All stories by Devidas Deshpande
The story that brought a tear to a General's eyeRediff.com3 Dec 2016
On World Disability Day, in the presence of 150 differently abled soldiers, Lieutenant General P M Hariz, the Southern Army Commander, honoured the late Rediff.com columnist Flying Officer M P Anil Kumar.
16-year-old girl from Pune stopped from joining Islamic StateRediff.com18 Dec 2015
The Class XI 'highly intelligent' student belonging to a good family was planning to exit the country to join the IS and become a suicide bomber.
Cartoonist R K Laxman cremated with state honoursRediff.com27 Jan 2015
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis was among those who paid their last respects to the cartoonist
What Kasab wanted before he was executedRediff.com26 Nov 2014
'Kasab had told us he and the other terrorists had been warned that if they were caught, their families would vanish.'
Won't tolerate indiscipline, Raj Thackeray warns cadresRediff.com22 Nov 2014
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday warned his party cadres not to indulge in indiscipline or face his wrath.
India, China 'Hand-in-Hand' joint exercise beginsRediff.com18 Nov 2014
The fourth edition of the India-China joint training exercise Hand-in-Hand 2014 kick-started on Monday at the Aundh Military Cantonment in Pune.
No PK for Sanjay Dutt in jailRediff.com10 Nov 2014
Dutt stars in PK alongside Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma.
NCP registers worst performance ever, suffers badly on home turfRediff.com19 Oct 2014
The Nationalist Congress Party has failed to register even a single win in Pune city with the Bharatiya Janata Party making a clean sweep, winning all 8 seats.
Sukhoi fighter jet crashes near Pune, both pilots safeRediff.com14 Oct 2014
A Sukhoi fighter plane used for the training purpose crashed at Kolwadi near Pune in the Tuesday evening.
26th Pune Festival kicks off with fanfareRediff.com6 Sep 2014
The 26th edition of the Pune Festival kick-started on Friday evening with a host of celebrities from Bollywood and Maharashtra politics in attendance.
Not retired from politics yet: Suresh KalmadiRediff.com23 Aug 2014
Putting up a brave face, former Member of Parliament and suspended Congress leader Suresh Kalmadi said on Saturday that he is not yet retired from politics and will become active at an appropriate time. He also said that it is too early to evaluate the performance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
Driver who broke the news of Pune landslide returns homeRediff.com2 Aug 2014
"I knew every child and adult in Malin village. They were so warm, I ate with them often though none were my relatives," says Pratap Kale, who always used to park his bus at the landslide-hit village at night. Devidas Deshpande reports.
Pune landslide tragedy: Activist blames agriculture department officials, files FIRRediff.com1 Aug 2014
Even as the rescuers are braving hostile weather and difficult terrain for the third day to look for signs of life under the mound of debris at Malin village in Pune, Suresh Talekar, a Pune-based activist has charged the agriculture department officials of culpable homicide, and has filed a complaint at the Ghodegaon police station.
Mother endures pain under rubble for 24 hrs to save her childRediff.com1 Aug 2014
Devidas Desphande brings forth the story of a miraculous survival of a young mother who endured pain for 24 hours to save her three-months-old son under the rubble of the massive landslide in Pune district.
'Sena MP force-feeding staffer is a black spot on Maharashtra's traditions'Rediff.com24 Jul 2014
Maharashtra Chief Minister condemned the actions of Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare and the party saying that his act had tainted the image of the state. Devidas Deshpande reports.
Will work to ensure India emerges as an education hub: Smriti IraniRediff.com15 Jun 2014
Speaking at a function in Pune, the HRD minister also said that she would be soon introducing changes that would make her ministry more transparent. Devidas Deshpande reports.
Never heard of the Hindu Rashtra Sena? Here's whyRediff.com6 Jun 2014
The extremist outfit has a tainted past and has been entangled in different legal cases for extortion, rioting and instigating violence
Maharashtra businessmen want Ajit Pawar to step downRediff.com14 Nov 2013
The businessmen in the Maharashtra have given a cry of 'remove Ajit Pawar' against the high tariff of electricity.