Cleanliness

  • #CleanUpIndia: CNN-IBNs initiative for a filth free India 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN's initiative to show the filth around us and work towards cleaning it. ...
  • Delhi government celebrates Independence Day with week-long activities August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government has planned a series of week-long activities including a special tree plantation and cleanliness drive to celebrate country's 68th Independence day, Lt Governor Jung said in a special appeal to citizens of Delhi. As part of the celebrations, a number of events such as Prabhat...
  • Clean up India: No sanitation at Ahmedabad's Bombay Hotel locality August 5, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Ahmedabad's Bombay...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel sets targets for her government June 23, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has drawn up a 100-days agenda for her government which would focus on 11 key subjects. "We have chalked out a detailed 100 days agenda for the government within which specific targets have to be achieved in 11 areas," Gujarat state government spokesperson and...
  • MHA goes for cleanliness drive; junks nearly 1.5 lakh files June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: On the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Home Ministry is on a cleanliness drive and, in less than a month, has destroyed nearly 1.5 lakh files that had gathered dust for years. While going through the steel almirahs of North Block, officials also found some interesting...
  • CAG slams Railway for not maintaining cleanliness August 13, 2013

    The Comptroller and Auditor General has slammed Railways for not effectively implementing Railway Board's guidelines for mechanised cleaning of major stations and not taking effective pest control measures in coaches. Besides the audit body has observed that Railways has failed to provide good quality of linen to passengers which has resulted...
  • Citizens unite to restore and revamp Jaisalmer June 28, 2013

    Jaisalmer: The majestic walkways of Jaisalmer's Sonar Quila that had shrunk under heaps of garbage after being used as community dump yard for years, the feedback from tourists was shattering for its residents. But all that changed in February this year. Now the fort is clean and inviting. Over 300...
  • Ensure cleanliness, Bansal tells rail officials April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Wednesday expressed concern over cleanliness and the quality of food served in trains and at stations and urged zonal managers to regularly monitor the situation. "He also asked senior officers to pay attention to punctuality of trains and safety of the network," said...
  • Amitabh Bachchan inaugurates BMC's virtual classroom facility January 24, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan launched The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation's virtual classroom facility and cleanliness drive. After inaugurating the expansion of the virtual classroom facility aimed at providing education to over 400 civic schools in Mumbai and distributing iron tablets as a part of an anti-malnutrition campaign, Amitabh Bachchan pledged his support to...
  • Bathroom the cleanest place to eat in hotels: study January 16, 2013

    London: The next time you spend a holiday at a hotel, do not order food in bed. A new study says a bathroom is actually the most hygienic place to eat in most hotel rooms. The research, which included a poll of women travellers, was carried out by the Check...
  • Bangalore: No quick fix in sight for garbage problem September 7, 2012

    Bangalore: Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy said on Thursday that the BBMP needs at least three to six months to solve the garbage crisis in the city. Speaking to reporters, he said the civic body is taking all steps to clear the garbage piling up across the city. "We are setting...
  • Chennai: Health minister continues clean-up drive September 4, 2012

    Chennai: When the Health Minister said that he would ensure that he cleaned up every state-run hospital in Tamil Nadu, even if it meant inspecting every one of them personally, he certainly wasn’t speaking in jest. Continuing his ‘clean-up drive’, Dr V S Vijay visited the Institute of Obstetrics and...
  • B'lore: BBMP sweeps off garbage, stink lingers September 3, 2012

    Bangalore: Even though the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) managed to clear garbage from many areas on Sunday, tonnes of garbage remained spewed across some of the main markets. The garbage disposal comes in the wake of Mayor D Venkatesh Murthy’s promise on Friday to clear the garbage within 72...
  • T'puram: No solution in sight for garbage woes August 31, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the heavy downpour worsening the garbage problem in the city, the City Corporation remains clueless on a solution. The Corporation is now burying the waste on vacant lands under its possession. “We are burying the waste mainly on our land on the Chalai bypass. However, it cannot be...
  • Chennai: Day after, Govt hospitals get makeover August 30, 2012

    Chennai: Almost every State-run hospital underwent a mass cleaning exercise that left them almost unrecognizable, a day after the Chief Minister directed hospitals to increase the standards of hygiene. On Wednesday, squads of staff, conservancy workers and exterminators combed the premises of the major hospitals and ensured that they were...
  • T'puram: Garbage woes get worse August 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the festival season adding to the capital’s garbage woes, the largest trash dump in the city limits is raising a hellish stink again. Much to the dismay of the people living nearby, the City Corporation has resumed the dumping of garbage on a roughly six-acre plot and its...
  • Bangalore: BBMP clears garbage, sanitisation yet to begin August 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The BBMP has cleared most of the garbage piled in the city on Sunday, but is yet to start sanitisation of places where garbage was dumped to get rid of the stink and mosquito menace. The BBMP ferried 900 truckloads (about 5,200 tonnes) of garbage on Sunday and is...
  • Stink to continue in Bangalore city August 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Bangaloreans have to live with the stench for another three days as Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has said it cannot find a solution to the problem of clearing garbage before Monday. The uncleared garbage on city streets is also likely to pose health problems, particularly after the heavy...
  • Hyderabadis for stench-free Hussain Sagar July 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: As many as 400 students came out onto the streets near Sanjeevaiah park in the city, and all they asked for was a cleaner Hussain Sagar Lake. Echoing similar views, slogans raised at the event said, “We want stench free, colourless water in this lake, this being one of...
  • Mayor promises a cleaner Chennai June 21, 2012

    Chennai: The Chennai Corporation administration has committed itself to a number of steps aimed at making the city free of encroachments. Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy assured a meeting of the Corporation Council that the civic body would spare no effort in clearing the Marina Beach of encroachments and also crackdown...
  • Impurities surround T'puram's most divine locale May 16, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: New-found fame notwithstanding, the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple today stands at the wrong end of the garbage crisis faced by the capital city. The roads immediately surrounding the old temple have become stinking garbage dumps with waste collection  coming to a standstill owing to the Vilappilsala crisis. Local people...
  • T'puram turns into a dumpyard April 30, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A peaceful Sunday it should have been; but Mayor K Chandrika received the shock of her life early in the day when she saw how a mammoth march had reduced the main stretch at Palayam and the Chandrasekharan Nair stadium into a dump yard. Bottles, thousands of them, plastic...
  • T'puram Corporation launches cleaning drive April 27, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation on Thursday opened its pre-monsoon cleaning drive, but is in a quandary over the disposal of the collected waste. Reason - all the areas that were designated by the Corporation after December for burying garbage have hit the saturation point. The State Government has not responded...
  • Singapore launches toilet manners campaign December 20, 2010

    Singapore: Squeaky-clean Singapore needs cleaner toilets and public awareness is one way to achieve this, a civic group said at the launch of the latest stage of its LOO campaign -- Let's Observe Ourselves. The city-state has 30,000 public restrooms and is pushing to make 70 percent of them at least...
  • Computer keyboards can be dirtier than a toilet May 2, 2008

    Canberra: Think twice before eating those dropped crumbs off your computer keyboard — you might as well be eating off a toilet seat, according to a new study on the amount of germs on keyboards. A study by British consumer magazine Which? Computing asked a microbiologist to examine 33 keyboards...
  • Day 2: Clean-up Marshals make Mumbai litterers pay November 16, 2007

    Mumbai: The Day 2 of the cleanliness drive launched in Mumbai saw Clean-up Marshals making the litterers pay, literally, for dirtying streets. While some offenders denied spitting, others apologised. Even the guests weren't spared as the foreigners were asked to clean up. ...
  • Bangalore beats Delhi in cleanliness April 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Filthy roads and lack of dustbins across the city have pushed Delhi to the ninth position in a survey conducted by a multinational company to rank India’s cleanest cities. Chandigarh ranked number one as it took the first position of the “cleanest city in the country” with...