Tag: Toilet

Toilet turns home for Kendrapara family post cyclone Fani

Kendrapara: Within seconds, cyclone Fani took everything away from the family of Khirod Behera of Raghudeipur in Kendrapara district, including the house which he had built after years of struggle. With no other option, Khirod’s family of four has now turned a toilet their home for the past 15 days. Khirod’s family has been rendered […]

Have to discover many more images: Akshay Kumar

New Delhi: From being an action hero to comedy king and now as Bollywood’s poster boy of patriotism, actor Akshay Kumar says he has still many more areas to explore. “I have a long way to go. I want to do a lot and I will keep on working hard. I don’t want to stop […]

Newborn twins found abandoned at Bolangir Railway station

  Bolangir: Two newborn twin baby girls were found abandoned inside a toilet at Bolangir railway station in the wee hours on Sunday. Both the babies, believed to be two-months-old, were found inside a bag, sources said. The matter came to light after a passenger spotted them inside the toilet and informed railway officials who […]

Swachh Bharat Mission a damp squib in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as three years have elapsed since its inception, the Swachh Bharat Mission has reportedly failed to achieve its desired goal in Odisha as around 50 lakh families are still defecating in open and lack toilets. In some cases, toilets which have already been built under the mission are not even in a proper […]

Tribal woman mortgages jewellery to build toilet

Dewas: Inspired by the central government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal woman in Madhya Pradesh mortgaged her jewellery to build a toilet in her house. Annapurna Bai lives in Amodiya village with four children, including two daughters, and her husband, a labourer. She says she did not like defecating in the open so without waiting for […]

Woman drags father-in-law to police station for toilet at home

Patna: A woman, battling humiliation in the absence of a toilet at her home, dragged her father-in-law to the police station and allegedly forced him to sign a bond that he would get one constructed soon. The incident took place at Cheggan Neura village in Minapur block of Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. The officer in-charge of women’s […]

Op-Ed: Colourful Toilets! How Deogarh has nailed down the sanitation problem

Be it Deojharan or Similihata, the remote villages in Deogarh district are certainly the talk of the town. These tiny villages set in the picturesque mountainous backdrop, have invited many sanitation champions in recent past.  Students and practitioners alike are thronging the villages to understand what it takes to construct a toilet and regularly use […]