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    Woman and grandson killed in hit-and-run accident in Pune

    Pune: An elderly woman and her grandson were killed and one person was injured Wednesday night after a speeding SUV dashed into them, police said. The driver of the speeding vehicle fled the scene abandoning his car after the incident, which took place in Chandannagar area here at around 7:30pm, and efforts were on to nab him, an official said Thursday.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Modaks from unique ATM in Pune

    Pune: With the endeavour to bring technology and culture together, a unique ATM — Any Time Modak Ganesha — has been installed in Pune’s Sahakar Nagar in Maharashtra on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Since everyone is trying to come up with a creative idea on the occasion, a person based in Pune has installed Lord Ganesha idol inside an ATM Machine.

  • Ask alumni for help: Javadekar to edu institutes

    Pune : Union Minister Prakash Javadekar asked educational institutes to utilise their alumni associations for betterment instead of coming to the government “with a bowl seeking help”.

  • Pandit fights back to overcome Kadam

    Pune : Anmol Pandit of Pune displayed strong fighting spirit and bounced back in grand fashion to pull off a tight 3-2 win against compatriot Kunal Kadam in a Senior Snooker first round qualifying match of the Maharashtra State Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg-1) Championship 2018 and played at the Deccan Gymkhana billiards room on Saturday.

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    Bombay High Court breather for liquor shop falling within 500m of highway

    Mumbai: In a breather to a Pune-based liquor shop owner, the Bombay High Court quashed a “demand notice” issued by the state excise department demanding Rs 28 lakh. The department had demanded the money as a “transfer fees” since the shop owner was compelled to shift his shop to another place as it was situated within the 500 metres of a national highway.

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    Pune: Two more arrested in Cosmos Bank cyber fraud case

    Pune (Maharashtra): Two more accused were arrested in connection with Rs 94-crore Cosmos Bank Cyber attack case by the Special Investigation Team on Thursday. Both the accused were produced before the Pune session court on Thursday and were later sent to police custody till September 18.

  • Rishabh rallies to overcome Kreishh in final

    Pune : Mumbai’s talented youngster Kreishh Gurbaxani came close to winning the title. But, he was stopped in his tracks by his seasoned Mumbai opponent Rishabh Thakkar who turned things around to snatch a 4-2 victory in the Senior Billiards best-of-7-frames (race to 150 points) final of the Maharashtra State Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg-1) Championship.

  • Charged up Thakkar puts an end Sanghvi’s fine run

    Pune : Local contender Vignesh Sanghvi’s brilliant run came to a grinding halt as he was unable to match to the superiority of Mumbai’s Rishabh Thakkar, who romped to a fluent 3-1 victory in a Senior Billiards best-of-5-frames (race to 100 points) quarter-final match of the Maharashtra State Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg-1) Championship 2018 and played at the Poona Club and Deccan Gymkhana.

  • Security beefed up in Pune after Congress announced Bharat Bandh

    Pune (Maharashtra): Security was heightened in various parts of Pune in view of the Bharat Bandh announced by the Congress Party against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel under the present dispensation.

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    Constitutional rights fulcrum of free society: CJI Misra

    Pune: Rights protected and guaranteed under the constitutional framework are the fulcrum of a democratic and free society, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has said. Addressing the Dr Patangrao Kadam memorial lecture here Saturday, the CJI said that if an individual has the right to live he also has the right to die with dignity. Justice Misra was addressing law students of Bharti University on “Balancing of Rights”.

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    Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor supports the MLA Ram Kadam

    Mumbai: In the general committee meeting of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) all the opposition had tabled a motion to protest the remarks made by the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ram Kadam. However, instead of allowing any meaningful discussion, the mayor Rahul Jadhav, indirectly supported Kadam, who the opposition has termed as Ravan.

  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Probe panel begins recording of witness’ statements

    Mumbai: A two-member judicial commission, set up to probe the Koregaon Bhima violence at Pune in Maharashtra, began its proceedings here by recording evidence of a witness, even as an activist urged that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis be summoned before the panel. A 40-year-old graphics designer from Maharashtra’s Thane district deposed as a witness and told the commission on Wednesday that she was among those injured in

  • Motorists please note! Mumbai-Pune Expressway to remain shut from 12 pm to 2 pm today

    Mumbai-Pune Expressway will be shut for two hours for two hours from 12 pm to 2 pm today as MSRDC will be carrying out work for installation of electronic signboards along expressway for road safety. The signboard displaying safety measures will have instructions of not cutting lane from the left-hand side, wearing seatbelt and following traffic rules.

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    Bhima-Koregaon Violence: Judicial commission begins hearing

    Mumbai: After seven months of its appointment, the two-member Judicial Commission on Wednesday finally commenced hearing the pleadings in the Bhima-Koregaon riots matter. The commission, which had issued summons to over a dozen of witnesses in the case, on Wednesday started examining the very first witness, who had filed a complaint with the Thane police after her daughter sustained injuries on January 1, in Pune.

  • Maratha girl from Pune challenges BJP MLA Ram Kadam, says I dare you, abduct me

    Mumbai: In a ‘selvie’ — a video recording of oneself shared socially — a Maratha girl, Minkashi Ganesh Dimble Patil from Pune, has challenged Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ram Kadam to abduct her from her house. Minkashi is outraged at the audacious declaration of Kadam wherein he offered to abduct girls against their wishes and forcibly marry them off to boys who were interested in them.

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    Court moved against ADG for contempt

    Mumbai: A day after the Bombay High Court questioned the Maharashtra Police for flaunting ‘crucial evidence’ before the media over the arrests of human rights activists, a Pune-based activist has moved court seeking action against the senior officers, who briefed the press. Senior IPS officer Param-bir Singh, who is also the Additional Director General (Law and Order) of Maharashtra, had, along with some officers of Pune Police, addressed a press conference on

  • Stage collapses in Pune during celebrations of Janmashtami, watch video

    One thing that is associated with the holy festival of Janmashtami is accident. While accidents due to collapsing of human pyramids is a common thing to occur, many people were injured in Pune when a stage collapsed during Janmashtami celebrations.