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Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak wins Nikkei Asia Prize for developing 'low-cost ecological compost toilets'
India

Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak wins Nikkei Asia Prize for developing 'low-cost ecological compost toilets'

Bindeshwar Pathak becomes one of the few Indians to be awarded Japan's Nikkei Asia Prize for his social contribution by developing 'low-cost ecological compost toilets'.

World Toilet Day: 'Trump village' Marora in Haryana inaugurates world's biggest toilet pot model
India

World Toilet Day: 'Trump village' Marora in Haryana inaugurates world's biggest toilet pot model

The world's biggest toilet pot model was unveiled at Marora, popularly known as the "Trump village", in Haryana on the World Toilet Day in a bid to create awareness towards sanitation and use of toilets

Prakash Javadekar says poor sanitation keeps away many tourists from India
India

Prakash Javadekar says poor sanitation keeps away many tourists from India

India has more to offer to tourists than any other country but many prefer to stay away given the poor sanitation in the country, union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

Sulabh founder announces to name Rajasthan village after Donald Trump, govt denies such proposal
India

Sulabh founder announces to name Rajasthan village after Donald Trump, govt denies such proposal

A village in Rajasthan's Mewat region will be named after US President Donald Trump, a top Indian sociologist and social worker has said, prompting the state government to rule out any such plan.

Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, 10 widows to tie 'rakhi' to PM Modi
India

Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, 10 widows to tie 'rakhi' to PM Modi

Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, several widows and manual scavengers tied rakhi to 50 upper-caste pundits and Sanskrit scholars at the century-old Gopinath temple

Maharashtra's temple town Pandharpur to get world's biggest toilet facility
India

Maharashtra's temple town Pandharpur to get world's biggest toilet facility

Maharashtra's temple town Pandharpur is all set to get the world's biggest toilet facility to serve to the needs of over three lakh pilgrims who throng the shrine

A week before Holi, festivities begin for Vrindavan widows
India

A week before Holi, festivities begin for Vrindavan widows

Imparting a touch of pathos to the celebrations would be an attempt to add a dash of colours to the otherwise insipid lives of the Vrindavan widows who live the life of a recluse, having been deserted by their families

Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all
Budget

Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all

Seven years after Independence, in 1954, the government of India first looked to addressing the issue of toilets in the country.

Clean India is a great goal. But can we change our internal plumbing?
India

Clean India is a great goal. But can we change our internal plumbing?

The problem with our cleanliness (or lack thereof) is the assumption that it is always someone else’s job. India is living proof of the fact that cleanliness does not necessarily begin at home.

Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess
Life

Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion.