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Maitri Porecha

  • Temperature soars to 36.8 degrees C on Friday, second-hottest day since 2009

    The sweltering heat in Mumbai is increasing by the day. After Thursday saw the mercury reach 37 degrees Celsius — the highest temperature since October 30, 2009 — Friday wasn't too far behind either. The maximum temperature for Santa Cruz was recorded at 36.8 degrees Celsius, while Colaba recorded...

    Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 6:45am
  • Bhopal gas leak: 30 years on, wounds linger

    In less than two months, it would be 30 years since the gas disaster struck Bhopal. As a precursor to the 30th anniversary, close to a hundred men, women and children who have been affected by the gas that leaked from Union Carbide factory in Bhopal on that fateful night (December 2-3, 1984),...

    Friday, 17 October 2014 - 6:55am
  • Tumours, ulcers to occupy most space on cigarette packs soon

    Pictures of blackish blue tumours bubbling with pus, massive ulcers protruding from the mouth or throat will soon occupy most space on the covers of cigarette packets. Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has announced that stronger pictorial warnings will be carried on cigarette, gutkha and...

    Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 6:40am
  • India needs to start treating its elderly with respect: Susan Somers

    Interview with Susan Somers, member, Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) working on formation of United Nations Convention on Rights of Older Persons.

    Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 5:45am
  • Minor surgery turns fatal for 40-yr-old

    A minor surgery turned fatal for corporate professional, Santosh Srivastava, 39, who worked as a senior vice-president and head – alternate channel for Kotak Securities. He died on October 11 at Criticare Hospital, Juhu hours after he underwent a surgery to correct his fistula. The family...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 4:15am
  • Andheri doctors fix youth's bitten ear with part of his rib

    After a drunkard bit off half of Avinash Phulpagare's ear, he was treated like an outcast in his town Nanded. "My friends used to tease me and call me names like 'Kaan Katela'. No one in the village was ready to marry off their daughter to me. Fortunately, my sister, who works as a nurse in Mumbai...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 7:54am
  • Insect in lassi in a stall at Lower Parel

    Little did 24-year-old Dhawal Poladia know that his refreshing drink would be infested with insects. To his utter shock and horror, he found two worms in a bottle of Aarey's lassi almost half way through his drink.

    Thursday, 9 October 2014 - 6:05am
  • Mumbai girl does an Angelina Jolie, removes thyroid

    What Pooja Jhaveri (23) did might well be the future. When a genomic mapping of the banking professional's body showed that the right lobe of her thyroid could develop goitre or abnormal swelling in future, she went for a pre-emptive, partial removal of her thyroid. Jhaveri says she was inspired...

    Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 5:05am
  • New MRI machine in JJ hospital gets cheaper

    The erstwhile expensive diagnostic tests like the CT scan and the MRI are set to become cheaper. State-run JJ Hospital, has acquired a swanky new CT scan and MRI machine in it's radiology department. Not only is the machine high end, at par with the services available in leading private hospitals,...

    Saturday, 4 October 2014 - 3:30am
  • Baby Safe Project to protect wombs from radiation

    There is increasing evidence that electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones or cell towers can be harmful to expectant mothers and their unborn child. Eminent public health expert and published author from the US Dr Devra Davis explained that babies in the womb were susceptible to exposure...

    Friday, 3 October 2014 - 6:30am