Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary �Still I Rise�, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad�s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

    Dheeshma Puzhakkal

    Where is the cap? Hyderabad pvt. hospital issues 9L bill for Covid-19 treatment
    Where is the cap? Hyderabad pvt. hospital issues 9L bill for Covid-19 treatment

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government, on June 16, after a prolonged public demand capped the cost of Covid-19 test conducted in a private lab at Rs...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 30 Jun 2020 11:06 AM GMT


    Covid-19: Doubling time of cases is 7.4 days, deaths is 30.9 days in TS
    Covid-19: Doubling time of cases is 7.4 days, deaths is 30.9 days in TS

    Hyderabad: The doubling time of Covid-19 cases in Telangana is only 7.4 days, says an analysis of Covid cases between June 20 and June 24 among the...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 27 Jun 2020 11:45 AM GMT


    Satellite data reveal open-air gym slab was laid inside FTL boundary of Ramantapur Chinna Cheruvu
    Satellite data reveal open-air gym slab was laid inside FTL boundary of Ramantapur Chinna Cheruvu

    Hyderabad: Satellite data captured by Google Earth between 2000 and 2020 has revealed that the huge slab of the recently inaugurated open-air gym has...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 27 Jun 2020 5:10 AM GMT


    Head nurse of Hyderabads Chest Hospital dies of COVID-19 4 days before retirement
    Head nurse of Hyderabad's Chest Hospital dies of COVID-19 4 days before retirement

    Hyderabad: The head nurse of Government General and Chest Hospital, who was set to retire on 30 June, died of COVID-19 on 26 June here. Her family has ...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 26 Jun 2020 2:00 PM GMT


    Telangana Open Schools demand mass pass but experts say not feasible
    Telangana Open Schools demand mass pass but experts say not feasible

    Hyderabad: Following Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao’s announcement to promote all Class X regular students in the state, students of...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 23 Jun 2020 11:08 AM GMT


    Madrasa teacher sentenced to 10-yr imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor
    Madrasa teacher sentenced to 10-yr imprisonment for sexually assaulting a minor

    Hyderabad: A special court in Hyderabad that deals with POCSO cases on Monday, June 23, sentenced a madrasa teacher to 10-year life imprisonment for...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 23 Jun 2020 11:03 AM GMT


    After Gandhi, Osmania PG doctors launch indefinite strike
    After Gandhi, Osmania PG doctors launch indefinite strike

    Hyderabad: Overburdened with duties and with many of them getting infected with Covid-19, as many as 50 post graduate doctors of the General Medicine...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 21 Jun 2020 9:30 AM GMT


    382 Indians, 12 from Telugu states, stranded in ship at Manila for 70 days
    382 Indians, 12 from Telugu states, stranded in ship at Manila for 70 days

    As many as 382 Indians, including 12 from Telugu states, are stranded on 20 different cruise ships anchored at Manila Bay in Philippines. They have...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 20 Jun 2020 1:15 PM GMT


    Missing Mangalghat Covid suspect’s body found in Gandhi mortuary
    Missing Mangalghat Covid suspect’s body found in Gandhi mortuary

    Hyderabad: The body of a Covid-19 suspect who went missing from Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad on June 1 has been recovered from Gandhi mortuary. The...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 20 Jun 2020 8:11 AM GMT


    Narayana College collecting advance fee for second year without revealing fee structure, alleges parent
    Narayana College collecting advance fee for second year without revealing fee structure, alleges parent

    Hyderabad: The parent of a student from Narayana College, Kolluru, has registered a case against the college following an argument with the college...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 18 Jun 2020 6:35 PM GMT


    Lockdown hit livelihood of 65% of elderly in India: Survey
    Lockdown hit livelihood of 65% of elderly in India: Survey

    Hyderabad: The Covid-induced lockdown has impacted the livelihood of at least 65 per cent of the elderly in India, says a survey report conducted...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 17 Jun 2020 8:06 AM GMT


    COVID fear: Talab Katta women neglected by Hyd hospitals; dies 40 days after delivery
    COVID fear: Talab Katta women neglected by Hyd hospitals; dies 40 days after delivery

    Hyderabad: Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in Telangana, several stories are coming out where patients are forced to move from pillar to post for...

    By Dheeshma Puzhakkal  Published on 16 Jun 2020 10:57 AM GMT


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