As Pune awaits for one of its most innovative event of theatre ‘Pune Natyasattak Rajani’, the city based theatre artist is all set to showcase the celebrated theatrical plays of the city together. In total, 29 performances by 27 groups were being showcased at five different venues, in the seven day long festival. The festival…

PUNE: The members of the Koregaon Bhima Co-ordination Committee on Saturday claimed that the January 1 violence was pre-planned besides posing questions on the role of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide in the violence at Koregaon Bhima. The committee, constituted following the unrest on January 1, recommended strict action against the real culprits and formation…

PUNE: “We’re just showing that it can be done,” said regional postmaster-general Ganesh Sawaleshwarkar as technicians guided a drone carrying a few postcards towards the Swargate post office. The effort was being undertaken before chief guests district guardian minister Girish Bapat and police commissioner Rashmi Shukla. The drone was one of two proofs-of-concept that the…

Pune: A software engineer died early on Saturday, a few hours after three persons, including a tour and travel operator, brutally assaulted him outside his bungalow at Sahaney Sujan Park at Lullanagar on Friday night over a parking dispute.Neville Bomi Battiwala (39) suffered serious injuries in the assault around 8pm on Friday. He died undergoing…

Pune: After receiving a poor response from artists and citizens alike to the art and cultural plaza on the old Bund Garden bridge, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s plans to hand over operations and maintenance of the plaza to a private operator also failed to take off. Though it has been a few months since the…

Pune: Now there is a mobile application that will help farmers to grow safe and residue-free produce. FarmERP Lite is a mobile app that will help farmers take smart decisions related to residue-free produce, pre-harvest interval, maximum residue limit among other things. The app also tells farmers if their plot is safe or unsafe for…

Pune: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has initiated the process of procuring automatic chemical agent detector and alarm (ACADA) system for detecting, monitoring and identifying chemical agents in battlefields.Last week, the army chief had expressed concerns over the increasing threats from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and said that the same was becoming…

Pune: Climbing down bare-bodied into deep manholes while battling the stink and hazardous fumes emanating from it. This sums up the routine of an average manual scavenger in the country. However, this may change in Maharashtra in the future. Bandicoot, a robot developed by startup Genrobotics, will start cleaning up sewer holes in Thiruvananthapuram from…

Pune: Most colleges in the city have not introduced the screen-reading software made compulsory for visually challenged students by the higher education department two years ago. Vijay Narkhede, joint director of higher education for Pune division comprising Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik said, “We had issued this circular in December 2015. All institutes have to introduce…

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