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  • Hyderabad & Pune beat Mumbai & Delhi in quality of life: Survey Yesterday

    London: A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in India's commercial hub Mumbai and capital New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging Tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The 'Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings' evaluated...
  • Pune FC beat Royal Wahingdoh 1-0, go to top of I-League table 6 days ago

    Pune: Pune FC defeated Royal Wahingdoh FC 1-0 in an I-League Round 8 match to move to the top of the points table here on Saturday. A first-half strike from Thongkhosiem Haokip (27th minute) proved to be the difference between the two sides in a hard fought encounter on a rainy...
  • Is the government prepared to tackle Swine Flu? February 13, 2015

    Swine Flu has now claimed 407 lives this year, 216 in the first 10 days of February itself. Most deaths have occoured in Rajasthan and Gujarat but cases are being reported from across the country. Tami Flu the vaccine needed to cure the virus is running short in most places. ...
  • Pune added to IPL match hosting venues February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Pune and Chennai have been added to the list of host venues for this season's Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament, scheduled in April-May, after missing out on the distinction in 2014 due to different reasons. "At the request of King's XI Punjab, we have decided to allot two or...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan edge past Pune; Salgaocar beat East Bengal February 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Defender Pritam Kotal's late strike ensured a 1-0 win for city giants Mohun Bagan over Pune FC in a I-League encounter on Saturday. In other matches, Salgaocar FC beat East Bengal 3-1 at Goa, while Royal Wahingdoh held another Goan outfit Dempo SC 1-1. At Kolkata's Salt Lake stadium, Haitian defender...
  • Pune FC to host Mumbai FC in I-League January 31, 2015

    Pune: Pune FC will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai FC in an I-League Round 4 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi here on Sunday. Coming into the game after a dominant 5-2 win over Shillong Lajong FC, Pune FC will...
  • I-League: Haokip hat-trick powers Pune to a 5-2 win over Shillong January 29, 2015

    Pune: Thongkhosiem Haokip scored a hat-trick as Pune FC drubbed Shillong Lajong 5-2 in an I-League match in their first home match of the season here on Thursday. Haokip proved to be the star of the day as his side showed no mercy to their opponents in their Round 3 match...
  • Pune FC takes on Shillong Lajong in I-League January 28, 2015

    Pune: Pune FC will be motivated to build on recent dominant form when they face Shillong Lajong FC in their first home game of the new I-League season at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here Thursday. Going into Round 3, Pune FC will be confident after a dominant 3-1 win over...
  • My father was a very informal man, says RK Laxman's son January 28, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman's son Srinivas Laxman on Tuesday said that his father was very informal man and was very open with them. Laxman, creator of the iconic 'Common Man', died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Remembering RK Laxman and his 'Common Man' January 27, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Being RK Laxman: Legendary cartoonist, creator of 'Common Man', passes away January 26, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital on Monday evening after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. ...
  • Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman dies at 94 in Pune January 26, 2015

    Pune: Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital on Monday evening after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. Laxman, brother of late novelist RK Narayan, is survived by writer wife Kamala, retired journalist son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha. He was...
  • Pune FC beat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in I-League January 24, 2015

    Pune FC beat defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 in a second round encounter of the Hero I-League Football Tournament at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Saturday. For Pune FC, Darko Nikac (9th min), Luciano Sabrosa (25th min) and Raju Yumnam (82nd min) were the scorers. For the home team, Eugeneson Lyngdoh (90th...
  • BJP, Congress makes offshore casinos as by-poll plank January 24, 2015

    Panaji: Locked in the Panaji bye-election battle, rivals BJP and Congress have made offshore casinos as their poll plank with both the parties mudslinging at each other on the issue. While Congress Goa Chief Luizinho Faleiro had on Thursday said that they will suspend licences of all offshore casinos issued by...
  • Bengaluru FC take on Pune FC in I-League January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: After starting their campaign with a draw, pressure will be on Bengaluru FC to register their first win of the season when they take on Pune FC in an I-League match here on Saturday. Bengaluru will be hoping to make amends in their performance as their supply chain to their...
  • I-League: Time for Bengaluru FC to deliver the goods January 23, 2015

    Bengaluru: After an uninspiring goalless draw with Dempo a week ago, champions Bengaluru FC will be under pressure to deliver when they face Pune FC in the second round of the I-League on Saturday. A missed penalty by skipper Sunil Chhetri and a clutch of wasted scoring chances saw BFC just...
  • Pune FC sign Portuguese playmaker Figueira Marcelino January 23, 2015

    Pune: Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the addition of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 I-League season. The 30-year-old midfielder joins Pune FC after a brief stint with FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL), and adds valuable experience to...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman still in critical condition January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The condition of the noted cartoonist RK Laxman, who is undergoing treatment at a Pune hospital, remains critical, doctors said. The Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital at Pune said in a statement this evening that Laxman is on "mechanical ventilator, on drugs to maintain his blood pressure". "Currently his medical condition is critical...
  • Pune: McDonalds suspends staff member for throwing out homeless child from restaurant January 17, 2015

    Pune: Taking action for throwing out a homeless child from its restaurant in Pune, McDonalds on Saturday suspended the staff member involved in the incident. The action comes after the Maharashtra government intervened in the matter. Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the government will gather the...
  • I-League: Salgaocar rally to hold Pune FC to a 1-1 draw January 17, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar FC rallied in the second half to hold Pune FC to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the I-League football tournament, here on Saturday. Pune FC, who dominated the first half took the lead in the 44th minute, through Anthony D'Souza. But Salgaocar fought back in the...
  • McDonalds restaurant in Pune throws out street child, says such people not allowed, govt to probe January 17, 2015

    Pune: Maharashtra government will probe the shocking incident where a homeless child was thrown out of the McDonalds restaurant in Pune. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "I will get back to you after I enquire into the incident. I don't have all the pertinent information with me yet." Describing the incident...
  • Pune: McDonalds staff throws street child out of restaurant, says 'these kind of people aren't allowed' January 17, 2015

    Pune: In a shocking incident, a street child in Pune was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant when he entered to buy a Fanta float. The boy was accompanied by a woman to the restaurant, who later discussed the incident on Facebook. Describing the incident, the woman said that she along...
  • Pune: Man shot, stabbed to death; murder caught on camera January 9, 2015

    Pune: In a gruesome case of murder, a young man was shot and stabbed with a knife by relatives of his in-laws on the streets of Pune on Thursday. The brutal attack was caught on CCTV cameras. The police has said that the victim was married to a girl against her...
  • Sanjay Dutt returns to jail in Pune, doesn't surrender and comes back to Mumbai January 9, 2015

    Pune/Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who returned to Yerawada Central Jail in Pune Thursday to serve the remainder of his term after 14-day-long furlough ended and there was no response to his request for an extension, however did not surrender. Maharashtra home ministry officials said that they were awaiting a reply...
  • Chhetri's brace takes Bengaluru FC to Fed Cup semis January 5, 2015

    Vasco: Sunil Chhetri scored a brace for Bengaluru FC to sink Pune 2-1 as English coach Ashley Westwood's boys marched into the semi-finals of the Federation Cup at the Tilak Maidan here on Monday. Going into the Group B encounter, Bengaluru needed a stalemate to secure a place in the play-offs,...
  • Banks need more autonomy to make commercial decisions: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    On the day two of the Bankers meet in Pune, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said, "There are unacceptable levels of NPAs in some cases, and the banks have to be given a sufficient amount of leeway to deal with commercial issues with a commercial mindset." ...
  • India needs reforms in banking sector, more autonomy for state banks: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    Pune: India needs to "conceive" several reforms in the banking sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday on the sidelines of a two-day banking retreat. Jaitley added that there is a need to give greater autonomy to banks and that non-performing loans in some cases was "unacceptable". "There is a need...
  • After Bengaluru blast, several cities put on high alert December 30, 2014

    Following the blast in Bengaluru, an alert has been issued across several cities in the country. Mumbai is also among the cities on alert, following Intelligence Bureau's specific inputs regarding these 5 SIMI men who are believed to have carried out the Pune blast. ...
  • Lisa Ray to glam up Pune Fashion Week 2014 December 17, 2014

    Pune: Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray will walk for ULKA SB at the forthcoming fifth season of Pune Fashion Week here. The 'Bollywood Hollywood' star will sport one of the creations from designer Ulka Bafna Vohra's latest collection titled 'Nirbheek' on Friday, read a statement. The collection, which consists of floor length lehengas,...
  • Pune: Unseasonal rainfall delays the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav December 14, 2014

    Unseasonal rainfall in Maharashtra has hit normal life. Pune's biggest music festival, the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav in Pune also had to be postponed midway due to heavy rainfall. ...