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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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Small cities choke as India remains callous to rising bad air 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
In the northern Indian city of Moradabad fumes from burning electronic waste blend with seasonal smog to create an even deadlier mix of pollutants than in Delhi, where filthy air has caused public outcry and made global headlines. Indias smog crisis has centred on the capital but pollution is as bad or worse beyond its borders, with millions in smaller cities like Moradabad barely aware of the harmful effects of the air they breathe. For more than a week toxic smog has hovered over densely populated regions of northern India and Pakistan, sending pollution levels soaring to many times the World Health Organization safe limit. Delhi, the worlds most polluted capital city, became the epicentre of the crisis as doctors declared a public health emergency and sent millions of students home from school. But in Moradabad, like many cities across northern India, air pollution was also off the charts. Yet few appeared fazed at their citys degraded environment despite the metallic taste hanging in the air. "There ...
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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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UN expert finds holes in `Swachh Bharat Mission`, gets panned 11.11.2017 Zee News : India National
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat' mission on Friday came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert on sanitation who said it "lacked a holistic human rights approach", drawing swift reproval from the government.
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Now, a spat over Gandhi glasses 10.11.2017 Hindu: National
Change Swachh logo: UN official
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‘Sustainability comes first’ 10.11.2017 Hindu: News
Harsh Valechha on his attempt to create a self-sustaining, off-grid community at Gaia Grid in the Kadampara Hills of Sholayur
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Demonetisation, corruption and black money 8.11.2017 FrontLine: Home
An analysis of the unfolding dangers of opportunistic politics in the era of post-truth. By Prof. D. NARASIMHA REDDY
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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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Jignesh Mevani meets Rahul Gandhi, says accepts 90% of 17 demands 4.11.2017 DNA: Popular News
Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday, and said that the Congress was ready to accept 90 per cent of their 17 demands. The meeting comes a day after Mewani ruled out joining the Congress, a claim he reiterated after meeting Gandhi. The firebrand Dalit leader met Rahul Gandhi at Italwa village of Navsari in south Gujarat on Friday, the third and final day of the latter's south Gujarat tour. Congress sources said that the two discussed a host of issues related to the Dalit community during their roughly 25-minute meeting. In the meeting, the Congress leader told Mevani that his party believes in taking everyone together, and assured him to work for the benefit of all communities. Mevani, who shot to fame after last year's Una Dalit flogging incident, later described the meeting as positive. "The Congress has given us assurance on majority of the 17 demands that we have made for Dalits. It has promised to fulfill 90 per cent of our demands," Mevani told reporters ...
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Dalit leader Mevani meets Rahul Gandhi, discusses demands 3.11.2017 Rediff: News
Mevani, after his meeting with the Gandhi scion, said he would ask his community members to defeat the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the Gujarat polls.
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Rahul assures Gujarat Dalit leader to include his demands in poll manifesto 3.11.2017 Zee News : States
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday met Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani while he was campaigning for Gujarat Assembly elections.
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Rahul Gandhi to meet Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani: Congress 3.11.2017 Zee News : States
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would meet Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Friday at Navsari, a spokesperson of the party said.
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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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