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DNA Mumbai Anniversary: Rebelling against the times, these artists have carved a niche in Art World 27.7.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Alyque Padamsee: Brand new forever At the recent Mumbai launch of Pavan K Varma’s Adi Shankaracharya, when the floor was thrown open to questions, veteran theatre person and ad-guru Alyque Padamsee asked Varma why radical Hindutva found so many takers.  The nonagenarian did not wait for the mike, he did not preface his question with esoterics and the booming voice he threw could be heard across the auditorium, leading to applause. But that’s him. There are mavericks and there is Padamsee. Never one to shy off calling out social evils, he has often been the voice to go to for mediapersons as both social observer and commentator. Alyque’s grandfather was conferred the title ‘Padamsee’ by the government when he distributed all the food in his granary in the village he headed as sarpanch during a famine. And then it became the family name.  The advertising fraternity has variously named him ‘ad-man of the century’, ‘brand father of Indian advertising’, and even ‘God’. He has not only created over 100 brands, ...
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Draw of lots to decide names of lucky sanitary workers 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 8 The Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC) will hold a draw of lots to decide names of lucky sanitary workers, who will go on a study tour of the top 10 cleanest cities in the country.  A decision in this regard was taken on Sunday, when the MC Commissioner-cum-Administrator, Rajesh Jogpal, held a meeting with officials of the sanitary wing. In the meeting, it was decided to hold open draw in presence of sanitary workers and finalise names accordingly for the study tour.  When contacted, Jogpal said the decision to hold draw of lots was taken to bring transparency in finalising names for the study tour. “We will give due representation to women sanitary workers too. As many as 100 MC safai karamcharis, including supervisors, will be sent to the top 10 cleanest cities in the country,” he added.   “In the first phase, they will cover top two cities Indore and Bhopal. Subsequently, they will hold meeting with the Chandigarh MC team, as the City Beautiful is ranked third ...
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Humour in MC House 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Levelling allegations during Mohali MC House meetings against councillors that they support ‘rehriwalas’ is not new. However, a funny situation was witnessed during a meeting recently when a woman councillor alleged that her senior colleague (from rival party) used to eat snacks at a vend in her ward and did not pay for it. “He interferes in my ward by making phone calls to residents of my area to get information about the status of works being done. He usually comes to my ward and eats burgers and ‘pakoras’ at vends free of cost. Please stop him otherwise I would break his legs,” said the woman councillor while addressing the Mayor, leaving everybody present at the meeting amused. Visibly embarrassed, the councillor against whom the allegations were levelled said there was no ban on visiting anybody’s ward and eat there. “I always pay money to them (rehriwalas),” he said, while demanding action against the woman councillor for using unparliamentary language.  Equal treat(ment) In a programme organised ...
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MC accused of turning a blind eye 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 8 Residents of Gill Colony in Ward No. 31 are suffering due to contaminated water supply in their area. Besides, residents at Giaspura flats are suffering due to water shortage after a tube-well stopped functioning. BJP Councillor from Ward No. 31 Sonia Sharma blamed the MC officials for turning a blind eye towards these issues in the ward. She also sat on dharna at MC Commissioner’s Office recently, alleging that the issues of the ward were not being redressed. Sonia said the water being supplied at Gill Colony was stinking due to contamination. On Sunday, her husband Pankaj Sharma drove the tractor to bring a water tanker to Gill Colony, as no help was allegedly provided by the MC. “We have complained about the problem several times, but the officials don’t pay heed to our complaints. Residents are suffering as the MC has taken no action on the complaint,” Sonia alleged. Meanwhile, residents at Giaspura flats complained about water shortage and choked sewers. “The ...
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Overflowing sewage troubles residents 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Patiala, July 7 Overflow of sewerage water at the back side of Phul Cinema in Chhoti Baradari has become an unending inconvenience for residents and visitors.  Residents raise questions over the cleanliness efforts and initiatives taken by the Patiala Municipal Corporation (MC) which claims of having cleaned 80 per cent of sewerage system lines with super-suction machines. Every day, gutters near a hospital and showrooms in the area are found overflowing. The waste which oozes out of the gutter flows onto the road towards showrooms and complexes. The dirty water not only halts traffic on the road, but also spreads foul smell in the area. The water the gets accumulated on the roadsides which are not cleaned for days on end and aggravates the problem. On the one hand, officials in the corporation say the drains in the city are being cleaned, on the other hand, the problem has been prevailing for a long time. Jagat, a cleaner in a private showroom, said the problem persists as the ...
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No support from dist admn, councillors in Swachh Survekshan, says Jogpal 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 7 The district administration and councillors are responsible for the 142nd rank of Panchkula in the Swachh Survekshan-2018. There was no support from Municipal Councillors in getting open defecation free (ODF) tag for Panchkula city. This was stated by Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal while addressing sanitary workers during a programme, which was organised at Red Bishop, Sector 1, to felicitate sanitary workers for maintaining Panchkula as open defecation free (ODF) and getting 142nd rank out of 4,203 cities in the country. “Had we got their (district administration and Municipal Councillors) support, Panchkula’s rank could have been much better in survey. Even the MC could have come in the top 50,” said Jogpal. “Despite getting no support from these quarters, Panchkula has improved its ranking from 211 in 2017 to 142 in 2018. It is a major achievement and sanitary workers have played a major role in securing the 142nd rank out of more than 4,000 cities across ...
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In a first, sanitary staff to go on study tour 8.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, July 7 You must have heard of politicians and bureaucrats going on study tours. But have you ever heard of safai karamcharis going on study tour? Probably not. For the first time in the history of the Panchkula Municipal Corporation (MC), safai karamcharis will go on study tour, which will cover top 10 cleanest cities in the country, to understand their sanitation management system. Giving details about the initiative, Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal, who is also Administrator said, “Sanitary workers are the main workforce in Swachh Survekshan. Therefore, we have decided to send them to top 10 cities of the Swachh Survekshan-2018.” “These sanitary workers will be sent in different groups, which will be headed either by Executive Officer or the MC engineer. They will try to understand how these cities secured good marks in the Swachh Survekshan,” he added. “Sanitary inspectors and supervisors will also accompany safai karamcharis. They will also arrange a meeting of ...
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Rain exposes MC’s poor preparedness 30.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 28 Thursday’s rain exposed poor preparedness by the Municipal Corporation as massive water-logging was witnessed across the city. The rain started around 3 am and continued in intervals till 1:30 pm in parts of the city. Many vehicles reportedly broke down on waterlogged roads. Sewers overflowed at Moti Nagar, Dhandari Khurd and several other areas. Water-logging was also witnessed in Ward No. 78 areas from where Mayor Balkar Singh has been elected a councillor. Earlier, super suction machines were pressed into service to clear silt from the main sewer line on Panj Peer Road in the same ward, still rainwater accumulated on the road today. Residents also complained that the choked road gullies and sewer lines in many other areas were not cleared which led to water-logging. A shopkeeper, Arun Kumar, said: “Whenever it rains heavily, water-logging is witnessed near Clock Tower. The authorities concerned have failed to address our problem. Rainwater generally flows into ...
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Machines for sewer-cleaning launched 27.6.2018 Hindu: Home
To stop manual cleaning of sewerage pipes, the water board on Tuesday launched a jetting and suction machine. It is second among technologically adva
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Sweepers strip to highlight civic apathy 26.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Demanding much-needed safety gear such as gumboots, raincoats, masks and gloves, the workers did not strike work.
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After poor show, blame game begins 24.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 23 While Panchkula has figured at the bottom in the tricity in the Swachh Survekshan 2018, people responsible for the city’s sanitary have entered into blame game over poor ranking. While Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia says the Haryana Government did not support them in the Swachh Survekshan and the ruling party’s MLA should answer reasons behind Panchkula’s 142nd rank, MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said the District Administration headed by the previous Deputy Commissioner in 2017 did not provide adequate cooperation. Though Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal has thanked schools, hospitals, hotels, HUDA, park development committees, RWAs and officers of the Income Tax Department, along with MC officials and workers for putting efforts, Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia said there was no support from the Haryana Government and result is in front of all of us. The MLA should give answer to Panchkula residents, the Mayor said. MC Commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said he had joined as the ...
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CM asks BMC to grant permanent status to conservancy workers 20.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Civic commissioner directed to enforce move in 3 months
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Cong may contest MC polls on symbol: Tanwar 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Rohtak, June 16 HPCC chief Ashok Tanwar said the Congress was contemplating contesting the coming municipal corporation (MC) elections on its symbol. Party workers contested the last civic bodies polls in 2013 independently. After a party workers’ meet here on Saturday, Tanwar said Congress councillors, leaders and workers wanted that the party should contest the local bodies polls on its symbol. “Their demand is being considered and a final call will be taken after declaration of the elections schedule. The party workers are confident of the victory, considering the BJP government has failed to meet public expectation,” he said. Tanwar said the third phase of ‘Haryana Bachao, Privartan Laao’ cycle yatra would begin from Garhi-Sampla town in Rohtak district from July 19 and culminate in Kalanaur town on July 22. Flaying the state government for its move of purchasing a helicopter for the CM, Tanwar said on the one hand, ASHA and sanitary workers were protesting statewide for “fair” ...
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Bargari sacrilege: SIT searches drain for missing pages of ‘bir’ 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Faridkot, June 16 The special investigation team (SIT) of the Punjab Police probing the three-year-old sacrilege incidents on Saturday morning pressed into service many sewer suction machines and JCBs to empty a drain of solid waste in Kotkapura. The SIT was searching for some pages of a “bir” of Guru Granth Sahib which was stolen from a gurdwara at Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on June 1, 2015. Some pages of the “bir” were found scattered around a gurdwara at Bargari village on October 12, 2015, triggering a statewide outrage that time. The remaining portion of the “bir” was dumped into the drain, believed Ranbir Singh Khatra, DIG, and head of the SIT. However, the police found no evidence of the remaining portion of the “bir” after over five hours of the search operation in the drain. Khatra said the search was necessary for a clearer idea of where the investigation was going. Khatra declared that Mohinderpal Bittu, a state committee member of the Dera Sacha Sauda, was the main ...
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Sena chief assures support to jobless conservancy workers 16.6.2018 Hindu: Health
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Demand to redesign Ukkadam flyover 12.6.2018 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Ukkadam people livelihood joint movement has sought implementation of the original design for the Ukkadam flyover. “The original design was planne
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‘ Stop illegal lifting of soil from Pothumbu tanks’ 12.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) and Communist Party of India (Marxist) members, along with residents of Pothumbu, staged a demonstration
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Campaigns to prevent outbreak of malaria 10.6.2018 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Citizens should take the initiative
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Mumbai: BMC to file application in Supreme Court seeking clarity in conservancy jobs controversy 9.6.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will file an application in the Supreme Court next
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Plastic products ban will benefit solid waste management project 6.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The civic body expects the quantity of waste generated in the city to go down
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