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Anvi Mehta

  • 2 weeks notice by rains

    Pune: The recorded rainfall has now increased from a deficit of more than -150 per cent to + 20 per cent. "The city has recorded 390 millimeters of rains since June this year, since the last week of July the city has received more than 100 mm of rains," said the Indian Meteorology Department (IMD)...

    Friday, 8 August 2014 - 10:03am
  • Couple plants 800 trees in Vetal Tekdi area

    Looking at the decreasing tree cover in the city, KD Gargote and Vidya Gargote took up a tree plantation drive quite seriously. The couple has already planted 800 trees in the Vetal Tekdi area and are determined to increase the number to more than 2,000. "We have been taking walks on the tekdi in...

    Thursday, 7 August 2014 - 10:16am
  • IT professionals suffer most muscle disorders

    Pune: Long working hours, sitting in front of a computer/laptop continuously and irregular lifestyle are familiar with most of the IT professionals and their lifestyle. These are some probable reasons why 93 per cent of the IT professionals in the city suffer with Work related Musculoskeletal...

    Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - 10:44am
  • Leafy veggies are back with a bang

    Rains have increased the produce and made them cheaper

    Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 10:44am
  • Caste away: help arrives for Malin

    Pune: Pushing caste barriers aside, when it came to volunteering for the rescue operations at the disaster site in Malin, various groups of Sikh and Muslim communities camped at the village to provide food and water to the rescue forces and waiting relatives. Rescue workers have been working...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:24am
  • Danger of landslide still persists

    Pune:The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and district administration monitoring the situation at Malin claimed that some parts of the hill had developed some cracks and the danger of landslide was still pretty imminent. The agencies monitoring the disaster relief work in Malin including...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:18am
  • Death toll reaches 85; search for bodies begins in backwaters

    Pune: On the fourth day of the rescue operation at Malin village, 85 bodies were found until Saturday night. Fearing that some bodies must have been washed away with the water, the teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Pune Municipal Corporation's fire brigade have started a...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:11am
  • Relatives losing hope, losing faith

    Pune: After over three days of wait, relatives of those still buried under the mud and stones in Malin, have started losing their hope. Be it a 50-year old Tarabai Thokal, who claims to have lost at least 50 people or a 20-year old Shamal Garware, they just want to see their beloveds one last time...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 11:06am
  • Excessive irrigation for paddy, heavy rain set off Pune landslide: Geological Survey of India

    A preliminary report by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) says that excessive water used for cultivation of paddy together with continuous heavy rain may have contributed to the landslide which swept over Malin village on Wednesday. The experts have proposed stopping paddy farming in the area...

    Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 7:20am
  • E–waste burdens Pune's waste management system

    Pune: City's solid waste management system has to bear an extra 30 per cent load of electronic waste (E Waste) not being segregated, collected or processed by government institutions. While the e-waste rules were implemented in 2011, even after three years the problem of domestic e–waste disposal...

    Saturday, 2 August 2014 - 10:19am