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Pune News

30% of SARI patients Covid positive: NIV
30% of SARI patients Covid positive: NIV

According to ICMR, SARI surveillance definition includes a patient who is over 15 years, has history of fever, at least one respiratory symptom (cough, shortness of breath) and who requires hospitalisation.

ACP who probed Elgaar Parishad case gets Union Home Minister’s medal
ACP who probed Elgaar Parishad case gets Union Home Minister’s medal

A press briefing by the Home Ministry stated, “The medal was constituted in 2018 with the objective to promote high professional standards of investigation of crime and to recognise such excellence in investigation by investigation officers.”

Countries must avoid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts
Countries must avoid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts

The World Health Organisation and World Trade Organisation (WHO) must step in to prevent cartelisation or profiteering, the brief stated, adding that countries must avoid “vaccine nationalism”, which will not only be detrimental to public health but also to the global economy.

Pimpri: YCMH fails to start two ICU units, admin says efforts underway to resolve oxygen supply problem across hospitals
Pimpri: YCMH fails to start two ICU units, admin says efforts underway to resolve oxygen supply problem across hospitals

In another development, the PCMC chief said the D Y Patil Medical College will conduct a serological survey among local residents to assess the presence of antibodies, a marker to determine the extent to which the infection has spread in an area.

To stop private hospitals from overcharging Covid patients, expert teams to check exorbitant bills
To stop private hospitals from overcharging Covid patients, expert teams to check exorbitant bills

Pune Divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao said the experts’ team will also verify the procedure adopted for treatment of patients as the Indian Council of Medical Research has been issuing specific instructions on the line of treatment to be adopted for Covid-19 patients.

Pune: 7 held ‘while preparing to rob jewellery shop’, firearms recovered
Pune: 7 held ‘while preparing to rob jewellery shop’, firearms recovered

During searches, the police recovered one country-made pistol, one country-made revolver, a locally made 12 bore rifle, 12 live cartridges, two sharp weapons along with a four-wheeler and motorcycle, mobile phones and some cash.

AFK hands over first consignment of grenade launcher ammunition to BSF
AFK hands over first consignment of grenade launcher ammunition to BSF

The 40 mm UBGL ammunition is fired from a launcher, which is fitted under a rifle in the 5.56 mm INSAS. The trigger system of the launcher is fitted to the rifle in such a way that the soldier can fire both the rifle bullet and the grenade from the same posture. The launcher can fire the grenade up to a range of 400 metres.

After organ transplants came to a halt during lockdown, Pune sees 7 organ donations from May to July
After organ transplants came to a halt during lockdown, Pune sees 7 organ donations from May to July

From January till August 10, a total of 21 organ donations took place in the city. Of these, seven were performed from May to July this year and 16 persons benefited from these transplants.

Slight decline in positivity rate welcome sign: Pune Divisional Commissioner
Slight decline in positivity rate welcome sign: Pune Divisional Commissioner

Divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao said overall, the projections estimated a total of 1,60,208 cases in Pune by the end of August. In the last 10 days, however, the positivity rate had declined to 22 per cent in Pune, which was a welcome sign, he added.

Results of Pune’s first sero survey to be out next week
Results of Pune’s first sero survey to be out next week

After Delhi and Mumbai, this is the first study in the city to understand the percentage of the population affected by Covid-19.

As cases rise in western Maharashtra, state takes ‘jumbo’ plan to Solapur, Satara and Sangli
As cases rise in western Maharashtra, state takes ‘jumbo’ plan to Solapur, Satara and Sangli

“Given the increase of caseload in these districts, it was felt that it is high time to create a jumbo facility in these districts,” said Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao.

PMC orders 1 lakh more antigen kits for Rs 4.5 crore
PMC orders 1 lakh more antigen kits for Rs 4.5 crore

“The PMC has decided to purchase one lakh kits at a total cost of Rs 4.59 crore with immediate effect,” said Hemant Rasane, chairperson of the PMC’s standing committee.

Pune: Arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of niece, woman & her partner test positive for Covid
Pune: Arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of niece, woman & her partner test positive for Covid

While the arrested tested positive for Covid-19 before being sent to judicial custody, a policeman who had come in contact with the couple has also tested positive for the infection.

Barring Nagpur, more farmers across state opt for crop insurance
Barring Nagpur, more farmers across state opt for crop insurance

The last date for farmers to fill up the forms for the scheme ended on July 31, but the work of reconciliation of data on the bank’s end is expected to continue till August 15.

Pune: Khadakwasla dam 96 per cent full, may open shutters to release water today
Pune: Khadakwasla dam 96 per cent full, may open shutters to release water today

For the first time this season, water from Khadakwasla could be released on Wednesday. As per the latest dam status report issued by the Irrigation department, Khadakwasla was 96 per cent full on Tuesday.

FYJC aspirants can fill preference form from August 12
FYJC aspirants can fill preference form from August 12

The Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee announced on Monday that between August 12 and 22, students can fill the option form and get it verified by the guidance centres or secondary schools.

At site of India’s first archaeological theme park: 3000-year-old skeletons face further decay
At site of India’s first archaeological theme park: 3000-year-old skeletons face further decay

In 2018, the site had attracted the attention of historians, archaeologists and others after it was announced that India’s first archaeological theme park would be developed there, as a joint collaboration between the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) and Deccan College Deemed University.

Directed to set up Covid care centres in premises, Kolhapur sugar millers point to lack of resources, space
Directed to set up Covid care centres in premises, Kolhapur sugar millers point to lack of resources, space

Expressing concern about the order, which was issued on Monday, some millers told The Indian Express that it was not clear about the financial details of the arrangements or for how long they were expected to run these centres.

Two more ICUs to start at YCMH today, PCMC to focus on ‘saving lives, improving patient care’
Two more ICUs to start at YCMH today, PCMC to focus on ‘saving lives, improving patient care’

“Every life is important and must be saved. I visited YCM hospital on Saturday and took a round of the wards. I interacted with patients, nurses, ward boys, and doctors,” said Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar on Monday.

Pune: In dispute over a tattoo, former aide ‘kills gang leader’ in Bhosari
Pune: In dispute over a tattoo, former aide ‘kills gang leader’ in Bhosari

The deceased was identified as Mayur Haridar Madake (26), a resident of Markal Road in Alandi. His friend, Dinesh Chaudhary (21), lodged the complaint in the matter at Bhosari police station on Sunday.

Ganpati festival: PMC to not provide water tanks for idol immersion, political parties pen letter to mayor in opposition
Ganpati festival: PMC to not provide water tanks for idol immersion, political parties pen letter to mayor in opposition

In a public appeal, Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said, “The civic staff is busy with work related to Covid-19, so the civic body will not provide services for immersion of Ganesh idols across the city this year.”

Pune: Man held for ‘stealing’ sandalwood, 2 accomplices on the run
Pune: Man held for ‘stealing’ sandalwood, 2 accomplices on the run

Police identified the accused as Avinash Sanjay Thombre (21), a resident of Baramati. Atul Limaye (58) lodged an FIR in the case at Dattawadi police station.

Cases among cops in 3 police jurisdictions of Pune district reach 759
Cases among cops in 3 police jurisdictions of Pune district reach 759

To date, there were 10,993 cases in the two-lakh-strong state police force. Of these, 1,981 are active cases while 8,894 police personnel have recovered.

Maharashtra: Cotton farmers concerned as pink bollworm infestation spreads
Maharashtra: Cotton farmers concerned as pink bollworm infestation spreads

D B Undirwade, professor of the Akola-based Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, had first reported infestation in Talera taluka of the district. The pest was reported in fields where farmers had done pre-monsoon sowing.

Pune: No pandal this year, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati mandal to install idol in temple
Pune: No pandal this year, Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati mandal to install idol in temple

Pune’s Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati mandal gets lakhs of visitors during the festival, as well as substantial amount of donations offered by the devotees.

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