Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: Pune

Gandhi’s encounter with a young Romila Thapar in Pune that inspired her activism

In 'The Psychology of a Patriot', journalist Saket Suman delivers an account of modern India, tracing the evolution and contestation of patriotism.

Kerala reports first case of Zika virus, 13 others suspected to be positive

A 24-year-old woman, with no travel history outside the state, was diagnosed with the mosquito-transmitted disease. She recently delivered a baby on 7 July.

This 16-year-old Star Trek-Star Wars fan from Pune has captured epic, viral image of Moon

Prathamesh Jaju has been dabbling in astronomy and astrophotography since age 13, and is part of one of India’s oldest amateur clubs, Jyotirvidya Parisanstha.

Pune paradox: Why vaccine & virus research hub is among worst-affected by Covid

Pune is home to Serum Institute of India and National Institute of Virology. But it’s second only to Mumbai in the number of Covid infections reported in Maharashtra.

Proximity to Mumbai, floating population, congested areas — Why Pune Covid struggle continues

Amid the second Covid wave, Pune has, once again, emerged as one of the worst-affected districts. On Thursday, the district reported a total of 10,025 cases.

Restaurants, bars, malls to be shut for 1 week in Pune due to rise in Covid cases

A curfew will be in place from 6 pm to 6 am, and malls, cinema halls and places of religious worship will also be shut during this seven-day period, a senior official said Friday.

Schools, colleges to remain shut, night restrictions return in Pune as Covid cases rise

Pune Saturday reported 998 new cases of coronavirus and nine deaths. The Covid tally stood at 5,14,319 and the death toll at 11,698, according to official figures.

Sharjeel Usmani will be arrested wherever he is for speech at Elgar event — Maharashtra govt

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Wednesday said police have conducted a probe into video clippings of the Elgar Parishad conclave at which Usmani spoke and a case has been registered against him.

Covid tests in Pune drop nearly 70% in last 2 months, govt says numbers low due to fewer cases

The number of Covid tests in Pune steadily dropped from 41,996 in the 11-17 September week to just 13,536 in the 6-12 November week, just ahead of Diwali.

2 years, 3 charge sheets & 16 arrests — Why Bhima Koregaon accused are still in jail

Since 2018, stringent UAPA rules, SC’s Zahoor Watali order, NIA takeover and allegedly ‘inadmissible’ evidence has made sure that all accused remain in custody.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.