PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation may get some help when over 590 employees, currently working for the district administration, are transferred to the civic body to help manage the affairs of 11 merged villages. As per district officials, the staff is attached to the villages and are carrying out works regarding water supply, sanitation, roads…

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: The residents in Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits can expect better water supply soon. Municipal commissioner Shravan Hardikar told TOI that the state irrigation department has allowed the civic body to draw additional water from the Pavana dam to meet its requirements. Hardikar said, “The water supply department draws more water from…

PUNE: A painting at an ongoing exhibition at The Monalisa Kalagram in Koregaon Park displays the words, ‘A smile is my natural mask’. Artist Sanjeev Joshi, who has created the work, explains, “In our younger days, a smile comes naturally but, as we grow old, we start using it as a mask to manipulate situations…

PUNE: The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will carry out reassessment of illegal structures under its area spread over 7,356 square km. PMRDA area covers two municipal corporations — Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, seven municipal councils — Lonavala, Talegaon Dabhade, Alandi, Rajgurunagar, Chakan, Shirur and Saswad and four talukas — Pune, Maval, Mulshi and Haveli.…

Even as the national capital battles heavy smog and pollution, youngsters from Pune who’ve experienced the Delhi pollution at some point in their lives, are happy to venture out in the green areas of the city. Pune has managed to maintain green cover at many places like Deccan Gymkhana, Bhandarkar Road, Camp, Koregaon Park, Pashan,…

PUNE: Post offices are turning out to be the lifeline for Pune and other cities in Maharashtra lagging in Aadhaar enrolments. Though the state has 95% Aadhaar coverage, Pune district has so far seen a 93% coverage. A recent government directive stated that 1,293 post offices will start doubling as Aadhaar enrolment centres from January…

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