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“Swachh Bharat represents toilet users, not toilet cleaners”

Bezwada Wilson, national convenor, Safai Karamachari Andolan, and Magsaysay award winner explains how manual scavenging is a problem arising out of caste, class and patriarchy.

Jignesh Mevani on why the dalit movement cannot fail

And also why the Gujarat model has failed and where the agitation is headed

The ‘gramin’ way to swachhata

Many rural areas have become open-defecation free thanks to Swachh Bharat Mission (gramin), yet challenges remain

Charlie Chaplin through the Chaplins

A conversation with the legendary comedian’s sons as the first museum in his memory opens in Switzerland

China ranks higher than India because of its investment in education, infrastructure

Soumitra Dutta, co-editor and author of the global innovation index 2016, explains why India lags behind in innovation

Aid cut hits AIDS fight

Debilitating funds impacted India’s ambitious National AIDS Control Programme. The budget has now been restored, but health workers are yet to see the money

Time to walk the talk

The ministry of electronics and IT has failed to come out with detailed guidelines and action plan to enact national cyber security policy even after three years of its launch

Peri-urban areas losing access to water due to urbanisation, says research

The research covers two locations in India (Gurgaon and Hyderabad), Kathmandu in Nepal and Khulna in Bangladesh

Flood situation grim in UP, Bihar, as rivers continue to rise

Almost 40 people have lost their lives and lakhs displaced from their homes

We had warned against this unnatural alliance: Omar Abdullah

“But today [Hizbul Mujahideen chief] Sayed Salaudhin from Pakistan has to make a request to the terrorists not to show up at public rallies. Nobody in Kashmir is even following the protest calendar of Hurriyat.”

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