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‘Rein in pvt. players practising manual scavenging’ 19.1.2018 Hindu: Andhra Pradesh
Sanitary workers still exposed to unsafe cleaning methods: commission member
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'Just Hit Budget!' bankers at RBS restructuring unit told during crisis - memo 18.1.2018 General News
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland staff helping small firms to restructure debt during the financial crisis were given a list of ways to squeeze more money from struggling clients and told to "Just Hit Budget!", a memo released on Wednesday showed.
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In Kerala, Sewer-Cleaning Robots to Soon Replace Manual Scavengers 11.1.2018 The Wire

The Kerala Water Authority today signed an MoU for transfer of technology of 'Bandicoot', a robot developed by startup firm Genrobotics.

The post In Kerala, Sewer-Cleaning Robots to Soon Replace Manual Scavengers appeared first on The Wire.

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Kerala to use robots to clean sewers, end manual-scavenging 11.1.2018 General News
Robots will soon replace men in cleaning up sewer holes in Kerala, ending the age-old practice of manual scavenging in the southern state. 'Bandicoot', the robot developed by the startup firm Genrobotics, will be used for cleaning sewer holes. The Kerala Water Authority (KWA) and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) today signed an MoU for transfer of technology and products, including use of the robots for the purpose. The MoU was signed between Kerala Water Innovation Zone under KWA and KSUM at the Chief Minister's office here, a statement said here. 'Bandicoot' will start its work, so far mostly done manually, by cleaning sewer holes in the city during the coming famed Attukal Pongala festival in Thiruvananthapuram in March, it said. The robot has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension, which can go inside the manhole. After shoveling the heap of garbage at the bottom of the manhole, it will be collected by using the bucket system before ...
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National Commission for Safai Karamcharis wants case under MS Act, 2013 9.1.2018 Hindu: Home
Also seeks higher compensation for families of victims
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Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Silence? 9.1.2018 The Wire

If we refuse to even acknowledge manual scavenging, how are we ever going to stop it?

The post Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Silence? appeared first on The Wire.

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Three asphyxiate while cleaning STP at apartment complex 8.1.2018 Hindu: News
FIR filed against apartment association for death due to negligence
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Asphyxiation kills three workers in Bengaluru 7.1.2018 deccanherald.com
Three people died due to suffocation while cleaning a blocked Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at N D Sepal apartment at Somasundarapalya in HSR Layout, Bengaluru, on Sunday. The trio was hired to clean the STP at this apartment complex for several months, a resident told DH. The incident has once again brought to light the scourge of manual scavenging, which is banned. The victims have been identified as Srinivas (55), a resident of Bandepalya, Narayanaswamy (38) a resident of Kaikondrahalli, and Madegowda (40), a resident of Somasundrapalya. Narayanaswamy was employed as maintenance staff at the apartment while Madegowda was working as an electrician at a garment factory. During their weekly offs, Narayanaswamy used to take Madegowda and Srinivas, a painter, to clean the water tanks and STP at the apartment. A senior police officer said that around 10.45 am, the three men, along with a colleague, Manjunath, went to clean the STP. Madegowda first went inside the STP and began pouring out waste water. Soon ...
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Two drug peddlers held in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi 7.1.2018 deccanherald.com

Two alleged drug peddlers were arrested in Jammu and Kashmirs Reasi district after over 900 grams of charas was recovered from their possession.

A police team intercepted Mohammad Nazir and Javed Ahmad during patrolling at Khalialta village last evening, a police spokesman said, adding 920 grams of charas was recovered from their possession.

Both the accused were booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the spokesman said.

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Rain delays start on day three 7.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
Rain delayed the start on day three of the first Test between India and South Africa here. South Africa are 65 for two in their second innings, leading India by 142 runs. The overnight batsmen are Hashim Amla (4) and Kagiso Rabada (2). South Africa made 286 in their first essay and India made 209 in response, thanks to Hardik Pandya's 93.
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942 chickens culled 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City

Hundreds of infected chickens have been culled by the animal husbandry department in Dasarahalli and Yelahanka zone to contain the deadly bird flu.

"A total of 942 chickens in the infected zone have been culled and disposed of. Sanitation and disinfection is in progress," said Dr Ramesh V, assistant director, BBMP, Yelahanka zone.

"In order to prevent further spreading of the H5N1 virus, we have culled these birds and also shut down all poultry-related shops in the infected and surveillance zones," he said.

Ramesh said the situation is under control and there is no need for panic.

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Cab runs walker over 6.1.2018 Deccan Herald - City

A 28-year-old man was killed in an accident in T Dasarahalli, Peenya, on Saturday night.

Ramesh, an Uber cab driver, was crossing the road near the Dasarahalli metro station when a speeding cab knocked him down around 8.30 pm. The driver of the cab was identified as Lava. He was drunk. Police found a liquor bottle in the cab.

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'BJP hasn't given up its Brahminical vision for India' 3.1.2018 Rediff: Interviews
'The Constitution, which talks about democracy and equality, is something that will be applied in this country, and not Manusmriti in which the RSS believes.'
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Four reasons India can look forward to 2018 2.1.2018 Sify Finance
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Four reasons why India can look forward to 2018 1.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Mumbai, Jan 1: The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018. Here's a look at four positives.
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New Year 2018: Four positives for India to look forward to 1.1.2018 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
India took several measures in 2017 which could bring cheers for Indians this year
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NCSK asks Meghalaya Govt to pay Safai Karmacharis on time 31.12.2017 The Assam Tribune
NCSK asks Meghalaya Govt to pay Safai Karmacharis on time
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Divya Bharathi says she received hundreds of threatening calls after her film Kakkoos on manual scavenging released 29.12.2017 Hindu: Arts
‘We may have developed technologies in various fields, but these people still clean with their hands’
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Civic bodies told to mechanise cleaning process 29.12.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
All urban local bodies, including BBMP, have been instructed to mechanise the entire process of cleaning and waste management using sucking machines and other equipment.The instructions were given to...
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HC transfers manual scavenging case to Chennai 28.12.2017 தி இந்து - முகப்பு
MADURAIA vacation bench of Justices S. Vaidyanathan and Abdul Quddhose on Thursday transferred to the principal seat a suo motu petition initiated against Nagercoil Municipality officials for engagin...
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