Open defecation

Amitabh Bachchan urges people to use toilets

Launched by Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Grameen, the campaign is produced by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and supported by the World Bank.

Feb 06, 2019, 22:39 PM IST

Lack of toilet facilities forces people to defecate in open: Varun Dhawan

The 31-year-old actor also shared an incident when he had to defecate in the open.


Sep 06, 2018, 18:02 PM IST

After wife Twinkle Khanna's tweet, Akshay Kumar sets up toilet on Juhu beach

Khanna's post had come a month after the city was declared open defecation free.

Apr 03, 2018, 15:30 PM IST

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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