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Anvi Mehta

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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