Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
21 Nov 2019
Row erupts over terror-accused Pragya's nomination to Defence Ministry panel
In a controversial move, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Thakur has been nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.
19 Nov 2019
Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why
World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.
15 Aug 2019
Environment, population control and more: Decoding PM Modi's I-Day speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his customary Independence Day speech on Thursday from Delhi's Red Fort.
22 Jul 2019
Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker
Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".
13 Jul 2019
Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal
Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.
09 Jul 2019
This start-up by IIT graduate makes garbage bins 'smart'
An IIT-Madras graduate's start-up is all set to make your garbage collection smart.
09 Apr 2019
Congress seeks ban on TV serials promoting BJP's schemes
Maharashtra Congress has taken strong objection to two channels for airing serials focusing on schemes of Centre, at a time when Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in place for the upcoming polls.
03 Feb 2019
Over 4,000 urban cities declared open defecation free: Government
Over 4,000 urban cities have been declared open defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission, an official at the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said.
08 Jan 2019
#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela
The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. The Ardh Kumbh Mela or Kumbh 2019, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj (Allahabad), is expected to be much bigger this year.
04 Jan 2019
'Vote for Modi as gift to newlyweds', reads wedding card
How far can you go to support your favorite political leader? Attend his/her election rallies at the maximum?
09 Dec 2018
India much cleaner after Swachh Bharat Mission: Ruskin Bond
Renowned author Ruskin Bond has said that India has become much cleaner following Swachh Bharat Mission, but the challenge lies in addressing the issue appropriately.
20 Nov 2018
Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies
The Jammu and Kashmir government has directed authorities to meet the original target of constructing 60,000 individual household toilets (IHHTs) in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in the state.
05 Nov 2018
'India's first 3D-printed house may be built within a year'
India could build its first 3D printed house within a year, according to a team from IIT Madras that has successfully printed a miniature single storey structure.
29 Oct 2018
IIT Kharagpur organizes Young Innovators Program for school students
To make the younger generation more oriented towards scientific and technological innovations, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur recently organized a science and technology competition for students of Classes 8 to 10.
22 Oct 2018
#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam
The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.
20 Oct 2018
#SwachhToilets: Indian Railways plans to make toilets cleaner
If heading to the toilet in Indian Railways trains sounds like a challenge to you, know that you're not alone.
02 Oct 2018
India is shining a spotlight on sanitation: Bill Gates
Congratulating the Modi government for "shining a light on sanitation," Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India must now use innovations and technology to build on Swachh Bharat Mission's success.
26 Sep 2018
UP: Prove yourself a hygiene-champion, become DM for a day
Prove yourself to be a hygiene champion and become Shahjahanpur's District Magistrate for a day, albeit minus financial powers.
26 Sep 2018
Shoaib Akhtar scolds a journalist for her 'unprofessional' question
You can't toss out emotions when it comes to India v/s Pakistan cricket matches.
17 Sep 2018
Central govt employees to undertake cleanliness drive on office premises
The Center has asked all departments under it to undertake cleanliness drive on their premises, according to an official communique.
12 Sep 2018
PM Modi announces 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' from September 15
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the launch of the 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' from September 15 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
11 Sep 2018
#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Narendra Modi's flagship 'Swachh Bharat' program is in its fourth year, but underneath the sheen lies the dark reality of manual scavenging, which was again highlighted by the death of five sanitation workers in West Delhi.
11 Sep 2018
Swachh Bharat scuffle death: Pratapgarh police report clears the accused
More than a year after a 53-year-old activist died in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh after an altercation with civic officials engaged in the Swachh Bharat campaign, police have submitted a final report concluding that he died of cardiac arrest.
27 Aug 2018
On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo
To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, all the coaches of the Indian Railways will display the logo of the government's pet project 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' and the national flag.
19 Aug 2018
Chhattisgarh's "Swachhta Warrior" to create awareness on importance of voting
A 25-year-old Chhattisgarh woman, who played a key role in making 82 village panchayats open defecation-free, will now educate people of Raigarh district on the importance of voting and enrolment of eligible electors.
15 Aug 2018
Cleanest Indian Railways stations revealed: Full list here
Anyone who's traveled extensively by train will inevitably know that cleanliness isn't the Indian Railways' biggest forte.
08 Aug 2018
Mumbai couple collects 650 tonnes of garbage from Mahim Beach
By next month, this Mumbai couple would reach 50th week of their mission: to keep Mahim Beach clean and plastic free.
25 Jul 2018
Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar
The Goa government will install 60,000 bio-toilets at a cost of Rs. 280cr to make the state open defecation free (ODF) under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told Legislative Assembly today.
21 Jul 2018
This Mumbaikar helps environment by cleaning waterfalls
Picnics by overflowing waterfalls in the outskirts of Mumbai are probably the most enjoyable moments during monsoons for many.
10 Jul 2018
ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra
The East Coast Railway will launch a special drive to keep the Puri railway station in Odisha clean during the Rath Yatra, an official said.
07 Jul 2018
Set up pre-marriage counseling center in Goa University: Governor
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha today asked students to take an oath that they will not break their marriage on petty issues and suggested setting up a pre-wedding counseling center in the Goa University.
24 Jun 2018
Swachh Survekshan 2018: Maharashtra ranked cleanest state, WB fares poorly
Jharkhand is the cleanest state in the country, followed by Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, the latest Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness study) by the Government of India has found.
16 Jun 2018
In Indian Railways, Hindutva finds way into meals, water
A News18 report highlights the advent of Hindutva inside Indian Railways with IRCTC serving food and water having advertisements laced with religious touches.
20 May 2018
Indore: Plans to run buses on bio-fuel made from vegetable-waste
The industrial hub of Indore, popular for its mouth-watering "poha" and other snacks, is in a spick and span form after bagging the cleanest city tag in the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" for the second year.
18 May 2018
Bengaluru's neighbor Shimogga features in Swachh Survekshan-2018, courtesy this man
Though Bengaluru has failed to find a spot in the recently released Swachh Survekshan 2018, one man from its neighboring district, Shivamogga has made Karnataka proud.
17 May 2018
Mumbai India's cleanest capital, Navi Mumbai best in waste-management: Survey
The Swachh Survekshan-2018 results released yesterday bring good news for Maharashtra.
17 May 2018
Survey: Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh are India's cleanest cities
For the second year in a row, Indore and Bhopal have retained their position as the top two cleanest cities in India, followed by Chandigarh.
12 May 2018
Rajasthan's Meo females getting educated, breaking taboos and gender biases
The last time Meo-Muslims made it to headlines was in March-2018 when a 24-year-old lady medical student was elected as the sarpanch of a village in a Rajasthan district.
29 Apr 2018
PM Modi invites youngsters to participate in Swachh Bharat internship
On the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Narendra Modi urged students to join the government's new Swachh Bharat summer internship program.
28 Apr 2018
Made from newspapers, these eco-friendly bags are worth a try!
Newspapers, all-purpose flour or maida, stencil and jute strings: that's all they need to make 100% biodegradable dustbin liners or garbage bags.