India  /  Published 12.01.21

Sanitation worry at protests

Choked toilets, heaps of garbage, stagnant water and bitter cold are posing a tough challenge to the health of the farmers protesting near Delhi’s borders, a report says. A survey of five prote...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.09.20

Odisha scheme for sanitation workers

A wild boar was hacked to death by residents of a village in Odisha’s Kendrapara district after it attacked two persons, an official said, reports  PTI. “The animal had entered into ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.08.20

Dhandbad sanitation staff resume work

The age-old practice of boycotting work clicked once more, when more than 100 sanitation workers of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) on Friday who had sat on dharna in front of the DMC office deman...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.20

Frontline cry to clear dues

A section of the frontline workers are on the protest path in the Jharkhand capital demanding promised dues. Around 800 sanitation workers of Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC), who were recently hai...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.07.20

State digest: Powerlifter receives part of pending cash award

Special athlete Neha Rajak received a part of her cash award from the union sports ministry on Friday. The union sports ministry credited a sum of Rs 1 lakh to the bank account of 19-year-old special...
By Our Bureau in


India  /  Published 16.07.20

Sanitation projects make rural job list

The Centre has included sanitation projects in the 100-day rural job scheme at a time there has been an increase in demand for work under the MGNREGA because of lack of employment and job loss during ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.10.18

Widow scream rips sewer veil

Rani, 35, screamed on Saturday as she watched a display of advanced equipment for cleaning sewer lines and sewage tanks.“My husband would not have died had these been available a month ago,” the m...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.01.20

Dirty picture before swachh test

Overflowing drains, streets littered with trash and puddles of stagnant water on roads across 26 wards of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation (DMC) are likely to have an adverse impact on the district’s r...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Entertainment  /  Published 05.03.19

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on films and Gen Z

In his March 15 release Mere Pyare Prime Minister, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra looks at the issues of sanitation and violence against women through the eyes of a young child from the slums. The ...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Bihar  /  Published 22.11.18

Bihar inches close to ODF target

After reaching electricity to all households earlier this month, Bihar is marching towards yet another milestone — making the state open-defecation free (ODF) by the end of the current fiscal, i.e. ...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma in Patna


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