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Cops register theft plaint after a month

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Cops register theft plaint after a month PUNE: It took one month for the government railway police (GRP) in Solapur to register a complaint of chain-snatching that happened in an express train at Nagansur in Solapur district on December 14.

Sachin Bakshi, a sales and marketing professional, boarded the Kakinada-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus... Read Full Story »

Bapat promises measures to strengthen FDA

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Bapat promises measures to strengthen FDA PUNE: From staff crunch to ill-equipped laboratories, state food and drug minister Girish Bapat on Thursday reviewed Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) long-pending issues and promised that the state government will ensure their speedy resolution. The minister also asked FDA officials to work towards buildi... Read Full Story »

Kite string grounds 50 birds in city

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Kite string grounds 50 birds in city PUNE: Kite-flying during the two days of Makar Sankranti is a colourful treat to look at, but kite string has hurt unsuspecting birds. Across the city, this year, around 45-50 birds were reported injured in the two days of the celebration.

"The helpline we set up received around 50 calls for bi... Read Full Story »

Pune-Daund track to get wired by August

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Pune-Daund track to get wired by August PUNE: Daily commuters will soon be able to take local trains to Daund as the much-awaited electrification of Pune-Daund railway track is expected to get over in 2015. About 70% of the work is complete including erection of electric poles along the track. Power stations at Yevat and Daund and laying of overhea... Read Full Story »

MTDC to make 7 spots trash-free, other destinations to replicate plan

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

MTDC to make 7 spots trash-free, other destinations to replicate plan PUNE: A cleanliness drive is set to sweep Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) destinations.

For starters, seven tourist places in the state have been chosen to create a model for replication. Among them is Sinhagad fort, where the corporation will rope in the forest department an... Read Full Story »

Dignity in death for four-legged friends must be ensured: Pet lovers

Jan-16-2015 | 0 Comments

Dignity in death for four-legged friends must be ensured: Pet lovers PUNE: "I was heartbroken when my German Shepherd died of old age a year back. But what made it worse was the fact that there was no facility in Pune where I could put my 13-year-old friend to rest," says Rashmi S Waghmode.

Finally, it was Waghmode's relatives who came to her rescue. "My brother... Read Full Story »

Girl attempts suicide, kin blame cops for negligence

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Girl attempts suicide, kin blame cops for negligence Pune: The police have arrested three persons for allegedly pushing a 14-year-old to the point of committing suicide. The girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging from the ceiling of her house in Bhosari on January 3.

The girl is in coma and has been fighting for her life since the las... Read Full Story »

Over 10L traffic offenders booked in 2014

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

Over 10L traffic offenders booked in 2014 PUNE: It wasn't just helmet rule violations, but other traffic offences too that went up in 2014, indicating not just better enforcement but also the city's continued disregard for traffic rules.

The number of violations of major traffic rules went up in 2014 as compared to 2013. The total numb... Read Full Story »

3 banks, cellphone co to pay 25L damages Vishwas Kothari,TNN | Jan 14, 2015, 05.52 AM IST

Jan-14-2015 | 0 Comments

3 banks, cellphone co to pay 25L damages Vishwas Kothari,TNN | Jan 14, 2015, 05.52 AM IST PUNE: The state department of information technology's Adjudicating Officer (AO) has directed three banks and a cellphone service provider to collectively pay compensation of Rs 25.12 lakh to a city-based partnership firm for failing to provide basic due diligence and security to customer, resulting in a phis... Read Full Story »

New location discovered for rare Forest Owlet

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New location discovered for rare Forest Owlet PUNE: A survey by city-based Wildlife Research and Conservation Society (WRCS) in the forest areas of Madhya Pradesh has found a new location for the critically endangered Forest Owlet in the Betul district of the state.

"A research team from the wildlife society was carrying out a three-day su... Read Full Story »

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