May 14, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings to the Kumbh Safai Karamchari Corpus Fund (KSKCF). The funds donated by him will be spent on welfare activities for Kumbh sanitation workers.
How to use your Diwali bonus effectively Noisier Diwali in Pune this year; Kothrud, Mandai and Karve Road see loudest celebrations Pune: During Diwali, it s business as usual for large hospitals Cleaning on Diwali is a great way to spend time with family, says a survey. (Source: File Photo) In a time strapped 21st century, millenials are struggling to find time with their families. However a majority of Indians feel that home cleaning on Diwali is a great way to spend time with family, says a survey conducted by Urbanclap. The survey was conducted in across 8 major cities - Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad between the age group of 22 34 years and covered more than 5,000 consumers.The survey states that home cleaning on Diwali not only creates nostalgia but is also a great way to spend time with family with 68 per cent of respondents feel that pre festival home cleaning is the best time to spend with family. Also for many, Pre Diwali is an exciting time with 55 per cent of the respondents looking forward to food, new clothes and home decoration. Also 30 per cent of consumers look forward to Diwali Ki Safai as this practice of pre festival is an integral tradition for many households in India.
MOHALI:A 23 year old safai karamchari working at the PGI was allegedly shot dead by two motorcycle borne men in the Nayagaon area this evening. Saurabh, alias Mandy, received two bullets of the four that were reportedly fired by the assailants. The incident took place at Adarsh Nagar Colony where the assailants arrived and the pillion rider fired at Saurabh. He was taken to the PGI where he was declared brought dead. The police suspect it to be a case of old enmity.The joke about Punjabis shifting their lingo to English when drunk makes an appearance at every party, yet there is another place where they have to inevitably press upon the English accelerator ndash; an IELTS institute, which an unavoidable place for every Punjabi who dreams of going abroad for higher studies or work
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday released the party s manifesto for the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections.Kejriwal announced a slew of measures to be undertaken if AAP is voted to power in the civic body, including an end to landfills by 2019 and welfare measures for safai karamcharis (sanitation workers).
In Laxmi Nagar, Vishwas Nagar and Krishna Nagar, there is so much garbage on the roads that people have been restricted to using a narrow path to walk on. The EDMC has hired private contractors as a stopgap, but it has done little to help.The safai karamcharis, meanwhile, insist that leaving garbage on the streets is the only way they can get authorities to pay attention. We have tried giving notices, we have held meetings, we have been given assurances but even then our salaries are three months late, Rajendra Mewati of the Akhil Bharatiya Safai Mazdoor Congress said.
Pugwash Secretary General Paolo Cotta Ramusino on Tuesday said his organization has drafted a 19 article truce plan between the Afghan government and the Taliban which could be helpful in sealing an agreement between the two sides in order to end hostilities and endorse a diplomatic solution for the ongoing turmoil. He said the plan is designed to end the ongoing conflict in the country and seek a peaceful solution to the issue through diplomacy. On Tuesday, Cotta Ramusino held a backdoor discussion with a number of former Jihadi leaders, former members of the Taliban regime and a number of Afghan politicians. He stated that the plan will be discussed by the Afghan government and the Taliban delegation in Qatar. Cotta Ramusiono said the warring factions of the Taliban would not reach their objectives through a military struggle. The issue that Afghanistan should not be anymore the source of any group of people that want to attack The issue of entering government is something which should be defined. Its vague. It is a proposal that people should sit down and think on what to do, he added. Commenting on the issue, chairman of Pugwash in Afghanistan, Khalilullah Safai, said: The ceasefire strategy has been one of the disputed items as the Taliban claims they have control over 50 percent of the Afghan territory. There is a need for a coordinating body to be created and this mechanism is quite essential. Based on the agreement, finally the foreign forces will evacuate from Afghanistan, but their withdraw will not be a condition for peace. But, for some of the programs, they will withdraw after the peace agreement, chairman of the New National Front of Afghanistan, Anwarul Haq Ahadi, said. Meanwhile, former Taliban ambassador to Pakistan Mullah Abdul Salaam Zaeef said a lack of trust between government and the Taliban was one of the main obstacles on the way of the peace process in Afghanistan. Institutions such as Pugwash want to meditate and create an environment for consensus, Zaeef added. Introducing a working strategy for the ceasefire, the removal of leaders of the Taliban from the blacklist, the gradual withdraw of foreign forces from Afghanistan, the release of Taliban inmates, implementing some key amendments in the Afghan constitution and the respect for human rights are key elements which are mentioned in the plan. However, a number of former commanders of Taliban have said there are still a number of major challenges to resume the peace talks between government and the Taliban.Cotta Ramusiono said the warring factions of the Taliban would not reach their objectives through a military struggle.
On August 2, as Congress president Sonia Gandhi comes to Kashi for a road show, she, sources say, is set to take the sheen of Ganga off the prime minister and "take him to task over the pathetic situation of the holy river " despite the hullabulloo and crores of rupees that have gone in vain to clean it up. The Ganga will be an impassioned weapon in Gandhi 's armour against Modi, said a senior party leader. Strategists in the Congress, which was pushed to its worst electoral tally in its history by Modi 's high decibel campaign, say the party chief is likely to whip up passions about how the river continues to be a "big mess " many many years after her late husband Rajiv Gandhi rolled out the 'Ganga Safai Abhiyan ' from the Dr Rajendra Prasad Ghat on June 14, 1986.
During the event the brief life of Ishwarbhai was played through a ballet having characters like Mahatma Gandhi among others. The musical rendition depicted Ishwarbhai™s thoughts on cleanliness, Gandhi as his inspiration and his struggle to create a movement which earned him much popularity and a Padmashri award.Sharing stage with Anar and Jayesh and Ishwarbhaiâ€™s wife, Anandiben said, â€œI got hold of Anarâ€™s book and found a picture in it. I asked her whose picture it was and about his father. She said he was Ishwarbhaiâ€™s son. I said that â€˜Safaiwalaâ€™s son ?â€™ and she said â€˜yesâ€™. I immediately gave my consent.â€ On hearing this, the audience gave a loud cheers.