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  • Pune, Pune notches up another distinction. human population, vehicles in pune, country, pune traffic

    Pune notches up another distinction: Vehicles overtake human population figures

    Pune: Pune has notched up another distinction: The total number of vehicles here has surpassed the human population, considered a first for any urban area in the country, officials said. While the population stands at approximately 3.5 million (35 lakh), the number of registered vehicles for the area is now 3.62 million (36.2 lakh) under the Regional Traffic Office MH-12, said RTO chief Babasahen Ajri.

  • Pune: Transgender allegedly barred from entering Phoenix Marketcity

    Pune: A Pune-based transgender was allegedly barred from entering Phoenix Marketcity here on Thursday evening. Speaking to ANI, the victim, identified as Sonali Dalvi, alleged that security guards at the entrance refused to proceed with her security check and claimed that the mall’s policy did not allow transgenders to enter the premises.

  • Pune, Engineer-teacher duo, bikers, bike ride, Pune to Scotland, Scotland, Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam

    Engineer-Teacher duo embarks on bike ride from Pune to Scotland

    Pune: A mechanical engineer from Arrah, and a teacher from Canada have embarked on a unique journey to cover the distance from Pune to Scotland with the vision of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’— one world one family. Arrah’s Prashant Kumar met Ben Reid-Howells at an art workshop in Pune last year. With the wish to help people, the duo decided to take a bike ride and carry out a series of projects under “Vasudhaiva

  • Pune, Maharashtra, Village of Books, Break Language barrier, Small Hamlet, Bhilar, India’s first village of books

    Pune: ‘Village of books’ aim to break language barrier

    Pune: Bhilar, a small hamlet between the picturesque Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar hill stations in Maharashtra, turned into a paradise for bibliophiles last year after being declared as India’s first ‘village of books’. The artistically decorated libraries, spread across the ‘Pustakanche Gaav’, or the ‘village of books’, in Satara district are now set to cross the language boundaries and add books of Gujarati, Hindi and English languages to the shelves to cater to

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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.