Hygiene

  • Cockroach-laced rice served to Shatabdi Express passengers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Passengers of the New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express were in for a shock on Saturday when they were served cockroach-laced rice on the train. This is the third incident in three months where Shatabdi passengers have complained about the poor quality of meals. Railway officials say the complaint against the catering...
  • Watch: Passengers complain of bad food in trains August 4, 2014

    The IRCTC is in trouble after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways has slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on the IRCTC and eight other caterers. The Railways has made efforts to improve the quality of food on trains...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Status check: Railway safety, cleanliness, amenities remain huge challenges July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Ahead of the Narendra Modi government's first Rail Budget, CNN-IBN's Priyanka Gupta did a status check of the condition of trains in the Kolkata route. The government has said that a bitter pill must be swallowed to improve the Railways' financial health. The fare hike was a substantial one,...
  • Railway budget expectations: Clean trains and platforms should be ensured July 6, 2014

    With just two days to go for the Railway budget, people across the country have high expectations from the government to improve the condition of railway stations. Hygiene was a crucial part on everyone's agenda. Cleanliness of platforms, and the fixing of the IRCTC website for speedy booking of tickets...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 29, 2014

    This week, Actress Kalki Koechlin lends her support to CJ's initiative on 'menstrual taboos'. Also, students pick up CJ mike to discuss the recent row between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over FYUP and how it affects their admission plans. Watch the teaser below to know more: ...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns - over 45 million babies - do not...
  • Govt had warned Bihar over sub-standard mid day meals in April July 18, 2013

    Chhapra: It appears that the Union HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about the sub-standard food in schools. The warning was issued in April. The HRD report also stated that food was being cooked and served in unhygienic conditions. The Ministry also said that Bihar didn't conduct regular health check-ups to...
  • Watch: Tamil Nadu government ensures hygiene in mid day meals July 17, 2013

    The mid day meal scheme has been plagued with issues from hygiene to poisoning as being seen tragically in Bihar. But it has worked well in other instances. CNN-IBN goes to Tamil Nadu where the mid day meal scheme has been a big success with special facilities like a cooker...
  • Hi-tech gadgets to keep Delhi Metro stations clean May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Eco-friendly chemicals, hi-tech machines and bio-degradable garbage disposal bags will ensure cleanliness of Metro stations. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to re-work its cleaning and housekeeping practices by using advanced and hi-tech machineries and is conducting specialised training programme for its staff to ensure the entire...
  • Drug resistance in TB has increased in India: Dr MS Kanwar December 14, 2012

    Dr MS Kanwar, senior consultant, respiratory medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases. Q. How bad is the situation MDR-TB and is there any possible cure coming in the near future? Asked by:...
  • Vitamin D may prevent tooth decay: Study November 28, 2012

    Washington: Vitamin D is associated with a 50 per cent reduction in tooth decay, according to new research. The new review of studies of children in several countries highlighted the potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent tooth decay or dental caries. The review, published in the journal...
  • Jairam alone can explain his temple vs toilet remark: Congress October 22, 2012

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday stirred a controversy for reportedly comparing toilets to temples. Saying that toilets were far more important than temples, he proceeded to comment upon the poor hygiene levels in the latter. While the BJP has slammed Ramesh, the Congress too has distanced itself from the comments. ...
  • Poor sanitation kills 1,600 children daily in India September 29, 2012

    Mumbai: More than 1,600 children under the age of five die daily in India due to diarrhoea caused by lack of sanitation, a report revealed on Friday. 'Squatting Rights', a research by philanthropic foundation Dasra, said that every year 30 per cent of marginalised women who travel long distances to access...
  • 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...
  • Chennai: Lax hospital staff suspended August 31, 2012

    Chennai: Intensifying his ‘hygiene drive,’ Health and Family Welfare Minister V S Vijay, after inspecting the Government Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital here on Thursday, ordered the suspension of a sanitary officer for slackness in duty. After inaugurating the Clinical Nutrition Academy on the Madras Medical College-GRH campus, the Minister made...
  • 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...
  • UP: Spurt in diarrhoea cases in Gorakhpur August 19, 2012

    Gorakhpur: Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is battling a sudden rise in diarrhoea cases. Doctors say the disease has already claimed five lives in the city and 10 new cases are being reported everyday. Locals have blamed the outbreak on contaminated water and uncleared garbage. ...
  • Hyderabad: Surprise checks conducted on 12 restaurants August 10, 2012

    Hyderabad: Municipal health officials conducted surprise raids on 12 commercial establishments - hotels and restaurants, sweet shops and other food joints - in Circle No. 10 in the city on Thursday and found several irregularities. The raids were conducted by GHMC chief medical officer-health Shalini Devi and assistant medical officer...
  • Sale of shawarma banned in Kochi district July 19, 2012

    Kochi: If Kochiites have developed an appetite for shawarma, it is now time to say goodbye to the Arabian extravaganza at least for the time being. The Food Safety Wing on Wednesday banned the sale of shawarma in the district following raids at various places in the city. The ban...
  • Suicide 2nd biggest killer among young Indians June 22, 2012

    London: Suicide has become the second leading cause of death of young people in India, which has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, according to a study published in Lancet. "Suicide kills nearly as many Indian men aged 15-29 as transportation accidents and nearly as many young...
  • 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...
  • Why the Railways are in a mess March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been almost a decade since Railway passenger fares were increased and its finances are in the red. The Indian Railways is the country's 24*7 lifeline, registering 23 million passengers and up to 2.65 million tonnes of freight traffic per day. With the Railway finances going from bad...
  • Railway Budget demands: Make journey comfortable March 13, 2012

    CNN-IBN is getting voices from across the country on what people want from the Railway Budget. ...
  • SC interim order on Endosulfam likely on Friday May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court would decide on Friday whether to impose an interim ban on the production and sale of controversial pesticide Endosulfan in the country, pending an elaborate hearing and its decision over a plea for it. A bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia on Wednesday directed the...
  • CJ exposes the negligence of the MCD April 30, 2011

    Zeeshan turns citizen journalist to tackle the problem of hygiene in his locality. ...
  • Hygiene camp for Mumbai's pani-puri sellers April 27, 2011

    Mumbai: A Congress member of parliament will Wednesday organise a hygiene awareness camp for pani-puri and bhel-puri sellers in north Mumbai. The camp, organised by Sanjay Nirupam comes in the wake of recent attacks on pani-puri and bhel-puri sellers of Mumbai and Thane after a vendor was caught urinating in a...
  • Poor sanitation costs India multi-billion losses December 23, 2010

    Poor sanitation in India is costing annual losses of $54 billion. ...
  • Kerala renew demand for ban on endosulphan December 23, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government on Thursday renewed its demand for a country wide ban on the use of endosulphan pesticide and wanted the Centre to announce a rehabilitation package to a tune of Rs 100 crores to the persons suffering from the ill-effects of ensulphan in the state. Replying to a...
  • 'No toilets costs India $ 54 billion annually' December 21, 2010

    New Delhi: A lack of toilets and poor hygiene practices in India cost Asia's third largest economy almost $54 billion every year, the World Bank said on Monday. Premature deaths, treatment for the sick, wasted time and productivity, as well as lost tourism revenues, are the main reasons for the high...