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Unable to Verify Fingerprints or Iris, Aadhaar Denies Leprosy Patients Basic Services

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Sixty-five year old Sajida Begum, a leprosy patient at the Leprosy Hospital on Magadi Road in Bengaluru, has been struggling to make ends meet as she doesn’t have an Aadhaar card.

According to a report in the New Indian Express, Sajida, whose only income is the Rs 1,000 pension she gets every month, has received a letter from the deputy tahsildar’s office in Rajajinagar informing that her pension would stop in seven days if she failed to link it with her Aadhaar card. Fingerprint and iris scan are mandatory for Aadhaar verification, but having lost her fingers and her eyesight to leprosy, Sajida doesn’t have those biometrics.

Dr Ayub Ali Zai, administrative medical officer at the 100-bed leprosy hospital said that out of the 57 patients, at least ten of them don’t have an Aadhaar card.

There is lack of clarity on how leprosy patients can register for their unique identity number.

Zai told the Express on Saturday that he wrote to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) officials asking them to exempt her from biometric verification considering her problem.

“She buys clothes and meets her meagre needs with that money. But since August, she hasn’t received pension. She is totally blind in both the eyes, has no fingers or toes. I don’t know how her biometric identification can be done. We don’t know if this is just an administrative delay in sending pension or if they have stopped it,” he said.
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Residents near airport claim planes are dropping faeces on their homes

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RESIDENTS who live near Delhi Airport claim that human faeces has been raining on them from planes flying overhead.

On Friday, the country’s environmental court, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), asked a special committee, which will include representatives from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Central Avian Research Institute and Central Pollution Control Board, with investigating the claims, the India Times reports.

The committee will be tasked to examine whether the faeces are of human origin. The NGT will collect samples and send them for tests to find out whether it is human or bird excreta.

The India Times reports that the court has also asked the DGCA to carry out a surprise inspection of aircraft landing at the airport to ensure that their toilet tanks are not emptied while landing, and the waste is not splashed on residential areas or on any other place prior to landing.
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Happens in every country. The worst is when it comes out at high altitudes, freezes, and comes smashing through your ceiling. Should make an interesting insurance claim..
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Starting with deposits of Rs 5, Sakhi Mahila Bank has become an enabler of economic transformation


Hemlata Sahu, founder chief executive of Sakhi Mahila Bank that has brought about economic transformation. Photo credit: Jagdish Yadav/VillageSquare
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Tareekh pe tareekh... 243 times in dad’s fight for justice

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At 84, he says he's counting his breaths, but every time a new date arrives, he drags himself to court, only to be given a new date. Hearing on his petition was rescheduled 243 times between March 12, 2014, and November 13, 2017, in Jabalpur high court. Time, he says, is his biggest enemy.

Sahu's son was allegedly impaled on a bottle and petrol sprayed in his injured rectum, leading to an infection that killed him. An SP, two DSPs and 9 TIs were held accountable for his death by Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) in its report.

"Aur kitni tareekh milegi muje pata nahi, lekin mere paas zyada samay nahi hay. Bus nyay ki asha main jeevan kaat raha hun (I don't know how many more dates I'll get, I don't have much time left. Only the hope of justice is keeping me alive)," Sahu told TOI.
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Happens in every country. The worst is when it comes out at high altitudes, freezes, and comes smashing through your ceiling. Should make an interesting insurance claim..
Sometime in the 1970s there was a cholera outbreak in a village in France that lay below a flight path. It was suspected to have been caused by discharge from an aircraft. I remember TIME magazine reporting it. I'll see if I can find a link.

Well, here's one: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/art...00051-0032.pdf
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Student says she flushed 'emotional support hamster' after airline denied passage

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Missing a flight can be quite a hassle for your average passenger, but for Pebbles – an emotional support dwarf hamster owned by Belen Aldecosea – it was downright deadly.
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Wow, some emotional support she had. I recommend peacocks next time or snakes..
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She must be a retarded to flush a live animal.
Lord, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off.
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