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Gujarat: 2 sanitation workers die while cleaning sewage line, contractors booked

According to the Gujarat government’s records, which was recently presented in the legislative assembly, 11 sanitation workers died of asphyxiation while cleaning drains in different parts of the state during the last two years

The incident took place in line in Dholka town on Saturday evening (Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 08:52 PM IST

NHRC notice to environment ministry on air pollution impacting life expectancy

In a statement, the NHRC said it has taken motu cognizance of media reports quoting a survey that air pollution is a great threat to human health in India, reducing overall life expectancy by five years and 9.7 years for the people in Delhi.

The rights panel has observed that the contents of the media reports, if true, raise a serious issue of the right to life.
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:48 PM IST

Human Rights Day 2021: President Kovind to address NHRC event

Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 every year, since it was on this very day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that enshrines the rights and freedoms of all human beings.

President Ram Nath Kovind (File Photo / ANI)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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