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India: 18 killed in fire at chlorine dioxide chemical plant near Pune city

Eighteen people were killed in a fire at a chemical factory on the outskirts of Pune city, India. Some 37 workers were trapped at the building premises when the blaze started around 3:45pm on Monday. When fire personnel reached the site, smoke was billowing from the compound and the firemen had to break walls to […]

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Poultry farmer approaches cops after his hens stop laying eggs

A poultry farm in Maharashtra approached the police claiming that hens at his farm have stopped laying eggs after consuming the feed manufactured by a particular firm. The incident was reported in Pune district. “The complainant is a poultry farm owner. He and at least four other poultry farm owners in his area also faced […]

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Fire at Coronavirus vaccine manufacturing plant in India kills 5

Fire at a coronavirus vaccine manufacturing plant in India’s western city of Pune killed at least five people on Thursday. The vaccine maker, Serum Institute of India (SII) said the incident would not affect production of Covishield, the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot it is manufacturing locally. Videos and pictures showed black smoke billowing from a multi-storey […]

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India’s prime minister tours vaccine facilities to probe vaccine development

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited three leading vaccine development and manufacturing sites on Saturday. In a three-city tour Mr Modi visited the Zydus Cadila facility in the western city of Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech’s facilities in the southern hub of Hyderabad and the Serum Institute of India in Pune. Following the visits Modi said India’s […]

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An Indian man made himself a mask made of pure gold worth $3,870

A man in Maharashtra’s Pimpri-Chinchwad district of Pune made himself a mask made of pure gold, worth ₹2.89 lakhs ($3,870). Shankar Kurade in an interview to ANI claimed that the mask was made of gold but is pretty thin and has very minute holes in it to help him breathe. He later then admitted that […]

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21-year-old woman’s transplanted hand changes color to match her skin tone

A 21-year-old woman’s hand transplant surgery has taken the medical community by surprise after her donor’s hand changed colours to match her skin tone. According to reports, Shreya Siddanagowder had been in a car accident in 2016, which had led to amputation of both her hands. Last year, the woman, who hails from Pune, underwent […]

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Pharmacist arrested for stealing masks, medicines from hospital amid coronavirus outbreak

A pharmacist from Pune was arrested for stealing a hundred masks, that are currently in high demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. Suyash Pandhare, the 28-year-old is a pharmacist working with a renowned hospital in Pune. He hails from Vavarhire village of Maharashtra’s Satara district. CCTV footage caught him stealing N95 masks worth Rs 1,253, […]

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After spotting jeep, man on Pune runway Air India Pilots carryout premature emergency takeoff

Hurtling down the runway in Pune at a speed of more than 222 kilometres per hour this morning, pilots of an Air India aircraft noticed a jeep and a man in their way, prompting them to carry out a premature and emergency takeoff. Though a major catastrophe was averted, this resulted in the tail striking […]

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25-year-old suffers brain stroke while playing PUBG match

A 25-year-old man reportedly suffered a brain stroke while playing a PUBG match. After being immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, he was diagnosed with intracerebral haemorrhage, and subsequently passed on January 18. The man was identified as Harshal Memane, a resident of Shindewadi in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune. A statement from a local police station quoted […]

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Actor Shabana Azmi injured after her car rammed into a truck on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi has been seriously injured in an accident on the Mumbai-Pune Express in Maharashtra’s Raigad district this afternoon. Her husband Javed Akhtar was also in the car but did not suffer injuries. The accident took place around 3:30 pm near Khalapur, about 60 kilometres from Mumbai, when the Tata Safari SUV the […]

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Man who married girlfriend in ICU after she attempted suicide escapes

A man was forced to marry his girlfriend at a hospital in Maharashtra’s Pune district after she attempted suicide. The girl was admitted to the hospital after she tried to end her life when the man allegedly refused to marry her. He, however, managed to escape from the hospital soon after the wedding. The woman […]

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Ground caves in during attempt to rescue child from pit in Pune

Two people are trapped inside a pit that caved in during a rescue operation to save a child who had fallen inside the hole in Pune, Maharashtra. Two firefighters who were trying to rescue the child fell along with two civilians in the ground caved in. Three people were rescued. The incident happened in Pune’s […]