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PCMC won’t play SARATHI to PMC

Annoyed over lack of cooperation in BRTS and at having lost out on smart city seat, PCMC refuses to let PMC use helpline infrastructure Having been omitted from the smart city project and peeved over apparent lack of cooperation on the BRT service...
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Massive fire wipes out Sohrab Hall Crossword

Bookstore goes up in flames; no injuries, cops, firefighters suspect short-circuit to be the cause While the city was busy with Anant Chaturdashi and Ganpati visarjan on Sunday, a fire flared up at Sohrab Hall's Crossword outlet in the evening. Th...
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ECONOMY IN NUMBERS

A recent study from a sample group of MA students in economics has displayed their abysmal ineptitude to even solve Class VI math Economics has always expressed itself in ratios and quantitative techniques are critical to economic analysis. The co...
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India needs stringent checks for cleaner air

INDIAN WHO CAUGHT VOLKSWAGEN CHEATING SPEAKS... Chennai-born Arvind Thiruvengadam Padmavathy was part of a three-member research team at West Virginia University that ultimately blew the lid on the 'Volkswagen emission scandal'. Excerpts from an i...
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Landlord-tenant fight turns ugly, cross-complaints filed

Physically challenged tenants accuse landlady of physical assault, while latter says the couple thrashed her A dispute between a landlord and tenants turned ugly on Thursday, with both parties accusing each other of having physically assaulted the...
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Mandals put up festive fight for drought-struck villages in state

CELEBRATION OF PHILANTHROPY TAKES ON CALAMITY Manache Ganpati and other smaller mandals will provide help, including food, amenities and more to parched hamlets The scourge of drought in the region has elicited a season of subdued festivities i...
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A DISCOVERY OF DEITIES

Mirror goes on a festive trail of lesser-known but historically rich Ganpati idols across the city, whose heritage remains undisputed despite faded glory. As the annual visarjan of the much-feted Ganpati festival approaches, a flurry of activity i...
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Shaniwar Wada’s stint in Hollywood

City duo envisions virtual reality tour of the heritage structure for international conference; is also in talks with PMC on how to implement the technology in education and tourism sectors It's a virtual reality tour of Pune's heritage haven, Sha...
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Rickshaw union demands an auto correct in draft Act

The language trap The body asks for the Motor Vehicles Act to be translated from English to Marathi, before the diktat is slammed on them. State transport minister Diwakar Raote's making autorickshaw permits conditional to the owner's knowledge...
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Speed governors must from Oct 1

Following central govt's amendments to Motor Vehicles Act, maximum speed set at 80 kmph for all vehicles seeking registration. The Regional Transport Office (RTO) has decided to make speed governors mandatory on all vehicles seeking registration. ...
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Hirabaug gone, 22 other slums hang in balance

Prime properties across the city handed over to private builders under SRA scheme. Far from developing slum areas itself, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) seems to have hit upon a new formula — having to hand over their own land to private par...
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Cross-border Qurbani

Slaughter ban and ensuing rise in goat prices have pushed Muslims in the city to either observe Eid Ul Azha outside the state or abandon the ritual of sacrifice altogether. Barely had the state managed to stomach the ban on cow and buffalo slaught...
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City hospitals take ‘no-antibiotic’ call to check resistance

Docs claim patients are responding successfully to treatment after surgery without help from high-end antibiotic drugs. As more and more patients in India are showing a marked resistance to antibiotic drugs during treatment, city hospitals have de...
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5 suspects nabbed in Pansare murder case

First person arrested is member of Right-wing Sanatan Sanstha; others detained across Pune, Mumbai, Goa Indicating developments in the murder probe into rationalist and Communist Party of India (CPI) member Govind Pansare's murder, after he was sh...
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Mahindra Auto Steel Pvt. Ltd. (MASL) inaugurates its ??Auto Steel Service Centre at Chakan, Pune

Almost four weeks after permitting Yog Vedanta Seva Samiti to run sessions and hold quiz contests in its schools, state primary education department wakes up to its controversial link. The state education department has just saved itself some emba...
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Road Ahead

EXPERT ADVICE ON CAREER CHOI​CE █ I am a 12th science student. I want to become a cosmologist. Which entrance exams should I appear for and how much should I score? Does it have any scope in India? What are the financial requirements? - Suraj ...
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Beat THAT!

Being part of a dhol-tasha pathak is both a means to unwind and learn for students It's a common enough sight during Ganeshotsav — feisty dhol-tasha pathaks dressed in white, with red dupattas around their waist and phetas on their heads, drumming...
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Right wing drama thwarts MANS’s performance plans

Samiti forced to cancel 80% of its performances scheduled at various mandals this Ganeshotsav, after staging of Ringannatya was stalled twice this month Coming out in droves under the current dispensation, the Right wingers who shut up Perumal Mur...
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Mandal deposits to be returned by next week: Mayor tells MSEDCL

Power authority has been sitting on Ganpati mandals' money since last year Disappointed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited's (MSEDCL) lethargic attitude towards returning the deposit paid by Ganesh mandals for temporary ...
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The plastic trap

Credit cards in the hands of youngsters have to be accompanied by lessons in discipline Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth. And some youngsters come in to credit cards right in their college days. But although plastic is a con...
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POOP RAILWAY STATION

Pune railways has forbidden citizens from feeding pigeons at the kabutarkhana, as its excreta is harming the heritage building It would not be hyperbolic to term them a killer flock — heritage conservationists and experts across the nation have do...
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Maha announces ‘mega’ survey to check statistics

OUT-OF-SCHOOL STUDENTS ISSUE TACKLED Study to rope in NGOs, will also use Google's mapping to help identify unregistered quarries, where kids are often employed. Facing severe criticism and backlash over the "shoddy" survey conducted on out-of-...
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It’s that sinking feeling

In view of the ongoing water crisis, PMC informs all city swimming pools — civic-run and private — that they will have to shut shop temporarily. Lovers of swimming will have to pool their sorrows together from Saturday onwards and find a viable al...
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Ecotourism comes calling on Warje Hill

BDP gets actioned in the city, with over Rs 69 lakh sanctioned for an expansive urban garden embracing eight quarries A significant part of 100 hectares of what seems like a cavernous fallow land along Warje Hill is being readied to transform into...
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Court extends Indrani’s police custody till Sep 5

By: Sharmeen Hakim & Dharmendra Tiwari SHEENA BORA MURDER CASE Plea for judicial custody rejected, as cops also recover laptop used for forging Sheena's letters to her employer, landlord. As Indrani Mukerjea entered the Bandra Metropolitan M...
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Temple of doom poses threat to Vetal Tekdi

'ILLEGAL' CONSTRUCTION ON FOREST LAND Mhatoba temple is on a massive expansion drive; forest officials say no permission was taken. Even as the issue of forest land being transferred to the Automotive Research Institute of India (ARAI) continue...
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PIL at SC to end logjam between students and govt

As FTII strikes enters 81st day... City-based SC lawyer claims he was approached by students, who wish to 'get on with their course', as opposed to the protesters. Eighty one days into the strike at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)...
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Palekar film falls flat as students scatter

The actor-director was at FTII to screen his 1996 movie Daayra; however, unhappy with the minuscule audience, he cancelled it. Students insist the institute delayed permission Veteran actor and director Amol Palekar, recently appointed as chairper...
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