Underground Metro work to affect 275 families

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PUNE: MahaMetro Rail Corporation officials on Tuesday said over 250 families and 25 shops in the Mandai and Budhwar Peth areas, along the underground stretch of the mass transit system from Civil Court to Swargate, will have to be rehabilitated. The corporation will start dialogues with families and commercial establishment owners from next week and seek their opinions on the rehabilitation process. The talks are expected to get over within two weeks. The affected property owners will have an option of either taking cash compensation or opting for rehabilitation within…

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Pune: Brothers held for assaulting hotelier

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PUNE: Two brothers were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly attacking a hotelier with a baseball bat over the latter’s refusal to give ‘vargani’ (voluntary contribution) for the Ganapati festival in Ghorpadi around 1.30pm on Monday. The Mundhwa police identified the suspects as Akshay Pillay (25) and Rohan (23). “The hotelier, Narayan Ramayya Yadav (45) from Keshavnagar, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Wanowrie,” an officer from the Mundhwa police said. “Both the brothers are the members of Surya Raj Ganesh Mandal. Ahead of the 10-day Ganeshotsav, they had…

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Wagholi to get two new garbage processing units

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PUNE: A special gram sabha held on Monday passed a resolution to set up two garbage processing units at Wagholi, to process over 60 tonne garbage in a scientific on a daily basis. The resolution brought a sigh of relief for the residents of Wagholi, who had been facing several garbage management and disposal issues in the past few months. The work on setting up the first plant is expected to start in the next four months. The administration will also begin the process of identifying land for the second…

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Activist seeks stay on double-decker flyover

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PUNE: Questioning the traffic, feasibility, utility and impact studies conducted for the proposed double-decker flyover at Nal Stop in Pune, city activist and convenor of Pedestrians FIRST, Prashant Inamdar has written to Pune Municipal Corporation commissioner seeking a stay on the construction of the flyover. Inamdar stated that the PMC has accepted MahaMetro’s proposal for the flyover without conducting any traffic, feasibility, utility and impact studies nor has the civic body invited suggestions and objections from the public. “Moreover, when the high-cost Metro is being provided on the Karve Road…

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Flower seller plotted PNB heist in which 2 guards died

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NOIDA: Police have identified at least five persons who were involved in the dacoity attempt and double murder at the PNB head office in Sector 1 as petty criminals. Of the three men who entered the bank premises in the early hours of September 21, two had been booked in cases earlier. The four accused, including a juvenile, were arrested from the BSNL intersection in Sector 19 around 11pm on Tuesday night. Two country-made pistols, six cartridges, two dead cartridges, two knives, a spade, two lever rods and a guard’s…

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Noida cops bust illegal liquor-making factory in Ghaziabad, Loni SHO suspended

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Noida/Ghaziabad: The Noida police has busted an illegal liquor manufacturing unit in Ghaziabad and arrested five persons besides seizing nearly 15,000 litres of spurious liquor. The factory was being run from a two-storey building in Sector B-2 of Tronica City industrial area at the behest of dreaded gangster Amit Bhoora and his Delhi-based brother Vineet Malik, police said. Following the raid by Noida police, the Ghaziabad SSP suspended the SHO of Loni police station for laxity of duty. Lokesh, a resident of Bisrakh, was nabbed with 72 bottles of 375…

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Operator dies as grinder switched on by colleague

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NOIDA: A machine operator in a factory, who was cleaning a grinder machine used for producing plastic granules, was crushed to death as another worker allegedly switched on the equipment in NSEZ area on Wednesday. The victim, Wajid (25), had joined the factory on August 10 and had been staying in Salarpur area with his family. He had reached the factory around 8am and started cleaning the machine around 9am. According to police, as soon as he started cleaning the blades of the machine, a fellow worker switched it on,…

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Man offers ‘help’ to enrol under Modicare, cheats 450

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NOIDA: The government-funded healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat, was launched only on Sunday, but fraudsters are already trying to make a quick buck by duping gullible people who aren’t well-informed about the scheme. On Wednesday, a Muzaffarpur resident was arrested for allegedly duping around 450 people in Sector 16’s JJ colony by claiming to provide them the golden cards which would allow them to avail cashless medical treatment at public hospitals and empanelled private facilities under the scheme, also dubbed ‘Modicare’. Sunil Rajendra, a resident who works as a sweeper, said…

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We must maintain cleanliness all the time, says Pramoda Devi

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MYSURU: “Cleanliness must not be stressed just to win competitions (Swachh Survekshan), but we must work to keep our city clean at all times and to achieve this, we need collective effort,” said member of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family Pramoda Devi Wadiyar on Tuesday. Pramoda Devi was participating in a function organised by the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) as part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations, which is being overseen by the Swachh Bharat Mission. On Tuesday, Pramoda Devi was seen participating in a slew of activities undertaken to clean…

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