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Anvi Mehta

  • Q&A: 60 % general practitioners don’t discard bio waste

    In a meeting held last week, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has asked all the general practitioner's of the city to register themselves in the biomedical waste collection and disposal facility by September 15. Though the bio medical waste rules had come out in 2011, the PMC has failed to...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 10:38am
  • Stay safe from pollution generating in your house

    Pune: Monsoon shows an increase in the cases of asthma and other respiratory ailments according to city based doctors even though the city has recorded the lowest emission inventory levels in terms of air pollution this month. The doctors say that the main reason for this is the increase in indoor...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 10:46am
  • Eco-friendly Ganesha idols to be cheaper this year

    Even as only one month remains for Ganesh Chaturthi, the idol sculptors and manufacturers in the city are already applying the finishing touches to the Ganesha idols. In a bid to ensure an eco-friendly festival, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) have tied up with the ganesh idol makers...

    Sunday, 27 July 2014 - 5:41pm
  • Pune youth don't go the safe way, pregnancy among youth on a rise

    Lack of usage of contraceptive is the reason for unwanted pregnancy among youth in the city, says PMC data

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:40am
  • Pune Municipal Corporation chalks out a waste disposal plan

    Pune: In an attempt to make Pune a "zero garbage discharge" city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) implements rules for all societies in the city to construct their own compost pit. As per the Supreme Court's order societies constructed after the year 2000 had to have a compost pits, now, the...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:16am
  • Street food not hygienic at all and here is why

    Pune: Think before you eat outside at any roadside food stalls or hawkers in the city. In the first week itself, 159 stall owners were fined in the monsoons drive inspections conducted by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA). It was found that most of the food stalls and small restaurants did...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:55am
  • Maharashtra aims for record low in maternal mortality rate

    Mortality rate has been brought down to 87 per lakh deliveries in just three years bringing Maharashtra to second position after Kerala

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 10:44am
  • Despite water cuts, Wadia College has ample of water

    Pune: When the entire city is reeling with water cuts, Nowrosjee Wadia College Campus including Ness Wadia Building, College of Engineering, boys and girls hostel are unaffected by water cuts. Thanks to the college's rain water harvesting project started four years back, which has a well...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 11:00am
  • Finally, water levels are seeing an increase

    Pune: After a long spell of poor rainfall, water levels across reservoirs supplying water to city have finally started improving in the wake of adequate showers in last week. Water stock in all four dams has increased from 2.47 Thousand Million Cubic Feet (TMC) on Thursday to 4.82 TMC on Sunday...

    Monday, 21 July 2014 - 9:58am
  • Here is why Pune sexologists are turned on by failed marriages in city

    Pune: The sexologists in the city are happy with their flourishing business, thanks to the rising trend of newly weds wishing to split up over unconsummated marriages. According to the doctors, the business for ‘honeymoon counselling’ has increased in the past couple of years.

    Friday, 18 July 2014 - 11:14am