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Development, not votes, our priority: PM Modi 24.9.2017 TOI: Home
He said the BJP, unlike other political parties, does not decide its priorities on the basis of votes. "Some politicians work only when it gets them votes. But we have been brought up in a different culture. For us, the nation is above all and it's our top priority, not votes," he said.
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Manual scavenging: This is caste violence, says CPI (ML) activist Divya Bharathi 24.9.2017 ET: Opinion
For her efforts and activism against manual scavenging, CPI (ML) activist Divya Bharathi was forced to be on the run till recently.
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PM Modi promises homes for all in 5 years, jobs 24.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The PM said his government and party's agenda was development, not merely votes
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Sanitation is worship for me, it is a service to the poor: PM Modi 23.9.2017 TOI: India
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Pit latrine toilet, being promoted in India, gets global funding 22.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A self-closing pit latrine plastic toilet costing $10 or less is among five sanitation-for-all projects funded under Urban Sanitation Challenge that addresses dangers of inadequate sanitation among rural consumers worldwide, including India.
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Rampal's ashram manager held for death of two while cleaning sewer 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A manager of self-styled godman Rampal's "ashram" here was arrested early on Tuesday morning in connection with the death of two devotees while cleaning a sewer in the ashram premises on Monday evening, police said.
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Incidence of child marriage in Bihar highest in India: Study 19.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Notwithstanding the laws, child marriage in Bihar particularly in rural areas is a reality, with the percentage of under-age marriages touching as high as 50 per cent in 340 blocks, says a new study released on Tuesday.
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8-year-old boy falls on stray dog, pack of six mauls him to death 18.9.2017 TOI: Cities
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UK watchdog rejects call to publish RBS report in full 15.9.2017 TOI: Intl Business
RBS-REGULATOR/REPORT:UK watchdog rejects call to publish RBS report in full
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Where village sanitation is their pride 12.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Shambhunipalli declared ideal village under Unnat Bharati Abhiyan
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Country-wide 15-day Swachhta campaign to see ‘shramdaan’ by ministers, bureaucrats 11.9.2017 TOI: India
Starting Friday, Union ministers, top bureaucrats from Centre and states will have the additional task of putting in a few hours of service (shramdaan) during the next fortnight for achieving complete cleanliness.
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Eco-San toilets provide hope in flood-prone Bihar 7.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Incessant rain in August along the Nepal-India border caused flooding in many districts of Bihar -- leaving over 300 dead and affecting nearly 14 million people in 18 districts.
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One-month deadline set to complete survey of manual scavengers 2.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The National Safai Karamchari Commission has set a deadline of one month for completion of a survey to determine the number of safai karamcharis still working as manual scavengers in Kalaburagi distri...
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Raise your voice against injustice: Bezwada Wilson to students 30.8.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
“Being quiet is like being an accomplice in the injustice meted out to the disadvantaged.” An emotionally charged Bezwada Wilson on Wednesday asked students to speak up against every kind of injustice...
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Human beings are not numbers or data: Activist Bezwada Wilson 27.8.2017 ET: Opinion
Whatever Bhim Rao Ambedkar established in the Constitution has been reinstated by this judgment, said activist Bezwada Wilson.
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The torch-bearers: Petitioners in the Aadhar case 25.8.2017 DNA: India
The recent victory for privacy would not have been possible were it not for a slew of activists who filed petitions as early as 2012 opposing Aadhaar. Though retired Karnataka HC judge KS Puttaswamy fired the first shot, many others have joined the battle since then. On Thursday, they won a brief victory when privacy was accorded a fundamental right by the Supreme Court. A brief profile of the key petitioners who were in the forefront in the fight for privacy. Bezwada Wilson One of the the founders and national convener of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), Wilson has been a champion of human rights and has campaigned for the eradication of manual scavenging. His work has been recognised by the Ashoka Foundation, and he also is a recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award. Shanta Sinha An anti-child labour activist, Sinha's efforts have found international fame. A professor of Political Science at Hyderabad Central University, Sinha headed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights for two ...
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Hope govt will look at Aadhaar as optional: Petitioner Aruna Roy 25.8.2017 TOI: India
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s decision. Privacy is a fundamental right and it was absolutely preposterous on the part of the government to suggest otherwise. We hope that the government will now look at Aadhaar as an optional choice, rather than make it mandatory and link it to everything.
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Congress demands ₹1 cr. for kin of victims 23.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Party accuses civic agencies of neglect
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Sewer deaths: Delhi High Court summons civic bodies' heads 22.8.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Following the recent death of as many as 10 sanitation workers due to toxic fumes from the sewers, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed the heads of all civic bodies in the national Capital to be present before it on September 18, to explain how such an activity was going on despite being prohibited under the law. A Bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by amicus curiae Sanjay Poddar that in little over a month, 10 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the national Capital without any protective gear or safety measures in place. All of them had suffocated to death due to the toxic fumes in the sewer lines. The court, thereafter, sought the presence of the Commissioners of the three municipal corporations, heads of Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Cantonment Board, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), and the Divisional Railway Manager of Northern Railway. It directed the Delhi government to immediately pay a compensation of Rs 10 ...
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HC seeks presence of civic bodies commissioners on manual scavenging issue 21.8.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed concern over death of 10 manual scavengers in the last two months and sought the presence of the heads of the civic bodies here with details of employees under them working in hazardous environment.
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