This week, let’s talk about development and good governance. When these two terms are applied to the civic bodies in our city, what emerges is a giant machine that involves the Pune Municipal Corporation, the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority and the zilla parishads. But the PMC is always like…

Pune: Families from the financially weaker sections of the city can hope to have their own homes next year. Over 3,500 dwellings under the affordable housing scheme have got a green signal from the state. The civic body will give its land for these houses, many of which will be completed by 2019. “These houses…

Pune: The Cantonment police booked two travel agency operators, both residents of Kausarbaug, for duping 13 persons to the tune of Rs13.59 lakh on the promise of Haj pilgrimage. The suspects duped the persons claiming that they provided cheap and quality services and other assistance to Haj pilgrims. Asif Sayyed (40) of Camp lodged a…

Pune: The Nigdi police have arrested three men who were involved in several pickpocketing and other theft cases in Nigdi Pradhikaran area in the last one month. Seven cellphones, gold ornaments, cash and two vehicles, collectively worth Rs 3.52 lakh, have been recovered from the trio. Assistant inspector Devendra Chavan identified the arrested as: Anand…

Pimpri Chinchwad: The standing committee has approved a resolution to give free drinking water up to 6,000 litres per connection from April 1, 2018, chairperson Seema Savale said. The civic administration drew up a proposal to increase the water tax rates and put it up for the the standing committee’s approval on Wednesday. It had…

Pimpri Chinchwad: The relatives of Devi Pawar (35) claimed her body for the last rites on Wednesday afternoon, almost 21 hours after she was brought to the district hospital following her lethal jump from the terrace of a four-storied unauthorized building in Pimple Gurav on Tuesday.District surgeon R K Shelke, said, “The relatives brought the…

Pune: For a while now, Mumbai-based property consultant Ajay Shah has been spending nearly half the week at his stable in Lonavla to look after his horses. On January 26, he will be taking part in The Marwari Horse Endurance Championship, an equestrian sport, all for his passion for riding. “I attend to my five…