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  • Delhi government officials take pledge for 'Clean India' Mission October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Government officials on Thursday took a pledge along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India 'clean' by October 2, 2019 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Officers from various departments of Delhi Government along with the staff led by the Chief Secretary DM...
  • Airports will soon look cleaner: Civil Aviation Secretary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Airports across the country will soon witness a visible difference on the cleanliness front, Union Civil Aviation Secretary V Somasundaran on Thursday said. Briefing reporters after administering the 'Swachh Bharat' pledge at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Somasundaran said stress on cleanliness has been laid on places frequented by the...
  • Government sets up Swachh Bharat Kosh to get funds from cos, others October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has set up a Swachh Bharat Kosh to attract funds from corporates and individuals to improve sanitation facilities, particularly in schools. "Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) has been set up to attract Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds from corporate sector and contributions from...
  • Lakhs join 'Clean India' campaign across the states October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Lakhs of government employees, school children along with politicians, celebrities and common people on Thursday took part in the launch of a massive countrywide cleanliness drive led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who invoked Mahatma Gandhi's vision of a "clean and developed" India. On a national holiday to...
  • Punjab CM Badal calls for community participation for clean India October 2, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday administered a cleanliness pledge under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' to government officials. On the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Badal avowed people to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses, public places and workplaces. People pledged...
  • Lakhs join Clean India campaign across the country October 2, 2014

    Lakhs of government employees, school children along with politicians, celebrities and common people took part in the launch of a massive countrywide cleanliness drive on Thursday. The drive was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi who invoked Mahatma Gandhi's vision of a "clean and developed" India. ...
  • Pune: Family running a firm to provide portable toilets to slum dwellers October 2, 2014

    A family in Pune is running a firm which provides cheap and portable toilets to slum dwellers and construction workers. Rajeev Kher, along with his brother Ranjit and friend Ulka, runs Saraplast Sanitation Systems, a business aimed at providing portable toilets. The toilet has a 250-litre tank, that is emptied...
  • Garbage thrown on the road during Clean India walkathon October 2, 2014

    The walkathon flagged off by PM Narendra Modi as part of the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan has just finished, but the glasses distributed to the children and the plastic bottles have been thrown on the roads. Modi also administered a pledge to thousands of people, including schools children and government employees...
  • In pics: PM Modi, his ministers wield the broom for 'Swachh Bharat' mission October 2, 2014

    In his bid to clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. He also administered a pledge to thousands of people, including school children and government employees at Rajpath to remain committed to keep India clean....
  • Modi challenges Tendulkar, Tharoor, Salman for Clean India campaign October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In his bid to make 'Swachh Bharat' a people's movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated a chain by inviting nine eminent personalities including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, industrialist Anil Ambani along with several actors to spread awareness on cleanliness. The Internet-savvy Prime Minister appeared...
  • Clean Up India: Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health, says Harsh Vardhan October 2, 2014

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said, "'Clean India' Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health." ...
  • Clean Up India: Arvind Kejriwal cleans choked drains near PM Modi's house October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday helped sweepers to clean up choked drains in a small residential area near Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in the heart of the capital. The former chief minister of Delhi chose the BR Camp, as the low income area is called, on the...
  • PM Modi flags off Swachh Bharat mission, says it's inspired by patriotism not politics October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst a crowd of thousand ranging from school students to industrialists to celebrities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched his Swachh Bharat or the Clean India mission. Reading out a pledge for cleanliness, he took an assurance from the people to actively take part in the campaign....
  • Aamir Khan appeals to every Indian to join 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' October 2, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan appeals to every Indian to come together and join the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean Up India campaign). "This should not be viewed as just a photo-op occasion, 'Clean India' is the campaign we should proud of," the actor said. ...
  • Clean Up India: 108 toilets built in Badaun but villagers unwilling to use them October 2, 2014

    Badaun: As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO...
  • Watch: PM Modi wields the broom to mark 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' October 2, 2014

    To kickstarts his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean Up India campaign), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday picks up the broom and sweeps the floor at Valmiki Basti in New Delhi. ...
  • Live: 'Clean up India' should be kept away from politics, says PM Modi October 2, 2014

    As the nation celebrates Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, the PM will kickstart his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' today. ...
  • More than 2,500 government school students to take 'Swachhta Shapath' with Modi October 1, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 2,500 students from close to 50 government schools in Delhi will take the 'Swachhta Shapath' tomorrow along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurates his ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' here. Around 2,700 students from 44 government schools will read from the 'pledge paper' along with the...
  • UP: Army chopper crashes in Bareilly's cantonment area, 3 feared dead October 1, 2014

    Bareilly: In an unfortunate incident, a Cheetah helicopter of Army Aviation Corp crashed near a river in Barthol village on the outskirts of Bareilly district on Wednesday morning moments after taking off from the airbase. The incident took place in the district's cantonment area. The two pilots and an engineer have...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed to trace terrorists in Uttar Pradesh September 25, 2014

    Bijnore: Clueless for a fortnight about the whereabouts of six suspected terrorists allegedly involved in blast here, UP Police on Thursday pressed into service Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to trace them. UAVs hovered over 12 villages in the Kotwali Dehat area here after reports that the terrorists could be hiding...
  • Arun Jaitley 'recovering satisfactorily' : Hospital September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was readmitted in a hospital for a post-surgery check-up, is "recovering satisfactorily", the hospital said in a statement. "Shri Arun Jaitley had undergone a surgery for his metabolic disorder three weeks ago. He was admitted for evaluation of post-operative gastro intestinal infection. The...
  • Living it up: Prevent heart attack or myocardial infarction September 20, 2014

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on heart attacks or myocardial infarction. 25 per cent of heart attack deaths occur in people less than 40. India is soon to become the heart attack capital of the world. ...
  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others September 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A major blast in a cracker factory in Lucknow killed six people and injured 14 others on Saturday morning. The incident is reported from Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. The cracker factory is reported to be an illegal establishment. More information is awaited. ...
  • Bypoll drubbing is a message to Modi and Shah from hinterland India September 16, 2014

    The drubbing of the BJP in UP is a 'watershed' event. One might ask why employ such an adjective for byelections which merely change how many are sitting on which side of the aisle in the state legislature. Well, here's why: 1) Even though people have voted in a single party...
  • Bypoll results: BJP suffers reverses in Rajasthan, UP September 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats and was losing ground in Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi Party(SP) was ahead during counting of votes in the bypolls on Tuesday exactly four months after it swept the two states in Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Bypoll results live: SP takes huge lead in UP, BJP disappointed, Congress wins 3 seats in Rajasthan September 16, 2014

    The stage is all set for the results of bypolls for three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly constituencies spread across 10 states where bypolls were held on September 13. The three Lok Sabha seats are in Vadodara (Gujarat), vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) and Medak (Telangana)...
  • Bypoll results for 3 Lok Sabha, 33 Assembly seats to be out today, stakes high for BJP September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of votes will be held on Tuesday in three Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across 10 states where bypolls were held on September 13, with stakes high for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The three Lok Sabha seats are in Vadodara (Gujarat), vacated by Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Living It Up: Food Allergy, a problem that can be life threatening September 13, 2014

    More than 200 million children world over have food allergies, according to World Allergy Organisation. CNNIBN, in its latest episode of 'Living It Up', talks about ways to keep children away from such risks. ...
  • UP bypolls: About 50 per cent polling recorded in state September 13, 2014

    Lucknow: About 50 per cent electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh till 5 pm. Around 53.2 per cent votes were polled in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his MP wife Dimple...
  • FIR against Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Hours after BJP leader Yogi Adityanath defied a ban on his election meeting here, police lodged an FIR against the controversial MP and other party leaders who participated in the rally. SSP Praveen Kumar on Thursday said that cases were lodged late on Wednesday night against Adityanath and others...