Jharkhand  /  Published 11.09.19

Dhanbad war against plastic starts

The civic body on Wednesday held a massive cleanliness drive at Manjhi Talab in Simaldih under ward 25 of Dhanbad circle as part of awareness drive against single-use plastic items such as cups, straw...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 05.04.20

Unsafe behind bars

A riot broke out in a prison in Bengal when panic-stricken prisoners demanded bail from the authorities apparently fearing the spread of the coronavirus. Tall prison walls cannot prevent a pandemic fr...
By Smita Chakraburtty in

Calcutta  /  Published 04.04.20

Sanitisation scurry after AD Block man tests positive

On Tuesday after news came in that a 51-year-old businessman who stays in AD Block had tested positive for Covid-19 at a hospital in Salt Lake, a fire tender sprayed disinfectant mixed with water in t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Opinion  /  Published 24.06.19

Reimagining 'swachhata' without caste prejudice

It is often forgotten that a nation’s path to meaningful progress is a many-layered one. As such, signs of advancement in certain spheres may not be reflective of overall improvement. It would be ad...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 23.03.20

Website tells you how long your toilet roll will last

Worried about whether you have enough toilet paper for the coronavirus lockdown? A German website can tell you how long your supply will last. Toilet paper has become one of the commodities shoppers a...
By Reuters in Frankfurt

Opinion  /  Published 30.05.19

Workers' safety: Laws are just the beginning

Some echoes are more ominous than others. What National Human Rights Commission chairpersons say about manual scavenging, for example. As far back as 2007, the NHRC chairperson at the time, Shivaraj V...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.04.19

The government must invest in modern sanitation

By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.20

Much ado

Sir — It is unusual for a judge of the Supreme Court to laud a political leader, as Arun Mishra did when he called the prime minister, Narendra Modi, an “internationally acclaimed visionary” at ...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 30.09.19

MP Swachh train travel call to PM Narendra Modi

A CPI Rajya Sabha member from Kerala has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel through north India on a train to understand how widespread open defecation still is before declaring India free o...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 08.04.20

Sweeper faints, dies after fogging in Uttar Pradesh

The wife of a sanitation worker in an Uttar Pradesh village has submitted a complaint to police blaming two panchayat officials for her husband’s death, alleging they had forced him to spray chemic...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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