock; records 469 new Covid cases, 22 deaths

June 23, 2021 11:22:23 pm

After touching a low of 340 cases a day on June 21, the daily case count has risen very slightly in the past two days in Punjab.

TMC, BJP trade barbs over recognition to illustrious sons of Bengal

June 23, 2021 11:16:36 pm

BJP state president Dilip Ghosh and West Bengal Transport Minister Firhad Hakim were among several leaders who garlanded the statue of the Jana Sangh founder here.

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B J Medical College and Sassoon pillars of support for people of Pune, surrounding areas: Ajit Pawar

June 23, 2021 11:14:05 pm

Autonomous status is akin to the deemed university status, where the institution has the power to plan and conduct examinations, offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses and fix the curriculum and calendar events for the academic year.

Mumbai: MBBS doctor held for performing piles surgery on auto driver without qualification

June 23, 2021 10:59:24 pm

Police said the accused, who claimed to have completed his MBBS degree in 2017 from a university in Andhra Pradesh, has confessed to having performed such surgeries on at least a thousand other patients in the last three years.

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Mumbai: 12 held for misusing name of Taj group to lure job aspirants

June 23, 2021 10:40:51 pm

While 11 people were arrested on Tuesday, the 12th person, a woman called Sakina Motorwala, was arrested on Wednesday, police said. A 17-year-old minor was also caught and was produced before a juvenile court, they added.


Maharashtra’s daily Covid count crosses 10,000 after a week

June 23, 2021 10:40:40 pm

On June 16, Maharashtra had reported 10,107 cases, and since then, the daily count has remained below 10,000.

BJP alleges Rs 1,000-cr corruption in Ashray Yojana, project on hold

June 23, 2021 10:34:18 pm

The opposition has further said the construction cost in the city is Rs 3,200 per square feet but the civic body has agreed to pay the contractor Rs 5,885 per square feet.

In shock after his mother died of Covid, award-winning Pune artist paints her face on canvas

June 23, 2021 10:26:02 pm

Azharuuddin Inamdar used to document nature, now he survives on pills and memories

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Maharashtra to disburse over Rs 170-crore aid for Cyclone Tauktae rehabilitation

June 23, 2021 10:24:40 pm

This is the second consecutive year when the state has faced the brunt of a cyclone. In June 2020, Cyclone Nisarga hit Alibaug and affected coastal districts of Raigad, Ratnagiri and parts of Pune.

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Pune: Five arrested for robbing petrol pump manager of Rs 8.74 lakh cash

June 23, 2021 10:14:59 pm

One of the accused was also a staffer at the petrol pump, with whom the other four developed a good rapport and then planned the crime, police said.

‘Devoid of merit’: Maharashtra govt urges HC to dismiss pleas challenging GR against quota in promotion

June 23, 2021 10:11:33 pm

The state said that since the apex court is already seized of the matters challenging the May 7 GR, the “HC should not interfere in the petitions which are devoid of merit.”

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Pune ZTCC first in state to launch online organ donation pledge form

June 23, 2021 10:08:23 pm

At Pune's Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee, which allocates donated organs, authorities said they were able to list only 13 brain dead patients till date as donors.

Pune: Woman falls off tractor, crushed to death under its rear wheel

June 23, 2021 10:02:01 pm

Police have identified the deceased as Nanda Yadav, a resident of Tarawade Vasti in Mohammadwadi.

More than 6,000 nurses in Maharashtra hospitals on strike over poor wages, delayed promotions

June 23, 2021 10:07:39 pm

Earlier this year, members of the Maharashtra State Nurses Association had said that the government had announced three new medical colleges but an adequate number of nurses have not been appointed for them.

Gujarat HC relief to IAF corporal served with notice for ‘refusal’ to take Covid vaccine

June 23, 2021 9:58:11 pm

The 28-year-old corporal, Yogendra Kumar, moved the high court after the IAF served him the notice on May 10, seeking an explanation on why he should not be terminated from service for his refusal to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Ahmedabad sessions court order: Hardik can travel out of Gujarat without permission, for a year

June 23, 2021 9:52:29 pm

On Wednesday, additional sessions judge BJ Ganatra relaxed the bail condition, exempting Hardik from such permission for a period of one year.

How vaccination helped bring down number of Covid cases and deaths in Maharashtra police

June 23, 2021 9:52:53 pm

According to Additional Director General of Police (Administration) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal, over 90 per cent of about 2 lakh police personnel in the state have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 70 per cent personnel have taken both the doses.

Defamation case: Rahul Gandhi to appear before Surat court on Thursday

June 23, 2021 9:34:04 pm

The case pertains to his remarks at a Lok Sabha election rally at Kolar in Karnataka on April 13, 2019. During the rally, Rahul had said, “Why all the thieves have Modi in their names whether be it Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, and Narendra Modi?”

Haryana farmers lock horns with govt over tubewell connections, threaten strike on June 26

June 23, 2021 9:32:43 pm

“The electricity authorities have given a contract to a private company for the installation of electricity connections for tubewells, which has become a reason for delay in issuance of the new connections,” said BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni, while submitting a memorandum to the government in this regard.

Mysuru sole district in Karnataka under total lockdown, TPR three times that of state

June 23, 2021 9:15:20 pm

Mysuru to date has reported nearly 1.65 lakh Covid-19 cases and 2,046 official deaths. Of these, over a lakh new infections and 963 fatalities were recorded from the second week of April this year as part of the second wave.

Maharashtra: BJP leaders meet Governor over two-day Monsoon Session, say govt ‘violating constitutional duties’

June 23, 2021 8:52:53 pm

The BJP also urged Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to direct the government to appoint a Speaker in the state assembly. The constitutional post has been vacant for 15 months.

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Scolded over TikTok obsession, Delhi girl runs away from home, traced in UP

June 23, 2021 8:48:49 pm

Police said she left home because she wanted to “become a TikTok star” and was fed up with being scolded by her family over studies. The girl took a train from Delhi on June 17 and reached Etawah.

Punjab: Government doctors threaten strike over reduction of non-practicing allowance

June 23, 2021 9:23:02 pm

On Wednesday, the doctors also submitted memorandums to Deputy Commissioners across the state in order to lodge their protest.

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Ex-sarpanch, his team of youngsters start special Covid care centre for children in Manchar

June 23, 2021 9:34:21 pm

Located around 60 km from Pune, Manchar has witnessed an uptick in infections during the second wave.

Pune Rural Police constable found dead, suicide suspected

June 23, 2021 8:13:13 pm

Police have lodged a case of sudden death pending probe into causes and the sequence of events leading to it.