Toilets

  • Construct toilets for women in J&K's Kathua district: Jitendra Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday met Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his help for the construction of toilets for women living in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Singh explained to Gadkari that women, particularly those living in villages, are forced to go outdoors for toilet...
  • Modi effect: Chhattisgarh to build toilets in 100 schools 3 days ago

    Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Clean India' initiative and focus on school sanitation, Chhattisgarh Government has decided to construct toilets in as many as 100 schools. Chhattisgarh Housing Board (CHB) will execute the plan to build the lavatories. "A project has been prepared by Chhattisgarh Housing Board...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 3 days ago

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  • Toilet construction not enough, need a cultural revolution: Jairam Ramesh 3 days ago

    Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has come out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' initiative and backed his boost for a toilet revolution in the country. ...
  • We want to execute the toilet plan as fast as possible: TCS 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Four days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked parliamentarians and corporate sector to help build separate toilets for girls in schools across the country by next year, Tata Consultancy and Bharti Foundation have decided to pledge Rs 100 crore each in this regard. TCS will earmark a budget of...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 4 days ago

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  • Bharti Foundation to invest Rs 100 cr for building toilets 4 days ago

    New Delh: In a bid to improve household sanitation in rural Punjab, Bharti Foundation on Monday said it will invest up to Rs 100 crore in constructing toilets in Ludhiana over the next three years. The Foundation, which is the development arm of Bharti Enterprises said the programme is inspired by...
  • Women should make sure that there is a toilet before marriage: Nirmala Samant 4 days ago

    National Commission for Women member Nirmala Samant on Monday praised women who stood for themselves and left their in-law's house due to lack of toilets. She said, "Before marrying every women should make sure that there is toilet in their in-law's house." ...
  • UP: Kushinagar DM orders construction of toilets after 6 women left their in-laws' home 4 days ago

    Kushinagar: District Magistrate of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Monday said that he has authorised the construction of toilets in the village. This comes after six newly-wed women in Kushinagar left their husband's homes due to lack of toilets. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan, Gudiya and Sita, registered their protest against...
  • UP: Lack of toilets, 6 women leave home 5 days ago

    Six newly-wed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. ...
  • PM Modi should now act on what he said: Mamta Sharma 5 days ago

    National Commission for Women chairperson Mamata Sharma on Monday praised the women who stood for themselves and left their in-law's house due to lack of toilets. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence day brought up the issue of lack of proper toilets facilities. Mamta said, "I respect Modi's speech but...
  • Jairam Ramesh supports PM Modi, says building toilets a cultural revolution 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday praised women who stood up for themselves and left their in-law's home due to lack of toilets. Ramesh said he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build toilets for women, adding it should become a collective endeavour. "Building toilets is...
  • Delhi: Lack of private toilets in Bawana put women at risk 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The residents of a slum in Bawana in the national capital have been forced to use community toilets as they do not have toilets within their homes. The denial of basic necessity also meant higher risk to women's safety. Women said that they do not feel safe...
  • UP: Six married women return to parents due to lack of toilet at in-laws' place 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Six newly-wed women have returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan,...
  • Clean Up India: 25 crore of Indian homes have no toilet August 8, 2014

    There are 25 crore homes in India that have no toilets. This Independence day CNN-IBN takes up Clean Up India campaign requesting people all over to keep there cities clean and not dump filth on the roads. ...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years July 24, 2014

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • Delhi government to improve toilet facilities in schools June 29, 2014

    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 limit...
  • 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 June 4, 2014

    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. Resources...
  • Build toilets to tackle rape: Sulabh founder to Modi June 14, 2014

    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 have...
  • Empower women: Begin with separate toilets May 28, 2014

    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 primary...
  • Museum of Toilets in Delhi ranked 3rd weirdest museum by Time May 21, 2014

    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 the...
  • A billion people still defecate in public, most in India: UN May 9, 2014

    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 May 3, 2014

    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 he...
  • Construct toilet or get divorce, rural woman warns husband May 3, 2014

    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 open...
  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals April 17, 2014

    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 with...
  • Ghoghardiha: Three labourers cleaning a toilet tank die of asphyxiation March 29, 2014

    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 to...
  • World's first solar-powered toilet set for India launch March 14, 2014

    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 toilet...
  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream March 4, 2014

    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 February 9, 2014

    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 Buffalo, Quinn...