Lack of toilet forces bride to leave in-laws' home

Lack of toilet facilities compelled a newly-wed woman in Bihar village to leave her in-laws house and return to her parents home, an official said on Thursday.

PM Modi reviews progress of 'Swachh Bharat Mission'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reviewed the progress of the Swachh Bharat Mission at a high-level meeting here on Thursday, directed the concerned officers to specially coordinate with the states which are lagging in toilet construction.

Govt wants 100% toilet access at schools by June 2015: Arun Jaitley

The government is looking at 100 percent availability of toilets at schools by this month as part of its ambitious Swachh Bharat campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.

'Swachh Bharat sentinels' fight open defecation

At the break of dawn, a group of 'Swachh Bharat sentinels' gather themselves in villages here to vociferously rebuke those defecating in the open.

DNA: Bride in Maharashtra insisted to get toilet made as wedding gift!

Chaitali a newly-wed woman in Maharashtra, asked her father to give her a pre-fabricated toilet as the wedding gift!
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Woman to get Rs 10 lakh for seeking toilet

 A woman who demanded a toilet instead of jewellery from her father at her wedding will get Rs 10 lakh as reward, it was announced here on Sunday.

Maharashtra: Girl insists on a toilet at her in laws' house before wedding

 With Prime Minister Narendra Modi having issued a call for "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan", a newly-wed girl has insisted that there be a toilet in her in-laws' house, placing basic sanitation needs much ahead of jewellery and other wedding presents.

Maharashtra bride takes a toilet as wedding gift!

A toilet stole the show at a traditional Maharashtrian marriage here.

Your beard may have more 'crap' than your toilet
Your beard may have more 'crap' than your toilet

You might want to shave more frequently, as a new study shows that hairy beards could actually contain more dirt and bacteria than the toilet.

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.

Pee-powered "green" toilet to light up refugee camps

A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity and can charge a mobile phone will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in Britain.

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.