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MCOCA invoked against the notorious Suraj Thombre gang

Police said Thombre, a resident of Nana Peth, and his close aide Somnath Sayaji Gaikwad were earlier working with Andekar. But they parted ways in 2018 and formed their own gang. Since then, the two groups have clashed with each other multiple times for supremacy. After invoking the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act […]

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In memorandum to Mayor, SWaCH claims support of 110 corporators, over 33 lakh residents

It stated that 110 elected representatives across parties have written to the Mayor and PMC Commissioner, expressing their unequivocal support for the continuation of the waste-pickers’ SWaCH Cooperative instead of the proposed introduction of private contractors. After the ruling BJP in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) pushed for the involvement of private agencies in door-to-door […]

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Taste of life: We are what we eat, but where we eat matters too

In the first week of February, 1939, eminent Gandhian and social – reformer Acharya Dattatreya alias Kaka Kalelkar, addressed female students in a boarding school in Satara. “This school has Hindu, Muslim and Christian students studying together. But I have observed that students from different castes and religions do not sit together to eat their […]

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Round 2: Colleges declare cut-off list for FYJC admissions

The second special round of class 11 or the First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions is underway with the junior college allotment list for admissions on display including the cut-off list of colleges. In the second special round, of the total 38,766 available seats, there were 8,419 applicants and 5,555 students were allotted a college. […]