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PCMC chief under fire from corporators, Mayor accuses him of playing politics at NCP’s behest

June 19, 2021 7:04:22 pm

The mayor's comments came a day after ruling BJP corporators accused Patil of playing politics over the issue of granting Rs 3,000 financial assistance to hawkers, vendors, auto-rickshaw drivers and barbers.

Pune-based group holds short film festival to help backstage theatre artistes hit by pandemic

June 19, 2021 4:18:20 pm

“Since the lockdown, the theatre industry has been affected greatly and there seems to be no quick recovery at present. Being familiar with the way theatre works, we backstage artists are suffering as their livelihood has vanished,” says Kushal Kote, the head of events at Wide Wings.

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Pune: New Covid cases lowest in 5 weeks but six ward office areas witness a rise

June 19, 2021 10:06:10 pm

The PMC’s weekly report said that while 1,962 new patients were found infected from June 5 to 11 at a positivity rate of 4.75 per cent, 1,838 new infections were reported from June 12 to 18 at a weekly positivity rate of 4.96 per cent.

Assam proposes two-child norm to avail of govt schemes

June 20, 2021 1:35:06 am

The proposed population control policy will, however, not be applicable in all the schemes in Assam immediately as many of the benefits are offered by the central government, Himanta Biswa Sarma said at a press conference here.

Samajwadi Party leader who appeared in Facebook Live with elderly Ghaziabad man arrested

June 20, 2021 8:15:07 am

In an FIR, police had alleged that Ummed Pahalwan Idrisi “attempted to give the incident a communal colour”.

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‘Baba ka Dhaba’ owner in ICU, still critical

June 20, 2021 8:20:37 am

Prasad’s son, Karan, told the police that his father consumed alcohol and sleeping pills on Thursday night.

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Gujarat transfers 77 IAS officer in major reshuffle

June 20, 2021 1:55:42 am

SJ Haider, who also belongs to the same batch as Sharma, was transferred to the education department and will replace Sharma. Patel will now take over as vice-chairman and managing director of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation and will replace Haider.

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Weekend lockdown is here to stay, we have to remain cautious, says Ajit Pawar

June 19, 2021 11:17:00 pm

Pawar pointed out that even developed countries such as the UK and the US have seen a third wave of Covid-19, and health experts have advised that the government should remain vigilant and adopt a cautious policy to avoid a damaging third wave in the state.

State govt has shown positive attitude, Maratha reservation issue close to a solution: Sambhajiraje

June 19, 2021 7:13:25 pm

Sambhajiraje said the state government had told him that it will take the advice of the Attorney General of India for implementing the supernumerary system.

Ahmedabad: 26-year-old arrested for allegedly raping minor sister on multiple occasions

June 20, 2021 12:10:53 am

According to police, the accused had allegedly raped his younger sister -- who had started living with him and his wife after their parents passed away -- on multiple occasions.

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Tamil Nadu move to appoint women, non-Brahmins as priests triggers debate

June 19, 2021 10:37:52 pm

The announcements, particularly regarding temples opening doors to women priests, have triggered heated debates in the state.

How Vasundhara Raje’s office fielded Covid help requests in 2nd wave

June 19, 2021 1:28:25 pm

The request for help “was posted everywhere, on Twitter, Facebook,” he says. Among those who reached out to him was the office of former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

JNUSU office bearers get proctorial notices for allegedly violating Covid-19 norms

June 19, 2021 12:21:56 pm

The students' union's vice-president Saket Moon said the administration was selectively issuing notices over old incidents

Pune records heavy overnight rains, more showers on weekend

Pune records heavy overnight rains, more showers on weekend

June 19, 2021 12:10:08 pm

Pune city on Saturday could witness light to moderate intensity rainfall towards the evening hours of the day, and intense spells are likely to hit the ghat areas.

Delhi: Metro records sharp spike in footfall as city unlocks

June 20, 2021 8:22:25 am

Records maintained by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation show that 13.26 lakh passengers travelled on the network on June 18 — up from 6.38 lakh on June 7 when services commenced after nearly a month.

Mumbai: BMC designates 10 centres to vaccinate 30-40 year-olds today

June 19, 2021 12:00:12 pm

The BMC has designated 10 centres where people in this age group can get their first jab only after booking an online appointment.

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Delhi: Cab driver killed in accident, constable arrested

June 19, 2021 11:57:02 pm

The police said a medical examination was conducted on constable Mohit Bhardwaj and as per the MLC report, alcohol levels in his body were high.

Gujarat cadre IAS officer Guruprasad Mohapatra dies of Covid-related complications

June 20, 2021 1:57:58 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took to Twitter to offer their condolences.

‘Covid vaccine festival’ to be celebrated in Gurgaon on Monday

June 19, 2021 11:05:39 am

According to officials, the ‘festival’ will be celebrated at all 37 health centres as well as private hospitals in the district.

Amid uncertainty, aspirants write to Delhi University against common entrance test

June 19, 2021 10:56:16 am

The aspirants said that the Central University Common Entrance Test limits programme options for students and is not in favour of those who come from underprivileged backgrounds.

Uddhav Thackeray to virtually address Sainiks on Shiv Sena Foundation day

June 19, 2021 10:50:50 am

Shiv Sena will mark the occasion by holding health camps, blood camps and awareness camps.

Four infected TN zoo lions are delta variants: AAZP

June 19, 2021 11:00:27 am

AAZP sent samples of 11 lions housed in the park to test for SARS CoV-2 four lions on May 24 and seven on May 29 to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.

BJP asks Delhi govt to waive off electricity bills of traders for 3 months

June 19, 2021 10:36:22 am

Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Ramvir Singh Bidhuri said despite shops, offices and other premises being closed, people have been sent electricity bills with fixed charges.

Punjab Ground Report: Experience, degrees don’t translate into ‘respectable pay’, say ad hoc teachers

June 19, 2021 10:26:58 am

"I had joined at Rs 2,500 a month, and in six years, all I get is Rs 6,000 a month," one teacher said.

Not just farmers, protests by different groups pick up in Punjab in run up to state polls

June 19, 2021 10:09:26 am

To begin with, contractual Class IV employees of 135 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have been on strike since the second week of May, refusing to collect garbage across cities.