UP CM Yogi Adityanath lays foundation stone for ‘Divyangjan’ rehabilitation centre in Gorakhpur

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday laid the foundation stone of a regional rehabilitation centre for differently-abled people at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur. The rehabilitation services will be available at Sitapur Eye Hospital branch in Gorakhpur until the rehabilitation centres building is constructed. The chief minister also inaugurated an eye bank and said, There is no eye …

Alerted by Facebook, Assam police averts girl’s suicide

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A girl who had posted on Facebook that she was going to commit suicide was saved by the police in the nick of time after the social media giants US-based headquarters alerted them. Info was received from Facebook last night that a minor girl had updated her status as- I am gonna to commit suicide today. The child was located …

Better than Swachh Bharat model? How Pune is getting it right with its slum toilets

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A cost-sharing model is proving to be a better way of building household toilets and becoming an open defecation-free country. This has proved to be more efficient than the Swachh Bharat Mission Shelter Associates (SA), an NGO based in Pune, showed how this can be done. The Municipal Corporations of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have adopted SA The data-driven, GIS mapping-backed, …