User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Waste Picker
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Chicago named the ‘rattiest’ city in U.S. for sixth consecutive year by Orkin 18.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
“Rats have taken to the streets of Chicago, yet again,” Orkin wrote in its announcement.
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Man, 20, Beaten To Death In Delhi Over Suspicion Of Mobile Phone Theft 17.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
A 20-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by two persons who suspected him of stealing their mobile phone, police said on Saturday.
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Indian government wants manufacturers to manage plastic waste – but its proposed rules are rubbish 7.10.2020 Scroll.in
Industry experts say the draft rules do not hold producers responsible, instead offering them ways to evade responsibility.
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Toddler Dead, 10 Injured In Ghaziabad Slum Fire: UP Police 6.10.2020 NDTV News - India-news
A two-year-old girl was charred to death and over 10 people were injured as a fire destroyed 300 shanties in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, police said on Tuesday.
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Live Updates from 12-Hour #SwasthyaMantra Telethon With Amitabh Bachchan For A Healthy India 1.10.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Helmed by NDTVs Dr Prannoy Roy and campaign ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, season 7 of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India will build on what the campaign has been working on for the last six years. This...
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Rescuers Dig Through Ahmedabad's Trash Dump For 12-Year-Old "Rag Picker" 28.9.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Rescuers searched frantically Monday for a 12-year-old girl believed buried for two days under a vast garbage heap which collapsed while she was scavenging in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.
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Demolition threat hounds 300,000 Delhi slum-dwellers 19.9.2020 Rediff: News
'The people, media and politicians are ready to listen to the troubles of Kangana Ranaut, but we are unwanted lives in the heart of Delhi.' Shine Jacob reports.
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Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem 19.9.2020 The Assam Tribune
Irregular NGOs, shortage of GMC vehicles adding to garbage problem
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PHOTOS: When wildlife wows us! 3.9.2020 Rediff: News
NHM wildlife
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Webinar on waste handling held 31.8.2020 The Assam Tribune
Webinar on waste handling held
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In India, 90% sanitation workers don’t have health insurance even amid the coronavirus crisis 31.7.2020 Scroll.in
The findings are based on a survey conducted in five states and two metros.
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'Man cannot win against nature': Amid catastrophic floods, China's dams come into question 28.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

Fears are intensifying over the gargantuan Three Gorges Dam, where the reservoir has risen to its highest point since the dam was completed in 2006.

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Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Fell Over 70% During Lockdown In Delhi: UN Report 28.7.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Levels of nitrogen dioxide fell by more than 70 per cent during the lockdown in New Delhi, a UN policy brief said today, warning that the environmental gains could be temporary if the cities re-open...
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Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040 24.7.2020 BBC: Science
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.
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Waste Masks, Gloves To Be Stored For 72 Hours Before Being Disposed 23.7.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
In its latest guidelines on disposal of COVID-19 waste, pollution watchdog CPCB or Central Pollution Control Board has directed that masks and gloves used by everyone, whether infected or not, should...
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is unleashing a tidal wave of plastic waste 13.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

Activists worry that all those coronavirus masks, medical kits, takeout containers and grocery bags are setting back a global fight to curb single-use plastic.

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Family Buries Man In His Hut After Death, Cites Poverty; Cops Deny Claim 25.5.2020 NDTV News - India-news
A 30-year-old ragpicker who died n Bihar's Bhagalpur recently was given a quiet burial by his relatives inside the hutment where he lived.
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What the scourge of COVID-19 has exposed... 10.5.2020 Rediff: News
'...are the deep ruts and fissures in the rotting fabric of our cities and the incompetence of elected leaders and administrators,' notes Sunil Sethi.
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It’s time India started a department for the Forgotten Resident Indians who build and run our cities 6.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The country’s shadow citizens – domestic workers, waste pickers, labourers, construction workers, dhobis and many more – must finally be given their due.
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