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Modi effect Six newly-wed brides return home as in-laws' place have no toilets

Aug 18, 2014

Modi effect Six newly-wed brides return home as in-laws' place have no toilets

Taking their cue from Prime Minister Narendar Modi's call in his Independence Day address for a toilet in every household, especially in rural areas, the young brides protested to their husbands and in-laws over lack of such a facility. #Uttar Pradesh #Narendra Modi #Inpraiseof #Independence Day #States #Sanitation #Toilets #Sulabh International
Total sanitation Why toilets alone cannot stop open defecation

Aug 05, 2014

Total sanitation Why toilets alone cannot stop open defecation

Building toilets does not mean people will use them. What India needs is for people to be taught the value of sanitation. #ConnectTheDots #Caste #Healthcare #Sanitation #Toilets #diarrhoea #open defecation
India's open defecation crisis Why bring Manusmriti into this?

Jul 25, 2014

India's open defecation crisis Why bring Manusmriti into this?

The issue of open defecation is not a new point in any analysis of maternal and child health. What is wrong is reducing it all to the religious preferences of Hindus and Muslims. #ToTheContrary #Hindus #Muslims #Sanitation #open defecation #Child Survival rates #Manusmriti #Hadith
In Lucknow, one toilet for every 58,844 people!

Jun 25, 2014

In Lucknow, one toilet for every 58,844 people!

Lucknow, with a population of nearly three million and the capital of India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, doesn't have any public toilets for women and has a toilet for every 58,844 people, a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed. #India #NewsTracker #BeatThis #lUCKNOW #Akhilesh Yadav #Health care #Sanitation #Lucknow Municipal Corporation

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No need to fight: Jairam, Modi both right about toilets

Aug 07, 2014

Sanitation Dept. plumber swipes 240 gallons of gas from city: authorities

A city Sanitation Department plumber swiped 240 gallons of gas from the city’s supplies and hoarded it at his Staten Island home, authorities said...
No need to fight: Jairam, Modi both right about toilets

Aug 23, 2014

Ghana cholera outbreak kills 67, infects 5,000

Cholera has killed at least 67 people in Ghana since June and infected more than 5,000 others in an outbreak that highlights the health and sanitation challenges facing one of Africa's fastest-growing economies...
No need to fight: Jairam, Modi both right about toilets

Aug 27, 2014

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

(AP) -- A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water -- part of a campaign to raise awareness ... #West Africa #Lou Gehrig #Sierra Leone #Liberia #World Health Organization #Republic of Guinea