Toilet

  • '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,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 03-10-2013 11:32 PM

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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. ...
  • Togadia slams Modi over 'toilet first, temple later' remark 03-10-2013 07:25 PM

    VHP leader Pravin Togadia, on Thursday, slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his reported statement that constructing toilets should take precedence over building temples. "We are stunned and shocked to hear about the unnecessary mention of temples by Narendra Modi in a statement wherein he was talking about...
  • Togadia slams Modi over 'toilet first, temple later' remark 03-10-2013 07:25 PM

    VHP leader Pravin Togadia, on Thursday, slammed BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his reported statement that constructing toilets should take precedence over building temples. "We are stunned and shocked to hear about the unnecessary mention of temples by Narendra Modi in a statement wherein he was talking about...
  • Has Modi experienced spirituality involved in cleaning a toilet, asks Digvijaya 03-10-2013 06:37 PM

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his toilet remark. Digvijaya said, "I would like to know what VHP, RSS thinks of it. Modi talks of a spiritual experience. I would like to ask him if he has experienced the spirituality involved...
  • I spoke of toilets out of conviction, Modi out of compulsion: Ramesh 03-10-2013 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, who was criticised by the BJP over a similar comment on toilets as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has questioned the BJP's 'double standards'. Speaking to CNN-IBN on Modi's comment that toilets should be built before temples in India, Ramesh said, "I still believe...
  • Where are the BJP critics who slammed Ramesh for toilet remark: Cong 03-10-2013 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has stirred up a controversy by his toilet comment. Modi had said that in India, toilets need to be built rather than temples. Speaking at a function organised in New Delhi for the youth, Modi said...
  • Toilets first, temples later, says Modi 02-10-2013 11:37 PM

    Build toilets first and temples later, said Hindutva icon and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday. 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. "I am...
  • WB: School where students also clean toilets 28-08-2013 12:34 PM

    In the absence of funds to maintain toilets and other facilities, teachers of a government-aided school in Sundarbans and local activists have roped in the services of a group of students to maintain hygiene of the campus. The teachers of Durbachati Milan Vidyapith and local activists teach students how to...
  • State of The Nation: Why is India still the world capital for open defecation? 14-08-2013 11:14 PM

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...