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Not willing to defecate in open, newly-wed Bihar woman divorces husband over 'no toilet' at home

Not willing to defecate in open, newly-wed Bihar woman divorces husband over 'no toilet' at home

Archana Gautam told the village panchayat that her husband Bablu Kumar has been ignoring her repeated appeals that they must have a pucca toilet at home.

While in Mathura, don't defecate in open – else you'll find photo posted online

To deter the practice of open defecation, authorities here have resorted to naming and shaming offenders by posting their pictures on social media.

Need change in mindset for open defecation-free India by 2019: Ram Kripal Yadav

A total of 1.39 crore toilets constructed by government remain unused and people need to change their mindsets to use them for an open defecation-free India by 2019, Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav said here today.

Now, poop emojis to draw your attention towards open-toilet crisis

Now, poop emojis to draw your attention towards open-toilet crisis

The app lets a user create their own poop emojis and then share them.

World Toilet Day 2015: Addressing the colossal global sanitation challenge!

World Toilet Day 2015: Addressing the colossal global sanitation challenge!

 UN officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. 

No jobs for those defecating in open in Haryana district

According to jobs advertised by District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Kurukshetra, preference will be given to those who have a toilet at their home.

Clean India drive: 19 Maharashtra cities become free of open defecation

Nineteen cities in Maharashtra have achieved the status of being free of open defecation.

Punjab teachers not told to monitor open defecation: Minister

Punjab's education minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Tuesday said his department has not issued any instruction asking teachers to be nodal officers to check open defecation in the state.

No more open defecation in this MP village

A village in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district has become free of open defecation, thanks to the efforts of the hygiene-conscious community in collaboration with authorities under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Denied toilet at home, Jharkhand girl commits suicide

Denied toilet at home, Jharkhand girl commits suicide

At a time when the government is vigorously advocating for toilets in every household in rural areas, a class 12 girl student from Dumka district in Jharkhand has committed suicide, after failing to persuade her parents to build a toilet at their residence.

Unique initiative to free villages from open defecation

In a unique initiative, Harda district administration has offered 25 paise more for a litre of milk, if villages from which it is sourced, are free from open defecation.

Public toilet users to be paid Re 1 in Ahmedabad

In an innovative way to eradicate practice of open defecation, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has announced 'use and get paid' scheme under which people will be paid Re 1 for using public toilets.

Maharashtra: Bride takes toilet as wedding gift from parents

A 25-year-old woman from Maharashtra told her parents that she will marry only if they provide a toilet to her as there was none at her in-laws house.

Gujarat CM directs local bodies to impose fine for open defecation

 To check practice of open defecation, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday directed local bodies to impose fine on those who go for defecation in open despite having toilet facility.

Maharashtra govt to appoint 'swachhata doots' in every village

Maharashtra government has decided to appoint 'swacchata doots' ot cleanliness ambassadors in every village to help achieve the target of building 56 lakh toilets across the state over the next five years.

Mumbai: Girl child mauled to death by dogs

A four-year-old girl in Mumbai was mauled to death by dogs while she was out to attend the nature call in the open place.

Indore to be made open defecation free city: Shivraj Singh​ Chouhan

Taking inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state's financial capital Indore would be made an open defecation free city.

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Watch 4 Mini Special @8:30pm on Zee News.

Two crore toilets to be built in villages, linked to MNREGA

Over two crore toilets will be built in select villages across the country under a programme of making India open defecation-free by 2019 which the government decided to link to MNREGA.

748 mn people worldwide lack access to clean water: WHO

A total of 748 million people lack access to clean water on a regular basis in the world and an estimated 1.8 billion people are exposed to contaminated water, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).