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5 workers killed in Pune after portion of under-construction building collapses

Pune: A portion of an under-construction building in Yerwada areas of Pune collapsed late on Thursday night, killing at least five workers and injuring a few others. The accident took place at a mall that was under construction in Shastrinagar area of Yerwada. According to reports, a giant iron mesh fell on 10 workers and...

Pune: Day after 14-year-old girl’s murder, cops arrest accused stalker

Pune: Pune police arrested a 22-year-old youth on Wednesday, a day after the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Bibwewadi area of Pune. According to reports, the girl, a class 8 student, was hit repeatedly with a sickle by the youth at a playground in presence of her friends. She died on the spot. Eye-witnesses...

Here’s why a fresh complaint has been filed against actress Payal Rohatgi

Actress Payal Rohatgi has been booked by the cyber police in Maharashtra’s Pune for allegedly creating a defamatory video on the Nehru- Gandhi family and circulating it on social media. The case was registered against her following a complaint by a local Congress leader. The actress has been booked under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)...

Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya included in India’s ODI squad against England

Following the spectacular performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the T20I batting debut against England, Suryakumar Yadav has been included in India’s ODI squad for the series against England. Notably, the BCCI on Friday announced an 18-member squad for the three-match ODI series that is set to begin on March 23 in Maharashtra’s...

Update: Fire in Serum Institute premises in Pune kills 5

In an unfortunate development, five people lost their lives in the fire that broke out at Pune’s Serum Institute of India. Notably, the deceased were reportedly working in the under-construction building in SII premises where the fire broke at around 2.45 pm. The news was broke by SII chief Adar Poonawalla. He said, “We have...

Massive fire in Serum Institute premises, vaccines safe

A massive fire broke out at around 2.45 pm at a plant owned by the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune’s Manjri area. Apart from 10 fire engines, a team of the National Disaster Response Force is at the site to douse the flames. The unfortunate incident took place at an under-construction building at...

PM Modi likely to visit Serum Institute on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the Serum Institute of India (SII), one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, in Pune on Saturday. Notably, SII has joined hands with AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford for the mass-production of their vaccine candidate. The Union government has granted permission to seven firms for manufacture...

Pune resident wears gold mask to counter COVID-19

A resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, Shankar Kurade, has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 lakh amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a thin mask with minute holes so that there is no difficulty in breathing. I am not sure whether this mask will be effective,” said Kurade. Kurade loves wearing...

Maharashtra extends lockdown till June 30, to ease restrictions from June 5

The Maharashtra government has extended the lockdown in the entire state till June 30 but has decided to ease the restriction from June 5. The state government has named the lockdown extension as “Mission Begin Again” owing to relaxations in the lockdown. In the “Mission Begin Again”, markets and shops, except malls, will be allowed...

Domestic flight services resume in India after two months

After a gap of two months, India on Monday resumed domestic flight services that were suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic to contain the spread of the virus. The Delhi airport saw its first departure at 4.45 am to Pune while Mumbai airport’s first departure was at 6.45 am to Patna, the officials said. The first...

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha surrender before NIA in Elgar Parishad case

Dalit scholar Anand Teltumbde along with activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday in connection with the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case. Anand Teltumbde is the grandson-in-law of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar, whose 129th birth anniversary is being observed on Tuesday. Teltumbde arrived at the NIA office at Cumbala...

Woman delivers India its first COVID-19 test kit before giving birth to her daughter

Industrialist Anand Mahindra and actor Soni Razdan are among the thousands who are applauding the efforts of Minal Dakhave Bhosale—the virologist behind India’s first coronavirus testing kit. According to the BBC, Bhosale is the research and development chief of Mylab Discovery in Pune, the first Indian company to get full approval to make and sell...