Doctors find 100 tapeworm eggs in girl’s brain

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GURUGRAM: A worm in the brain — just a thought sends chills down one’s spine. For the parents of eight-year-old Trushika (name changed), it was a shock of their life when they came to know that their daughter’s brain was infected with tapeworm eggs. Before being rushed to a city-based hospital, Trushika suffered the toughest time of her life with severe headaches and epileptic seizures for the past six months. Trushika was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis (multiple cysts in the brain) due to which the brain swelled and she was put…

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Five more transformers added, relief for 3 sectors

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GURUGRAM: Residents of sectors 3, 5 and 6 are relieved as the addition of five new transformers has ended their power woes. Discom DHBVN has recently started increasing the capacity of the power infrastructure in the city. Officials said similar improvement would be effected in areas like DLF and Sushant Lok to mitigate power crises. “We have been experiencing less and less outage since last 15 – 20 days,” said Dinesh Vashishta, president RWA. “The power issues in the area were chronic but the discom recently installed five new high…

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RWAs back Mall Mile raids, take out candlelight march

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GURUGRAM: More than 500 Gurugram residents on Sunday took out a candle light march for a safer Mall Mile, expressing solidarity with the police for its efforts to curb sex trade on MG Road. The march began at 8.30 pm from MGF Metropolitan mall and the residents walked till Central mall before coming back to the starting point an hour later. The residents from various condominiums on and off MG Road and shop owners were accompanied by state public works department minister Rao Narbir Singh. “All of us have gathered…

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In Gurugram region, a network of 150 vigilantes tracks cattle ‘smugglers’ by sharing info

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GURUGRAM: Amid the controversy surrounding self-appointed cow vigilantes and their violent methods, TOI caught up with a few of them on Sunday to understand how they operate. A network of around 150 gau rakshaks operates in Gurugram, Mewat, Palwal, Rewari and Faridabad. Together, they coordinate their raids and share resources among themselves. They claimed that they “are just animal lovers”, and some people are misusing their name in an attempt to “malign their good intentions”. “A few months ago, we nabbed a Mewat man near Bilaspur, who was posing as…

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Chain snatched from 2 women at Singanallur and RS Puram

Coimbatore: Chain snatchers struck the city again on Saturday night when motorcycle-borne miscreants made away with a total of nine sovereigns of gold in two different incidents at Singanallur and RS Puram. In the first incident, Soodamani, 53, wife of Subramani, from Veeriyampalayam, was targeted when she was on her way to a relative’s house at Poonga Nagar at Singanallur. She was employed as a housekeeping staff with a private hospital on Avinashi Road. “She reached Singanallur from SITRA by bus. She was walking towards her relative’s house on Saturday…

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Man held for siphoning off Rs 1.5cr from employer’s bank account

Tirupur: A 27-year-old accountant was arrested here on Friday for siphoning off about Rs 1.5 crore from his employer over a period of four years. According to police, the accountant, R Kirubakaran of Thanthai Periyar Nagar in Avinashi, managed to do this by forging his employer’s signature on cheque leaves and transferring money to the bank accounts of his relatives. “Kirubakaran was employed with a knitwear buying office near Bangla stop on Avinashi Road. Recently, R Palanisamy, a partner of the firm, questioned him about the outstanding payments that have…

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Waterbodies to get a fresh lease of life

Successive years of drought have brought into focus the need for restoring and rejuvenating waterbodies in the state. As part of the process, the state government has started a survey to identify dried waterbodies. Involving the retired engineers, the state government formed the Tamil Nadu Resource Development Cell in May 2018. The committee is now conducting a survey in and around Chennai and in Coimbatore. Within four months the committee will submit detailed project reports on restoration of waterbodies across the state to the state government, said R Ilangovan, vice…

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The Kousika may flow again

The state government has identified the Kousika as one of the rivers with deficit water supply to link with waterbodies that have surplus supply. Officials from the Tamil Nadu Resource Development Cell, a government body which was formed to recommend projects pertaining to the renovation of waterbodies, said they have started identifying deficit and surplus waterbodies in the district. Based on their recommendations and availability of funds, the state government would implement the projects. P K Selvaraj, secretary, Athikadavu Kousika River Development Project, said that if the river is rejuvenated,…

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