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Human waste an asset to economy, environment: Study

We typically think of sanitation as degrading the environment, but we find ways it could actually help improve it while bringing benefits for people.

Jul 11, 2019, 16:21 PM IST

Amarnath yatra begins on Monday under heavy security

The annual Amarnath Yatra was flagged off from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes in Jammu & Kashmir on Monday. atch full video to know more. #AmarnathYatraBegins #Pilgrims

Jul 01, 2019, 07:48 AM IST

EDMC workers protests outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence over non-payment of salary

The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) workers on Thursday staged a protest near Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence as a part of their ongoing strike.

Oct 04, 2018, 16:10 PM IST

India made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN report

Now girls are more likely to attend when they are on their period, said a joint UN agency study.

Sep 03, 2018, 10:07 AM IST

Village in Madhya Pradesh forced to filter dirty water with clothes

The only source of water in the village is a well which is in extremely deplorable condition. Locals say they can either have the dirty water or die of thirst.

Apr 13, 2018, 16:47 PM IST

By educating girls, we empower them to feel confident: Sonam Kapoor

Sonam was speaking at 'She's Ambassador' programme which emphasises on promoting quality healthcare inclusive of education. 

Jan 25, 2018, 18:58 PM IST

Woman in joint family gets additional toilet at home after police intervention

A woman's demand from her in-laws for an additional toilet at home for their joint family of 17 members was not paid any heed, until she decided to take up the matter with police.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

Case of murder if sanitation worker dies while cleaning sewers: Delhi Water Minister Rajender Pal Gautam

He told reporters hiring sanitation workers for a private property without informing Delhi Jal Board (DJB) will also be "considered a crime". 

Aug 22, 2017, 23:56 PM IST

Bizarre! 80-year-old woman in Bosnia offers her services to clean people's eyeballs with her tongue

Her nature of service is not even half as bizarre as her means of cleaning your eyes – she does it with her tongue!

Aug 13, 2017, 19:59 PM IST

Akshay Kumar urges positive talk about sanitation

He believes that toilet is a taboo subject, but he wants people need to realise that it is a crucial part of everyday life. 

Aug 07, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Akshay Kumar meets minister Narendra Singh Tomar, digs 'two pit toilet'!

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar will next be seen in 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' starring Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead opposite him. The Khiladi Kumar is known for extending his support to social causes and believes in taking such campaigns ahead.

Apr 01, 2017, 10:19 AM IST

eToilets: What you need to know, how technology transforms sanitation

eToilets are unmanned toilets which work on an indigenous technology and are placed on a cement or metal base. 

Feb 22, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

EDMC sanitation workers call off strike completely

East Delhi sanitation workers who were protesting non-payment of salaries on Monday completely called off their 11-day-long strike.

Jan 16, 2017, 19:02 PM IST

Kolkata has smelliest public toilets, Delhi in second spot

The survey conducted by the travel site HolidayIQ revealed that 95% of Indian travellers demanded more public toilets.

Nov 22, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

World Toilet Day: Some basic loo etiquettes everyone must know

Before flushing, make sure to cover the toilet seat. It is believed that all the bacteria take the air route when you flush.

Nov 19, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

World Toilet Day 2016: Finding toilet in cities is not an easy task, says survey

About 600 million people use dirty or crowded communal toilets and pit or bucket latrines, while some 100 million have no facilities at all, it said.

Nov 19, 2016, 12:51 PM IST

World Toilet Day 2016: Office restroom etiquettes every employee must know

Attention guys, ever heard of World Toilet Day? Yes, it is actually a thing and it is celebrated globally on November 19 every year. Back in 2001, the campaign was initiated by World Toilet Organization to spread awareness on issues of sanitation.

Nov 19, 2016, 01:15 AM IST

India has greatest number of urban-dwellers in world without safe, private toilets

India ranks top for having the greatest number of urbanites living without a safe, private toilet.

Nov 18, 2016, 08:50 AM IST

Mandi cleanest district in hilly areas of India, Sindhudurg in plains: Survey

A total of 22 hill districts and 53 plain areas were assessed under the Gramin Swachh Survekshan launched in May this year. Mandi was judged as the cleanest district in 'Hills' category and Sindhudurg cleanest in the 'Plains' category.

Sep 09, 2016, 08:57 AM IST

22 killed from Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

At least 22 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in South Sudan representing a case fatality rate of (CFR) of 2.49 per cent, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.

Aug 09, 2016, 22:34 PM IST