Kochi corporation examines issues faced by women, gender minorities

Suggests sanitary pad vending machines, and counselling centres for transgender persons, including the establishment of auxiliary groups to create job opportunities

published on : 1st June 2023

US lawmakers raise concern over Taliban's misuse of American humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is facing a severe economic crisis after the Taliban takeover in August 2021,followed by the suspension of international aid and the freezing of more than USD 9 billion in foreign reserves

published on : 18th May 2023

Two die while cleaning septic tank near Puzhal in Tamil Nadu

The deceased persons are Baskaran (52) and Ismail (36), from Kondiyamman Nagar in Kavangarai near Puzhal.

published on : 16th May 2023

One year on, CCMC awaits minister’s date to deploy new mechanised sweepers

The city has been reeking of garbage that is thrown away on the streets due to the waste overflowing from the dump bins in all 100 wards of the five zones.

published on : 25th April 2023

Gujarat: Two sanitation workers die of suffocation while cleaning sewage line in Ahmedabad

The two workers, identified as Gopal Padhar (24) and Bijal Padhar (32), fell unconscious after entering a sewage line to clean it.

published on : 23rd April 2023

Mother Teresa 'returns' to Kolkata as Swiss-Indian film explores Saint's self-doubts

'Mother Teresa & Me'  shows the nun's life from the 1950s onwards, intertwined with the lives of two more Indian protagonists.

published on : 21st April 2023

Sanitation workers’ death: NHRC takes cognisance of complaint in Cuttack

Acting on a complaint filed by Akhand, a Pipili-based human rights activist, the commission had sought report from police commissioner of Bhubaneswar - Cuttack.

published on : 20th April 2023

PIL filed in HC over deaths of sanitation staff

The application was submitted as part of an existing PIL by NGO ‘Manav Garima’ in response to the deaths of sanitation employees.

published on : 19th April 2023

Only SCs as sanitary workers in TN's Tiruppur

The corporation, in its reply to a RTI query, stated that out of 661 permanent sanitary workers in four zones, 42 are from BC, MBC categories.

published on : 18th April 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Man points gun at sanitation worker, video goes viral on social media

In the video, a man identified as Mahesh Patel is seen pointing a pistol at the sanitation worker, while one of his relatives can be seen abusing and threatening him.

published on : 17th April 2023

Shuchi free sanitary pad scheme in Karnataka may be revamped after elections 

Speaking to TNIE, D Randeep, Health and Family Welfare Commissioner, said the issue will be under consideration post the Karnataka Assembly elections.

published on : 13th April 2023

Gujarat government fails to enforce manual scavenging rules

Over the past three decades, Gujarat has had the second-highest incidence of cleaning worker fatalities in the nation.

published on : 9th April 2023

Gujarat: 95 sanitation workers died since 2019, no government officials charged  

A national government survey found that 13,460 people in the nation were employed in drain and septic tank cleaning in 2018, and that number increased to 58,098 people in 2019.

published on : 8th April 2023

‘Digital literacy offers sea change in women’s life’ says Shaifalika Panda

From humble beginnings, the mentorship group is slated to hit 25,000 members in the next two years.

published on : 6th April 2023

QR code to detect unsegregated waste disposal to kick off in Tiruchy city by June

Senior officials said that once they finish the QR code distribution for all the buildings, they would begin imposing fines on everyone failing to segregate their waste.

published on : 6th April 2023

Three workers die of asphyxiation while cleaning septic tank in Gujarat

The workers died on the spot due to the high concentration of noxious gases and chemicals.

published on : 4th April 2023

Menstrual hygiene for young & adolescent girls: 'Public health is a state subject', Centre tells SC  

In an affidavit filed before the top court, the Health Ministry said it has undertaken awareness and training programmes and made necessary resources available to girls across the country.

published on : 1st April 2023

Knock-Knock: A solution for sanitation saga is here

Viswanathan Sridhar, architect and urban development practitioner, speaks about his latest creation — mobile public toilets

published on : 30th March 2023

Colours of devotion: Museologist and art historian Dr Anita Shah talks about her book

Museologist and art historian Dr Anita Shah explores the history of Vallabha Sampradaya expressed through paintings and textile art.

published on : 28th March 2023

DMK councillor abused us using caste slurs, says TN sanitation workers 

"During the works, this councillor came there and verbally abused us asking why we were cleaning spaces outside ward 41.

published on : 28th March 2023
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