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Pune to witness light rain over next 2-3 days

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

The city will continue to witness light to very light rain over the next couple of days. A marginal increase in rainfall is likely during the later half of the week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated.

Estate agent held for acid attack on builder, son

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

A 32-year-old real estate agent was on Sunday arrested on the charge of throwing toilet cleaning acid on a building contractor and his son, causing injuries to them.

NGO to study changes in city rivers

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

(This story originally appeared in PuneMirror on August 18, 2019)

Premium outstripped compensation to farmers

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

Premium paid to insurance companies has outstripped compensation to farmers during the kharif season in all three years of the Prime Ministers Crop Insurance scheme (PMFBY) in Maharashtra, latest data shows. This was true even for 2018-19—a drought year with over 40% of the state’s talukas affected by a water crisis.

Auto driver hangs self after killing daughter

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

An autorickshaw driver was found hanging in his flat at Balajinagar in Sahakarnagar on late Saturday night, while his daughter was found unconscious. Both died on Sunday morning in a hospital.

Flood death toll in Pune division mounts to 56

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

Aurangabad man strangulates wife to death

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

Angered over wife continuously suspecting her husband’s character and nagging him about it, the man allegedly murdered her on Saturday noon, before walking to the police station and surrendering himself.

Nashik hosp gets 18 swine flu patients in Aug

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

The isolation ward of the Nashik civil hospital has received 18 swine flu patients so far this month. The number is the highest in any month this year and experts blame the present weather conditions — which are conducive to the growth and spread of the swine flu virus.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray gives support to South Mumbai fishmongers

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - Bureau Chief India July 19, 2019

What is black money, and why is it so difficult to quantify it?

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - Bureau Chief India July 19, 2019

Nadeem Saifi and his unique piece Dilbar win billions of heart

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

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Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

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Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

Super 30, featuring Hrithik Roshan and Mrunal Thakur, is set to hit screens on July 12, 2019.

Nida (2019/IB/FB/02) - State Bureau Chief - Maharashtra July 01, 2019

One Minute It Was an Afghan Wedding. The Next, a Funeral for 63.

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings have provided a rare respite from the violence. On Saturday, a bomber took away even that.

Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban in Show of Strength After Tumult

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

After days of violence and warnings from the Chinese government, organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out, making it the second- largest march of the protests.

Women Are Fleeing Death at Home. The U.S. Wants to Keep Them Out.

Posted on Monday August 19, 2019

Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.

India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid.

Posted on Sunday August 18, 2019

Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.

Teenage Brides Trafficked to China Reveal Ordeal: ‘Ma, I’ve Been Sold’

Posted on Saturday August 17, 2019

With women far outnumbered by men in China, some Chinese men are importing wives from neighboring countries, and using force to do so.