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Centre celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, but Modi's pet Swacchh Bharat Mission marred by unverified claims
India

Centre celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, but Modi's pet Swacchh Bharat Mission marred by unverified claims

The World Bank has termed the scheme’s implementation as ‘moderately unsatisfactory,’ contrary to the findings of the autonomous government body Swacchh Sarvekshan.

Devendra Fadnavis sweeps lane in Crawford Market, launches 15-day 'Swachhta hi Seva' campaign
India

Devendra Fadnavis sweeps lane in Crawford Market, launches 15-day 'Swachhta hi Seva' campaign

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday picked up a broom and swept a lane in the busy Crawford Market while launching the 15-day sanitation campaign — Swachhta hi Seva

Bihar floods: Women face privacy issues as open defecation remains only option in deluge-hit state
India

Bihar floods: Women face privacy issues as open defecation remains only option in deluge-hit state

Even as over 10 million people uprooted by the floods in 15 districts of Bihar grapple with survival issues amid inadequate relief, the womenfolk face problems of another kind — privacy issues amid inhuman living conditions.

India at 70: Rising economy and higher defence spending are key to stronger geopolitical stature
India

India at 70: Rising economy and higher defence spending are key to stronger geopolitical stature

The Ministry of Defence retains its Cold War-era mindset and cannot bring itself up to make quick decisions, hampering India's military operability despite the severe need for upgradation.

Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease
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Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said

Cholera crisis in Yemen: Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7 mn aid to help WHO combat disease
World

Cholera crisis in Yemen: Saudi Arabia pledges $33.7 mn aid to help WHO combat disease

Saudi Arabia has pledged $33.7 million to help the World Health Organisation eradicate cholera in war-wrecked Yemen, where the disease has killed nearly 2,000 people, the WHO said on Sunday

Over 800 brothers in Amethi have unique gifts for their sisters this Raksha Bandhan - a toilet
India

Over 800 brothers in Amethi have unique gifts for their sisters this Raksha Bandhan - a toilet

Brothers in Amethi district have lined up a different gift for their sisters this Raksha Bandhan - a toilet.

A comic book on menstrual hygiene is helping girls in rural India better understand their bodies
Life

A comic book on menstrual hygiene is helping girls in rural India better understand their bodies

Spreading Your Wings aims to solve social problems, create an atmosphere of body positivity, and engage in those conversations which are considered 'difficult'.

Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural Uttarakhand, Haryana declared open defecation-free
India

Swachh Bharat Mission: Rural Uttarakhand, Haryana declared open defecation-free

Rural Uttarakhand and rural Haryana declared themselves as the fourth and fifth open defecation free states under the Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin

Swachh Bharat two-and-a-half years on: Narendra Modi government's claims remain unverified
India

Swachh Bharat two-and-a-half years on: Narendra Modi government's claims remain unverified

Although Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) has sent India on a toilet construction spree, 51.6 percent of households across the country did not use an improved sanitation facility – a system that separates human excreta from human contact–between January 2015 and December 2016.

AAP in crisis: BJP's inability to fix Delhi's problems is the real hurdle in meeting its political ambitions
India

AAP in crisis: BJP's inability to fix Delhi's problems is the real hurdle in meeting its political ambitions

The results of the MCD polls made the fault lines in the Aam Admi Party visible. But this does not ensure Bharatiya Janata Party a political success in the capital city as it has to tackle a number of burning issues related to the lives of the Delhites

PMO seeks two-year action plan from ministries on flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
India

PMO seeks two-year action plan from ministries on flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

"All ministries have prepared the action plans for Swachh Bharat Mission for the current financial year 2017-18 and for 2018-19. The respective ministries have committed Rs 5,300 crore budget for sanitation this year,"

MCD Election 2017: Whether AAP, BJP or Congress, party reach is futile if promises remain unfulfilled
Politics

MCD Election 2017: Whether AAP, BJP or Congress, party reach is futile if promises remain unfulfilled

In MCD elections, it's all going to be about the relationship between those standing for re-election and not about a BJP wave or an AAP survival kit or whether the Congress will be eclipsed or spring a surprise

Meet Rohini Karale, the 16-year-old who's making her village go open defecation-free
India

Meet Rohini Karale, the 16-year-old who's making her village go open defecation-free

What was on your bucket list when you were 16? It's likely that it never included making your locality open defecation-free.

Delhi gets a breather as domestic breeding checkers call off strike
India

Delhi gets a breather as domestic breeding checkers call off strike

Domestic breeding checkers have to keep the record of every household they visit and take the signature of the house owner on the record sheet acknowledging the visit.

Here’s how Hirmathala in Haryana is giving every Indian village sanitation goals
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Here’s how Hirmathala in Haryana is giving every Indian village sanitation goals

Up to 2012, its population of 2,000 had to walk miles to defecate. Today, in Hirmathala’s 150 to 175 households, there are 165 toilets.

Sanitation will be an election issue in upcoming polls: Venkaiah Naidu
Politics

Sanitation will be an election issue in upcoming polls: Venkaiah Naidu

Sanitation will be an election issue in upcoming polls as people living in cities and towns will vote for those who vouch for hygiene and such a political implication will help in effective implementation of Centre's ambitious 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said.

What a stink! 70% of urban India’s sewage is untreated
India

What a stink! 70% of urban India’s sewage is untreated

There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30% of sewage generated by 377 million people flows through treatment plants.

Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance
India

Govt to measure success of Swachh Bharat Mission, rank 75 cities on performance

In the current survey, findings as on December 2015 will be tallied with the findings as on October 2014 to measure the progress made by each of these 75 cities and rank them accordingly.

Mizoram shows how good sanitation can help tackle problems like child malnutrition
India

Mizoram shows how good sanitation can help tackle problems like child malnutrition

The north eastern state of Mizoram has reported a 13 percentage-point decline in stunting (below normal height for the age) and five percentage points decline in underweight children.