User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Last updated: Dec 13 2017 02:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Puppy dies after being run over in Mulund 13.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mumbai: The police have initiated inquiries into the death of a stray puppy, who was allegedly run over by a Mulund resident’s car last week. According to Palka Sejpal, a resident of Dreamland Societ...
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Warrior of Wular 1.12.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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Of dons, Jodha-Akbar, love and terror (Books This Weekend) 24.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Explore the story of Bengaluru's underworld that has been ruled by shrewd and notorious dons; read about the Mughal emporer Akbar and his beloved Jodha in a tale abuzz with political intrigue, personal enmities and hidden rivalry; flick through the story of a boy who has had the best of his days in his undergrad years as the heartthrob of college until he falls for someone; and plunge into a mad adventure around a terror attack at an orphanage.
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Three-year-old ‘adopted’ boy allegedly tortured 22.11.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Rescued by Child Welfare Committee; parents booked
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The Energy 202: Internal watchdog says Interior should focus on climate change. It isn’t. 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The department controls one-fifth of U.S. land area.
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Startup has solution for sewer deaths 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India since 1993 and yet over 126 people have lost their lives cleaning sewers and septic tanks since January this year alone. Despite the laws and Supreme Court interventions, manual scavenging continues. However, 25 years after the ban came into force, eight young engineers — all founders of a Kerala-based startup Genrobotics — are working with Kerala government to put an end to the practice. They have designed a robot, chritstened Bandicoot, which literally means a rat, that can enter into the sewer holes and clean it, exatly like a human would do. "We were approached by the state IT Secretary M Sivasankar seeking our assistance in combating the problem through technology. The idea is to replace the term manhole with robothole so that no human life is lost doing this undignified task," says Vimal Govind, 23, a founding-member of Genrobotics. The Bandicoot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside ...
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Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. Indias smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of the harmful effects of the air they breathe. For more than a week toxic smog has hovered over densely populated regions of northern India and Pakistan, sending pollution levels soaring to many times the World Health Organization safe limit. Delhi, the worlds most polluted capital city, became the epicentre of the crisis as doctors declared a public health emergency and sent millions of students home from school. But in Moradabad, like many cities across northern India, air pollution was also off the charts. Yet few appeared fazed at their citys degraded environment despite the metallic taste hanging in the air. "There ...
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What is the job of the bureaucracy? 14.11.2017 HBL: Home
Workers in the informal sector get little or no help from the administration. If they’re lucky, there are NGOs in their vicinity
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BFC title favourites in debut ISL season 13.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Making their debut in the Indian Super League (ISL), Bengaluru FC (BFC) are title favourites because of their stunning track record.
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Bhalswa landfill fires, smog have residents in chokehold 13.11.2017 Hindu: Home
Most people living in a colony in the area suffer from respiratory ailments
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Plea against levy of separate cleaning charges 12.11.2017 Hindu: Home
PIL filed in High Court Bench
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Skywalk, foot-over bridge to come at ITO soon 9.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday laud foundations for a skywalk and a foot-over bridge at the ITO - one of Delhi's busiest crossings - to reduce chances of accidents to pedestrians at the location crisscrossed by seven arterial roads.
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19 photos show just how bad the air pollution is right now in New Delhi 9.11.2017 L.A. Times - World News

The thick, toxic smog enveloping New Delhi this week has closed schools, snarled traffic and postponed sporting events.

New Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that the megacity of 20 million people had become a “gas chamber,” blaming the air pollution on crop burning in neighboring...

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Rock On! Dharavi teens to perform at London fest 6.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Six teenagers from a rock band comprising Dharavi ragpickers' children will be performing at the EFG London Jazz Festival, going to be held in London's Roundhouse on November 12. The teenagers, between 17 and 23 years old, include Shailesh Agre, Shital Rathod, Vicky Shinde, Durgesh K, Surya Kannan and Niveda Chandrashekhar. They will be leaving for the UK in the wee hours of Monday. "I am very happy and excited to perform with great talented artistes in the UK and I will learn many things from all of them," said Surya Kannan, a member from Dharavi Rocks. "All the six performers belong to an underprivileged family. They have been selected to perform in On Mass, an international festival of Roundhouse and they will also be performing during the EFG London Jazz festival 2017 from November 10 to 19," said Vinod Shetty, Founder of ACORN Foundation (India). "All the expenses for the trip have been borne by the Roundhouse, supported by Arts Council England," Shetty added The teenagers will be performing with ...
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Strangers help trace minors abducted by ragpicker 2.11.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The siblings were taken away while they were playing outside their house in Bengaluru; mason from Tirupati helps Sanjay Nagar police trace the children
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When a temple in Bengaluru decides to not waste its waste! 2.11.2017 Citizen Matters
Kalyana Mahaganapathi Temple management had to pay 1,000 rupees each time to get the waste cleared. This is an inspiring story of the temple becoming self-sufficient in managing waste. ...
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Ahead of Mahamastakabhisheka, manual scavenging rears its ugly head 31.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alleged instances of forcible manual scavenging have come to light in Shravanabelagola, which is gearing up for the Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations in February 2018. Members of the Karnataka State Sa...
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Squeezing fuel out of plastic waste 30.10.2017 HBL: Home
Paterson Energy produces a cheaper alternative to diesel that can fire generators, kilns...
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Sexual assault cases raise question of women safety 28.10.2017 Hindu: News
In last seven days, two destitute women were reportedly raped by men who appear to be anti-social elements. In one of the cases, the woman, a rag-picker, was first killed, as she refused his sexual ad...
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