Tabassum Barnagarwala

Articles By Tabassum Barnagarwala

Two-month-old, who suffered burns in Mumbai hospital ICU, undergoes amputation

As his parents gave permission to amputate their first-born’s left hand, they say they were left with no option. “We have nowhere else to go, and we want his treatment to get over,” Rajbhar said.

To plug dearth of psychiatrists, Maharashtra govt to train MBBS doctors

While the Maharashtra government plans to train 100 PHC doctors in batches, only 40 doctors have agreed so far. NIMHANS will conduct exams at the end of the course.

Tackling paedophilia: Psychologists open doors for those seeking help

The World Health Organization (WHO) terms paedophilia as a mental disorder, with patients suffering from persistent sexual interest in children.

‘To eliminate TB by 2025, India will have to progress from 1.7% annual reduction rate to 10%’

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.

Rights body recommends Uber compensate disabled man after two drivers refused ride

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.

CMC Vellore Study: High incidence of latent TB in healthcare workers, nursing staff more vulnerable’

The risk of infection was higher among nursing students who remain in close proximity to patients for longer durations than doctors, the study found.

Mumbai: Transgender welfare board on paper, yet to meet, reveals RTI query

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.

Mother Teresa Memorial Award: Sold as sex slave by IS, Yazidi woman to receive award for Kurdistan govt

As per the Kurdistan government data, from 2014 till September this year, the office has rescued 3,515 Yazidis from IS strongholds.

Clinical trial of vaccine shows 49.7% efficacy in preventing pulmonary TB infection

The vaccine is, however, a long way from being launched in India, with further trials required on the country’s population before it is rolled out.

Mumbai: Proposal of counselling centre for transgender drug addicts remains stuck

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.

We got 56 seats, will demand equal power: Shiv Sena’s Ravindra Waikar

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.

BJP candidate wins, but party loses ground in Mumbai’s Versova

Versova, which witnessed 1.2 lakh turnout this time, had been a Congress bastion until 2014 when BJP swept this seat along with adjoining constituencies in Mumbai North West.

Maharashtra Assembly polls: Versova sees close contest, rebels give tough fight in Andheri East

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.

Maharashtra elections: 5,500 students volunteer, assist elderly & physically challenged voters

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.

Maharashtra elections: Manibeli boycotts polls, demands electricity, water and roads first

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 Raigad, Maharashtra — women take up poultry farming, stop migration

Last year, around 2,200 families were surveyed in Mahad and 700 economically poor, migration affected women, several of them widows, were selected to do poultry farming.

BJP incumbent promises Miami-style beachfront, Congress missing in action

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.

A Web of Ties: How BJP workers use mobile apps to campaign in Maharashtra

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.

Maha polls: Sion Koliwada VBA candidate’s fight — shed outsider tag, build alternative to ‘one-man army of BJP’

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.