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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.

Body found hanging inside train's toilet in UP

Body of a 30-year-old man was found hanging inside a ladies coach's toilet in the Unchahar Express, a Government Railway Police (GRP) official said on Tuesday.

Mahatma Gandhi's historic 'toilet gallery' a picture of neglect

Even as the sanitation issue is garnering much attention, a 'toilet gallery' created out of Mahatma Gandhi's vision at a historic 'Harijan ashram' in the city to spread the message of social empowerment, remains a picture of utter neglect.

Researchers testing "eco-vapour" toilet system in India
Researchers testing "eco-vapour" toilet system in India

A new "eco-vapour" toilet system being tested in India uses a breathable fabric that traps human waste and allows only water vapour molecules to escape, rendering sewage less hospitable to bacteria and other disease-causing organisms.

Govt to spend over Rs 2,100 cr for toilets in 1,649 villages

Government will spend over Rs 2,100 crore to build toilets and sewage treatment plants in 1,649 identified villages situated along both sides of Ganga river in five states, the Lok Sabha was told on Thursday.

India can replicate Singapore's sanitation success story: 'Mr Toilet' Jack Sim
India can replicate Singapore's sanitation success story: 'Mr Toilet' Jack Sim

India can replicate Singapore's success story with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign as it will help its people and the country to be more productive, according to noted sanitation activist Jack Sim.

Mulayam Singh Yadav accuses PM Modi of copying his schemes

Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets.

British woman faces jail for ''false'' rape charges

 A British woman has been told that she faces up to 12 years in an Italian jail for falsely claiming that she was raped in a toilet on a college trip to Florence.

Maharashtra woman who sold 'mangalsutra' to fund toilet lauded

 A feisty woman in Maharashtra who sold her gold "mangalsutra" - the wedding chain and pendant - to raise money to construct a toilet in her remote village home has earned kudos from people, and a felicitation by Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde.

Maharashtra: Woman, who sold 'mangalsutra' to build toilet, honoured

Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday honoured Sangita Awhale, a woman from Saikheda village in Washim district, who sold her 'mangalsutra' to build a toilet.

Consumer bodies asked to participate in Swachh Bharat Mission

Government on Wednesday said it has asked voluntary consumer bodies to take responsibility of cleanliness in at least one toilet in girl's school for a year.

Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet in Ireland

A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland.

Mere toilet building will not fix sanitation issues: Study

Questioning the "health effect" of government's toilet construction drive to end practice of open defecation in the country, a new study has suggested that the approach should not only meet "international coverage targets" but must aim at improving public health in general.

Election aspirants in Gujarat must have toilet facility at home: CM

Election aspirants in Gujarat must have toilet facility at home: CM

Centre enhances fund under IAY by Rs 25,000: Kushwaha

As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of house for all in next seven years, the Centre has enhanced unit cost for building dwellings under Indira Awas Yojna by Rs 25,000 by including labour and toilet components, Union minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Upendra Kushwaha said on Thursday.

Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal

HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Chhattisgarh govt plans to build nearly 1 lakh toilets in 3 months

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s call, the Chhattisgarh government will be constructing nearly one lakh "pucca" toilets in next three months, with the state government already having drafted a plan for the purpose.

Toilet construction: Nitin Gadkari asks MPs to allocate MPLADS funds

Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has written to parliamentarians requesting them to allocate funds from their MPLADS for construction of toilets in village homes, schools and anganwadis.

Six married women return to parents due to lack of toilet at in-laws` place

Six newly-wed women have returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws` in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet.

Construct separate toilets for girls in schools: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that all schools should construct separate toilets for girl students within a year.