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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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Swachh Bharat Central Team assist in building twin pits in Champaran to mark World Toilet Day 18.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
In the run up to World Toilet Day tomorrow, behaviour change and toilet construction activities are being undertaken by the States and districts around the country. Leading this initiative, a senior central level team from the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation performed shramdaan by assisting villagers in building twin-pit toilets in Turkauliya village in East Champaran district of Bihar.
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Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Chaires 5th meeting of Central Monitoring Committeeto Review Implementation of'Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers' 15.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Chaires 5th meeting of Central Monitoring Committeeto Review Implementation of'Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers'
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Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Chaires 5thmeeting of Central Monitoring Committeeto Review Implementation of‘Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers’ 14.11.2017 Govt of india: PIB
Shri ThaawarchandGehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment chaired the 5th Meeting of the Central Monitoring Committee to review the implementation of the "Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation
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India rejects UN official's criticism of sanitation drive 12.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Indian government has rejected criticism of its ambitious sanitation programme by a United Nations official who said lower caste communities had their rights violated by being left to clean toilets built in a nationwide drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, with much fanfare after he took office in 2014. The main aim is to eliminate open defecation by October 2019 by building individual and public toilets. But activists say the campaign has failed to end the practice of manual scavenging, or clearing faeces by hand, and has even exa
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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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Dalit leader praises Rahul 4.11.2017 New Kerala: India News
Navsari (Gujarat) November 3 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met convener of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, Jignesh Mevani in Guajrat's Navsari and discussed demands of Dalit community.
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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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Dowry menace still prevalent in every community: Meera Saxena 28.10.2017 deccanherald.com
"Number of foeticides, especially female foeticides, have been increasing day-by-day and most of those involving in such heinous crime are the families of the victim. The menace of dowry is prevalent in every community and this is a big torture for women", lamented State Human Rights Commission Chairperson Meera Saxena. Speaking at a programme organised to inaugurate the district unit of Human Rights Protection & Corruption Eradication Bureau, at Parijat Kalyan Mantap in Hiriyur in Chitradurga district on Friday evening, she said that each one of us have the right to live. But practices like child labour, prostitution, human trafficking, Devadasi, manual scavenging and the like question the right to live. Traditions like child marriage take away the education rights of children, especially girls. Girls become physically and mentally weak by it. Not treating a child properly because it is a girl child is also torturing. Such social menace can be checked and progress can be achieved only when women unite ...
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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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Pres Kovind presents Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award to Bindeshwar Pathak 11.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi , Oct 10, : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr Bindeshwar Pathak.
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President Kovind Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 11.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 10, 2017).
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President of India Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics & Management-2017 10.10.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 10, 2017).
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Manuka Honey Market Expected to Witness Swift Growth Globally: Million Insights 9.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
FELTON, California: The Manuka Honey Market may be divided by Type, Type of Use, and the Area. Manuka Honey, manufactured in Australia and New Zealand by bees that fertilize the Manuka scrubland, is unique of the greatest exclusive and helpful procedures of honey in the world.
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