Pollution along rail tracks needs to be attended with utmost sincerity: NGT

Anguished over the failure of a committee to even suggest measures for tackling the problem of human excreta and waste dumping along railway tracks, the National Green Tribunal on Monday expressed dissatisfaction saying such serious issue needs to be attended with utmost sincerity.

Theft case accused hurls human excreta at Magistrate in Tamil Nadu

A theft case accused on Monday hurled human excreta at a magistrate when he was produced in the court in the district.

NHRC notices to Jhansi authorities over torture of Dalit youth

The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the district authorities of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged torture of a Dalit youth who was "thrashed and forced to eat human excreta".

700-year-old excreta still smells pungent!

Turn your nose up first. The 700-year-old barrels found at an archaeological site in Odense on the island of Funen in Denmark has human excreta intact in “excellent condition”.

Unicef launches campaign against open defecation

With half of India`s population defecating in the open, the Unicef Monday launched `Take Poo to Loo`, an innovative digital-led campaign focusing on youngsters to put an end to the practice.

South Central Railway plans to buy more bio-toilets

The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months.

Woman forced to eat human excreta on witchcraft charge

A woman in a village in Bihar`s Sitamarhi district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and drink urine after being branded a witch, police said.