Visually impaired masseurs of Pune

Visually impaired masseurs of PunePune, April 29: Several visually-impaired girl students in Pune are being given training in basic physio-therapy and massaging techniques to enable them become self-reliant in life.

These enterprising girls despite their visual impairedness are being provided opportunities to become professionals in life.

The training is part of a four-year vocational training programme conducted at The Pune School and Home for the Blind aims to enable women self-reliant.

Foreigners’ Registration Office issues notices to Pune colleges

Foreigners’ Registration Office issues notices to Pune collegesPune, Apr 27: The Foreigners'' Registration Office (FRO) has issued notices to college authorities in Pune to provide information about foreign students. The notices have been issued to keep a check on the activities of foreign students.

Guidelines pertaining to admissions and other information about foreign students have been framed for colleges. The colleges will now have to report to the police if these students are involved in illegal activities and misbehaviour.

PMC Fails To Come Up With Concrete Action Plan For Waste Management

PMC Fails To Come Up With Concrete Action Plan For Waste ManagementThe Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) failed to come up with a time bound and solid action plan in order to improve management of the Urali Devachi dumpsite, even after having a day’s extension by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB).

The issue looks doubtful to be settled in the near future, threatening another garbage pile-up in the city.

Rotary Plans Polio Walk; To Spend $200 Mln By 2012

Rotary Plans Polio Walk; To Spend $200 Mln By 2012 In a declaration, John Kenny, Rotary International president-elect said, “Rotary has committed 200 million dollars to polio eradication in the next three years and we hope to see the world free of polio by 2012.”

Kenny, who was in Pune for two-days, made this announcement during a press meeting on Friday.

Kenny also said that all projects backed by Rotary in the zone will never be short of funds and Rotary has committed $200 million to polio annihilation within the next 3 years and wish a polio free world by 2012.

Dawood Ibrahim’s aide arrested

Dawood Ibrahim’s aide arrestedPune, Apr 11 : Maharashtra police on Saturday arrested a sharp-shooter of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Asif Mohammad Shaikh alias Asif Dadhi, an alleged associate of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, has been sent to a two-day police custody.

Many cases of murder, attempt to murder and ransom have been registered against Dadhi.

IFC to provide loan worth €135 million to Volkswagen India

International Finance CorporationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, plans to invest €135 million in Volkswagen India's plant in Pune.

Under the proposed deal, IFC will provide a loan of up to €60 million from its own account and a syndicated loan of up to €75 million.

It should be noted that Volkswagen India's has recently inaugurated its plant at Chakan. The facility which is being set up at a cost of €580 million has a capacity of 1.10 lakh units a year.