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Delhi Municipal Corporation Proposes Cleanliness Drive For Connaught Place Corridors, Bus Terminus Near Shivaji Stadium

Dec 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and to tackle other issues in the health sector in New Delhi area, the civic body has approved framing, revision, and amendment of recruitment rules for allopathy, ayurvedic, homeopathy, dental, veterinary and Unani cadres to bridge the gap of medical and paramedical staff apart from taking up redevelopment projects.

Kerala Police's Mass Cleanliness Drive Kickstarts In Sabarimala

Nov 17, 2020 PTI

A group of police personnel and volunteers cleansed the temple premises as part of an initiative to promote 'responsible and conscious pilgrimage'.

One Of The Cleanest Places: Omar Abdullah Mocks Swacch Bharat Drive At Parliament

'But the Parliament complex is one of the cleanest places in the country, especially when the sessions are on, so what were they sweeping?' Abdullah, a three-time member of the Lok Sabha, tweeted.

Swachh Kumbh Falls Flat As Thousands Of Toilets Go Non-Functional On Day 1

Jan 16, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

On the very first "Shahi Snan" (royal bath) that took place on Tuesday on the occasion of the auspicious Makar Sankranti, dozens of visitors could be seen defecating and relieving themselves in the open.

India Much Cleaner After Swachh Bharat Mission, But Old Habits Die Hard: Ruskin Bond

Bond, known for his literary collections like the Room on the Roof and Mr Oliver's Diary, was addressing an audience at the Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet (JLM) in Ranchi on Saturday, along with another noted author Uday Prakash.

15 September, 2018

PM Modi Launches 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' As Part Of Swachh Bharat Mission

Outlook Web Bureau

The Prime Minister appealed to the citizens to dedicate themselves towards achieving the aim of a clean country starting today.

02 September, 2018

Hindustan Zinc Plans To Spend Nearly Rs 6 Crore To Clean, Maintain Ajmer Dargah

Outlook Web Bureau

The MoU was signed on Saturday in the presence of Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi at Kayad Vishram Sthali in Ajmer.

31 July, 2018

Kerala Robot 'Bandicoot' To Clean Sewers In Tamil Nadu Temple Town Kumbakonam

Outlook Web Bureau

The robot, equipped with Wi-Fi, bluetooth and control panels has four limbs and a bucket system attached to a spider web looking extension to scoop out the waste from sewers.

26 May, 2018

Click Selfies With Toilets Or Lose Salary, Govt Employees In UP's Sitapur Told

Outlook Web Bureau

The employees will also have to submit a certificate proof of their respective toilets to ensure that every household has a toilet built.

11 February, 2018

Menstrual Hygiene In India

Outlook Web Bureau

In India, 62% women in the age group 15-24 years still rely on a cloth during periods


21 November, 2017

Video Of Maharashtra Minister Peeing By Roadside Goes Viral, Congress Says Appoint Him Swachh Bharat Ambassador

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The clip purportedly shows Shinde urinating by the roadside on the Solapur-Barshi road when he was travelling in his car.

08 November, 2017

Civic Bodies In Delhi Failed To Clean Even One Area Of The City: High Court

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"Can you stay in a place like this (which lacks cleanliness)? You expect the public to live in such areas," the court asked the officials.

22 September, 2017

Sewer Deaths: 3 Men Die Inside Noida Sewer On Thursday, Death Toll In NCR Rises To 15 Since July

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Report says, none of the workers were equipped with masks or any other safety gear.

19 September, 2017

Two Followers Of Jailed Godman Rampal Choke To Death In Septic Tank At His Mundka Ashram

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Amarjeet (30) and Makhan Lal (27) had descended into the 90-foot deep tank to clean it, but started choking due to the toxic fumes.

17 September, 2017

14 September, 2017

12 Tamil Nadu In Top 'Swachh' Institutes, Delhi Fails To Make The Cut

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Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said no government institution could secure a spot in the top 50.


09 September, 2017

Four Labourers Die Of Asphyxiation While Cleaning Septic Tank In Bihar

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While three died on the spot, one succumbed to his injuries at a hospital,

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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