Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

PRITHA CHATTERJEE

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He is gay, she was in love. He couldn’t change, she couldn’t live
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

A court sent the husband, also a doctor at AIIMS and described in his wife’s suicide note as a “homosexual”, to 14 days in custody.

Death by Breath: On Delhi’s edge, a township of 25,000 more toxic than Delhi
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

The Kaushambi story: Industrial areas, bus depots and garbage landfill

Six people to check 16 trucks per minute, NGT must look at own monitors’ reports
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Apart from the trucks, the report highlighted the lack of any monitoring of buses run by state governments — the drivers were “shocked” at the checks.

500 trucks seized in one week, no more space left
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

The NGT’s orders came close on the heels of an investigative series by The Indian Express on how Delhi’s air turned toxic over the last seven years.

Haryana’s fix for Delhi’s air: BS-IV vehicles only
Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Delhi has plan for tracking trucks that sneak in, UP for moving from coal to gas in power units

Men at Work
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Millions of Indian men live away from their homes, forming the bulk of the labour force that drives its cities. Their lives are about relentless toil, and little reprieve.

Death by Breath: Metro helps but
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Expansion will still account for only 15% of commuter trips.

‘Imagine how it would have been without Metro,’ says Delhi Metro CMD Mangu Singh
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Air quality cannot be the responsibility of the Metro, just like the whole transport system of the city cannot depend only on the Metro, says Singh.

Death by Breath: Thirst for diesel food for poison
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

From vehicles to gensets, 40% surge in diesel use means more cancer-causing chemicals in air.

Death by Breath: For generators, rules in place but no one to enforce them
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

A 2013 pollution inventory found that diesel combustion from generators contributed 6 per cent of PM2.5 and 10 per cent of PM10 levels in Delhi and satellite towns.

Death by Breath: How, why diesel is dirty
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Its fumes can damage the lungs and brains and cause cancer; India yet to assess threat while rest of world takes note.

Death by Breath: Why building dust is lethal mix
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Cement manufacturing, which involves burning of coal and limestone at very high temperatures, contributes to seven per cent of carbon dioxide emissions globally.

Death by Breath: Construction destruction
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

Area the size of 1,34,000 football fields built upon, rule book thrown to the wind.

From demolition, dust city won’t manage and debris it can’t
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

The capital generates over 5,000 tonnes waste daily from demolition, according to figures with Delhi’s three municipal corporations.

The road that larger particles travel
Mon, Apr 06, 2015

In the 2010 survey, SAFAR estimated that 10 per cent of the roads in in NCR and Delhi are unpaved.

Why each truck injects a toxic dose into the night
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Experts said that without uniform fuel standards, trucks with national permits will continue to use cheaper, poor quality diesel.

While you are sleeping: 80,000 trucks enter Delhi every night, poison on wheels
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

A driver at the Shahdara checkpost blamed the owner of his truck for forcing him to mix diesel with kerosene to save money.

No bypass for Delhi’s choked heart
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Toxic fumes left behind by trucks entering every night, Delhi waits endlessly for a highway that would have skirted the city

Landmark study lies buried: How Delhi’s poisonous air is damaging its children for life
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Just under half of the 44 lakh schoolchildren studied are growing up into adults with irreversible lung damage.

‘We made it clear kids were suffering… absolutely nothing was followed up’
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Dr Manas Ray, lead author of biggest study on air pollution effects on Delhi kids, in conversation with Pritha Chatterjee

Over 398 medical colleges in India, one course for environment science
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Course's director Dr T K Joshi says one reason why this course never really took off was lack of 'incentive'.

Delhi air made Arvind Kejriwal ill, says Bangalore doctor
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Doctors found that a stressful lifestyle and the living conditions in Delhi were responsible for his ill health.

Leave Delhi: That’s what doctors are prescribing to patients with serious respiratory ailments
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

11-time rise in ICU cases at Patel Chest Institute; pollution not only affects lung function, it hits blood pressure levels too.

Seven years ago, everyone saw Delhi’s air take a deadly U-turn but no one did a thing
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

As many as 15 authoritative studies red-flagged how landmark gains from CNG were being frittered away.

Death by breath: ‘Big talk when in Opp, talk of lobbies when in power': M C Mehta
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

People at the helm just fell asleep, says lawyer MC Mehta.

Death by breath: ‘Judiciary hasn’t been as active, needs to step in,’ says Kuldip Singh
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Retd Justice Singh looks back at the way the capital, having once become a model for fighting air pollution, went downhill from there.

Tests on aborted foetuses show 63% had genetic disorders: Study
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

Study at city hospital focused on pregnancies terminated within 12-30 weeks.

Naturopathy centre in capital on fast-track
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Delhi’s first naturopathy centre will come up on the premises of an ayurveda treatment centre.

Use AIIMS app to book appointments, check reports
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

By April, AIIMS is expected to integrate their UHID system with the UID provided by the government.

‘Half of infected blood donors don’t report for treatment’
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The study was conducted by Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, samples tested for for Hiv, hepatitis and donors informed

Myopia in schoolkids doubles since 2001: Study
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

The study also found that myopia was more prevalent in children with a family history of myopia and higher socio-economic status.

Hospitals to get minister’s calls, AAP care marshalls
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Satyendra Jain sends phone number and email to hospitals and tells them not to miss his calls.

Centre recommends swine flu vaccination for healthcare workers
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Union Health Minister J P Nadda had said the government recommended vaccination “only for health workers”.

Six months later, returning to Valmiki Colony, from where Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Work goes on without gloves, masks or aprons, but things are more organised.

Swine flu: Government sets flu test price at Rs 4,500
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Labs at AIIMS, Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute to do more tests to clear backlog.

Only testing lab fights spurt in swine flu cases
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Delay in results renders tests redundant; NCDC conducting 200-250 tests a day; AIIMS asked to help out.