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Alifiya Khan

  • Surveillance stepped up after Ebola scare

    As the scare over Ebola virus entering the country becomes more serious, the Maharashtra government has deployed ambulances available with the state emergency medical service(MEMS) at Mumbai's international airport to shift suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) passengers.

    Monday, 11 August 2014 - 5:08pm
  • Specialised home respiratory care services to roll out in Pune

    Many studies have pointed towards the worsening air quality and increasing number of patients with respiratory ailments in Pune city. A specialty respiratory care for patients at home may prove to be god-sent with a new tie-up between a medical technology major and a specialty home care company....

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 4:20pm
  • Real estate not building up steam

    Pune: The impact of overall economic slowdown is catching up with the Pune real estate scene, too. Though, the real estate market has expanded to 22 per cent in the year 2013 - 2014, the growth is about 10 percent less than the previous year., where it had grown up by 31.9 percent. Inventories...

    Friday, 8 August 2014 - 10:11am
  • Here is how colouring pages will teach kids to celebrate differences

    Pune: It is believed that the lessons learnt at an early age stay on for a lifetime. Hoping to use the medium of art to get children understand the message of equal rights and dignity for people with disabilities, Pune-based EKansh has developed a first of its kind colouring pages project, which...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 10:31am
  • Q & A: Bariatric surgery needs commitment to fitness say experts

    Pune–based Dr Shrihari Dhorepatil, the first surgeon to conduct an open bariatric surgery in India in 1997, has watched how bariatric (weight loss surgery) surgery in India has evolved from being a life saving procedure to a treatment method. The surgery is now considered to treat obesity related...

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 9:15am
  • FDA ensures hygienic food at iftaar stalls in Pune

    Pune: This Ramzan, officials of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Pune will be undertaking a special drive to ensure that the food that you eat off the stalls conforms to minimum health standards. FDA officials have been requested by the police department to ensure that no untoward incident...

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 9:26am
  • Why a Bank manager draged his laundryman to court

    Pune: What do you do if your laundryman 'spoils' the clothes that you sent for dry cleaning? Pick up a fight and stop giving him the clothes henceforth. But an employee of Syndicate bank who earlier worked as manager in Market Yard branch refused to take this deficiency in service lying down.

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 7:15am
  • After Expressway, robbers now lie in wait for tourists at Lonavla

    Tourists going to the hill town of Lonavla, beware. A recent incident that took place there is surely an eye-opener.

    Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 7:18am
  • Film and Television Institute of India to guide police in making videos against social media menace

    Pune: Devising an innovative way to beat the rising menace of social media and cyber crime in spreading communal tensions, city police have decided to circulate positive messages by videos and posters of their own as well as screen them in theatres across the city.

    Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 9:39am
  • ‘We fear the spread of an epidemic in the rains’ - Dr S T Pardeshi, Pune Municipal Corporation(PMC)

    As the pre-monsoon showers have hit the city, concerns about impending health problems are rife. The medical officer of health, in-charge of health department at Pune Municipal Corporation, Dr S T Pardeshi said that these are testing times for this department as it put to test all the year long...

    Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 9:26am