Open defecation

UP: 61 arrested for defecating along railway tracks in Lucknow

UP: 61 arrested for defecating along railway tracks in Lucknow

More than 60 people were arrested here for defecating along the railway tracks during a safety drive, a railway official said on Thursday. 

Dec 14, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Bihar teachers say no to Nitish's task of clicking people defecating, call it 'an insult to dignity'

Bihar teachers say no to Nitish's task of clicking people defecating, call it 'an insult to dignity'

The state has asked teachers to photograph those defecating or relieving in the open

Nov 22, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
Why open defecation as big a problem in Pakistan as it is in India

Why open defecation as big a problem in Pakistan as it is in India

Local media reports say that as many as 50 million Pakistanis do not make use of toilets. Or at least don't have access to one.

Nov 15, 2017, 17:34 PM IST
MP: BJP leader takes picture of a woman defecating in open, booked

MP: BJP leader takes picture of a woman defecating in open, booked

The man in question has been identified as Pradeep Bhatt, the divisional president of the ruling BJP.

Oct 24, 2017, 14:15 PM IST

Minor sisters allegedly gangraped, beaten in Uttar Pradesh village

Two sisters, both in their teens, were allegedly gangraped and beaten by three men in an Uttar Pradesh village, police said on Thursday.

Oct 12, 2017, 12:27 PM IST
I've been able to break stereotype about heroines: Bhumi Pednekar

I've been able to break stereotype about heroines: Bhumi Pednekar

She continued to break the stereotype in Bollywood by starring in this year's hit film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" that throws light on the problem of open defecation. 

Oct 02, 2017, 18:21 PM IST
Man refuses to visit in-laws' house in Ranchi till a toilet is constructed

Man refuses to visit in-laws' house in Ranchi till a toilet is constructed

A man in Jharkhand refused to visit the house of his in-laws as there is no toilet there. Pramod Kumar, a resident of Bhuli in Jharkhand`s Dhanbad district, got married to a girl of Jogtiyabad village in Girididh district on April 15 this year. 

Sep 28, 2017, 14:25 PM IST

Govt school teacher in Madhya Pradesh suspended for open defecation

The education authorities in Madhya Pradesh have suspended a teacher of a government school for allegedly defecating in the open.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and Odisha may fail India in fight against open defecation

Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and Odisha may fail India in fight against open defecation

According to a United Nations report published in 2014, out of one billion people defecating in the open across the world, 60 per cent are from India.

Sep 02, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
Kids most affected due to open defecation: Akshay Kumar

Kids most affected due to open defecation: Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar, whose new film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" talks about the importance of making toilets, says children are most affected due to open defecation.

Aug 11, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha movie review—Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's social satire can make a difference

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha movie review—Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's social satire can make a difference

In urban India, having an access to a toilet doesn't seem like a pressing issue and therefore people might find it hard to connect to the film's theme but in most parts of our country, sanitation i

Aug 11, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Gonda, one of the dirtiest cities, has a unique plan to end open defecation – READ

Gonda, one of the dirtiest cities, has a unique plan to end open defecation – READ

The Gonda district, which was voted as one of the dirtiest cities in the country in the recent Swachch Bharat survey, has decided to go green by planting trees having religious significance in a bid to end open defecation.

Jun 13, 2017, 12:41 PM IST
Salman Khan wants open defecation-free Mumbai

Salman Khan wants open defecation-free Mumbai

Last year, Salman was named ambassador for the BMC's anti-open defecation campaign in tune with the Centre's ‘Swachh Bharat' Mission.

Jun 09, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: Akshay Kumar shares new poster, highlights 'Swachh Bharat' moto!

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: Akshay Kumar shares new poster, highlights 'Swachh Bharat' moto!

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' will highlight the pressing issue of sanitation in India. The film happens to be a satire comedy which has a solid message related to the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign.

Jun 08, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
NGT tightens the screw; bans open defecation, dumping of waste on Yamuna floodplains

NGT tightens the screw; bans open defecation, dumping of waste on Yamuna floodplains

An environment compensation of Rs 5,000 has been announced for those who violated the dikhat.

May 19, 2017, 22:01 PM IST
 UP to be open defecation free by October next year: CM Yogi Adityanath

UP to be open defecation free by October next year: CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday set an ambitious target of making the state, including its 59,000 gram panchayats, open defecation free (ODF) by October 2018.

Apr 25, 2017, 00:14 AM IST
Shivraj Singh Chouhan appreciates Akshay Kumar for support to Open Defecation Free programme

Shivraj Singh Chouhan appreciates Akshay Kumar for support to Open Defecation Free programme

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has praised actor Akshay Kumar's support to the Open Defecation Free (ODF) programme of the central and state governments.

Apr 04, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Modi govt to build toilets in one lakh madrassas under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan': Naqvi

Modi govt to build toilets in one lakh madrassas under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan': Naqvi

In a significant step, the Modi government will build toilets in one lakh madrassas in the country by end of next financial year under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi confirmed on Saturday.

Mar 18, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Now, take selfie with people defecating in open and win Rs 500!

Now, take selfie with people defecating in open and win Rs 500!

It's a unique campaign launched by a panchayat in Maharashtra to India an open defecation-free nation.

Dec 28, 2016, 13:56 PM IST
8,582 villages in Chhattisgarh become open defecation free

8,582 villages in Chhattisgarh become open defecation free

As many as 8,582 villages have so far been declared 'open defecation free' in Chhattisgarh, which is targeting to becoming an ODF state by October 2018.

Dec 16, 2016, 11:24 AM IST