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Govt fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging: Gehlot 19.8.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi,  Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Monday said the Government is fully committed to eradicating manual scavenging through the ‘The Prevention of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013’. He was speaking at the national Workshop-Cum-Exhibition on Sustainable Sanitation organised by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment […]
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Sonowal calls for Statewide survey on manual scavengers 19.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal calls for Statewide survey on manual scavengers
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Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws 18.7.2019 The Assam Tribune
Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws
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Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws 18.7.2019 PTI: All news
Cabinet approves bill to scrap 58 redundant laws
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Summer tourists in Rome greeted by pungent garbage smell 13.7.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Eternally stinky city? Rome garbage crisis sparks health fears.
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Are you hiring manual scavengers, HC asks Delhi govt & municipal bodies 13.7.2019 PTI: All news
Are you hiring manual scavengers, HC asks Delhi govt & municipal bodies
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Gujarat High Court asks govt to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers 9.7.2019 DNA
CASE FILE: Court expressed unhappiness with the laidback approach of the government
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3 manual scavengers dies in septic tanks filled with faeces of pigs in Tamil Nadu 28.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
Around 9 am, 38-year-old Rajappan first entered the tank and succumbed to poisonous gas emanating from the septic tank.
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801 workers died cleaning sewers in country since 1993: Central panel chief 13.6.2019 The Asian Age | Home
The NCSK chairman asked state govt to provide sucking and jetting machines to the municipal committees for the cleaning of septic tanks.
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801 workers died cleaning sewers in country since 1993: Central panel chief 13.6.2019
Shimla: As many as 801 sanitation workers have died while cleaning sewers in the country since 1993, said Manhar Valjibhai Zala, chairperson, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK), here Thursday. On a six-day tour of Himachal Pradesh, Zala said various states had been told to provide safety equipment to safai karamcharis for the cleaning of sewers. The NCSK chief said though manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scavengers still existed in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. These states had been instructed to rehabilitate manual scavengers after switching over to mechanised cleaning of sewers, he added. Zala said he held a meeting with Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary BK Agarwal and other state officials regarding the condition of safai karamcharis in the hill state. "I have come to know that 622 posts of safai karamchari are vacant in the state against the sanctioned strength of 1,365. I have directed the Chief ...
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Manual scavenging & why it’s still an option 19.5.2019 The Shillong Times
By Brinda Das Imagine yourself driving past an open sewage drain in your luxury car. Most certainly, you will be forced to shut the windows due to the unbearable stench and turn on your AC. Now if you multiply this smell by a magnitude of 1,000, you’re still likely to fall short of what it […]
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Children's book puts focus on manual scavenging 24.4.2019
Chennai: Ahead of World Book Day, on Monday, there was no dearth of energy in the auditorium of the Goethe Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Chennai. School goers were brimming with willpower to put an end to a social menace as they threw some pertinent questions at author C.G. Salamander and co-author cum illustrator Samidha Gunjal at the launch of their book Puu, a book bringing into public discourse, the practice of manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination. Manual scavenging and the threats, hazards and stigma attached to it need complete eradication. The creators envisioned putting across the complex topic through a children"s book. Salamander and Samidha had an experiment to execute: the illustrations are such that what meets the eye and the message they want you to conceive are in stark contrast. Visuals are believed to make internalization easy, but this book has a twist. The duo give an instance. The word Puu in English denotes excreta and in Tamil, flowers. In the book, a picture of ...
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Delhi's air quality improves after rain: Authorities 16.2.2019 PTI: All news
Delhi's air quality improves after rain: Authorities
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Swachh Shakti award for West Khasi Hills woman 15.2.2019 The Shillong Times
NONGSTOIN: It was a proud moment for the women of West Khasi Hills and the district as a whole after Marshal Basaiawmoit received the Swachh Shakti award (Women’s Champion) from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The award was handed over to Basaiawmoit including twelve others from across the country in the presence of Uma Bharti, cabinet […]
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Panna produces diamond worth billions but Indore gets diamond park 21.1.2019 Central Chronicle
Production in Panna, auction in Surat and Mumbai Suresh Pandey, Panna, Asia’s only open mechanized mines NMDC has produced diamonds worth lakhs of carats from a single pit at Majhgaon in Panna district. Last month NMDC celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment at Majhgaon in Panna and its 60th foundation day. The NMDC target of […]
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SWK district receives Swacch Bharat Award from Akshay Kumar 17.1.2019 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: South West Khasi (SWK) District,  is one of the 12 winning districts from across the country recognised for the National Toilet Day activities conducted between 9th-19th November 2018 and the district received the award from the Swacch Bharat Brand Ambassador, Akshay Kumar. The award was given to  Deputy Commissioner, Isawanda Laloo during a short […]
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Dawki turns unruly and ugly 8.1.2019 The Shillong Times
Editor, This letter intends to draw the attention of the Government to the plight of commuters on the Dawki Road due to the growing instances of traffic jams. We are aware that the number of tourists visiting Dawki is on the rise, but one cannot tolerate the behaviour of the boatmen in the Umsyiem stretch […]
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FILM : Bumblebee DIRECTOR : Travis Knight CAST: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., John Ortiz, Jason Drucker, Pamela Adlon, Justin Theroux… 6.1.2019 The Shillong Times
Director Travis Director Travis  Knight’s Bumble bee serves as an imaginative spinoff and a prequel to director Michael Bay’s Transformers series that began in 2007.It is a scaled-down, character-driven family film, where the bigger moments realign, providing an extended account of the fan-favourite characters’ origin and an insight into the war between the noble Autobots and […]
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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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