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23 Mar 2018, Edition - 983, Friday


  • Reports have emerged that China has transferred a highly-sensitive missile technology to Pakistan
  • TDP reaches out to TRS, AIADMK, asks for their help in pushing for no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
  • Mallapuram, Kerala: 22 year old stabbed to death by her father on the eve of wedding; family opposed her wedding to the man
  • Kerala Professor Jouhar Munavvir booked over his derogatory remarks against women
  • Social activist Anna Hazare begins hunger strike in the national capital demanding Lokpal and better solution for farmers’ issues
  • Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: 15 year old ends life after police did not act seriously on her complaint about harassment by 5 men.
  • Bolt and Dortmund are both sponsored by Puma and the event was hence considered more of a publicity stunt
  • CM Naidu speaks to his MPs, tells TDP MPs to ‘keep fighting, don’t stop till A.P gets justice’, TDP keeps up pressure on centre
  • Mohammed Shami cleared by BCCI | Cricketer gets clean chit by Anti-corruption unit
  • Airtel scored the lowest score at 3.2 Mbps in Kanpur, while the lowest score by Idea Cellular was reported to be 2.6 Mbps in Bhiwani


‘Swachh Bharat will help eradicate caste discrimination’

Covai Post Network

The Swachh Bharat Mission, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was also one of the key initiatives to eradicate caste discrimination, said Pankaj Jain, chairman of Sulabh Sanitation Mission Foundation.

Addressing at the TIDES conference here today, Pankaj Jain said open defecation had paved the way for discriminating human beings earlier and the construction of toilets through the campaign had reduced it considerably now. “More than 1.5 million toilets have been built by the foundation and people from other countries are also adopting the model,” he said and added that the country would be free from open defecation through the campaign.

Commenting on the dumping of dead bodies on the river Ganga, Pankaj Jain said NGOs should offer support and help cremating the corpses of poor people as lack of money was one of the main reasons behind this. “The Government is also ready to support such initiatives,” he said.

The conference was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).