On the sidelines of the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Dr Furin speaks to The Indian Express how deep TB runs in India and why the target of eliminating it by 2025 is impossible to achieve.
In the latest case, disability rights activist Arman Ali, also Director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities, had booked an Uber in Chennai to go to the airport in June.
The board is mandated to register transgenders, frame welfare schemes, provide social security, protect human rights, spread awareness on existing government schemes and integrate them socially with members of other communities.
Last week, in a counselling session at MDACS, over 100 transgenders came together to discuss addiction problems. They counted over 31 drugs in rampant use, including heroin and mephedrone. Some also spoke of addiction to scorpion bite.
Unfazed by protests over hacking of trees in Aarey Colony in his constituency, Shiv Sena leader and Minister Ravindra Waikar retained the Jogeshwari East seat with ease. He, however, tells The Indian Express that Sena needs to be given a greater role in the government this time.
Rebels gave sitting MLAs a tough fight in two of Mumbai’s North west seats. In Andheri East too, rebel candidate Murji Patel was in close contest with Sena’s sitting MLA Ramesh Latke. Latke eventually took lead, winning with a margin of 16,965 votes. Congress came third with 27,951 votes.
An official said that such work would help inculcate the importance of voting among the students and also teach them the virtue of helping others. The EC had chosen students from Class IX to XII for the work.
Even the single voter had to be persuaded by an election officer to cast his vote, said villagers, who boycotted the election to express their anger over lack of electricity, water supply and road network.
In Andheri West, where several Bollywood actors live, Satam is pushing to convert Versova beach into Miami-style beach. It will have water sports, beach sports, entertainment venues and various cafes dotting the sea front.
As the election draws closer, the BJP’s mobile apps for Maharashtra have activated local cadre — from daily text messages directing them on different responsibilities to app interface, allowing the lowest cadre to communicate with party leaders.
Sion Koliwada, with its 2.55 lakh population, has 80,000 Muslim and 70,000 Dalit voters. With large areas under slum cover, contaminated drinking water, inadequacy of community toilets, poor sanitation and lack of health and education facilities remain major issues.