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    Pune girl sets new record; Skydiving in Maharashtrian nav-wari sari!

    Pune: Pune adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan set a new record by becoming the first Indian to skydive sporting a colourful “Nav-wari sari” in Thailand on Monday. Speaking to IANS shortly after landing, an elated Rane-Mahajan said owing to favourable weather conditions, she was able to skydive twice from an aircraft at heights of around 13,000 above the world-famous tourist resort of Pattaya.

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    Pune: 20 Nepali actors to visit FTII for crash course

    Mumbai: A group of 20 actors from Nepal will visit India for a 20-day course, commencing from February 12, at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. The participants, hailing from different regions of Nepal, have been shortlisted on the basis of their performances and accomplishments in films and theatre.

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    Pune police arrests Sathe Corporation Scam accused after three years

    Mumbai: After three years of investigation by the Pune Crime Investigation Department, Shravan Bawane, former Managing Director of the Annabhau Sathe Development Corporation was arrested at Rajkot in Gujarat. Bawane was absconding for almost around three years and is wanted in 11 cases along with the multi-crore scam in the state-owned corporation.

  • Ordeal of teen flesh trade victim: Mom killed self, father raped her

    Pune: A man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter before she was pushed into flesh trade and subsequently rescued by the police. The man was booked under section 376 (N) (rape) of the IPC and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) after the girl revealed the crime during counselling.

  • On FTII visit, Anupam Kher tries to strike positive note with students

    Pune: Newly-appointed FTII chairman Anupam Kher paid an unscheduled visit to the campus in Pune on Monday and broke bread with students, apparently to build a rapport with them. Against the backdrop of the acrimony when the appointment of Kher’s predecessor Gajendra Chauhan had triggered protests in 2015, Kher seemed to make efforts to win the confidence of students.

  • FTII students question Anupam Kher’s appointment

    Pune: Questioning actor Anupam Kher’s appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman, the students’ association at the institute on Wednesday alleged that there was a “conflict of interest” as the actor ran his own acting school in Mumbai, reports PTI. The FTII Students’ Association (FSA) also raised objections over the statements made by Kher during the debate over intolerance in the country and his attempts at

  • Watch Video! Worker falls off Dagdusheth Ganpati pandal, injured

    Pune: A man was injured after he fell off while dismantling the pandal of famous Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati in the early hours on Sunday, the police said. A video of the person, identified as Ram Jadhav, falling off the pandal, while the dome was being dismantled with the use of a crane, went viral on social media.

  • Supreme Court allows Pune girl to abort foetus

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed on Thursday a Pune-based woman to abort her 24-week foetus, which did not have a skull or a brain. The apex court relied on the report of the medical board of the Pune-based BJ Government Medical College that there was no medical treatment for the anomaly.

  • Pune: Nine killed in bus, truck accident near Narayangaon

    Pune: In a horrible accident, nine people including seven passengers of state transport bus died on the spot when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck parked on a road near Narayangaon near Pune at 1.30 am on Monday. The state transport bus was coming to Pune from Nashik when it met with an accident.

  • Nine dead as bus rams into tempo in Pune district

    Pune: Nine people were today killed and 12 others were injured after a bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation rammed into a stationary tempo near Narayangaon in Pune district amid heavy rains.