Opposition NCP on Wednesday sought to ward off any potential criticism over the proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the party chief Sharad Pawar's pocket-borough Baramati in Pune district next month, saying its commitment to the ideology of secularism is unwavering.
Amid controversy over a street child being thrown out of a McDonald's restaurant in Pune, the Shiv Sena, which is a part of BJP-led government in Maharashtra, on Monday wondered as to when will 'Acche Din' (good days) arrive for the poor in the country.
The condition of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman who has been admitted to a hospital here after suffering a multi-organ failure and is on ventilator support, remained critical, a doctor attending on him said tonight.
McDonald's India is "internally" probing an incident of a destitute child reportedly being thrown out of its outlet here, even as the restaurant management suspended the security personnel involved in the incident.
Shaheena Attarwala, the person who bought a drink for the destitute child, who was thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune for being underprivileged, on Saturday termed the incident as unfortunate and added that the focus should be on treating human beings as humans.
Child rights activist Archana Sahay on Saturday condemned the incident of an underprivileged child being thrown out of a McDonalds restaurant in Pune, saying every child had the right to access all amenities.
A 27-year-old real estate agent was first shot at and then hacked to death by four men near Warje octroi post around 10.15 pm on Tuesday. Police suspect the victim's brother-in-law to be behind the murder.
Women empowerment has become a top priority for the Indian government today, but the first Indian woman who pioneered the movement to provide education to girls has very little mention in the history books. The Congress on Saturday paid tribute to Savitribai Phule, who along with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, founded the first school for women in Pune and became India's first women teacher.
Senior scientist Vasant R Gowarikar, who was a former space agency chief and scientific advisor to the the prime minister in 1991-1993, passed away at a hospital here Friday following a brief illness. He was 82.
A hospital here founded by the doctor-son of a daily labourer and which celebrates the birth of every girl child will now set up a one-of-a-kind burns centre that will treat all women victims of acid attacks or burns free of charge.