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Santosh Andhale

  • Netas descend on Mumbai to woo migrant workers

    Scores of sitting MLAs and ticket aspirants for assembly elections are currently holed up in Mumbai to lure voters hailing from their constituencies. There are lakhs of people who live and work in Mumbai, but are registered as voters in their native place. These leaders from across various parties...

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 6:55am
  • Shiv Sena uses dabbawalas' network to reach voters

    As if inspired by the popular saying, 'The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach', the Shiv Sena has discovered that the fastest way to a voter is through their dabba. Having strategically made a provision for the welfare of dabbawalas in their vision document, the party has won the...

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 5:45am
  • Rise of the Mumbai: Urban votes will call the shots

    Rapid urbanisation and migration has resulted in the sharp rise of urban seats in Maharashtra forcing parties to focus on the urban voter also. The Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nashik belt together has now 95 seats out of the state's 288, as compared to the 78 seats in 2004. Also, in Mumbai the number...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:20am
  • Separate passing for school written, practical exams in Maharashtra

    The state education board is considering setting separate passing scores for written and practical or oral examinations and a decision on this is expected to be taken soon. Why the need to change? The matter came up in the context of reports that an abnormally large number of students scored full...

    Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 6:45am
  • Those favourite pair of jeans may give you urinary tract infection

    Wearing unwashed tight jeans for many days and lack of hygienic washrooms are becoming a leading cause of urinary tract infection (UTI) among young women, especially college goers, say city gynaecologists. Doctors say they are seeing a rise in this trend and awareness has become necessary as...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 7:05am
  • 10-year-old abandoned Varanasi boy to undergo 28-hour surgery

    Ten years after a newborn boy was abandoned in the fields near Varanasi and was mauled by a wild animal, 12 doctors from the private Bombay Hospital will do a path-breaking surgery to finally reconcontrct his once-tattered right leg. Manish Singh from Varanasi in UP is scheduled to undergo a...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • National trauma conference workshop at JJ hospital which doesn't have a trauma centre

    A three-day national conference on trauma care will be held in the city next month. According to the organisers, the programme includes a day-long training workshop that would be conducted at JJ hospital. An irony of sorts, as JJ – perhaps the largest public health institution in Mumbai – doesn't...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:45am
  • 20 years after woman willed flat to university, it's still planning a scholarship

    Nearly two decades ago, a Dadar woman willed her house to the Mumbai university, suggesting that it use the funds generated for a scholarship. Who is this charitable woman? The woman, Saudamini Pantavaidya, lived in a 815-sq-ft flat in Dadar Parsi Colony. She passed away on April 29, 1995....

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • 4 Sangli doctors held for performing 107 illegal abortions

    The police have arrested four doctors from Sangli for allegedly carrying out 107 illegal abortions, in complete violation of government rules on the procedure. The four were apparently terminating pregnancies unlawfully for the past three years. The case was unearthed during a routine inspection...

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 6:18am
  • Maharashtra Health University of health Sciences asks colleges to draft report on fighting Ebola

    As health experts around the world are gearing up to deal with the threat of Ebola virus, Maharashtra Health University of health Sciences (MUHS) has asked authorities of all medical colleges to draft a report about measures required to be implemented to prevent an outbreak. The report must also...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:50am