Alliance has to be respectable: Chavan

Cautioning that rigidity in seat-sharing formula would help communal forces, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday said, “At the same time, pre-poll alliance has to be respectable.”
Chavan was addressing a rally of farmers at Dhayari organised by Haveli Taluka Congress Committee for inaugurating the party office of Khadakwasla assembly segment.

Contractor fined Rs 7 lakh for `defective services`

A contractor, who was given the tasks of fixing leakages, plastering and painting buildings in a housing society, has been directed to pay Rs 7 lakh fine to the society for rendering `defective services`.

Pune University guard shot dead

A security guard of the University of Pune was shot dead by an unidentified youth in the campus Thursday night, sending shockwaves among the student community here.