PUNE: As many as 717 patients have succumbed to swine flu at various hospitals in Pune city ever since the virus first struck in 2009. However, the latest analysis of swine flu casualties in the city has revealed that 57% of these patients who succumbed to the virus-induced complications were not locals. They were, in…

पुणे : भीम आर्मीच्या पुण्यातील सभेला आज मुंबई उच्च न्यायालयाने परवानगी नाकारली आहे. जुना बाजार रोड येथे सभा होणार होती मात्र पुणे पोलिसांनी परवानगी दिली नाही.  भीम आर्मी या राष्ट्रीय पातळीवरील संघटनेचे अध्यक्ष चंद्रशेखर आझाद ऊर्फ रावण हे रविवारी (ता. 30) रात्री पुण्यात दाखल झाले. आझाद यांना मुंबई पोलिसांनी ताब्यात घेतले होते. रविवारी पोलिसांनी सुटका…

PUNE: A gang of five hacked a 19-year-old criminal to death in his home in the early hours of Sunday in Dapodi. The Bhosari police have identified the deceased as Alvin Ravi Rajgopal of Kailas Jadhav Chawl at Jai Bhimnagar in Dapodi. “We know the identities of all five youths. We will soon arrest them,”…

Poised on the brink of the mandatory helmet rule being enforced once again, Pune is in a tumult, with numerous citizens and groups actively objecting till the very last moment of implementation. Still others support the diktat, pointing out that in 2017-18 alone, hundreds of fatal road accidents took place in the city — and…

PUNE : Bhim Army founder-chief Chandrashekhar Azad, alias Ravan, reached the city amid tight security on Sunday night and said he would visit Koregaon Bhima and conduct a rally here, provided the high court gives him permission. The Pune city police have denied permission to Azad’s rally scheduled on Tuesday at SSPMS ground off Raja…

Pune: The angry protests that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” continues to face in some parts of the country were missing in Pune on Thursday as the screenings went on without a hitch. The audience turnout was low in the first half of the day but many theatres witnessed houseful shows after lunch. Despite tight security…

Pune: Arvind Gupta, a Pune scientist who is known for making toys from trash, has been conferred the Padma Shri award in Literature and Education (affordable education). Gupta, who has been in Chennai with his grandson for the past one year, told TOI over the phone: “It is a big honour… it feels great that…

Pune: Vandana Chavan, a member of Parliament, lodged a complaint against her neighbour on Wednesday. The neighbour had allegedly hurled abuses at the MP — following an argument over the neighbour’s pet cats — on the afternoon of January 18. After receiving a complaint from Chavan, the Vishrambaug police have booked the neighbour. The incident…

Pune: Prompted by the several snags in choppers carrying CM Devendra Fadnavis last year and keeping in mind the increased VIP movement in Maharashtra, the government has finalised a helipad policy for helicopters meant to fly VVIPs. On Thursday, the general administration (civil aviation) department issued the policy that makes construction of a designated helipad…