TOILETS

  • Railways aims to eliminate direct discharge toilets by 2020-21 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to eliminate direct discharge toilets from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by 2020-21, Railways has drawn up an action plan to replace them with environment-friendly bio-toilets. "While 17,338 existing toilets in trains have been replaced with bio-toilets till date, our aim is to equip the entire coaching...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee 4 days ago

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • West Bengal: 'Wall of shame' to stop open defecation March 10, 2015

    Krishnagar: Abhijit Mandal, a farmer in West Bengal's Nadia district has been attending nature's call in the open fields for the last five decades but now he is afraid to do so due to the 'wall of shame' in his village. The 'wall of shame' is a novel method planned by...
  • Rajasthan: Woman delivers in train toilet; baby falls on tracks, survives February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A woman on Monday delivered a baby in the lavatory of a stationary train and to her utter horror the newborn slipped through the toilet bowl to fall on the tracks but miraculously survived. 22-year old Mannu was travelling with her husband and mother from Suratgarh to Hanumangarh in the...
  • Rail Budget: Introduction of vacuum toilets likely February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Water conservation initiatives such as introduction of environment-friendly vacuum toilets and changes in the design of existing lavatories in trains are some of the proposals likely to be announced in the forthcoming Rail Budget. According to a senior Railway Ministry official, a concrete plan of action for water management...
  • World Bank to give aid for building toilets in Chhattisgarh January 15, 2015

    Raipur: World Bank will extend financial aid to build toilets in tribal-dominated villages of Chhattisgarh under Centre's flagship 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. World bank will give an aid of Rs 240 crore in next five years to the Centre for constructing toilets in households in the tribal areas and also for running...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • People in no-toilet villages indirectly consuming excreta: Government January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a village of 1,200 people not having toilets, each inhabitant has to indirectly consume through contaminated food about three grams of each other's faecal matter every day, says a government report. The 'Elementary Book on Sanitation in Gram Panchayats' brought out by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj...
  • India to track toilet use with tablets January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is launching a nationwide online programme to check whether people are using toilets as part of his cleanliness drive. From next month, officials will head out with mobile phones, tablets and iPads to report on whether toilets are being used in rural India, with...
  • Muzaffarnagar: School headmaster forces students to clean toilets, suspended December 21, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A headmaster of a government primary school has been suspended for forcing students to clean toilets in Jaroda village of the district, an official said. Following complaints from parents to the district authorities, the headmaster Rajender Singh was suspended yesterday, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) KK Singh said. During an inquiry, it...
  • Rajasthan government bars people with no toilets at home from contesting Panchayat polls December 9, 2014

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has cleared the Bill stating that politicians cannot contest elections unless they have a toilet at home. The order comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for toilets in every household. The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state in its Bill has said that candidates will...
  • Gujarat: Woman allegedly raped inside public toilet by attendant December 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside a public toilet in the Memnagar area of Ahmedabad city by an attendant on Sunday evening, the police said. After learning about the incident, Ghatlodia police detained the toilet attendant, who is the prime suspect, who would be formally arrested after the...
  • Student asked to unclog a toilet with bare hands as part of a hygiene course December 4, 2014

    Othello, Wash.: A Washington state teacher acknowledged ordering an 8-year-old student to unclog a toilet with his bare hands, and the boy's parents say the educator deserves more than a reprimand. Artie and Lisa Adams told KEPR-TV that they learned of the Nov. 6 incident at Scootney Springs Elementary School in...
  • Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can: Kohler introduces the no-smell toilet seat November 25, 2014

    Milwaukee: Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack....
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam November 23, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • Watch: A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet was unveiled in New Delhi on World Toilet Day November 20, 2014

    A super-sized cake shaped like a toilet and weighing more than 1500 lbs was unveiled in New Delhi as part of the International Toilet Festival. 19th November was the 'World Toilet Day,' an initiative to raise awareness of the need for clean sanitation.Sulabh International, a social service organisation that works...
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • From luscious lip shaped urinals to lavish gold toilets: 15 of the world's most unusually designed toilets November 19, 2014

    World Toilet Day is celebrated on 19th November to raise awareness about the lack of proper sanitation across the globe. Despite the human right to water and sanitation, of the world's seven billion people, 2.5 billion people do not have access to toilets. Our country has seen crimes against women...
  • No toilets, missing teachers, lack of safety: Are Indian schools good enough? November 14, 2014

    It is Children's Day. As the nation celebrates the day, there is a need to analyse the real state of affairs that the children in the country face. CNN-IBN asks whether Indian schools are good enough. ...
  • Over 5,000 Anganwadi schools in Gujarat lack toilets: CAG November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, tabled before the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, notes that more than 5,000 Anganwadi centers in the state did not have toilets as of the last year. The BJP government tabled the audit report on local bodies for the year...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Having a toilet at home an eligiblity criteria to contest elections in Gujarat November 11, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Aspirants for elections to local bodies, including municipal corporations in Gujarat, will now have to prove that they have toilet facility at their homes or they will not be able to contest. The Legislative Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, making it mandatory...
  • Woman who sold 'mangalsutra' to build toilet honoured by Pankaja Munde November 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her 'mangalsutra' to build a toilet. "Toilet is a basic necessity, compared to ornaments. I sold all my ornaments and decided to build the toilet," Sangita told reporters...
  • MP: Children to blow whistles to stop practice of open defecation in Indore November 2, 2014

    Indore: In a bid to check the practice of open defecation, a social experiment will soon be started in villages of Indore division where children will blow a loud whistle to embarrass those who defecate in public. The state government is planning to set up groups of school children to...
  • Caparo Group to install bio digester toilets across India: Angad Paul October 29, 2014

    London: UK-based NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul's Caparo Group plans to install environment- friendly bio digester toilets across India which it created along with the DRDO, aimed at improving living standards in the country's rural and urban areas. "We're privileged to work with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) technology to...
  • Infosys to construct toilets in 109 schools of Bhubaneswar October 27, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Infosys Foundation informed the Odisha government that it will construct toilets in 109 state-run schools in the capital city as part of its involvement in the Swachha Vidyalaya programme. Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty informed this to the state government when she met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. This apart,...
  • Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet October 19, 2014

    London: A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Shankill, Dublin home in September, 2011. O'Sullivan got...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • Clean Up India: Bill Gates appreciates Modi's toilet initiative October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to bring sanitation into focus. "Narendramodi has India talking about toilets-and that's a great thing," Gates said in a tweet, which was re-tweeted by the Prime Minister. Gates, along...
  • Delhi government to build toilets in 700 slum clusters October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to construct toilet blocks in 700 slum clusters after identifying the shortfall of lavatories in these settlements, an official said on Sunday. "The shortage of toilet blocks in Jhuggi Jhopdi (slum dwelling) clusters has made DUSIB take it as a mission to provide toilet...