Pritha Chatterjee

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CSE’s study on toxins in bread: Time for govt to act?
Wed, May 25, 2016

So what is potassium bromate? It is recognised as a category 2B carcinogen since 1999 which means it is believed to be "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Delhi air ambulance accident: Stroke patient on board, others unhurt in emergency landing
Wed, May 25, 2016

A resident of Patna, he had been put on the air ambulance earlier in the day from the Jagdish Memorial Hospital there to be treated for a neurological stroke.

Hardlook: Don’t ignore early signs of dehydration, say doctors
Mon, May 23, 2016

Doctors said patients reporting to emergencies and OPDs with heat exhaustion were those who spent a considerable amount of time outdoors.

Hardlook: Reeling under mercury’s May onslaught
Mon, May 23, 2016

Temperature crossing 44-45 degrees Celsius in May is not new for Delhi, but such spikes are usually seen in the second half of the month. This summer, however, the rise was seen from the first week. Here is the lowdown on the effect of such energy-sapping heat and how people are coping.

Delhi had highest incidence rates for childhood cancers in country
Sat, May 21, 2016

The report shows Delhi boys had 551 reported cancers, which was 5.4 per cent of the total reported cancers, while girls with 309 cases had 3.2 per cent of the total cancer cases.

8 yrs after construction, Rajiv Gandhi hospital opens doors to indoor patients in Delhi
Wed, May 18, 2016

The facility, which is expected to be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will provide treatment in super-specialty departments such as cardiology, cardiac surgery and critical care.

During odd-even II, most air quality stations showed spike in pollutants
Sat, May 14, 2016

The CPCB also pointed out that emission from different sources, apart from vehicular pollution, also varied, making it difficult to analyse the scientific benefits of the scheme.

Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna, Raipur among world’s most polluted cities
Fri, May 13, 2016

Gwalior, among the top five cities globally in terms of PM 2.5 levels, recorded an annual average of 176 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) and Allahabad 170.

WHO clears air: Delhi no longer most polluted, that’s Zabol in Iran
Fri, May 13, 2016

According to a new WHO report, New Delhi was the 11th most-polluted city while Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) figured in the top seven.

After 14 months and two post-mortems in Saudi Arabia, AIIMS negates Saudi autopsy: Not suicide
Wed, May 11, 2016

The post-mortem at AIIMS was carried out Monday on the court’s order on May 6, six days after the body was repatriated.

To control dengue, India needs to move beyond fumigation: Australian expert
Tue, May 10, 2016

peaking to The Indian Express, Prof. Scott Ritchie from the James Cook University in Australia said fumigation does not work well, especially for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which has a tendency to go indoors.

Journalist suicide: Cop witness to incident shifted, doctor couple booked
Wed, May 04, 2016

Friends and family members told The Indian Express that Tiwari was under severe stress due to an extortion case filed against her by the couple, who alleged that she had asked for a bribe to not publish the story.

Odd-Even II: Here’s how Delhi’s air fared
Mon, May 02, 2016

On April 24, ozone levels hit 75 parts per billion or 150 µg/m³, the first sharp rise seen during the scheme, from around 62 parts per billion or 124 µg/m³ the preceding day.

Delhi gasps for breath: 972 fire calls already this month, PM 10 levels up
Fri, Apr 29, 2016

This was the 972nd distress call the Delhi fire department received this month. In April last year, the number of such calls was 164, according Delhi Fire Services data.

Air quality in Delhi: high temperature spikes ozone, pollution higher than in April ‘15
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

If we compare the period April 15-25, the CPCB station at Punjabi Bagh recorded three "moderate days" last year and not a single moderate day this year

Delhi: Suspect IDs, tracking delays mean unclaimed bodies often don’t rest in peace 
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Police refuse to accept names or addresses furnished by friends, or even shelter home records of poor people who die without leaving behind a proof of identity

Unclaimed bodies in Delhi: Nameless and faceless
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

With protocol limiting time to trace families or loved ones, and valid identification difficult to come by, authorities are left with hard choices.

As mercury rises, so do levels of pollutant ozone in Delhi
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Sunita Narain from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that ozone, a gaseous pollutant, moves from areas that are highly polluted to those that have low pollution levels.

Odd-even not sustainable as a long-term measure in Beijing: Zeng Jinghai
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

We have introduced varying vehicle restriction measures since 2008 to tackle Beijing’s poor air quality.

Odd-Even phase II: Uber, Ola withdraw surge price after govt warns of strong measures
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Despite increase in frequency of Metro trains and more buses on roads, commuters have fallen back on hiring cabs.

Wide variations in PM levels inside and outside border areas
Sun, Apr 17, 2016

As per data released by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, border areas in east and northeast Delhi recorded the highest particulate matter compared to other borders.

Odd-Even phase II: Pollution levels higher than this day last year, weather plays a part
Sat, Apr 16, 2016

Scientists, however, cautioned that due to high rains during this period last year, such a daily short-term comparison may not give an understanding of the impact of the scheme.

Odd-Even phase II: Govt plan to collect air quality data with mobile van hits stumbling block
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

For the second phase of the odd-even scheme, the Delhi government’s environment department started collecting data on air quality before the start of the scheme for comparative data.

Odd-Even Phase II: Vehicles ferrying children in school uniforms will be exempt
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

Stating that this phase has “almost” the same rules as the first one, Kejriwal said the new rule will be applicable between 8 am and 8 pm on all days, barring Sunday.

Considering odd-even for 15 days every month, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

The Delhi government is "seriously" mulling a proposal to enforce the odd-even scheme for 15 days every month, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

The kids are not alright
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

What is driving teenagers in India, across socio-economic groups, to anxiety and depression?

Half of resident doctors will be graduates from Delhi institutes
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

If candidates from Delhi are not available to fulfill the 50 per cent seat reservation, only then will candidates from other states be considered.

IIT Delhi study on odd-even phase I: Average speeds fell in morning peak hours, early start seen as key factor
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

The study found that average speeds decreased by 5 per cent in arterial road segments, 4 per cent in ring road segments, 3 per cent in commercial roads and by 1 per cent in inter-city roads during the first phase of the scheme between January 1 and 15.

Capital’s health system redesign: No CDMOs, doctors to be sent for clinical work
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

In orders issued on March 30, the posts have been redesignated as Additional Regional Directors Health (ARDH) and have been restricted to only five - one in each of the five newly identified “regions” under the new model.

Odd-even phase II: Monitoring begins early, spotlight on NCR too in this round
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

As of now, real time air quality is monitored from six permanent stations under DPCC — Anand Vihar, Mandir Marg, Punjabi Bagh, Civil Lines, RK Puram, and IGI airport.

Odd-even phase II: This time, eye on ozone as well
Sat, Apr 09, 2016

In February, apart from particulate matter, gaseous pollutant ozone emerged dominant. Experts say ozone levels go up with the rise in temperature.

In rented rooms across Delhi, part 2 of ‘mohalla’ clinic project takes off
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

In another part of the city, the mohalla clinic inside a single-room structure on the ground floor of a bungalow in Hari Nagar Ashram colony, in Jangpura, is abuzz with activity.

Kaleem Ahmad loves to read and paint, now fights to save his sight
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

AIIMS doctors desperately trying to revive vision in left eye of 28-yr-old AMU M.Tech student who was injured in firing after India-Pak game.

Dhaka finds a case, India to start random testing for Zika virus
Fri, Mar 25, 2016

This comes a day after Bangladesh confirmed the presence of the Zika virus in a sample from a patient admitted in 2014-15 who had tested negative for dengue and chikungunya.

Fight against prenatal sex determination: Delhi govt brings veterinary clinics under ambit of PCPNDT Act
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

"So technically, the ultrasound machines used by vets can be misused for identification of sex of human foetuses,” said a health department official,

‘Tough’ Class XII paper: Maths test concerns could be due to changes in curriculum, says CBSE
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

This is not the first time that the CBSE has announced “remedial measures” after concerns were raised that Monday’s Class XII mathematics paper was “tough and lengthy”.