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Pune Police Arrests Army Major In Soldier Recruitment Paper Leak Case

The Pune Police on March 8 arrested a Major rank Army officer from Tamil Nadu's Wellington in connection with the Army Relation Recruitment exam paper leak. Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta stated that "the military and police are working together" as investigation is underway. As of now, seven persons, including two army personnel, have been arrested in the case. The exam was earlier scheduled on February 28 in Pune and 40 other… read-more

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 01:50 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Pune, Tamil Nadu, Wellington, paper leak, Army Officer

Courtesy: Live Mint

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Mosquitoes Cause Lockdown For Residents Of Bopodi In Pune

Residents of Pune's Bopodi are forced to live in a nature-imposed lockdown owing to swarms of mosquitoes induced by overgrown hyacinth at the Mula-Mutha river. Blaming the Pune Municipal Corporation over their inaction, the residents also fear the threat of dengue and malaria during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, amid contentions over the area of jurisdiction between the PMC and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, PMC Commissioner… read-more

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 11:25 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Pune, Bopodi, Mula Mutha River, PMC, PCMC, Mosquitoes

Courtesy: Pune Mirror

Bengaluru City

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Govt Releases Ease Of Living Index; Bengaluru Tops Chart

In the government's recently released Ease of Living Index 2020 (EoLI), Bengaluru has been crowned as the best city in the million-plus population category, followed by Pune and Ahmedabad. Among cities with a population below a million, Shimla ranked first while Bhubaneshwar and Silvassa bagged the second and third spots. Assessing 111 Indian cities, EoLI evaluated their quality of life, economic-ability and sustainability, besides gauging… read-more

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Ease of Living Index, EoLI, bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad , Shimla, Bhubaneswar, Silvassa

Courtesy: India Today

Indian Army

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Army Cancels Entrance Exam After Paper Leak; Arrests 3 In Pune

Exam for recruitment of general duty personnel was cancelled by the Indian Army following the leak of the question paper. While the paper was leaked in Pune on February 27, the Pune police in a collaborative effort, have arrested three people and initiated further probe into the matter. Reacting to the breach, the Indian Army officials said, “Army has zero-tolerance towards corrupt practices in the recruitment process for selection of… read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 07:44 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Indian Army, Army Exams, Recruitment exams, Pune

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Youths Should Take Regular Checkups To Avoid Complications, Suggests Expert

Physician Dr Mukesh Budhwani recommends regular checkup among youngsters to track silent and asymptomatic chronic diseases at their earliest. Warning that diabetes, hypertension, thyroid, liver-kidney problems, indigestion, migraine and depression are inherited, Budhwani says their effects can be reversed if traced earlier. The Pune-based expert hopefully adds that 80% cases before 32 year age can be reversed with appropriate medication.… read-more

Sun, 28 Feb 2021 - 01:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Pune, Mukesh Budhwani, Chronic Diseases, Thyroid Complication, Diabetes

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Pune resident Devjeet Kumar.

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TATA Altroz Enters India Book Of Records, Covers 1,603 Kms In 24 Hrs

TATA Altroz has entered the India Book of Records after covering a record distance in 24 hours. Altroz, in its 24-hour marathon, covered 1,603 kilometres, becoming India's first passenger vehicle to do so. The voyage mapped Maharashtra's Satara to Bengaluru and then back to Pune between December 15-16, 2020. Pune-based Devjeet Saha, who underwent the journey, stated that Altroz faced zero mechanical problems. Meanwhile, TATA has also… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 12:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: TATA Motors, Altroz, Satara, Pune, Devjeet Saha

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

36th Junior Games

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Pune Athlete Wins 400m Gold At 36th National Junior Athletic Games

An 18-year-old athlete Siddesh Choudhari stood first in 400m hurdles at the 36th National Junior Athletic Championship. While Pune's Siddhesh recorded his career-best in 53.91 seconds, Nashik’s Swyam Badhe stood second. Moreover, Maharashtra's Rujula Bhonsle bagged emerging player trophy at the games. Reportedly, Haryana, with 21 gold, secured the top position in the medal tally followed by Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh with 13 gold each.

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Athlete, Pune, sprinter, Siddhesh Choudhari, 36th National Junior Athletic Championship, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Pune police busts Nigerian sex racket

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Pune: Police Arrests Nigerian Women Running Illegal Sex Racket

With the help of a tip-off, Pune police rescued 12 Nigerian women who were forced into prostitution in Pimple Gurav on February 3. The police have arrested four Nigerian women and seized Rs 46,000 and seven cellphones from the location. Assistant Commissioner Prerana Katte informed the social security cell of the area had been working on the case for the past 20 days and raided the area after receiving information.

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 04:05 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Sex Racket, Pune, Police, Nigerian women

Courtesy: The Times of India

Sharjeel Usmani

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Pune Police Books Former AMU Student Sharjeel Usmani For Hate Speech

The Pune Police have filed an FIR against ex-AMU student-leader Sharjeel Usmani for delivering hate speech at a January 30 event, ‘Elgar Parishad 2021'. Booking Sharjeel under the IPC Section 153A, the police instigated a probe after a video of the speech went viral. While the FIR was filed by BJP youth wing leader Pradeep Gavade, state opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis termed Usmani’s speech as "anti-Hindutva". Elgar Parishad is organized… read-more

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 - 10:39 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Pune, Sharjeel Usmani, Aligarh Muslim University, Elgar Parishad 2021

Courtesy: The Times of India

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Pune Court Rejects Cutis' Suit Against Serum Institute Over "Covishield" Name

A Pune court has rejected Cutis Biotech’s claim seeking the Serum Institute of India to drop the use of trademark ‘Covishield’ for its COVID-19 vaccine. Rejecting Cutis’ application, the court observed that the company had approached it with "suppressed… read-more

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 12:35 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Serum Institute of India, Cutis Biotech, COVISHIELD, lawsuit, trademark, civil court, High Court, Pune, Maharashtra

Courtesy: NDTV