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Mark Hamill put up a picture of Darth Vader with the caption, "#HappyFathersDay." It is a truth known across the galaxy that Darth Vader, probably the greatest villain in Star Wars' history, is the very definition of a bad father.

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Bigg Boss Tamil 2: Kamal Haasan used every opportunity during the opening night of the season to make a sarcastic remark in reference to the developments in the country's politics.

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The second schedule of Student Of The Year 2, starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria, has begun, revealed the film's director Punit Malhotra.

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Samsung is apparently planning to launch the 512GB variant of the flagship smartphone in select markets like China and Korea.

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Motorola Moto C2 could be the company's first Android Go smartphone. The release date of the Moto C2 is currently unknown.

Pune News

Minimum Wages Act: Unions say implementation ‘just on paper’
Minimum Wages Act: Unions say implementation ‘just on paper’

In many cases, workers are either reluctant to file a complaint or they don’t know about their rights, says a labour leader

Pune: Cops arrest two for beating up man to death over auto fare
Pune: Cops arrest two for beating up man to death over auto fare

Police received information about an injured man lying on the road in Ravivar Peth. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, said an officer.

Project delayed by two years: PMC Standing Committee team visits Bhama Askhed project site, urges to expedite work 
Project delayed by two years: PMC Standing Committee team visits Bhama Askhed project site, urges to expedite work 

The delay has increased the project cost by Rs 14.38 crore and the PMC has requested for a deadline extension till July next year.

Pune: Ornaments, cash worth Rs 1 crore ‘stolen’, security guard booked
Pune: Ornaments, cash worth Rs 1 crore ‘stolen’, security guard booked

‘Guard, accomplices broke into the bungalow in the absence of residents’

Documentary on 1968 French upheaval screened in Pune
Documentary on 1968 French upheaval screened in Pune

A volatile period of civil and political unrest punctuated by student demonstrations and workers’ strikes, the period has entered the French bloodstream as a time of revolution.

Residential society donates cycles to kin of farmers who committed suicide
Residential society donates cycles to kin of farmers who committed suicide

The society called upon its over 1,000 residents to participate in this cause and hosted a day-long donation drive on Sunday, during which they managed to collect stationery and books for these children, who are from different parts of Maharashtra.

Pune witnesses light showers, overcast weather in state for next 2-3 days: IMD
Pune witnesses light showers, overcast weather in state for next 2-3 days: IMD

With 16 per cent less than normal rainfall reported during the period, Pune is among the few cities in the state with negative rainfall right at the start of the season.

‘In Pimpri-Chinchwad, small and medium industries can’t expand due to land constraint’
‘In Pimpri-Chinchwad, small and medium industries can’t expand due to land constraint’

A year since the promulgation of the GST, small and medium industries of Pimpri Chinchwad have reported ease in filing of returns. Sandeep Belsare, president of the Pimpri Chinchwad Small and Medium Scale Industries Association, spoke to The Indian Express about the atmosphere in the industrial circles in the region

Sharad Pawar’s ‘turban’ controversy: A brief history of the two pagadis
Sharad Pawar’s ‘turban’ controversy: A brief history of the two pagadis

Tilak, Gokhale, Ranade had sported it; ‘Pawar had gracefully accepted it’

‘Pagadi’ issue: Insult to residents of Pune, says Sena, BJP says no comment; NCP hits back
‘Pagadi’ issue: Insult to residents of Pune, says Sena, BJP says no comment; NCP hits back

“Mahatma Phule was from the city and he was a great social reformer who fought for social justice for the poor and those from the backward class. His turban should be considered a symbol of the revolution and reforms that are associated with the identity of the city,” NCP said.

Pune: A brief history of the two pagadis
Pune: A brief history of the two pagadis

Historically, the Puneri pagadi, which is associated with the erstwhile Peshwas, has been identified with the “elite and educated classes”.

Insult to Pune residents, says Sena, BJP says no comment; NCP hits back
Insult to Pune residents, says Sena, BJP says no comment; NCP hits back

NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s directive to the Pune unit of the party, to replace the Puneri pagadi used for felicitation with the turban that was used by social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, has sparked a political controversy, with the Shiv Sena alleging that the NCP has insulted the “Puneri pagadi, a symbol of the pride […]

Amid controversy, NCP chief Sharad Pawar raises ‘pagadi’ issue again
Amid controversy, NCP chief Sharad Pawar raises ‘pagadi’ issue again

Last Sunday, at the foundation day function of the party in Pune, the NCP chief Sharad Pawar had instructed his party cadre to gift him the turban of Mahatma Phule during the felicitation event, instead of the Puneri pagadi.

Maharashtra Gov, Centre to give  Rs 10 lakh to family of techie killed in 2014 riots
Maharashtra Gov, Centre to give Rs 10 lakh to family of techie killed in 2014 riots

The amount will be handed over to Shaikh’s family by the Pune district collector, who will also submit a report to the
government.

Pune: At Pandharichi Wari this year, a unique initiative and a Rs one lakh prize
Pune: At Pandharichi Wari this year, a unique initiative and a Rs one lakh prize

The Sewa Foundation has recruited 300-350 volunteers, who will supervise the competition on the ground.

CPI-Maoist was planning to hold event in JNU for slain leader Naveen Babu: Pune police to court
CPI-Maoist was planning to hold event in JNU for slain leader Naveen Babu: Pune police to court

Maoist leader Naveen Babu was killed in police action in Andhra Pradesh in February 2000.

Youth Congress registration drive begins ahead of internal elections
Youth Congress registration drive begins ahead of internal elections

Membership is open to all, the only qualifiers being the person should be between 18 and 35 years old, not affiliated to any other political party and should not have any prior criminal convictions.

In Munnar next month, a special treat for nature lovers: a blue carpet across the hills
In Munnar next month, a special treat for nature lovers: a blue carpet across the hills

According to experts, Neelakurinji is also seen at Anaimalai Hills in Idukki district, Agali Hills in Palakkad and Sandur Hills of Bellary district. After 2006, it will start flowering this year, creating a blue carpet all over the hills.

Koregaon Bhima violence: CID detains fourth suspect in Rahul Phatangade murder case
Koregaon Bhima violence: CID detains fourth suspect in Rahul Phatangade murder case

On June 8, the state CID had released a video and photographs of four suspects allegedly involved in Phatangade’s murder. The video and photographs later went viral on social media.

Pune: Chargesheet filed against gangster Aarti Misal, aides
Pune: Chargesheet filed against gangster Aarti Misal, aides

In December last year, the members of the gang were arrested with consignments of brown sugar, hashish, vehicles and gold ornaments, it stated.

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