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Facing bed shortage, Pune hospital gives patients oxygen in waiting-area

06 Apr 2021

Facing bed shortage, Pune hospital gives patients oxygen in waiting-area

Patients at a Pune hospital were provided oxygen support in the waiting area while authorities try and find a room inside.

Man masturbates in autorickshaw at woman taking son to hospital

06 Apr 2021

Man masturbates in autorickshaw at woman taking son to hospital

A 30-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Pune district, Maharashtra for allegedly masturbating in an autorickshaw while staring at a woman co-passenger.

Faced with shortage of oxygenated beds, Pune hospital creates 'triage'

05 Apr 2021

Faced with shortage of oxygenated beds, Pune hospital creates 'triage'

In an indication that the healthcare system in Maharashtra might get overwhelmed in the coming days because of the huge rise in the COVID-19 cases, a civic-run hospital near Pune was forced to set up a triage facility outside the hospital.

Pune: Curfew timings extended; eateries, malls shut for a week

02 Apr 2021

Pune: Curfew timings extended; eateries, malls shut for a week

Eateries, bars, and restaurants in the Pune district of Maharashtra will remain shut for seven days starting April 3 in view of a substantial rise in coronavirus cases, a senior official said on Friday.

Amid COVID-19 surge, fresh restrictions in Pune, Chhattisgarh, Punjab

02 Apr 2021

Amid COVID-19 surge, fresh restrictions in Pune, Chhattisgarh, Punjab

As cases of coronavirus continue to rise at an alarming rate in India, the authorities in several cities and states that are witnessing the surge have come up with fresh restrictions in an attempt to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Pune: Massive fire at Fashion Street guts over 500 shops

27 Mar 2021

Pune: Massive fire at Fashion Street guts over 500 shops

In a tragic incident, a massive fire broke out at the Fashion Street market area of Maharashtra's Pune late on Friday night, burning down over 500 shops to ashes.

Cops turn counselor as kin reject woman after COVID-19 recovery

25 Mar 2021

Cops turn counselor as kin reject woman after COVID-19 recovery

The family members of a 70-year-old woman in Pune refused to let her return home after she recovered from a coronavirus infection in a local hospital, a police official said.

Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rising COVID-19 cases

12 Mar 2021

Pune sees fresh curbs in light of rising COVID-19 cases

Considering the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Pune district administration has directed schools and colleges to remain shut till March 31 and curtailed the operating time for hotels and restaurants.

Expert: One year on, prevention key to stem COVID-19 spread

09 Mar 2021

Expert: One year on, prevention key to stem COVID-19 spread

One year after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Maharashtra, use of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and vaccination remain the key tools to contain coronavirus spread, says an expert.

Be sensitive, don't publicize Pune woman's death: Bombay-HC tells media

05 Mar 2021

Be sensitive, don't publicize Pune woman's death: Bombay-HC tells media

The Bombay High Court has asked the media not to give unnecessary publicity to an incident where a woman allegedly died by suicide in Pune and her suspected illicit relations with a man, according to an order made available on Friday.

India vs England: ODIs to be played behind closed doors

28 Feb 2021

India vs England: ODIs to be played behind closed doors

The three-match ODI series between India and England, scheduled to be played in Pune, has received the green signal from the Maharashtra state government.

Pune becomes India's second worst-hit city by COVID-19 after Delhi

27 Feb 2021

Pune becomes India's second worst-hit city by COVID-19 after Delhi

Overtaking Bengaluru, Pune has once again emerged as the Indian city with the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases after a nearly four-month gap due to the recent spike in the coronavirus infections there.

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

22 Jan 2021

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.

Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

22 Jan 2021

Antonio Guterres saddened by life loss in Serum Institute fire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is saddened by the loss of life in a fire at the Serum Institute of India (SII) facility in Pune and hopes that the incident is fully investigated, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

21 Jan 2021

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

21 Jan 2021

Pune: Fire breaks out at Serum Institute of India

On Thursday afternoon, a fire broke out at the Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India, Pune.

My silly mistake: Mahesh Manjrekar on his road rage incident

18 Jan 2021

My silly mistake: Mahesh Manjrekar on his road rage incident

Actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar has finally opened up about the recent road rage incident that took place in Pune, opining that the issue has been blown out of proportion by the media.

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

12 Jan 2021

First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached Delhi from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

Poor air quality may affect recovered COVID-19 patients: Experts

31 Dec 2020

Poor air quality may affect recovered COVID-19 patients: Experts

Considering that a drop in temperature deteriorates air quality, doctors in Pune city have issued a word of caution for people suffering from lung ailments, especially those who have recovered from or are currently infected with COVID-19.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

08 Dec 2020

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit three cities today to review the coronavirus vaccine development and manufacturing process, his office revealed.

Onions retailing Rs. 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune; import norms relaxed

22 Oct 2020

Onions retailing Rs. 100/kg in Mumbai, Pune; import norms relaxed

As heavy rainfall has led to a shortage of onion, prices of the staple vegetable have soared to Rs. 100 per kilogram in some markets in Mumbai and Pune.

Rains fury continues: 20,000 evacuated in Maharashtra; Karnataka's situation grim

16 Oct 2020

Rains fury continues: 20,000 evacuated in Maharashtra; Karnataka's situation grim

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in several states on Thursday, and the condition is unlikely to improve today.

30 rain-related deaths in Telangana; showers lash Mumbai, Pune

15 Oct 2020

30 rain-related deaths in Telangana; showers lash Mumbai, Pune

After ripping apart Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the deep depression moved toward Maharashtra, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a red alert for the entire North Konkan region, that includes Mumbai and Thane, for Thursday.

Pune institute develops 'immunity-boosting' room freshener to limit coronavirus spread

03 Sep 2020

Pune institute develops 'immunity-boosting' room freshener to limit coronavirus spread

A Pune institute has developed a herbal-based room freshener to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Union Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

04 Aug 2020

Mumbai rains: Red alert issued, trains affected, offices shut

Already battered by coronavirus pandemic, Mumbai on Tuesday woke up to severe water-logging and heavy rains, that threw normal life out of gear.

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

19 May 2020

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

Commerce is one of the most sought-after fields of studies in India as it opens doors to various career options, including Chartered Accountancy.

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

25 Apr 2020

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.

Steve O'Keefe describes how India series was impactful for him

07 Apr 2020

Steve O'Keefe describes how India series was impactful for him

Australian spinner Steve O'Keefe believes the four-match Test series against India made him understand Test cricket a lot better.

A look at the best bowling spells in IPL history

29 Mar 2020

A look at the best bowling spells in IPL history

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 had earlier got postponed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

I apologize for taking harsh steps, but lockdown necessary: Modi

29 Mar 2020

I apologize for taking harsh steps, but lockdown necessary: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning addressed the nation through his radio show Mann ki Baat.

In a first, Indian scientists capture image of novel coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

In a first, Indian scientists capture image of novel coronavirus

Scientists in Pune have managed to capture the image of the novel coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: 65-year-old dies in Mumbai, Maharashtra's death toll reaches 3

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: 65-year-old dies in Mumbai, Maharashtra's death toll reaches 3

In a grim incident, a 65-year-old, who tested positive for coronavirus, passed away in Mumbai's Kasturba Hospital, on Monday, taking the death toll in Maharashtra to three. The deceased had a travel history to UAE.

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

21 Mar 2020

Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

15 Feb 2020

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight

03 Jan 2020

IndiGo ordered to compensate fliers who found cockroach on flight

An IndiGo flight from Pune to Delhi on December 31, 2018, turned horrifying for two passengers, who found a cockroach on the aircraft.

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

29 Dec 2019

Six best colleges for commerce students in India

Commerce is one of the most sought-after fields of studies in India as it opens doors to various career options, including Chartered Accountancy.

Pune DIG booked for molesting friend's minor daughter at party

27 Dec 2019

Pune DIG booked for molesting friend's minor daughter at party

Deputy Inspector-General (Motor Transport) Pune has been booked for allegedly molesting a minor at her birthday party.

Housemaid flooded with job offers after business card goes viral

10 Nov 2019

Housemaid flooded with job offers after business card goes viral

With a slump in economy and increasing unemployment rates, landing a job today has become difficult, especially for semi-skilled resources.