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Automated laundry in Kolkata run by people with mental illness

Kolkata : An automated laundry service launched in a mental health hospital here seeks to give the inmates an opportunity to work and earn a daily wage, organisers say.

Called 'Dhobi Ghar', the spacious automated laundry has been set up in state-run Calcutta Pavlov Hospital here and was inaugurated on Saturday by West Bengal's Minister for Social Welfare Shashi Panja.

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B-Town spreads awareness on social issues at Modi's two-year bash

New Delhi : Bollywood celebrities participated in the celebration of two years of the Narendra Modi government highlighting, sharing and spreading awareness on its social campaigns like "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" and "Swachh Bharat" campaigns.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Raveena Tandon and Kajol were present at the gala celebrations, showcasing the effect of Bollywood actors which has directly or indirectly helped in tackling some crucial social issues.

Government busy in celebration, farmers committing suicide: Rahul

New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his government was busy in "celebrating its two years in power" while the farmers of the country are "committing suicide".

"There is a drought all over the country. Farmers are committing suicide, but here at India Gate, Modiji is celebrating with Bollywood stars," Gandhi told reporters at the torchlight procession organised by his party, from the Samta Sthal to the Delhi secretariat to protest against the unprecedented power and water crisis in the city.

Have courage for bold reforms, to engage opposition: Chidambaram to government

New Delhi : Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday advised the Narendra Modi government to muster courage to go for "bold reforms" and "engage the opposition in order to give push to the economy".

"Once the economy stabilised as I believe it had by June 2014, the government should have then given the economy a big push by going for bold structural reforms, taken the difficult decisions which were pending because UPA did not have absolute majority in the Lok Sabha," Chidambaram told media persons here.

BJP Bengal chief now threatens to break necks with bare hands

Kolkata : West Bengal State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, who seems to have made it a habit to hog the limelight for all the wrong reasons, has now threatened to beat up Trinamool Congress leaders inside their houses and break their necks with bare hands by using RSS training.

Speaking at a protest meeting in his constituency Kharagpur Sadar of West Midnapore district against the alleged attacks on party cadres by Trinamool activists, Ghosh also warned of using the third degree method of all those who voted for the ruling party.

Ministers highlight schemes, Bollywood stars social themes at anniversary bash

New Delhi : Union ministers showcased their achievements and leading names from Bollywood, including Amitabh Bachchan, espoused social causes at the "Ek Nayi Subah" event at India Gate lawns here on Saturday to mark completion two years of Narendra Modi government.

Tried to bring qualitative change in minorities' lives: Heptulla

New Delhi : Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Saturday said that as minority affairs minister her responsibility has been to bring a “qualitative change” in the lives of millions of downtrodden.

“Our prime minister's motto is 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas'. So as the minister for minority affairs, I had my job cut out for me. It was to bring qualitative change to the lives of poor among the minorities,” she said while speaking at an event to mark her ministry's two-years' achievements.

Sanitary napkins should be provided in rural toilets: Uma Bharti

New Delhi : Union Minister for Water Resources Uma Bharti on Saturday suggested that sanitary napkins should be provided in women toilets in rural areas.

Speaking at the event "Ek Nayi Subah", which was held at the India Gate lawns here to mark the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government, Bharti said, "In rural areas, women and girls in school face the problem of going out (during menstruation days)... I would request if sanitary pads could be provided in the toilets so that it could help women and children get help instantly."

Anganwadi system strengthened, helpline for children introduced: Maneka

New Delhi : Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has introduced many reforms to strengthen the anganwadi system for tackling malnutrition, introduced a children's helpline and launched a national portal for lost and found children.

"As soon as we came to power, we decided to develop the Anganwadi system and provided a tablet to every Anganwadi to track their work, which will help in reducing malnutrition over the next two years," said Gandhi.