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Bezwada Wilson, T M Krishna win Ramon Magsaysay Award

Karnataka-born Bezwada Wilson, a prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging in India, and Carnatic singer T M Krishna from Chennai, were on Wednesday chosen for the prestigious Ramon......

Govt to bring new law to eradicate manual scavenging

Admitting to shortcomings in existing laws to eradicate manual scavenging, the government on Monday said it would bring a new legislation with more stringent provisions for eliminating the scourge.......

Bill to ban manual scavenging to be brought in Parliament

Nine years after a Public Interest Litigation said that over five lakh people were engaged in manual scavenging across the country, the government on Monday told the Supreme Court that a bill aimed......

Sweeping success: Meet the PhD student who's a garbage collector

‘Equality, fundamental rights guaranteed in the Indian Constitution are not meant for us.’ ‘One Sunil Yadav studying is pointless. I want every other Dalit to do so.’ At a......

Opposition corners BJP over growing attacks on Dalits

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday launched a frontal attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party over growing attacks on Dalits and other sections, saying a "Taliban-like attitude" was prevailing......

Can 'Toil-o-preneurs' solve India's sanitation woes

On the one had are sanitation oriented social enterprises and on the other are awareness raising campaigns by government, writes Rajni Bakshi. A law that bans toilets where human excreta has......

FM to meet state CMs, banks to review credit flow

In the run-up to the 2014 general elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram will review credit flow to agriculture, education and housing and monitor progress of centrally sponsored schemes, at a......
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Karnataka lost 59 lives to manual scavenging in 8 years

BENGALURU: It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but manual scavenging continues unabated, claiming over 1300 lives across the country in the past... ...
FIR against society

AHMEDABAD: Following the death of a 44-year-old sanitation worker at a society in Jivraj Park on Sunday, the Vejalpur police have registered an... ...
Man chokes to death in manhole, another critical

A 24-year-old man died due to asphyxiation while another is in a critical condition after inhaling gas while cleaning a manhole of RNS Shanti Nivas... ...
One Man and His Inspiring Battle against Manual Scavenging

My ultimate dream is to see that nobody anywhere in the world has to lift human excreta, says Bezwada Wilson Tripti Nath Delhi When Bezwada... ...
Films expose no open-defecation farce

AHMEDABAD: Eight days ago, on Gandhi Jayanti, Ahmedabad city was officially declared free from open defecation.Two days later, activists from... ...

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