Toilets

  • Delhi government to improve toilet facilities in schools 29-06-2014 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: To ensure proper toilet facilities in government schools in the city, the Delhi government is carrying out sanitation and renovation works in its educational institutions in this regard. In order to deal with poor condition of toilets in government schools, the Education department has set up a time...
  • Too little too late? Sulabh to build toilets in Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly raped and murdered when they went to the fields to relieve themselves 04-06-2014 11:09 AM

    Lucknow: Sulabh International will construct toilets in all the houses of Katra Shahadatganj village of Badaun, where two sisters were allegedly gang-raped and murdered last week while they went to relieve themselves in fields. "Any woman defecating in the open is vulnerable and the central government must acknowledge the issue....
  • Build toilets to tackle rape: Sulabh founder to Modi 03-06-2014 09:46 PM

    Founder of Sulabh sanitation movement Bindeshwar Pathak on Tuesday said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi explaining how rapes could be controlled by building toilets for women who make themselves vulnerable to attacks by defecating in the open. "This is the only measure as if they do not...
  • Empower women: Begin with separate toilets 28-05-2014 05:04 PM

    In 1883, Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu became the first female graduates of India. They excelled as a medicine expert and an educationist respectively; thereby demystifying the myth that women cannot venture out and contribute to the society like men. Today, more than 61.1 million girls are enrolled at the...
  • Museum of Toilets in Delhi ranked 3rd weirdest museum by Time 21-05-2014 07:24 AM

    Washington: India's Sulabh International Museum of Toilets is third on the list of the world's ten weirdest museums compiled by the Time magazine. The Delhi-based museum, which traces the history of the lavatories of the past 4,500 years, figures in the list released by the publication on the occasion of...
  • A billion people still defecate in public, most in India: UN 09-05-2014 02:59 PM

    Geneva: One billion people worldwide still practise "open defecation" and they need to be told that this leads to the spread of fatal diseases, UN experts said on Thursday at the launch of a study on drinking water and sanitation. "'Excreta', 'faeces', 'poo', I could even say 'shit' may be,...
  • LS candidate makes pitch for construction of toilets 03-05-2014 08:51 PM

    A social worker contesting the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar is seeking vote in the name of social cause of making society defecation free. Akshay Verma, who has been facilitating construction of toilet in household under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is touring vigorously asking people to support him so that...
  • Construct toilet or get divorce, rural woman warns husband 03-05-2014 02:54 PM

    A woman in a Bihar village has demanded a divorce from her husband for not constructing a toilet in their house. Alakh Niranjan of Sadeshopur village near Bihta town in Patna district is a worried man as his wife is upset over being forced to make her way to an...
  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    How many times have you complained (or heard a woman complain) about dirty public toilets? Women have faced a constant roadblock when it came to outdoor activities, simply due to filthy public toilets, or even the lack of them. Hiking, camping or long journeys -- many women often face problems...
  • Ghoghardiha: Three labourers cleaning a toilet tank die of asphyxiation 29-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Three persons were asphyxiated to death on Saturday in a toilet tank in Ghoghardiha bazar in Ghoghardiha police station area in Bihar's Madhubani district, police sources said. The incident took place in a house belonging to Pawan Sharma (60) as a labourer Rameshwar Raman (41) entered into a toilet tank...
  • World's first solar-powered toilet set for India launch 14-03-2014 12:41 PM

    A revolutionary waterless toilet powered by the Sun, developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people lacking safe and sustainable sanitation around the world, will be unveiled in India this month. Designed and built using a USD 777,000 grant from the Bill ~~amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, the self-contained, waterless...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream 04-03-2014 10:56 AM

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...
  • Sochi Olympics: US athlete Quinn breaks down door after getting locked in toilet 09-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Russia: Locked in a bathroom inside the athlete's village, US Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn knew only one way to get out. Through the door. Literally. Quinn said on his Twitter account that he was taking a shower and the "door got locked/jammed." A former NFL player with Green Bay and...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet 10-01-2014 11:12 PM

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing...
  • Don't marry off daughters in houses without toilets: Nitish Kumar 30-12-2013 09:07 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday exhorted people not to marry off their daughters in families which do not have toilets in their houses. Speaking at a function here, Nitish said absence of toilets particularly affect women who suffer 90 per cent of their ailments because of attending to...
  • Don't marry off daughters in houses without toilets: Nitish 29-12-2013 10:01 PM

    Rajgir (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday exhorted people not to marry off their daughters in families which do not have toilets in their houses. Speaking at a function, Nitish said absence of toilets particularly affect women who suffer 90 per cent of their ailments because of attending...
  • Widow who donated her land for toilets made Sulabh's brand ambassador for Bahraich 03-12-2013 04:18 PM

    A poor widow, who donated her land for the construction of eight public toilets in Bahraich district was on Tuesday honoured by Sulabh International, which appointed her as its brand ambassador for the region to propagate the sanitation awareness. At a function organised in Lucknow, the low cost sanitation NGO...
  • Widow honoured for donating her land for construction of toilets in Bahraich 30-11-2013 11:04 AM

    Sulabh International on Friday announced a Rs 2 lakh cash prize and Rs 10,000 every month dole to an Uttar Pradesh widow who donated her land for constructing a public toilet complex in a Bahraich village. An official of the NGO said the example set by Manorani Yadav of Bhabhanipur...
  • Bihar will have toilets-for-all, assures Nitish Kumar 23-11-2013 01:17 PM

    Re-affirming his commitment of toilets-for-all, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner. Earlier, he had said that those lacking a toilet in their homes will not...
  • Bihar government pioneered 'toilets first' slogan: Nitish 20-11-2013 11:40 AM

    Patna: In an apparent reference to Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the Bihar government had pioneered the slogan in 2007. "Officials popularised the concept among the people, but some people are now talking about toilet first and temple later," he...
  • 53 per cent of Indian households defecate in open: World Bank 19-11-2013 01:50 PM

    With over 600 million people in India or 53 per cent of Indian households defecating in the open, absence of toilet or latrine is one of the important contributors to malnutrition, a World Bank report has said. The report that was released on Monday on the eve of the first...
  • World Toilet Day: Women face harassment at community toilets in Bawana 19-11-2013 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: On World Toilet Day, CNN-IBN traveled to a slum in Bawana where even basic sanitation facilities are missing. Women are forced to community toilets and also have to face daily harassment. In the past politicians like Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have...
  • Swarna Shatabdi, Palace on Wheels to get designed toilets soon 17-11-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Wary of using stinking train toilets? Now, get ready to use newly designed washrooms fitted with vacuum toilet system, like the one seen in planes, as Railways is planning to introduce it on the Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi and luxury tourist train Palace on Wheels. "Swarna Shatabdi is going...
  • Manual scavenging is a pernicious practice, sanctified by the caste system: Jairam Ramesh 10-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: As the temple vs toilet debate refuses to die, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who no longer holds the sanitation portfolio, is using every opportunity to push the case for more toilets to end open defaecation, eradication of the pernicious practice of manual scavenging and the rehabilitation of...
  • Toilet map of India 08-10-2013 08:16 AM

    Jairam Ramesh and Narendra Modi have brought the focus on the lack of basic toilet facilities in much of the country. These maps will tell us explicitly why India needs "toilets first and temples later." While the state of availability of latrine facilities in India has improved in the 10...
  • FTP: Does India need universal toilets more than it needs temples? 07-10-2013 11:50 PM

    Build toilets first and temples later, said Hindutva icon and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi last week. Speaking at a function organised in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said he dared to say so even though his image as a Hindutva leader did not allow him. A similar...
  • Modi leads, BJP follows: Sena on 'toilet before temple' remark 05-10-2013 03:00 PM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Saturday said that Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remarks show that the BJP is not in touch with the views of it's prime ministerial candidate. "Modi had to face flak on the toilet remarks. He said 'Jai Jairam' instead of 'Jai Shri Ram' which...
  • Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark finds support in MP 04-10-2013 11:08 AM

    While BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remark has evoked mixed reactions, a lot of people feel it is a genuine issue and needs to be strongly addressed. Former Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission chairperson Savita Inamdar, without associating herself with any political class, told PTI that,...
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  • News 360: Telangana approved by Cabinet, Hyderabad to be joint capital for 10 years 03-10-2013 09:07 PM

    The Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana note sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday. With this a 50-year-old fight for Telangana reaches its logical end. Both Telangana and Seemandhra will share Hyderabad as a joint capital for the next 10 years. ...