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 07.07.19

Treasures of the Trash Museum

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. And what better way to manifest this other than the Museum of Trash in East Harlem of New York? Last week, the Foundation for New York’s Stronges...
By Suhashini Sarkar in

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.19

Life with Metro

After a decade of construction, the East West Metro rail is finally on its last lap. But besides the excitement comes a host of worries, especially for those living around the final stop, opposite Wip...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

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

India  /  Published 16.06.19

7 die in sewer clean-up

Four sanitation workers and three hotel employees were killed on Saturday after inhaling toxic fumes from a sewer the workers were cleaning in Vadodara, Gujarat, officials said. The incident happened ...
By PTI in Vadodara

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.06.19

Pipe leaks spur water woes

Over 5,000 households on the eastern fringe of the steel city are being deprived of drinking water for weeks because the main pipeline of a Rs 108 crore water project, commissioned barely a month ago ...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

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

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Jobless with a job in Delhi

By 11am last Wednesday, Salim had collected all the household trash littering the lanes in the central Delhi neighbourhood of Regar Pura and dumped it in the local garbage yard.If he were a regular ci...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.04.19

Control room to allay water pain

The drinking water and sanitation department on Saturday set up a control room in the office of superintending engineer (civil circle) in Doranda to address complaints related to the disruption of wat...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.19

Coffee is a survival issue – quite literally

Sir — Switzerland might soon lose its tag of being heaven on earth. The country has announced plans to abolish its emergency stockpile of coffee — a measure taken between the two World Wars — as...
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