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A dry solution 21.11.2017 Hindu: Life & Style
On finding solutions for water-intensive toilets in dry areas
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Transwomen turn teachers for Dalit children in Bengal (Social Feature) 19.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Motherhood transcends gender. Unconditional love knows no caste barriers.
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Startup has solution for sewer deaths 19.11.2017 DNA: Mumbai
The practice of manual scavenging is banned in India since 1993 and yet over 126 people have lost their lives cleaning sewers and septic tanks since January this year alone. Despite the laws and Supreme Court interventions, manual scavenging continues. However, 25 years after the ban came into force, eight young engineers — all founders of a Kerala-based startup Genrobotics — are working with Kerala government to put an end to the practice. They have designed a robot, chritstened Bandicoot, which literally means a rat, that can enter into the sewer holes and clean it, exatly like a human would do. "We were approached by the state IT Secretary M Sivasankar seeking our assistance in combating the problem through technology. The idea is to replace the term manhole with robothole so that no human life is lost doing this undignified task," says Vimal Govind, 23, a founding-member of Genrobotics. The Bandicoot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside ...
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Plea against levy of separate cleaning charges 12.11.2017 Hindu: Home
PIL filed in High Court Bench
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Now, a spat over Gandhi glasses 10.11.2017 Hindu: National
Change Swachh logo: UN official
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Not joining Congress, says Jignesh Mevani 3.11.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Putting to rest reports of Congress's overtures to him, Jignesh Mevani on Thursday said that he was not joining the party. The firebrand Dalit leader, though said he is ready for a discussion with top Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi. The convener of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch said, "I am not going to contest the polls either. The only thing we want is the Congress to clarify its stand on the 17 demands that we have made for Dalits." Among the demands are allotment of five acres of farmland to each Dalit family, alternative employment to those involved in skinning of cattle and manual scavenging, and the release of a probe report into the firing on the community members at Thangadh in Surendranagar district in 2012. Mewani said the Bharatiya Janata Party has never responded to their demands. "We want the Congress to say what it is going to do if the Dalits were to support it. I am open to talks with the Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi. But it will be an open meeting and not a secret ...
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Ahead of Mahamastakabhisheka, manual scavenging rears its ugly head 31.10.2017 Hindu: National
Alleged instances of forcible manual scavenging have come to light in Shravanabelagola, which is gearing up for the Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations in February 2018. Members of the Karnataka State Sa...
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HC orders penal action over manual scavenging 24.10.2017 The Hindu - Tamil Nadu
Takes note of photo in The Hindu, calls for a status report
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Manual scavenging: Mayor denies charge 21.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
While a complaint was filed against reported manual scavenging in Bunder, Mayor Kavitha Sanil denied it and said that it was case of some workers repairing a damaged manhole.In a complaint to the Mang...
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Plan drawn up for welfare of safai karamcharis: Mareppa 13.10.2017 Hindu: News
Officials have been directed to identify eligible beneficiaries
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Swachh Bharat: India needs to look beyond building individual toilets 11.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
India has to be careful so that the project does not interfere with its efforts to boost gender equality
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IISc team fabricates nanomaterial to treat Parkinson’s 7.10.2017 Hindu: Science
The material protected cells against neurotoxin-induced cell death by scavenging excess ROS
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Sushil Modi blames foreign rule for child marriage, dowry 2.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday blamed 'ghulami' (foreign rule) for social evils like child marriage, dowry and purdah in India.
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Hominin species that gave us genital herpes identified 2.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
A team of scientists have identified a species group that infected early humans with genital herpes (HSV2), a sexually transmitted infection, nearly two million years ago.
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Kin of Gurgaon sewer victims will get Rs 22L  2.10.2017 TOI: Home
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Discussed death of manual scavengers with Kejriwal: Hardeep Puri 1.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said he has taken up the issue of sanitation workers dying while manually cleaning clogged sewers in the national capital with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
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Loo-building effort hits some hurdles 1.10.2017 TOI: India
The numbers are impressive. In its quest towards Swachh Bharat, the government has built 4.98 crore rural household latrines in the last three years. What's more, recent surveys by the NSSO and the Quality Council of India show that over 90% people with access to toilets are using them.
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Will Swachh Bharat Abhiyan be a success? 29.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
LEFT  The mission for a clean India will not work without breaking the link between caste and occupation Bezwada Wilson Bezwada WilsonIn the third year since its launch, the purpose of Swachh Bharat i...
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Over 500 special children take 'Flights of Fantasy' on World Tourism Day 28.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Over 500 less fortunate children from 22 cities across India came together to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on World Tourism Day. For most of them, not only was this their first trip to Taj Mahal, but was also their first time in an airplane.
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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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