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Pune: Activists slam Centre’s move on RTI (Amendment) Bill 2019, say will make law another ‘toothless tiger’

The move that allows the government to fix the term of service of the information commissioners, they said, will end up making the law “another toothless tiger”.

Two Coast Guard personnel held with Rs 50 lakh cocaine in Pune

Officials of the Local Crime Branch (LCB) of Ratnagiri police received a tip off and conducted a search in the industrial area of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) in Ratnagiri at 6.30 pm on Saturday.

Pune civic activists oppose free parking in malls

“Irrespective of whether this order passes the legality test or not, this decision of the PMC is retrograde, and against the principle which is being widely adopted by progressive cities— that parking for vehicles should not be free,” said Prashant Inamdar of Pedestrians First.

Flipkart ordered to refund with interest for delivering empty box instead of camera to Pune customer

Gaurangi Deshmukh, a resident of Pune, had filed a complaint with the consumer forum against Flipkart under Section 12 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, alleging deficiency in service against the service provider.

Ajit Pawar: Haven’t received EC notice on cancellation of NCP’s status as national party

Speaking to the media, Pawar said the party had not received the notice yet but he has read in the papers that the EC has issued such a notice to three parties.

Business is my bread and butter but history is my passion: Rajendra Dhume

Only a handful of people know the Modi script today. Among them is Rajendra Dhume, driven by his passion for medieval Maratha history to learn the script.

Vegetable prices remain high as late monsoon, gaps in rain delay arrival of fresh lots in Pune

Tomato prices remain a concern as wholesale prices in the Pune’s wholesale market hover around Rs 18-20 per kg. At the retail end, prices have also remained in the Rs 30-35 per kg mark.

Pune-Solapur highway accident: ‘Stopped to help victims, but shocked to find they were my brother and his friends’

“The accident looked serious. I stopped to check what had happened and if anyone needed any help. But, when I heard about the victims, I was shocked to find that it included my brother Noor Mohammad and his friends,” said Mohhadam Ali.

Kept out for four years, FTII students to get involved in organising annual event

Post 2015 protests by students at FTII after Gajendra Chauhan was appointed as its chairman by the Union government, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry had dropped the ‘student films section’ from the itinerary.

Nine youths killed in road mishap at Loni Kalbhor on Pune-Solapur highway

Police said that a speeding truck and a four-wheeler collided head-on near the Gram Panchayat office at Kadam Vak Vasti in Loni Kalbhor area on the highway around 2.30 am.

Violence against doctors: Former cops join hands with medical fraternity to set up quick response teams

The teams will work on various fronts such as audit of hospital security systems, handling tense situations as well as long term measures for preventing them, said Navrange.

Monsoon casualties: NDMA asks cities to provide information on number of deaths in June since 2010

In a communication to the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the state government said the NDMA has sought information on casualties during the month of June.