HYGIENE

  • Rishikesh: Women leaders to work for better hygiene November 30, 2014

    Rishikesh: Women leaders from different religions, countries and groups came together on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday to commit themselves to better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices. The Women for WASH Summit at Parmarth Niketan was part of the first global mega event organised by the Global Interfaith...
  • Cabinet approves 5-year-long 'Swachh Bharat' mission September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major push to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet "Swachh Bharat" project, Government on Wednesday gave its nod to the five-year-long programme to eliminate open defecation and construction of individual and community toilets across the country. The Union Cabinet also approved setting up of Clean Ganga Fund with...
  • Teachers' Day: Education for girls and hygiene on priority list, says Modi September 6, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Teachers' day speech on Friday emphasised on hygiene, environment and education for girls. Modi also asked students to not depend on Google guru. He also shared various anecdotes. ...
  • Cockroachlaced rice served to Shatabdi Express passengers August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Passengers of the New DelhiBhopal Shatabdi Express were in for a shock on Saturday when they were served cockroachlaced 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, CNNIBN'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 substandard mid day meals in April July 18, 2013

    Chhapra: It appears that the Union HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about the substandard 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 checkups 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. CNNIBN goes to Tamil Nadu where the mid day meal scheme has been a big success with special facilities like a cooker...
  • Hitech gadgets to keep Delhi Metro stations clean May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Ecofriendly chemicals, hitech machines and biodegradable garbage disposal bags will ensure cleanliness of Metro stations. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to rework its cleaning and housekeeping practices by using advanced and hitech 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 MDRTB 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 7, 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 Murthys 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 CollegeGRH campus, the Minister made...
  • Chennai: Day after, Govt hospitals get makeover August 30, 2012

    Chennai: Almost every Staterun 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 officerhealth 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 1529 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...
  • No more smelly toilets to spoil train travel April 12, 2012

    CHENNAI: If the Integral Coach Factory has its algorithm right, there will very soon be no smelly toilets on trains. This innovation should make train travel a more pleasant affair. But the absence of smell is only the byproduct. The new bio toilets developed by Railways design engineers will do...
  • 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

    CNNIBN is getting voices from across the country on what people want from the Railway Budget. ...
  • Kerala to have 450 etoilets by March January 20, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will have 450 functional etoilets by the end of this fiscal, becoming the first state in India with Connected Toilet Infrastructure which would be on a par with health and hygiene standards of developed countries. An etoilet has an automated door opening, power flushing, automatic closet washing and...
  • 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...