#puneinpixels: Activist arrests, Asian Games, Onam, afforestation drive, new BRTS route.... Pune this week

Updated: Aug 31, 2018 19:59 IST

Lawyer Arun Ferreira taken to Faraskhana Police station in Pune on Wednesday. The five activists arrested from various parts of the country on Tuesday for suspected Maoist links had allegedly funded the ‘Elgar Parishad’ conclave in Pune, held a day before the Koregaon-Bhima violence, police said on Tuesday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

These newly­ planted trees planted in Shivne have pictures of various deities kept at the foot of each, to discourage truants from uprooting them. The trees have been planted as part of the state’s afforestation drive that saw 15 crore trees planted in July this year. (SANKEt WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Under scrutiny for inadequate security measures and design faults since 2013, the Dapodi­ Nigdi bus rapid transport system (BRTS) finally began operations on Friday after a five ­year delay. Bombay high court had given the green signal to the corridor after the Pimpri Chinchwad municipal corporation (PCMC) implemented IIT­B’s recommendations, which suggested changes to the route. (HT PHOTO)

Devotees perform the traditional ritual of laying Pookalam (floral carpet) and decorate the Ayyappa temple in Rasta peth on the eve of the Onam festival on Thursday. (HT PHOTO)

A potter of Kumbharwada, Kasba peth gets decorated pots in place on Sunday, ahead of Janmashtami on September 2, 2018. The pots are being used to play ‘dahi handi’ (breaking of the pot filled with butter), during the festivities. (HT PHOTO)

With vehicle users and locals ignoring traffic police directions and taking a turn before the road barricades put up by the traffic police, vehicle congestion was seen at Padale chowk due to diversion on Khilare Patil road on Monday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

According to the India meteorological department (IMD), the hill station in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar tops even Mawsynram, Cherrapunji’s neighbour in Meghalaya, and now widely considered the place that receives the most rain in the country. (HT PHOTO)

The Congress party thought of a novel way of grabbing the attention of authorities over the innumerable potholes that have developed on the roads. Here, the party members are seen planting a sapling in a pothole at Jedhe chowk, Swargate on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)

The bustling Mandai market remained closed on Thursday to pay respects to senior social worker and former MLA Vasant Thorat who passed away on August 30. Thorat, 77, was also the president of Mandai Ganesh mandal. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

(From left) The Indian men’s team comprising Sawarn Singh, Dattu Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh won the gold medal in the men’s quadruple sculls event at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Out of the 34 rowers at the Asian Games, 33 are from the Indian Army and several returned to their training centre at the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) on Monday. (HT PHOTO)

A baya weaver bird was spotted in Baner. The baya weaver birds are known for its hanging retortshaped nests, which they make with the help of twigs and leaves. (SHANKAR NARAYAN/HT PHOTO)

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