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Published on Sep 23, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Global diversity-focused network Encubay invites applications from women-led startups, startup ecosystem stakeholders, and VCs to participate in business delegation to GITEX North Star

Global diversity-focused network Encubay invites applications from women-led startups, startup ecosystem stakeholders, and VCs to participate in business delegation to GITEX North Star. (Getty Images/iStockphoto (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))

Startup Mantra: Scripting success with green energy

Biofuels Junction’s briquettes, pellets serve as clean fuel options for environmentally conscious businesses

Chaitanya Korgaonkar (L) and Ashvin Patil, co-founders of Biofuels Junction. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:45 AM IST
BySalil Urunkar

Woman slaps civic officer during anti-encroachment drive in Hadapsar

The incident occurred when the civic authorities, backed by a police contingent, arrived near Ramanand Complex to clear unauthorised roadside vendors who had blocked the road

The woman, identified as Snehal Vicki Hublekar, 30, of Hadapsar, confronted civic officer Pankaj Prakashrao Palakudtewar, 31, who was leading the operation. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Two die as bike hits truck on old Pune-Mumbai highway

The deceased have been identified as Chatraram Ramji Chaudhari, 45, of Ravet and Achalram Durgaji Chaudhari, 50, of Chinchwad

The relatives were heading towards Pimpri in the bike when the two-wheeler slipped and they came under the rear wheels of a multi-axle truck running in front of them at around 10:22 pm. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:17 AM IST

IPS officer who led encounter that killed terrorist Ghazi Baba passes away at 72

According to the family members, Vijay Raman was admitted to the hospital ICU on September 18 after he had complained about breathlessness

Belonging to the Madhya Pradesh cadre, the 1975-batch officer spearheaded the 14-hour police encounter as superintendent of police (SP) that killed dacoit Paan Singh Tomar on October 1, 1981. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Mandai area records highest noise pollution on first day of Ganesh festival

The MPCB initiated a five-day noise level monitoring exercise as part of its normal practice during the Ganesh Festival

The noise level monitoring exercise was carried out at 18 different locations throughout the city, with all places recording noise levels above the standard limit. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 12:10 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Bank loan agent booked for duping a man of ?13.21 lakh

In a case of financial fraud, a bank loan agent has been booked for allegedly duping a 33-year-old man of ?13.21 lakh by using the latter’s documents to secure loans

According to the police complaint, Amol needed a loan of <span class='webrupee'>?</span>1.5 lakh, but the accused, Amol Ashok Koli, 28, from Dhayari, used the complainant’s documents to get loans of <span class='webrupee'>?</span>5.85 lakh and <span class='webrupee'>?</span>7.36 lakh from two other banks. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:07 AM IST

MSEDCL initiates process for refund of security deposit to Ganesh mandals

Every year, the MSEDCL provides temporary electricity connections to Ganpati mandals at domestic rates for which the MSEDCL takes a security deposit from the concerned Ganpati mandals

The mandals have to pay the MSEDCL a security deposit of <span class='webrupee'>?</span>5,000 to <span class='webrupee'>?</span>10,000. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:06 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

SWaCH deputes 200 waste-pickers at 40 visarjan locations to collect nirmalya

The pioneering initiative, which began in 2007, has seen dedicated waste-pickers of SWaCH collecting segregated votive offerings or nirmalya during each Ganpati festival for the last over 15 years

Every year during Ganpati, the waste-pickers retrieve over 100 tons of nirmalya only to ensure its return to Nature via environmentally-friendly means such as composting. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 12:04 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

PMC to start signature walk at Sinhagad Fort, Shiv Shrusti

The civic body’s heritage walk is currently held on weekends and covers prominent landmarks like Shaniwarwada, Lal Mahal, Nana Wada, Bhide Wada, Vishrambaug Wada

The civic officials on Friday took the trial of this walk on Singhgad Fort and visited all the attractions in the historic place. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:41 PM IST

Soon: Glass skywalk between Tiger & Lion Point at Lonavla

The MTDC made a presentation proposing the construction of a glass skywalk between Tiger Point and Lion Point at Lonavla along with adventure sports in these areas

As Lonavla is near to both Pune and Mumbai, the proposed skywalk will attract more tourists. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:36 PM IST

Pune records 15% rainfall deficiency from Jun 1 to Sep 21

In an El Nino year, the monsoon conditions have been weak resulting in ‘normal’ category rainfall in most parts of the country

The rainfall activity has increased over the last 24 hours in many parts of the state, including Pune. The city experienced widespread light rainfall Friday evening. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:34 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

RTO Pune issues notice to 1,777 establishments over helmet rule violation

According to the RTO authorities, the notices have been issued to all the government offices, MIDC companies, schools, colleges and IT companies under the Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) section 194 section D which states that no two-wheeler rider should be permitted inside their premises with compulsorily wearing the helmet

Police take action against those flouting helmet norms. (Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:37 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Civil rights activists allege Public Service Guarantee Act not implemented

As per the directions, a deadline of 15 days has been fixed for the completion of various tasks including issuance of firm license, renewal of license, issuance of new vehicle registration certificate, and registration of transfer of vehicles

Pune RTO office (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:35 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Onion traders firm on strike; auctions in 17 APMC markets to remain closed

The indefinite strike by onion traders in Nashik district continues as no resolution was reached during a meeting with the district guardian minister. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to discuss the traders' demands. The traders are protesting against increased export duty and restrictions on the sale of NAFED. The Nashik APMC has threatened action against the protesting traders.

Onion traders concerned over export duty (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Unique high-altitude endurance training centre to start in Pune

It was developed with the help of the city-based trekkers club Giripremi and will be inaugurated on September 25

Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Centre came up with a unique facility hypoxic (high altitude) training centre (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:56 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Ganpati celebrations at home reduce over the years in Pune

Some of the Ganpati mandals too have started holding immersion processions on the eighth or ninth day of the festiva

It has been seen over the last two to three years that the number of days that people keep Ganesh idols at home has reduced (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:37 PM IST

Footpaths usurped, no safe path for pedestrians in Pune

Vendors selling fruits, vegetables, flowers and various household items are seen occupying footpaths

Vegetable seller seen occupying a footpath at Mandai Road. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:20 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

PMC sets up six control rooms to monitor 24x7 water scheme; two begin ops

At present, we have started operations of two control rooms - Tingre Nagar (Bhama Askhed WTP) and Sinhagad Road area (Vadgaon WTP), says official

The 24x7 scheme aims to establish continuously pressurised water supply with universal metering. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 10:41 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Loudspeaker deadline relaxed for six days during Ganesh festival

Earlier, permission was only given for five days following the rules regarding noise pollution. Now, loudspeakers can be used from 6 am to midnight

Several corporators from Pune and Ganapati mandals had earlier requested to extend this day as a special matter as Ganapati immersion is being done on the 7th day. Accordingly, the collector ordered to give an exemption for one day out of the two reserved days for Ganeshotsav on the 7th day. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:26 PM IST

Politicos go Ganesh pandal-hopping in Pune, commuters stuck in traffic

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Chandrashekhar Bawankule were in the city on Thursday. Along with Fadnavis many local and state BJP leaders visited pandals, leading to traffic jams

Traffic chaos as people head to Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati pandal (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 10:13 PM IST

PMC to supply water through tankers in merged villages

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) plans to provide drinking water through tankers to merged villages lacking water line network, due to protests by residents for basic amenities.

The residents in the merged villages have on several occasions held protests to highlight the water issue and demanded basic civic amenities from the PMC. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 08:30 PM IST

MPCB to monitor noise levels at 18 locations in Pune during Ganesh festival

32 locations across the state are being monitored in the light of growing number of complaints regarding noise pollution

The monitoring exercise will be conducted as per the Central Pollution Control Board’s norms. The board has allotted <span class='webrupee'>?</span>18,57, 900 for five days of monitoring across the state. (Wikimedia Commons/Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 08:16 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Youth held for 8 vehicle theft cases in Pune

A 26-year-old youth was arrested by the crime branch for involvement in over eight two-wheeler thefts in the city. Stolen two-wheelers worth ?1.80 lakh were recovered. The accused has confessed to the crimes and has been booked under various sections of the IPC.

The crime branch arrested a 26-year-old youth for involvement in over eight two-wheeler thefts in the city. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 08:03 PM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

BJP state chief asks Padalkar to apologise for comment on Ajit Pawar

BJP state president Bawankule expressed unhappiness over Padalkar's comment against Ajit Pawar, instructing him to apologize. Bawankule also criticized NCP MLA Rohit Pawar for his recent agitations against the Maharashtra government.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president Chandrashekhar Bawankule (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Traffic cops’ concern with fine collection over traffic management raises commuters’ hackles

In a trend that hasn’t escaped the commuters’ attention, the traffic police on duty are found increasingly concerned with collecting fines for traffic violations as against monitoring traffic and ensuring road safety which is their primary responsibility

As many as 25 traffic policemen have been fined for delay at duty, or absenteeism and so on. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:20 AM IST

Advertisements to be put up on traffic booths in city

The Pune Police have installed 23 booths at Swargate, Sahakarnagar, Satara Road, Market Yard, Senapati Bapat Road, and Baner to check traffic congestion on various major and internal roads since November 2022

The booths have been under-utilised as traffic cops are found on roads regulating the traffic. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 12:15 AM IST
ByAbhay Khairnar

Three traffic constables suspended for prioritising fine collection over traffic management

On Saturday, the control room received a call informing about a traffic jam in the Bhandarkar Road area. Borane, Bhagwat and Shinde who were already present nearby were instructed to immediately visit the area and clear the traffic

The suspended traffic constables have been identified as Jayshing Yashwant Borane, Jitendra Dattatraya Bhagwat, and Gorakh Maruti Shinde; all attached to the Deccan traffic police branch. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 12:12 AM IST

Pune task fraud: Cyber criminals siphon ?19.10 crore in 8 months

In the last eight months, 187 cases of task fraud totaling ?19.10 crore have been registered, with victims being lured into investing money for promised returns. Cyber police have warned citizens to be cautious and not share personal information or card details.

In the last eight months, as many as 187 cases of task fraud totalling <span class='webrupee'>?</span>19.10 crore have been registered at the cybercrime police station (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 12:02 AM IST
ByNadeem Inandar

Taste of Life: When non-vegetarian food was offered to deities

Ganpati was offered only vegetarian fare like “modak” (sweet dumplings); Gauri was served meat and fish dishes too

“Kolambiche bhujane” and “kolambicha patwada”, prawns wrapped in colocasia leaves, were cooked by some families to offer to the Goddess Gauri. (WIKI MEDIA/REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 11:53 PM IST
ByChinmay Damle
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