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Jaipur: Comptroller and Auditor General empties toilet pit, sets example 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Comptroller and Auditor General of India and former IAS officer of Rajastahn Cadre Rajiv Mehrishi set up an example for the bureaucracy when on Thursday he emptied a toilet pit from a twin pit toilet in rural Maharashtra. In this tasks he was joined by secretary in the ministry of drinking water and sanitation Parameswaran Iyer. The pit-cleaning exercise was conducted at Pandharewadi gram panchayat in Daund block of the Pune district. The exercise was basically a step towards dispelling myths, biases and stigmas and setting a precedent that officers who advocate for sanitation and hygiene should practice the same. Several state principal secretaries (sanitation), senior officers of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and senior officers of Maharashtra government joined in this exercise. At the #ODF Sustainability workshop in #Maharashtra, Additional Chief Secretaries of various states, senior officers of the #SBM & state government officials emptied the pits from twin pit toilets to de-stigmatize ...
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City misses rank despite improved efforts 18.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Waste-to-energy plants fetch top ranks for Indore, Bhopal
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Alterra Mountain Co. moving corporate HQ into Zeppelin Station in Denver’s RiNo district 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
One of the newest office buildings in Denver's RiNo neighborhood will have a ski company at its summit. The 10-year lease, confirmed Wednesday, grants the fledgling ski industry power player 34,000-square-feet on the top floor of the recently unveiled building.
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CAG and Secy MDWS empty toilet pit near Pune for Swachh Bharat 17.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shri ‎Rajiv Mehrishi, and Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Parameswaran Iyer emptied a toilet pit from a twin pit toilet in rural Maharashtra early this morning.
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APMC didn't work, AMC to seal its office 15.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The health and solid waste department officials of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) are all set to seal the office of Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Jamalpur, as they have not started the work on the biogas or compost plant as they had promised. Even after the direction of AMC to install and operate a compost plant to dispose and recycle waste produced in the market, the authority was dumping waste. To teach them a lesson, the civic body didn't lift garbage for some time. After two months of constant follow up, the authority at APMC wrote to the civic body stating that they will function the plant at APMC by May 15. Dramatically, the secretary of APMC appeared before the civic officials on Monday and said they are not yet able to start work for the compost plant. The official informed the secretary that though APMC is not following the written promise but AMC will follow the rule and will seal the office by Wednesday. HIT THE HURDLE APMC secretary said on Monday that they were not yet ...
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Sulabh founder to get Nikkel Asia Prize 15.5.2018 General News
Sanitation pioneer and founder of Sulabh International Dr Bindeshwar Pathak has been selected for Japan's most prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize, a statement said on Monday.
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Anti-waste drive begins in Sakinaka 15.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Campaign started in Tunga village
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Sulabh International founder awarded Nikkei Asia Prize 14.5.2018 General News
The founder of Sulabh International, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, has been honoured with the Nikkei Asia Prize in Japan for his contribution to Asia's development, an official statement said today. Pathak is among the three who have been conferred with the award. According to an announcement made by the Nikkei Asia Prize Secretariat this morning in Tokyo, he has been described as "an Indian social reformer tackling two of his country's biggest challenges -- poor hygiene and discrimination". Nikkei Inc., one of the largest media corporations in Japan, has been presenting the awards since 1996 to honour people in Asia who have made significant contributions in one of the three areas: Economic and Business Innovation, Science, Technology and Environment and Culture and Community. The prizes will be awarded on June 13 in Tokyo in Japan. Dr Pathak founded the Sulabh International in 1970. It is an NGO that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation among other social services. The ...
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What even is going on with the Capitals? 14.5.2018 Washington Post
What even is going on with the Capitals?
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AMC’s Gandhigiri forces APMC to toe the line 14.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
Guess what could happen if you don’t follow the direction of the civic body! The struggle of AMC officials turned out to be fruitful when they protested in a Gandhian way.    The health and solid waste department of the civic body had to stop lifting garbage from Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Jamalpur, as they were not cooperating with the Ahme-dabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Under Swachh Bharat Mission’s guideline, each city is advised to have waste compost or biogas plant at the vegetable market to dispose and recycle the waste.  Despite several stinkers of the civic body, they were installing machinery for compost plant or for bio-gas pant in the area. Hence, the civic body had stopped lifting garbage for a week. It was the stink that forced to agree, authority at APMC to install a biogas plant. “We asked them a couple of times to process the waste compost. All of them went unheard. They were not paying any heed to what we were requesting,” said Dinesh Desai, chairman of the health ...
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Decentralised waste processing plants in all 200 wards planned 12.5.2018 Hindu: News
The units will process at least 15 % of solid waste generated
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A memo justifying my first-class travel 10.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A memo justifying my first-class travel
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GOP voters torn between 'normal' candidate and eldritch abomination 9.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
GOP voters torn between 'normal' candidate and eldritch abomination
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Info for voters of Mahalakshmi Layout Constituency- MLA, Candidate, Voting and more 8.5.2018 Citizen Matters
If you are one among the lakhs of voters of Mahalakshmi Layout, this is what you need to know! Background information Understand the role of the MLA Learn all you can about the candidates: see »
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Info for voters of Bommanahalli Constituency -MLA, Candidates, Voting and more 8.5.2018 Citizen Matters
If you are one among the lakhs of voters of Shanti Nagar, this is what you need to know! Background information Understand the role of the MLA Learn all you can about the candidates: see »
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Community initiative powers Pali Hill street lights 6.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Residents set up waste processing plant with BMC, pvt. help
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27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.

If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:

1. Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it,...

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Info for voters of Shivajinagar Constituency- MLA, Candidate, Voting and more 5.5.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
If you are one among the lakhs of voters of Shivajinagar, this is what you need to know! Incumbent MLA: Roshan Baig R http://opencity.in/information/karnataka-election-candidate-profile-roshan-baig-r List of candidates, 2018 R Roshan Baig Party:Indian National Congress Family: »
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Don't be afraid: You can grow strawberries at home 5.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit — fragrant, juicy jolts of flavor that are best picked warm and ripe right out of the garden.

But if you’re planting now, you’ll have to be ruthless to get the crop you crave.

That means stripping the plants of every flower, bud and berry for at...

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Rudy Giuliani has violated the Trumpworld canon 5.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Rudy Giuliani has violated the Trumpworld canon
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