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(Placename) the former name of Vijayawada


(ˌvi dʒə yəˈwɑ də)

a city in E Andhra Pradesh, in SE India, on the Krishna River. 701,827.
Formerly, Bezwada.
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A Bench of Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai asked the Centre and UIDAI to file reply on the plea by retired Indian Army Officers SG Vombatkare and Human Rights activist Bezwada Wilson.
Bezwada Wilson, our most dogged fighter against manual scavenging and is the convener of Safai Kamgar Sangthan, tweeted: "105 people killed in sewer and septic tanks in 2018 alone.
Tenders are invited for Somasila project-kavali canal(bpr canal)-improvements to bezwada papi reddy canal from km.52.293 to km.67.605 for phase ii by widening of bed and easening of side slopes
India has the technology to launch satellites into space and missions to the moon, noted Bezwada Wilson, a prominent activist who has spent years trying to eradicate manual scavenging.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content was performed by Prema Bezwada and Joseph Abboud.
The court was hearing petitions filed by Ramon Magsaysay award winner Bezwada Wilson, former Kerala minister Binoy Viswam and ex- army officer SG Vombatkere, challenging the constitutionality of section 139AA inserted in the Income Tax Act by the Finance Act, 2017.
ONE NIGHT three decades ago, Indian human rights activist Bezwada Wilson saw himself weeping silently on an abandoned water tower and grappling with his thoughts, the events of the day playing over and over in his mind.
Out of these 1.3 million manual scavengers, 80 percent are women and almost all of them belong to (or have come from) a Dalit background, (5) Bezwada Wilson is the founder of Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), a movement that originated in 1986 to eradicate manual scavenging in India.
William Mackie, deputy division chief, Engineer Division, OSD/Joint Staff; Michael Krieger, director of information policy, OSD/Chief Information Officer; Ellen Embrey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force health protection and readiness; Hari Bezwada, director of the Information Technology Systems Project Office, Department of the Army; Reed Mosher, technical director for Survivability and Protective Structures, Army; Pasquale Tamburrino, assistant deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Logistics and Readiness, Department of the Navy; and William Borger, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Department of the Air Force.
A group of eminent citizens, comprising of prominent civil society activists and academicians like Aruna Roy, Wajahad Habibullah, Nikhil Dey, Arundhati Roy, Harsh Mander, Jayati Ghose, Prabhat Patnaik, Indu Prakash Singh, Shailesh Gandhi and Bezwada Wilson had also moved the top court seeking direction to intervene into contempt petition filed against Bhushan.