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Pune: The low-intensity blast in Pune on Thursday that left five people injured was "prima facie" a terror attack, Maharashtra ATS said today and registered a case against unknown persons in connection with the incident. "Prima facie the blast seems to be part of a terrorist attack. In this connection a case has been registered with Vishrambaug police," a brief statement issued by the Anti-Terrorism Squad said.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 AT 09:21 AM (IST)

Ganeshotsav is that time of the year when Pune bursts with fervour and festivities. In the run-up to this year's celebrations which start on August 29, SAKAALTIMES.COM presents a series that catalogues the diverse facets of the fest. Pune: In 1892, Bhausaheb Rangari, Sardar Khasgiwale, Anna Patwardhan, Sardar Natu and a few others held a meeting at 662, Budhwar Peth, Bhaurangari lane. The house where the meeting took place, still stands.

Saturday, July 12, 2014 AT 07:15 AM (IST)

Pune: Following Thursday’s bomb blast in the city, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Girish Bapat staged a dharna, on Friday, at Budhwar Chowk to protest against the alleged delay in installation of CCTV cameras by the city police. Bapat, along with Shiv Sena MLA Chandrakant Mokate, demanded that, for the safety of Puneties, the State government must ensure that the CCTV cameras are installed as soon as possible.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 11:16 PM (IST)

Pune: There is only 1.15 TMC water left in the four dams which provide water to the city. This water can last only till August 5 or 6. Due to the water scarcity in the district, as many as 84 water tankers are operational. A meeting was chaired by District Collector Saurabh Rao on Friday to take a stock of the water situation in the district.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 11:02 PM (IST)

Pune: With a focus on research and online courses, the University of Pune (UoP) will soon be tying up with various American universities. University of Pune  Vice-Chancellor WN Gade had recently visited these universities. The main project will be with Penn State University. “Penn State University is the leading university for online courses. The university has around 550 online courses.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 10:41 PM (IST)

Pune: Bishop's Junior School, Camp organised a prize distribution ceremony as part of its Sesquicentennial celebrations on Friday. Deputy Director of Education Suman Shinde was the chief guest for the event. At the function, students who achieved good scores and success in elocution contests (English/Hindi) in their respective classes and divisions were felicitated.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 11:04 PM (IST)

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to dismantle around 2,500 illegal mobile towers in the city. The demolition will begin from September if the mobile service providers fail to seek permission from the PMC. According to the data available with the city engineer's office, at present, there are around 2,500 mobile towers in the city. Out of these, only around 35 towers have the permission of the PMC.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 10:59 PM (IST)

Pune: Those students who could not opt for admissions to standard XI junior colleges through the online process, can directly apply to the colleges where seats are available. Apart from regular students, those students with Allowed To Keep Term (ATKT) can also take admissions for std XI through the same process. The total number of seats available at various junior college after the online admission process will be displayed on http://pune.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 10:58 PM (IST)

Pune: Only 50 per cent of the 4,500 petitioners who sent objections in the individual category on the proposed Development Plan (DP) for the old city limits, appeared before the panel set up by the State government. The panel hears objections and suggestions on the DP. The State government has set up a seven-member panel for conducting the hearing and then, present their views on the issue to the State for the latter to take the final call.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 10:54 PM (IST)

Pune: The 28th foundation day of Vanarai, an environmental organisation, was attended by eminent personalities from the city. This was the first foundation day celebrated on July 10 after the demise of its founder Dr Mohan Dharia. Many guests arrived at the event to congratulate the current President of the organisation, Ravindra Dharia.

Friday, July 11, 2014 AT 10:52 PM (IST)

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