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Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:38 AM IST

Kirloskar Brothers Limited has been granted a patent for its PICO pump turbine, a groundbreaking hydropower generation system

Airattix announced its collaboration with online ride-hailing platform inDrive. This partnership marks a significant milestone as it empowers inDrive to entrust the storage of its car accessories to Airattix. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
BySalil Urunkar

Startup Mantra: Improving access to healthcare

DK Health Access Foundation, a for-profit social enterprise, aims to improve healthcare access in India by leveraging technology and providing information about government healthcare schemes to beneficiaries. The organization has developed a mobile app that allows hospitals to enter information about eligible schemes, while volunteers help beneficiaries navigate the system. The foundation is currently focusing on the ophthalmology domain and plans to onboard 1,000 eye hospitals across India. They aim to reach 30 lakh (3 million) beneficiaries by 2024-25 and are integrating artificial intelligence into their technology platform to facilitate operations.

Dayanand Patil (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:24 AM IST
BySalil Urunkar

MSEDCL files police complaint against PMC engineer

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company has filed a police complaint against a Pune Municipal Corporation engineer for holding two female technicians hostage over unpaid bills. The engineer denies all charges and accuses the company's employees of harassment.

Lalit was asked to pay the outstanding amount online so that the power supply could be restored immediately however he refused to pay the said amount online and asked the technicians to accept a cheque instead. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:10 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Bombay HC directs MPCB not to take action against NCP MLA’s company till Oct 6

Late evening Thursday, the MPCB issued notice to the two plants, ordering them to shut operations within 72 hours

Following the notice, Rohit Pawar approached the Bombay HC and the latter on Friday directed the MPCB not to take any action till the next hearing scheduled on October 6. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:04 AM IST

Son of former cop murdered on Sinhagad Road

According to police, Vijay has an old criminal record and had been booked in at least five police cases including an attempt to murder and sexual harassment

A group of four to five people attacked Vijay using iron roads, and wooden sticks in which he sustained head injuries and died later. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:58 AM IST

Thursday downpour leads to waterlogging in some areas

Heavy rain in Pune led to flash floods in Kothrud, Bavdhan, and Sinhagad Road. Water entered housing societies and officials had to rush to rescue citizens.

The Singhgad Road turned like the river after rains. It was difficult to ride the vehicles on the road. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:56 AM IST
ByHT Correspondnet

Pune Metro ridership touches 9,61 lakh during Ganesh festival

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation has recorded almost 1 million ridership and earned 1.41 crore during the Ganesh festival, with Line-2 receiving more response than Line-1.

Metro Line -1 operates from Vanaz to Ruby Hall Clinic whereas Metro Line -2 is running between PCMC and Civil Court. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:18 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

5.61 lakh Ganesh idols immersed in PMC facilities

PMC received a total of 6.27 lakh kilo nirmalaya at various ghats. The civic body will use this nirmalaya to make fertiliser and distribute it among farmers

Devotees gather at Shrimant Dagadusheth Halawai Ganesha idol immersion at Alka Chowk in Pune on Thursday. (Kalpesh Nukte/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:54 PM IST

No untoward incident during Ganesh immersion in PMC: Fire brigade

As many as 20 fire officers, 200 fire personnel and 5 fire tenders with life jackets and other equipment were deployed for the festival

This year the fire brigade department was ready to handle any untoward incident expecting thousands of Ganesh idols to be immersed during the procession. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 10:29 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

This year, Ganpati immersion procession ends 2.5 hours earlier

For the first time, the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandal started its immersion procession at 4pm, winding its way via Laxmi Road to Alka Talkies Chowk

Shrimant Dagadusheth Halawai Ganesha idol immersion took place at 8.30, which is earlier than the usual time. (KALPESH NUKTE/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:53 PM IST

Five-year-old drowns in Moshi during Ganesh idol immersion

The incident came to light on Thursday night around 8.30 pm when the society residents and parents checked the water tank

The society residents fished out the body of the deceased, a resident of Mantra Moment in Moshi in the night and took him to Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH). (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:19 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Procession concludes after 29 hrs, two less than last year

Almost 10,000 police forces along with teams of State Reserve Police Force, Rapid Action Force, Quick Response Team, and Bomb Detection Squad were pressed into service to monitor the situation during the Ganesh Immersion procession

Barring a few minor incidents, the Ganesh immersion procession in Pune which started on Thursday morning, remained peaceful and concluded after 28 hours and 40 minutes. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:15 PM IST

Khandoji Baba Chowk records highest noise pollution

Since 2015, the noise level in the city has been higher than the standard limit, but it was within 100 decibels in most areas. However, the majority of areas recorded noise levels above 100 decibels this year as well

Noise pollution is a major concern during the Ganesh immersion procession in the city. (KALPESH NUKTE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 09:49 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Emergency medical aid provided to 395 patients during procession

The ambulances were deployed on procession routes at Vijay Talkies Chowk, Belbaug Chowk, Alka Chowk, and Tilak Chowk along with major visarjan ghats in PMC and PCMC

Three patients in critical condition were reportedly provided emergency medical care and shifted to nearby hospitals. (KALPESH NUKTE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 08:43 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Taste of Life: Ganeshotsav marked festival to blur caste lines

The ten-day Ganesh festival organised by several groups (mandals) at the beginning of the last century in Pune illustrated their divisive characters in terms of social hierarchy and gender

The ten-day Ganesh festival organised by several groups (mandals) at the beginning of the last century in Pune illustrated their divisive characters in terms of social hierarchy and gender. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:24 AM IST
ByChinmay Damle

Now, PCMC starts special access for housing societies to raise issues on SARATHI

The move comes in the wake of housing societies in Pimpri-Chinchwad demanding separate access in order to raise the issues faced by them

The SARATHI helpline (8888006666) – made available on the website, mobile app, e-book and PDF book – is a single point for citizens to raise complaints with the PCMC. The citizens can also access information and register their complaints through the helpline. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:22 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Onion traders break away from APMCs as deadlock with govt continues

On Wednesday last week, when the strike began, 149 traders from Lasalgaon surrendered their licences, mandated for carrying on business through the APMCs

Traders in Nashik are considering going solo by breaking away from the government-controlled Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC). (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:12 AM IST

Vinchur APMC market to restart onion auction from today

Unity of 15 APMCs in Nashik district over suspension of onion auction has broken with onion traders and growers of Vinchur to reopen market on September 28.

Meanwhile, the stalemate over protests by onion growers and traders continued on Tuesday as meetings with them by Union commerce minister Piyush Goyal and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar failed to yield any result. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:06 AM IST

September rainfall helping agriculture in Maha: IMD

Meanwhile, the recent spell in Pune district brought a good amount of water in the dam catchment areas, and Khadakwasla dam experienced a 7% increase in water levels in the last 24 hours

The IMD expects more rain in the state in the next eight to 10 days. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:00 AM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Deccan Education Society educational institutions get university status

The total number of private universities in Pune district has increased to around 17, the highest in the state

DESPU shall have tailored schools; launching a cumulative of five schools and 21 programmes under them. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:56 AM IST

Pune fire brigade got 32 calls during Ganesh festival

The annual festival, celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm, also brings with it an increased risk of fire incidents, said officials

As per data shared by the fire brigade department of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), from September 19 to September 27, the department received 32 calls. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:50 AM IST

21 persons held for attacking family over loud noise at Ganesh procession

The victims had approached the mandal, urging them to lower the volume of the DJ system as they were mourning a recent death in the family

According to the police, Kiran Yewale, Ganesh Shinde, Surekha Shinde, Sadashiv Shinde and Janmaraj Kamble suffered head injuries. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:38 AM IST

Two die of exposure to high decibel sound during Ganesh immersion processions in Sangli

According to the police, Pawashe was working in the Palus area and returned home Monday evening after finishing his work

According to the locals of the two villages however, the high decibel sound during the Ganesh immersion processions was the reason behind Pawashe and Shirtode’s death. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:24 AM IST

Youth dies of cardiac arrest during procession in Hinjewadi

Locals rushed him to a hospital nearby and considering the serious situation doctors advised admitting him to Aundh Hospital

According to Hinjewadi Police, Sakhare was facing heart issues and doctors had advised him for treatment, which he ignored. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:18 AM IST

MEMS to deploy 41 ambulances for Ganesh Visarjan

The ambulance is equipped with Advance Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) and will take patients from the scene of the event to the nearest healthcare facility, according to officials

This year, MEMS ambulances in the Pune district have catered to 149 Patients during the Ganesh festival till September 25. (REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 06:02 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

PMC ready for clean Ganesh immersion procession

The 15 ward offices of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have meticulously planned initiatives to ensure smooth and clean festivities on Ganesh visarjan day across the city

PMC sprayed insecticide on the ghats, as well as riverbank immersion locations and areas around rivers and lakes. (RAHUL RAUT/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 05:46 AM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari

Monsoon likely to withdraw from Maharashtra on schedule

Weather experts forecast that the monsoon is likely to withdraw from Maharashtra and Pune around October 8-10, unlike a delayed season in the last two years

The city is currently observing isolated thunder activities and light rainfall with a few intense spells. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:51 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Thief poses as customer, makes off with 1.17 lakh ornament in Pune

Pune police investigate theft at jewellery showroom; unidentified individual steals Mangalsutra worth ₹1.17 lakh; investigation underway.

An unidentified individual, who posed as a customer, executed a heist by making off with a valuable Dorle (Mangalsutra). (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 27, 2023 10:48 PM IST

Ganesh Visarjan: Noise levels to be monitored at 22 locations, police warn of stern action against violators

Noise levels will be monitored at 22 locations across the city by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and environment department of the College of Engineering, Pune

On the eve of visarjan procession, Mandal workers were busy giving final touches to the respective decors. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:38 PM IST

MSEDCL initiates cross-verification of meter readings in Pune circle after two cheating incidents

During the investigation, several officials inspected the electricity connection of Sambhaji Sakharam Jadhav, a domestic consumer in Nande. It became apparent that the meter was not in its designated place

Pune circle comprises Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 10:19 PM IST
BySiddharth Gadkari
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