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Timely checks on STPs imperative to prevent untoward incidents 21.1.2018 deccanherald.com
How safe are Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) installed in apartment complexes across the City? To understand this, DH interacts with a few apartment owners to gather interesting insights on the critical maintenance and safety issues. The death of three workers in an apartment in HSR Layout has been a wake-up call for all apartments. This came across clearly in the interactions. A resident of Freebird Apartment in Victorial Layout, Rajamani Muthuchamy strongly recommends that workers should not be exposed to health hazards. "They should be provided with safety gears and cleaning equipment to ensure that their health is not at risk," he says. His message: The rules that apply to municipal waste clearance should apply to STPs too. Mechanical cleaning should be adopted to avoid human contact with the liquid or solid waste that the municipal workers are required to deal with. Besides, he says, the planning and enforcement authorities should be clear about the capacity and appropriate treatment technology to be ...
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Toxic, fatal STPs no more 21.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Safety lapses, procedural loopholes, design faults. Now, a deadly mix of these could be fatal. This is exactly what happened to three workers, asphyxiated while cleaning a sewage treatment plant (STP) in an apartment complex in the city's HSR Layout. This one act of manual scavenging camouflaged as tank cleaning has exposed the clear lacunae in a system that makes STPs mandatory without a regulatory mechanism. When questions were raised, all that the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) could do was to indulge in a public blame-g
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Toxic, fatal STPs no more 21.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City
Safety lapses, procedural loopholes, design faults. Now, a deadly mix of these could be fatal. This is exactly what happened to three workers, asphyxiated while cleaning a sewage treatment plant (STP) in an apartment complex in the citys HSR Layout. This one act of manual scavenging camouflaged as tank cleaning has exposed the clear lacunae in a system that makes STPs mandatory without a regulatory mechanism. When questions were raised, all that the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) could do was to indulge in a public blame-game. Eventually, KSPCB did relent and admitted that no guidelines have been framed to operate and monitor these private STPs. The Board did not deem it necessary since its role was largely limited to checking if the treated water quality met the prescribed standards, as Chairman Lakshman put it. No prescribed technology Neither has the Board prescribed any specific STP technology that would suit apartments. Caught in ...
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Death sentence for six accused Sonai triple murder 21.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Nashik : All six accused in the Sonai triple case were sentenced to death by hanging by the Nashik additional
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Six get death in 2013 Maharashtra honour killings 21.1.2018 National News – The Navhind Times
IANS   NASHIK (MAHARASHTRA) A court here on Saturday send six men to the gallows in the honour killings of three Dalit youths in Ahmednagar district five years ago. On January 15, Nashik District and Sessions Court Judge Rajendrakumar R. Vaishnav pronounced six of the seven accused guilty for the brutal murder of Sachin S ...
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Officials conduct checking at places 21.1.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 20 A team of Swachta Survey 2018 today again conducted checking in various areas of the city and also took feedback from people in the city. An official of Karvy Consultant, nodal agency of the Urban Development Ministry, today conducted field checking at Teenkoni, Veer Colony, Amrik Singh road, Kamla Nehru colony, Basant Vihar, Guru Nanakpura Mohalla, Ganesha Basti, Kartar Basti, Bhatti road, fish market, fruit market, Mati Dass Nagar, ITI and other areas in the city. The team also visited solid waste management plant on Mansa road and checked the working of the plant and how garbage is disposed. Later, the team visited Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP), Cargill company, Zee Mount Litera school and Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) and checked the sanitation condition. The team checked the condition of public toilets, dustbins and sanitation conditions of the roads. The team clicked the photographs on phone on the spot and uploaded on the software to the ministry of ...
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Army to take up Bellandur lake fire issue with State government 21.1.2018 Hindu: Bangalore
The fire had kept over 5,000 Army personnel on tenterhooks through Friday and Saturday morning
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CBI asked to probe disappearance of baby from nursing home 20.1.2018 Hindu: News
Is a baby girl, born on November 9, 2016, at a hospital in Ilkal of Bagalkot district, still alive or did she die within four days of birth? The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will have to find...
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Six get death for killing three Dalit youths in 2013 20.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
The Ahmednagar incident was a case of honour killings
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Maharashtra: 6 get death for Sonai honour killing 20.1.2018 The Tribune
Nashik (Maharashtra), January 20 A local court on Saturday awarded death sentence to six people in the 2013 Sonai honour killing case in which three Dalit youths were killed in Ahmednagar district. Judge R R Vaishnav sentenced the six to death and also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 each on them for killing the Dalit youths, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told reporters here. The three youths were brutally killed in Sonai village on January 1, 2013, and their mutilated body parts were found in a septic tank. The judge on January 15 had convicted Popat alias Raghunath Darandale (52), Ramesh Darandale (42), Prakash Darandale (38), Ganesh alias Pravain Darandale (23), Ashok Navgire (32) and Sandeep Kurhe (37), all residents of Ahmednagar district, under various sections of the IPC. The six were convicted on various charges including murder and criminal conspiracy for killing Sachin Gharu (24), Sandeep Thanvar (25) and Rahul Kandare (20). According to police, the killings were prompted by an inter-caste ...
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2013 Sonai murders: Nashik court awards death sentence to six 20.1.2018 Hindu: National
Traumatized by the horrific murders, the families of the kin were forced to shift residence for fear of their lives.
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Families living near Ooty Lake demand better toilet facilities 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Hundreds of families living in the densely populated residential area of Kasturibai Colony along the Ooty Lake Road near Khandal, continue to defecate in the open as they do not have access to clean a...
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Over 5,000 army personnel pressed into action 20.1.2018 Hindu: Home
The fire spread and came up to the perimeter of the Army’s firing range at Iblur
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Karimnagar town bags ODF status 19.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
The century-old Karimnagar town has been declared open defecation free (ODF) by the Quality Council of India (QCI), a Union government agency. The Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK) had launche...
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Bellandur ablaze. Again 19.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Two fires see residents, army and emergency personnel on tenterhooks
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A commendable move 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
Greater Chennai Corporation clears construction debris on Anna Main Road in K.K. Nagar; Metrowater uses open space as water filling point
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Woman sexually assaulted by husband’s nephew 19.1.2018 Central Chronicle
Woman sexually assaulted by husband’s nephew Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Under Ashoka Garden police station, a... more »
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‘Rein in pvt. players practising manual scavenging’ 19.1.2018 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Sanitary workers still exposed to unsafe cleaning methods: commission member
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Underground drains to be ready in Nizamabad by May 19.1.2018
NIZAMABAD: Decade-long underground drainage (UGD) works are now going to be completed in the Nizamabad municipal corporation limits by May, say authorities. The delay in the release of funds adversely affected the works in the town. Road-cutting for UGD works doubled the problems for citizens for the last few years. Finally, the state government has sanctioned `145.5 crore to complete the works at the earliest. To modernise the drainage system in Nizamabad, underground works were begun in 2008. The then  Nizamabad MLA D. Srinivas had initiated UGD works, but his successive defeats in 2009, 2010 elections neglected the works. L&T company began the works but cancelled its agreement due to various reasons.  Incomplete works for a decade, adversely affected the people. In view of this, the UGD project cost escalated from Rs 94.44 crore to Rs 231 crore. Nizamabad MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha, urban MLA Bigala Ganesh Gupta initiated steps to resume works in 2016 with revised ...
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Maha: Sonai 'honour' killings case verdict on Jan 20 19.1.2018 PTI: All news
Maha: Sonai 'honour' killings case verdict on Jan 20
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