Woman held for theft at employer’s house in Pune

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PUNE: Pimpri Chinchwad crime branch recently arrested a 52-year-old domestic help for stealing valuables from her employers’ house. The police recovered gold ornaments worth Rs 1.91 lakh from her. A team of crime branch led by senior inspector Uttam Tangde made the arrest. Tangde said that police constables Pravin Patil and Ganesh Sawant received a tip-off that a woman working as domestic help at different plush housing societies, was involved in thefts from her employers’ residences. “We laid a trap and took the woman into custody from her house in…

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MLAs lifted Speaker’s mace as last resort: NCP

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MUMBAI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said the Opposition MLAs lifted the Speaker’s mace in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly as the “last resort” because the state government didn’t take note of the issues such as drought and the Maratha quota raised by them. NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad also said that Speaker Haribhau Bagde should have adjourned the proceedings immediately after the incident. Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Assembly on the second day of the Winter Session when the members of the Congress and the NCP lifted the…

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Min temp soars above normal, light rain expected

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Pune: The minimum temperature in the city on Monday climbed to an unusually warm 18.2°C. Weather officials said this was because of the moisture and humidity caused by a trough across Marathwada. The weather system is also likely to bring some rain in Madhya Maharashtra till November 21, India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said. On Monday, IMD forecast partly cloudy skies and light rain in some areas in Pune on November 19 and 20. “A trough in the easterlies, running from north-interior Karnataka to Vidarbha across Marathwada, has brought humidity…

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Tomato glut brings down wholesale rate to Rs 3/kg

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Pune: In an eight-month low, the tomato prices in November have fallen to Rs3 to Rs6 per kilogram in the wholesale market. The prices are also significantly lower than the wholesale rates prevalent during the same time last year — tomatoes were being sold for between Rs12 and Rs35 per kg in November 2017. The retail price for this kitchen staple, however, is still steady at Rs20 per kg. In July this year, the price per kg of tomato in the wholesale market was between Rs5 and Rs 14. And…

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Elgar: Sedition charge sought against activists

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Pune: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar told a special UAPA court here on Sunday that the prosecution has sought the state government’s sanction to prosecute activist-writer-poet P Varavara Rao and other accused in the Elgar Parishad case on charges of waging war against India, sedition and “statements conducing to public mischief”. “We have added these three new charges under Sections 121, 124-A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code in the FIR on October 30,” investigating officer ACP Shivaji Pawar told TOI. “We have submitted a proposal relating to the…

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