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In Future ‘Smart Cities’ Ajmer And Jhansi, 54% Household Septic Tanks Are Still Cleaned Manually

Open defecation, too, remains a problem in these two cities, with 13% of the slum households in Ajmer, and 8% of the slum households in Jhansi still practicing open defecation. In both the cities, the practice of manual scavenging was mainly being done by private contractors and local labourers. Credit: …

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On 69th Republic Day, This Village In Rajasthan Is Still Waiting For A Road

Just 3km from civilisation, this place is still living in a dark age. “Can you help me get behind bars?” cried a voice from some distance as I was trying to click a picture of three men walking towards me. As they came closer, I asked the man, who had …

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IPL 2018 Auctions: 5 Unlikely Players Who Might Grab Big Money

The IPL auctions this year have a large pool of players and team enriched with cash The IPL auctions are here already and the anticipation of whether Ben Stokes will go for more than Virat Kohli or if Ravichandran Ashwin will get back to Chennai Super Kings is being debated …

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Now, Another ‘PadMan 2.0’: Indian Teen Creates High-Tech, Anti-Rape Undies

– Seenu Kumari, from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, has come up with a prototype – She spent less than £50 on the underwear which are both knife and bulletproof – Garmentsent away for patenting and is hoped to be sold to the wider market – Rape, sexual abuse and child …

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Don’t Miss The ‘Bikaner Camel Festival’ During Travelling In Rajasthan

A colourful procession of camels and folk performances await tourists at the international camel festival in Bikaner. Bikaner Camel Festival is a yearly event in January that the city celebrates in honour of the ship of the desert — the camel. With a colourful procession comprising of decorated camels and …

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Homosexuality Was Accepted By Hindu Gods, Now What’s Your Problem?

Our traditions entrench the belief that anything that gives pleasure to the body is lousy and lustful and should be treated as a crime. The debate over Section 377 has thrown up many crucial questions before us. Do gods have anything to do with our sexual orientation? Does the human …

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What Is To Blame For The Mounting Shortage Of District Court Judges In India?

Not the current recruitment system as is generally believed. For a while now, the ever increasing vacancies in the judiciary have invited attention to the process of appointing judges to High Courts and the Supreme Court – but not to lower courts. With 23% posts lying vacant and nearly 2.62 …

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The Terror Of Board Exams Is Killing India’s Future And Spreading Unrest

In India, board exams have always been synonymous with stress — for the students, parents, teachers and, sometimes, relatives and neighbours as well. It is shocking how a child’s assessment model becomes the cause of so much pain and undue pressure. With the re-introduction of board examinations for 10th grade, …

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‘I’m A Mother Against Bullying And I Want Others To Join My Protest’

Most children, even when they have not faced any direct aggressive communal bullying, will identify with such repetitive comments. Dear fellow Indian mothers, I believe no mother asks her child to hate another child. So it was disturbing and shocking when Zareen told me, “My little one is only six-and-a-half …

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Why ATMs Are Dying In Cash-Obsessed India?

The ATM industry in India, where a large portion of the population is still struggling for banking facilities, may be in a rut. Up to 1,782 ATMs across the country were shut down between May and November 2017, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data show. This is the first time …

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