Pune: News

Who is Pradeep Kurulkar, DRDO scientist honey-trapped by Pakistan

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested a scientist working for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Pune, reported PTI, quoting officials on Thursday.

26 Apr 2023


Pune: Woman loses Rs. 24 lakh after liking YouTube video

In a new tactic for defrauding people, scammers are sliding into direct messages offering part-time work and extra cash.

25 Apr 2023


Man kills lover's toddler by dipping him in boiling water

A man in Pune, Maharashtra, was arrested for allegedly killing his lover's one-and-a-half-year-old son by dipping him in a bucket full of hot water, reported ANI.

23 Apr 2023


4 dead after truck hits passenger bus on Pune-Bengaluru Highway

Four people were killed and 22 others sustained injuries after a private passenger bus was hit by a truck from behind on the Pune-Bengaluru Highway in Pune, Maharashtra, in the early hours of Sunday, reported The Indian Express.

15 Apr 2023


12 killed after bus falls into gorge on Mumbai-Pune Highway

At least 12 passengers were killed and 27 others sustained injuries after a bus fell into a gorge on the old Mumbai-Pune Highway in the Khopoli area of Raigad, Maharashtra, on Saturday.

17 Mar 2023

Maharashtra Police

Pune: Autorickshaw driver booked for forcibly kissing woman passenger

The Maharashtra Police on Thursday booked an autorickshaw driver in Pune for allegedly molesting and kissing an 18-year-old girl, reported Indian Express.

12 Mar 2023

Indian Government

22 smart cities to be ready by April: Check list

As many as 22 smart cities in India will be soon ready as they are set to finish all required projects under the central government's National Smart Cities Mission by April, PTI reported citing officials.

26 Feb 2023


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Shinde faction-BJP, MVA lock horns in bypolls

Amid the ongoing political conflict between CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and Uddhav Thackeray's group in Maharashtra, voting for Kasba Peth and Pimpri Chinchwad Assembly bypolls began on Sunday.

16 Feb 2023


Bengaluru, Pune ranked as Indian cities with the most traffic 

Traffic isn't a problem only in Indian cities but is a universal impediment around the world.

13 Feb 2023


Google's Mumbai office receives bomb threat call, 1 person arrested

Google's Mumbai office received a threat call on late on Sunday alleging that a bomb had been planted at the tech giant's Pune facility, News18 reported.

01 Feb 2023


India gets its first-ever smart food court in Pune

Cloud kitchen operator Rebel Foods has launched India's first smart food court in Pune by the name EatSure.

23 Dec 2022

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G launched in Pune: Here's how to access it

Airtel has announced 5G Plus in Pune, covering major regions in the city. The telco's fifth-generation mobile service is rolling out to customers in a staged manner, as the company continues to expand its network.

13 Dec 2022

Zika Virus

Karnataka reports first Zika virus case, 5-year-old girl tests positive

Karnataka recorded its first case of Zika virus as a five-year-old girl from Raichur district tested positive, informed state Health Minister K Sudhakar on Monday.

11 Dec 2022

Rajkummar Rao

#NewsBytesExplainer: Everything about FTII—origin, courses, notable alumni, and legacy

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), established in 1960 and situated in Pune, is a towering name in the Indian film circles.

Covishield manufacturer SII duped of Rs. 1 crore, 7 arrested

In a major cheating and cyber fraud case, the Serum Institute of India (SII) has been duped of Rs. 1 crore.

18 Nov 2022

Elgar Parishad

Elgar Parishad accused activist granted bail, NIA to move SC

The Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to Anand Teltumbde, a scholar-activist accused in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case.

17 Nov 2022

Sexual Assault

Pune: 17-year-old girl raped by father, grandfather for 6 years

Pune Police has initiated an investigation into a sexual abuse case where a 17-year-old girl alleged that she was raped and abused numerous times by her grandfather, father, and uncle over the past six years.

18 Oct 2022


India's 1st case of Omicron subvariant BQ.1 reported from Pune

India's first case of the Omicron subvariant BQ.1 of coronavirus—considered to be dangerous—was reported from Pune, Maharashtra, on Monday during the genome sequencing of a patient's sample.

12 Sep 2022


Monsoon mayhem: Rains batter Odisha, Gujarat; orange alert for Pune

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert over Pune which witnessed heavy rainfall on Sunday causing waterlogged roads, traffic snarls, and power cuts.

02 Sep 2022


Who is Laxman Narasimhan, the new Starbucks CEO?

Starbucks Corporation, the largest coffee company in the world, has appointed Laxman Narasimhan as its new CEO.

23 Aug 2022

Domestic Violence

Woman forced to bathe publicly to 'conceive son', case filed

In a horrific incident, a woman from Pune, Maharashtra, was compelled by her husband and in-laws to bathe naked in public as part of a "ritual" recommended by a local occultist in order to conceive a son.

14 Aug 2022


Central Railway wants to popularize vistadome coaches on Mumbai-Goa route

After receiving a positive response on the scenic Mumbai-Pune Western Ghats section, the Central Railway (CR) in Mumbai plans to expand the popularity of the broader view vistadome train coaches in the scenic Mumbai-Goa Konkan belt.

10 Jul 2022


Man tears passport pages to hide trip from wife, arrested

A 32-year-old Pune man was recently arrested for reportedly tearing out entries from his passport to hide a foreign trip from his wife.

28 Jun 2022


Why was Rakhi Sawant trolled for commenting on Alia's pregnancy?

Actor, dancer, and reality television star Rakhi Sawant is no stranger to controversy.

20 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Sidhu Moose Wala killing: Two more sharpshooters in police custody

Delhi Police on Monday arrested two more sharpshooters in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.

20 Mar 2022


Pune: 11-year-old raped by father, brother, grandfather repeatedly over 5yrs

In a horrifying case of child sexual abuse, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped and sexually abused by her father, brother, grandfather, and distant uncle over the last five years on separate occasions, the Pune Police revealed on Saturday.

08 Feb 2022


Who is Santishree Pandit, the first woman VC of JNU?

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, a professor at the Savitribai Phule Pune University was appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) by the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Monday.

01 Dec 2021

Bombay High Court

Elgar Parishad case: Sudha Bharadwaj granted bail, others' pleas rejected

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted default bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj in the 2018 Elgar Parishad case.

24 Sep 2021

Nitin Gadkari

Will mandate carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that he would issue an order in the next three to four months making it mandatory for the carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles.

21 Sep 2021


Ishwari Deshpande, 25-year-old actress, loses life in car accident

A trip before getting engaged proved fatal for a Pune-based actress.

27 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if India achieves advancement in the field of technology, it can become a superpower.

04 Aug 2021


Drunk woman blocks traffic by lying on road in Pune

A young woman, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, blocked traffic by creating a ruckus on a road in Pune last night.

03 Aug 2021


Pune traders protest against COVID-19 curbs, say will violate rules

Hundreds of traders in Pune today held a protest against the curbs imposed by the state government over COVID-19.

22 Jul 2021

Ajit Pawar

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Wednesday that he was of the view that those who have received both the jabs of coronavirus vaccines should be allowed to "go out."

06 Jul 2021


Mumbai, Pune to host AFC Women's Asian Cup 2022

The 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Asian Cup in India will be held in Mumbai and Pune after the AFC dropped Bhubaneswar and Ahmedabad as venues to minimize participants' traveling time and ensure an "optimum environment" for a bio-secure bubble.

19 Jun 2021


Pune woman-son murder case: Husband's body found, suicide suspected

Three days after a 35-year-old woman and her son were found murdered in different areas of Maharashtra's Pune, the police on Friday recovered the corpse of her husband early morning, an official said.

17 Jun 2021


Missing father a suspect in Pune double murder case

A day after a 35-year-old woman and her eight-year-old son were found murdered in different areas of Pune, police has formed multiple teams to probe the case.

07 Jun 2021

Fire Brigade

Pune: Major fire breaks out at chemical factory; 18 dead

In a major tragedy, at least 18 employees of a chemical factory located in Pune, Maharashtra lost their lives while many are still missing as a massive fire broke out at the company's sanitizer manufacturing unit on Monday.

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