Actress Anushka Sharma says as a child she used to feel like a ragpicker because of her habit of collecting wrappers
Scrap dealers, ragpickers and auto garage have set up base at 1-acre land in Malad; activists and locals say some 50 tenements have come up
VIPs come and go but there is little change in the circumstances of residents of the eastern suburbs. Smoke continues to make their life miserable, added to it the deadly summer
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) yesterday continued demolishing shanties around Deonar dumping ground. More than 160 shanties were demolished yesterday bringing the total to 267 so far
Of the 10,500 metric tonnes of garbage generated in Mumbai every day, only 1,200 metric tonnes is segregated at source. The unsegregated trash ends up choking the city
They want the BMC to provide them alternative source of income; claim the civic body’s health centres are of no help to them, as they close early
Although the Deonar dump yard had 10 CCTV cameras, some were stolen, while the rest have not been functioning since the contract expired two months ago
While most of the city can now begin to breathe easier with the smog finally dissipating, ragpickers at the Deonar dumping ground don’t have it so easy
Dadar cops nab Byculla conman, who bought discarded credit, debit cards from ragpickers, pickpockets before loading them with genuine account data using Data Reading Machines and siphoning off lakhs
Days after a 17-year-old ragpicker was allegedly murdered by three persons here after setting him afire, his father and some right-wing activists today claimed he was killed because he was a 'Hindu' and the brutality meted out to him was like an act of IS.
After picking waste for seven hours every day, Sojal Bhalerao hits the campaign trail in Dombivli with fellow ragpickers; says she is frustrated with poor sanitation in the area
Following a night of revelry on New Year’s Eve in 2013, the trio had gang-raped a 56-year-old ragpicker and then brutally smashed her head in with a rock; they were convicted for life on the basis of bloodstains on the rock and their clothes
Footpath outside Children’s Academy in Malad has been cornered by ragpickers, who sell their wares every day and force children to walk on the roads; tired of inaction, school kids will write to civic chief, local corporators
Suman More (50), who has spent 37 years ragpicking on Pune streets, recently addressed delegates about her work and rising above the challenges she faced at the International Labour Conference in Geneva
RoguenRags is a brand dedicated to recycled and upcycled products, which also highlights the life of ragpickers and arranges for their de-addiction, rehabilitation and education
Cops had filed an accidental death report when the woman's body was found in Pant Nagar on Jan 1; but autopsy has revealed that she was raped and hit on head
After receiving an e-mail from an unknown person, along with clipping of the report published in MiD DAY on March 19, UIDAI chairperson Nandan Nilekani issues instructions stating Aadhaar card registration for labourers and ragpickers need not be stalled for want of fingerprints, as they can register under 'biometric exception' option.
Every time the Bibwewadi resident visits the local aadhaar centre, she is sent back by the executives who maintain they can't secure her fingerprints.
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