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Govt to built toilets in Pandharpur to stop manual scavenging

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 22:37

The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay HC that about 4500 toilets would be built for the pilgrims visiting the holy Pandharpur town in Solapur district for the Asadi Ekadashi festival on July 9.

Arthur Road SP, deputy in ACB net for taking bribe

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 18:31

Mumbai`s Central Prison Superintendent of Police Vasudev Burkule and his deputy have been arrested for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 35,000 from a jail officer to clear him in the Maharashtra prison manual exam, the ACB said.

Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 18:32

Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government`s apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court today said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date.

Pajero Sport automatic variant to be launched soon

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:47

The manual version of SUV Pajero Sport was launched in March 2012.

All unhygienic toilets to be demolished: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 16:11

The President recently gave his assent to the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012.

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 20:19

It was told that the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2013 has got the nod of both houses of Parliament and awaits the President`s assent for notification.

Parliament passes bill against manual scavenging

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 19:15

A bill seeking to prohibit employment of individuals as manual scavengers by prescribing stringent punishment, including imprisonment up to five years, to those employing such labour was passed by Parliament on Saturday.

Need 6 months to complete `model prison manual`: Govt to HC

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 20:33

Maharashtra Govt informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday that it was currently drafting a model prison manual to encompass all important issues governing prisoners in jails and sought six months` time to formulate such rules.

Parliamentary panel applauds new bill to eliminate manual scavenging

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 22:10

Parliamentary committee has applauded a new bill that seeks to eliminate manual scavenging and insanitary latrines while providing for rehabilitation of people involved in the practice.

‘Narendra Modi govt for Dalits as priests’

Last Updated: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 09:27

Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has come forward with a unique idea of training manual scavengers in Hindu religious rituals, a leading newspaper reported on Saturday.

`Centre has asked states to rehabilitate manual scavengers`

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 18:50

Centre has directed all the states to provide alternate employment to those involved in manual scavenging so that they can leave the "dirty job", Union Minister Krishna Tirath said on Thursday.

Army Manual to inject efficiency in unit functioning

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 19:21

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh released a manual for unit commanders in the force to provide guidance in command of a unit and enable Commanding Officers and junior leaders bring in efficiency in their functioning.