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This toilet paper for millennials can last 3 whole months

05 Jun 2019

This toilet paper for millennials can last 3 whole months

Procter & Gamble Co. has just created a new toilet paper roll for its brand Charmin in an attempt to attract millennial customers (as if they don't buy toilet paper already).

'Loo' crisis: Mumbai police stations reek of filthy bathrooms

09 Jan 2019

'Loo' crisis: Mumbai police stations reek of filthy bathrooms

Mumbai Police are having a hard time answering nature's call because of the pathetic and foul-smelling toilets in the police stations.

New-born, who was strangled, flushed down train's toilet, miraculously lives

23 Dec 2018

New-born, who was strangled, flushed down train's toilet, miraculously lives

On Saturday, the sweepers in Amritsar were shocked to see a new-born baby flushed down one of the toilets of Howrah Express, which they were cleaning.

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

20 Dec 2018

#IndianRailways: How Railways is planning to improve cleanliness of toilets

Over the decades, Indian Railways has come a long way in terms of connectivity, ticketing services, passenger amenities, convenience, and comfort.

Construct 60,000 household toilets within target, J&K government orders agencies

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.

Mumbai: Public toilet worth Rs. 90L built at Marine Drive

02 Oct 2018

Mumbai: Public toilet worth Rs. 90L built at Marine Drive

A swanky and eco-friendly public toilet equipped with solar panel and vacuum technology to save water has come up at Marine Drive in South Mumbai.

Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage

25 Sep 2018

Sweden TV says 'Chinese poop in the open'; triggers outrage

It is an ugly world we live in. It is filled with bigots, racists, and despicable people.

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

03 Sep 2018

India progressing in increasing access to sanitation in schools: UN

India has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools, the United Nations said, noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country.

22,000 community toilets constructed in Delhi in 3.5 years: AAP

24 Aug 2018

22,000 community toilets constructed in Delhi in 3.5 years: AAP

About 22,000 community toilets have been constructed in Delhi since the Aam Aadmi Party came to power in Delhi in 2015, the Delhi government said, as Urban Development Minister Satyendra Jain inaugurated three "Jan Suvidha Complexes" today.

UP: School students "thrown out" for not cleaning toilets

26 Jul 2018

UP: School students "thrown out" for not cleaning toilets

Two students, Saleeman and Nafreen, of residential school Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya in Deoria district have alleged that they were "thrown out" by their hostel warden, Shruti Mishra, for not following her orders to clean toilets.

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF-scheme: CM Parrikar

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.

Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

20 Jul 2018

Railways to have 100% bio-toilets by 2019, says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways will have 100% bio-toilets by next year that will make tracks safe and eliminate defecation on the rail lines, which is not only unhygienic but affects rail safety because the uric acid damages them, causing accidents, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

Delhi: Not one toilet built under Swachh Bharat, says CAG

04 Apr 2018

Delhi: Not one toilet built under Swachh Bharat, says CAG

The CAG has come down heavily on the Delhi Government for not constructing a single toilet since the inception of Swachh Bharat Mission in October'14.

Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

04 Apr 2018

Mumbai: 'Pay as you please' for free-urinals in suburban stations

The free urinals at the suburban railway stations in Mumbai will now have a drop-box at the exit where you can 'pay as you please' for the service.

Bengaluru: Only Rs. 1,300 as fine collected for public urination?

28 Feb 2018

Bengaluru: Only Rs. 1,300 as fine collected for public urination?

Just when girls and women are demanding for toilets to be built at home, men urinating in public is quite a common sight.

Girl breaks 2-day fast after toilet gets built at home

27 Feb 2018

Girl breaks 2-day fast after toilet gets built at home

Most 13-year-olds would demand chocolates, dresses or dolls, but the demand of this girl from Karnataka's Ballari district is certainly different.

Bihar woman uses begging money to get toilet constructed

13 Feb 2018

Bihar woman uses begging money to get toilet constructed

Despite the nationwide push on building toilets, government officials in Bihar refused to allocate funds to a widow who wanted to get a toilet constructed in her house.

Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

11 Jan 2018

Meet the IAS officer promoting toilet donation in Assam's Jorhat

An IAS officer in Assam's Jorhat district has found a unique way to realize Swachh Bharat's mission of making India open defecation free by 2019.

Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

07 Jan 2018

Railways' biotoilets needs cow-dung of Rs. 42cr. Or do they?

After much deliberation, Indian Railways decided to fit biotoilets in each of its 54,506 coaches. 97,761 have been installed already.

In East Delhi, girls need escorts to defecate

26 Dec 2017

In East Delhi, girls need escorts to defecate

On paper, East Delhi is "open defecation free". The municipal corporation has done much work towards the tag, including constructing several new toilets.

Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

23 Dec 2017

Bhubaneswar becomes third Indian city to get transgender toilets

Bhubaneswar in Odisha has become India's third city to have a transgender toilet, courtesy the municipal corporation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

Why are Railways' bio-toilets laden with problems?

21 Dec 2017

Why are Railways' bio-toilets laden with problems?

After a recent CAG report on bio-toilets was released, it might come as an epiphany to some. The problems enumerated remain the same.

'Anubhuti' coaches with aircraft-like features to replace Shatabdi's chair cars

10 Dec 2017

'Anubhuti' coaches with aircraft-like features to replace Shatabdi's chair cars

Indian Railways is all set to give its passengers an exquisite 'Anubhuti', through new luxury coaches of Shatabdi Express trains.

Poop from the sky! NGT asks panel to analyze "waste"

03 Dec 2017

Poop from the sky! NGT asks panel to analyze "waste"

Delhi's "poop-from-the-sky" problem is back again, and the NGT wants to know if it is human or bird excreta.

China following India's path? President Xi orders 'toilet revolution'

29 Nov 2017

China following India's path? President Xi orders 'toilet revolution'

China may be taking a cue from India's Swacch Bharat Mission and formulating one of a similar kind.

IIT study: New bio-toilets in trains comparable to septic tanks

25 Nov 2017

IIT study: New bio-toilets in trains comparable to septic tanks

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras concluded a two-year long study of the new bio-toilets being used in Indian trains.

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs. 376cr on multi-storey toilet blocks

16 Nov 2017

Mumbai: BMC to spend Rs. 376cr on multi-storey toilet blocks

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to construct two-three storey public toilets to overcome space constraint in the metropolis.

Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018

16 Nov 2017

Railways to introduce bio-toilets on all trains by 2018

Lack of cleanliness on Indian trains, particularly in the toilets, has always been a huge issue. Passengers often complain about the extremely dirty and unhygienic toilets.

Here's how a social enterprise is facilitating India's toilet revolution

15 Nov 2017

Here's how a social enterprise is facilitating India's toilet revolution

India has set aside $40bn to ensure it's open-defecation free by 2019.

Madhya Pradesh college turns toilet into storeroom, leaves girls helpless

18 Sep 2017

Madhya Pradesh college turns toilet into storeroom, leaves girls helpless

An undergraduate college in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district has put at stake the health and safety of its 450 girl students by converting its only washroom into a storeroom.

Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurated over 1200 community toilets

31 Aug 2017

Delhi CM Kejriwal inaugurated over 1200 community toilets

Stepping up efforts to make Delhi open-defecation free, the AAP Government inaugurated 1,206 more community toilets in 36 jhuggi-jhopri clusters in the capital.

How Bihar's Jeevika Didis are building toilets in rural areas

22 Aug 2017

How Bihar's Jeevika Didis are building toilets in rural areas

Open defecation has long been India's primary health and sanitation issue; most Indian states are struggling to become open defecation-free (ODF).

Rajasthan court: No toilet at home is 'cruelty-towards-women', grants divorce

19 Aug 2017

Rajasthan court: No toilet at home is 'cruelty-towards-women', grants divorce

In 2015, a woman moved a divorce petition at a family court in Rajasthan's Bhilawara district on the grounds that her husband's house didn't have a toilet.

'Practical promotion'? Man peeing on 'Toilet' poster goes viral

10 Aug 2017

'Practical promotion'? Man peeing on 'Toilet' poster goes viral

The intriguing Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is about to be released tomorrow. You probably already know the plot: a wife leaves her husband as they don't have a toilet in their home, and then he fights against age-old Indian traditions.

Build toilets or sell your wives? Aurangabad DM sparks controversy

24 Jul 2017

Build toilets or sell your wives? Aurangabad DM sparks controversy

Stirring up controversy, Aurangabad District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj stated that those who cannot build toilets should sell their wives.

Delhi: Civic agencies to launch an app to locate toilets

13 Jul 2017

Delhi: Civic agencies to launch an app to locate toilets

Delhi's three civic agencies will launch an app within two months that will help people locate MCD toilets and also enable users to give a feedback on toilet's condition.

25% of 'ODF' villages don't even have 100% toilet coverage?

19 Jun 2017

25% of 'ODF' villages don't even have 100% toilet coverage?

According to official records, about 200,000 villages have been declared open-defecation free. Surprisingly, not all houses in one-fourth of them (about 50,000 villages) have toilets, according to central government data.

Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

13 Jun 2017

Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

The Indian Railways has been focusing much on improving services. This time, its eyes are on the dismal state of toilets and facilities for the differently-abled.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha trailer released- PM Narendra Modi impressed

13 Jun 2017

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha trailer released- PM Narendra Modi impressed

The trailer of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' is out and it seems to have impressed Bollywood, the critics, and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

UP villagers build toilets on their own, refuse government's grants

10 Jun 2017

UP villagers build toilets on their own, refuse government's grants

A noble gesture of the Mubarakpur Kala villagers in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district left the administration authorities pleasantly surprised a few days ago.