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Treatment at young age could reverse autistic behaviour 11.10.2018 The Shillong Times
A new study has found that drug treatment at a young age can reverse social impairments related to tuberous sclerosis, a condition related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, the same intervention was not found to be effective at an older age. The research, published in the Journal of Cell Reports, sheds light on the […]
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There is no place for dalits in the PM’s heart: Rahul 9.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Charging the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being ‘anti-dalit’, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that there is no place for dalits in the PM’s heart. Addressing a protest at Jantar Mantar against the dilution of the SC ST (Prevention of atrocities) Bill, the Congress president said,’’ In his book of […]
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State govt takes steps to root out manual scavenging 28.7.2018 The Assam Tribune
State govt takes steps to root out manual scavenging
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Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy 27.7.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same. The policy gives power to each of the civic bodies to frame their individual laws to act against individuals or organisations committing erratic disposal of waste. The policy's main focus is over 100% segregation of waste, recycling and systematic disposal of the same. The policy also aims to ensure toilets for each household, manual scavenging-free societies, disposal of sewerage water after treatment and providing additional funds to civic bodies for the same. The policy has set ten goals to make all cities free from waste. It mentions: "All cities should be zero-waste cities and for that, 100% waste from residential, industrial and commercial areas is to be collected and stored after segregation. Construction waste and debris is to be collected and reused after recycling." The policy states that all local urban ...
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BVM to compete in Centre’s tech challenge 10.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 9 The Central Government’s “Technology Challenge”, contest which aims for innovative technology-driven solutions for cleaning of sewers and septic tanks has received a positive start. Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, through its Atal Tinkering Lab, have made a prototype of robotic machine that can be sent into sewers for cleaning and removing blockages. Termed “Smart Sewage Shooter”, the machine is water-proof and can be controlled entirely from outside. The machine is equipped with a cutter, cameras and lights. A variety of ‘changeable cutters’ with varying strength as well as diameter can be fitted. The cutter attached with a motor also churns sewage to clear the blockage. Moreover, the machine can release chemicals, including sodium formalin, chloroform to dilute sewage and clear blockage. Bhartiya Vidya Mandir principal Bandana Sethi said, “Students and teachers brainstormed to solve this major issue. In this technology driven world, humans ...
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Won't allow scrapping of quotas, dilution of SC/ST Act 'at any cost': BJP 4.7.2018 The Asian Age | Home
'PM Modi government has introduced schemes to address these problems which Congress ignored for decades,' Bizay Sonkar Shastri alleged.
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Review meeting on flagship programmes held 30.6.2018 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: A meeting on periodical review was held by Cabinet Ministers on various flagship programmes in East Khasi Hills district. The meeting was held at the conference room of the DC under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday. The flagship programmes subject to the review were MGNREGA, PMAY, NSAP, SSA, Mid […]
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Education Minister reviews implementation of schemes in WGH district 27.6.2018 The Shillong Times
  TURA: Meghalaya Education Minister, Lakhmen Rymbui on Wednesday reviewed the implementation of various schemes in West Garo Hills  (WGH) District at Circuit House in Tura. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh, ADC and Project Director, DRDA, Ashish M Sangma, Tura Municipal Board CEO, Sabrella B Marak, Block Development Officers from the […]
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Concerns raised on depletion in green cover 6.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 5 On the occasion of World Environment Day, acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal today raised concerns over the depletion in tree cover and bio-diversity, especially the variety of birds’ species in the national Capital. The two natural features of Delhi — Aravali Hill Range and Yamuna River — have been under constant environment threat despite monitoring by the Supreme Court and High Court in the past three decades, Mittal pointed out. Mittal also stated that not only house sparrows, but the population of crows has also reduced over a period of time and the scavenging birds have increased causing imbalance in the natural eco-system of the city. She emphasised the need for effective sewage treatment and scientific disposal and management of municipal solid waste so that the city could be saved from further environmental degradation. The acting Chief Justice was addressing a gathering during an event organised jointly by the Department of Environment and Forest and Delhi ...
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Manual scavengers marginalised to darkest corners, forgotten, says HC 31.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Kahlon appointed member of Khelo India Talent Screening panel 31.5.2018 The Tribune
Our Sports Correspondent Ludhiana, May 30 Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy of Jarkhar village in Ludhiana district is in news again as its general secretary, Jagdeep Singh Kahlon, has been appointed member of the Khelo India Talent Screening Committee (TSC) under the National Programme for Development of Sports. The academy has hogged limelight as a number of its trainees have played in national-level tournaments. Some of them, on the basis of their achievements, were employed by government undertakings. Former international cyclist, currently posted as Station Superintendent, Rajpura railway station, Jagdeep Singh Kahon’s name figures in the list of members of the committee, constituted by the Ministry of Sports, Government of India, with the help of the Sports Authority of India. The committee has been formed to spot the talent, provide them the required coaching/ training to prepare sportspersons with a target to win medals in the 2028 Olympics. The committee will select around 1,000 talented and ...
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HC gives green light to DJB’s policy on manual scavengers 31.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Govt agency to mechanise sewer cleaning that would give self-employment
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Delhi HC upholds Delhi Jal Board’s scheme on manual scavengers 30.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Delhi Confidential: Image Change 28.5.2018 Delhi Confidential – The Indian Express
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: To encourage people to use toilets in rural areas, a plan to offer incentives 21.5.2018 Pune – The Indian Express
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Jaipur: Comptroller and Auditor General empties toilet pit, sets example 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Comptroller and Auditor General of India and former IAS officer of Rajastahn Cadre Rajiv Mehrishi set up an example for the bureaucracy when on Thursday he emptied a toilet pit from a twin pit toilet in rural Maharashtra. In this tasks he was joined by secretary in the ministry of drinking water and sanitation Parameswaran Iyer. The pit-cleaning exercise was conducted at Pandharewadi gram panchayat in Daund block of the Pune district. The exercise was basically a step towards dispelling myths, biases and stigmas and setting a precedent that officers who advocate for sanitation and hygiene should practice the same. Several state principal secretaries (sanitation), senior officers of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), and senior officers of Maharashtra government joined in this exercise. At the #ODF Sustainability workshop in #Maharashtra, Additional Chief Secretaries of various states, senior officers of the #SBM & state government officials emptied the pits from twin pit toilets to de-stigmatize ...
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No one is bothered about sanitation workers: HC 19.5.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, May 18 The Delhi High Court directed all the municipal and civic bodies in the capital to inform it about the welfare schemes as well as equipment being provided to sanitation workers, noting that no one appeared to be bothered about their plight. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also ordered the local authorities to find out the illness and injuries suffered by the workers in their line of work and place the data before the court on the next date of hearing on September 19. The High Court said a matter regarding prevention of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of persons engaged in the work was before another bench of the high court since 1998, but till date “nothing has been done” by the authorities. “No one is bothered about these people,” the bench said, while also seeking details of the equipment and other gear provided, if any, to the workers. The observations by the bench came while issuing notice to the local authorities, the Delhi government and ...
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Meghalaya ministers allocated districts for effective monitoring of schemes 17.5.2018 The Shillong Times
    SHILLONG: Meghalaya Governor has notified the allocation of districts to the Cabinet ministers for undertaking systematic and periodical review of various flagship programmes While Prestone Tynsong has been allocated East Khasi Hills district,   James Sangma has been allocated West Khasi Hills district and similarly, AL Hek has been allocated  North Garo Hills district. Sniawbhalang […]
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Survey to rehabilitate manual scavengers on 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune news Service Jalandhar, May 15 The state on Tuesday began a national survey to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers who are still engaged in servicing insanitary latrines, following directions of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in January. The state will conduct the survey in four districts - Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sangrur and Fatehgarh Sahib. According to a recent report tabled in the Lok Sabha, Punjab is among the top five states to have the highest number of manual scavenging households. As per the data, Punjab till date has over 11,951 households that are dependent on manual scavenging. Besides, the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) conducted in 2011 revealed that there are over 91 manual scavengers working in Punjab, a claim refuted by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla, who said the number could be more than what the Census had thrown up, especially in urban areas. Dr Srikrishan, nodal officer for the survey in Jalandhar, said ...
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Hunt on for manual scavengers for rehabilitation 16.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 15 Following the directions of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to conduct a nationwide survey to identify manual scavengers for rehabilitation, the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has begun to look for the sanitation workers who used to do manual scavenging in the city. As per the socio economic census 2011 and also a recent report placed in the Lok Sabha, there are around 90 manual scavengers working in Punjab. According to Assistant health officer Dr Srikrishan, though there were workers who used to do manual scavenging in 2013 in the city, after the enactment of the Manual Scavengers Act, the practice was abolished. “During that time, manual scavenging was there but confined to only the cantonment area and not in the city,” said Dr Sri Krishan. According to official information, 31 sewer men have died in the state while cleaning sewers since 1993. The fact is that many more persons have lost their lives while cleaning sewers manually. ...
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