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CAG likely to submit report on railway bio-toilets, Ganga rejuvenation in Parliament 17.12.2017 BusinessLine - News
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) is likely to submit around 11-12 reports, including on railway bio-toilets, Ganga rejuvenation and Kudankulam nuke plant, in Parliament this session. “Aro...
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CAG reports on Ganga, railway bio-toilet projects likely in Parliament 17.12.2017 Hindu: News
Besides, there will be around 4-5 compliance reports on the finance ministry, including on customs and excise, the official added.
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CAG to submit reports on Namami Gange, railway bio-toilets in Parliament 17.12.2017 Latest News
Around 11-12 reports are expected to be tabled in Parliament during the ongoing winter session of the Parliament, an official said.
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Friends of Tribal Society sets up think tank to help tribals 17.12.2017 DNA: Money
The Mumbai chapter of Friends of Tribal Society (FTS) headed by Pooja Agarwal, has organised a workshop on Monday where the first ever Mumbai Think Tank meet will be held under the guidance of acclaimed tribal activist, Manjushree from Calcutta. The think thank will meet to discuss ways to eradicate illiteracy from rural areas, particularly among tribals. "The vision embraces integrity, determination and commitment. The intention is to tap the potential of rural India that is still waiting to emerge and flourish, and come forth as the new face of India," said Agarwal. According to Agarwal, "The tribal and urban worlds should coexist. The aim is to make the tribal community self-sufficient, improve their health and sanitation conditions, provide better education. We want to do all this by giving them confidence and not uprooting their lifestyle but by gaining their confidence. We want people from Mumbai to connect with us, the aim is to bridge the gap between the tribal world and the rest of the country," ...
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Invisible public toilets 16.12.2017 deccanherald.com
A wannabe world city that wears its tech tag with enormous pride has barely 475 public toilet complexes to serve a population exceeding 1.1 crore! If men struggle in this inglorious mess, imagine the plight of Bengalurus women in their teeming millions. To spot a public toilet complex even in the citys relatively better equipped Central Business District (CBD) is a tough task. In their frantic search for a safe, clean, well-maintained public toilet, women often fail. Is this how a city with smart city ambitions rides its Swachh Bharat dream? Big gaps in last-mile connectivity between mass transport options and office / home inevitably mean long walks for women. To answer natures call, the only option would be to step into a restaurant or a private facility, which could be tough. Daily struggle Shwetha Rao, a senior manager of a private firm, had experienced it first hand on a shopping visit to Gandhinagar. "There was absolutely no sign of a public toilet. The restaurants were crowded. It was a ...
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Tough to find, horrendous to use: Public toilet, women edition 16.12.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Ask Bengalureans to reach a consensus on one issue and they would definitely cry out aloud: The struggle to find a public washroom and the pathetic condition of the existing ones. This problem only gets worse for women. They are either left hunting for toilets in malls or simply suffer due to the lack of a basic amenity. Bengaluru, notes civil services aspirant Rashmi Gowda Ramachandra, might be seeing some improvement technologically. "But one recurring problem that is receiving negligible attention both from the municipal authorities and government is the provision of public toilets, restrooms and nursing centres for pregnant women," she laments. Not only does the city let down the women who step out of their homes but it also puts the womens safety at risk. "It is a popular stereotype that compared to men, women are more worried about hygiene and cleanliness. Even to complain about cleanliness, there are no public toilets around my locality. If I am outside, it is either my workplace, a mall or back ...
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The right start: healthcare in India 16.12.2017 Hindu: Home
We may lament about the poor state of health in India, but we must also realise that some things have improved. In 1980, only 85 out of every 100 children born would live to age five. Today, that num...
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What Surat can teach other cities about public health 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Today
Once infamous for its filth and the plague outbreak, Surat has now become a leader in sanitation and public health
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All urban ills due to rising population: Union Minister 16.12.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
We need to develop sense of public aesthetics: Jigajinagi
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No mercy for those discriminating on basis of caste, religion: VP 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
No mercy should be shown to those who discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, region or sex, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday and bemoaned the tendency to link even icons like Mahatma Gandhi with their caste.
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Creating facilities to double farmers income: Jaitley 16.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government has been creating "instrumentalities" like providing agricultural inputs at lower cost and making cheap credit available to farmers so as to double their income.
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Govt working to double farmers income, provide cheap credit: Arun Jaitley 16.12.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
Last year, PM Modi unveiled a seven-point strategy to double the income of farmers in six years
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Quarter marathon on January 7 16.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
Quarter marathon on January 7
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Sanitation workers to go on strike 16.12.2017 Hindu: National
With a demand to scrap GO Ms. No. 279 and minimum wages, sanitation workers in all the municipalities across the State would strike indefinitely from December 18. A Joint Action Committee of all Munic...
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Kejriwal has double standards on private schools' fee hike: BJP leader 15.12.2017 Education
The BJP Delhi unit on Friday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of showing "double standards" on the issue of fee hike in private schools in the national capital.
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The voice of the voiceless 14.12.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The 11th edition of Voices from the Waters International Travelling Film Festival 2017, that was inaugurated in the city on Thursday, will showcase 229 films from 60 countries including India, across different venues in the city. The festival is presented by Bangalore Film Society in collaboration with Karnataka Chalanachithra Academy, ActionAid India (Bangalore), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), Jain group of Institutions and a consortium of partner organisations. The festival will have film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and paintings - all of which will have themes connected to water scarcity, water harvesting/conservation, conflicts, floods, droughts, global warming and climate change, degradation of water bodies (oceans, ponds, beaches, lakes, rivers, etc). Some of the films will explore the impact of deforestation on such water bodies, sanitation and health and the holistic revival of water bodies. The festival has earlier travelled to Tokyo, Spain, Columbia, Gothenburg and ...
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Public health lessons Indian cities can learn from Surat 14.12.2017 Sify Finance
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It's poop heat in Kenyan slums -- and business too (Environment Feature) 14.12.2017 All News-IANS Stories
It's really not a dirty business. They have adopted a simple, clean technology that turns human waste into an odourless renewable alternative to charcoal, which locals use to ignite their hearths and to keep themselves warm.
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EDMC forms panel to probe child's death in open drain 14.12.2017 DNA: Money
Following the death of a two-year-old girl, who accidentally fell into an open drain in northeast Delhi's Maujpur area, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) has formed a three-member committee to inquire into the matter. According to a senior official, the committee has been constituted to fix responsibility of erring officials in the incident that took place near the gate of an MCD primary school in Sabji Mandi. The committee comprises sanitation superintendent I and II, Shahdara(north), and assistant engineer (maintenance-IV), who have been asked to submit a report within three days. Besides, the Paryavaran Sahayak of Ward 40 has been placed under suspension with immediate effect for dereliction of duty, and the SI and the ASI have been issued show cause notices. The government has demanded a strict action against the officials and staff responsible for the negligence that led to the child's death and that EDMC formulate guidelines to prevent such untoward incidents in future. "We have assured ...
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Maujpur drain death: EDMC forms probe panel 14.12.2017 Hindu: Home
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) on Wednesday formed a three-member committee to inquire the death of a two-year-old girl who fell into an open drain outside a municipal school in Maujpur.
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