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Jan 21, 2018
Swachh Bharat Mission: Maharashtra leads the way in toilet construction, builds 42.72 lakh household toiletsMaharashtra has constructed the maximum number of individual household toilets under the Centre's flagship Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) scheme
Jan 13, 2018
A sewer-cleaning robot called Bandicoot will clean Kerala's sewer holesBandicoot will start its work, by cleaning sewer holes in the city during the coming famed Attukal Pongala festival in Thiruvananthapuram in March.
Jan 02, 2018
Right to privacy, declining infant mortality, renewed fight against TB: India has a lot to look forward to in 2018The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018.
Dec 29, 2017
Maharashtra sees improved conviction rate, but pendency of cases remains a worryMaharashtra has seen a substantial improvement in its conviction rate over the years, data recently released by the government has suggested.
Nov 12, 2017
Childhood, lost: What M Palanikumar's photos of children of manual scavengers revealKakoos cinematographer M Palanikumar highlights the stories of the children of manual scavengers through haunting black and white photos | #FWeekend
Nov 11, 2017
UN expert says 'Swachh Bharat' mission lacks human rights approach, draws Centre's ireNarendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat' mission came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert on sanitation who said it lacked a holistic human rights approach
Nov 05, 2017
Kerala govt allots Rs 10 crore to eliminate manual scavenging; plans health study to rehabilitate workersAs the Kerala government is all set to launch a state-wide survey and health study of manual scavengers next week, the unorganised nature of the group and reluctance of people to reveal their job is posing a challenge for authorities
Sep 19, 2017
Video Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai FloodThousands of migrant workers are employed by the BMC for the pre-monsoon cleanup every year. But they are made to work illegally in inhumane conditions. Under the Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act of 2013, employing individuals, directly or indirectly, to manually clean sewers without protective gears or other cleaning equipment is a punishable criminal offence. And yet this blatant criminal practice continues with impunity. Nana Kale is among the thousands of migrant workers who get brought into the city by contractors at the meagre wage of 300 rupees per day. Not only do they not have protective gear, they are also responsible for their own medical costs if they happen to get injured or fall ill.
Jul 15, 2017
Manual scavenging is a contravention of human rights: Madras High Courtmanual scavenging was prima facie a contravention of human rights and the right to live with dignity as per the Constitution, the Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government
May 04, 2017
UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issuesThe UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has flagged a number of issues, including excessive use of force in Jammu and Kashmir, caste-based violence and violence against minorities and criminalisation of same-sex relations