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Tag: Toilets

Orissa High Court
Orissa HC orders authorities to repair jail toilets within 10 days

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the HC warned of stern action against the officials who will fail to repair toilets in the stipulated time and suggested outsourcing maintenance of toilets.

Irregularities in building Swachh-Bharat toilets
Khurda's Open Defecation Free Mission Hits Roadblock

Khurda: Allegations of large scale irregularities in building toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) have come to the fore from several areas of Khurda district raising doubts on the Centre & State government’s target to make Odisha open defecation free (ODF) state in the near future. Most surprisingly, such allegations have come to limelight from […]

Bhadrak Residents Accuse Odisha Govt Of Embezzling Funds Meant For Toilets

Bhadrak: While the Odisha government boasts of improving its sanitation coverage and achieve Swacch Bharat Mission target, some residents of Bhatapada panchayat of Bhadrak have accused the government of embezzling funds in the name of constructing toilets. It may be noted that Bhatapada is the same panchayat which was awarded with Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) […]

Akshay Kumar collaborates with Harpic to promote 'Har Ghar Swachh' mission

New Delhi: Actor Akshay Kumar, a strong supporter of the sanitation movement in India, has joined hands with toilet cleaning brand Harpic to drive the ‘Har Ghar Swachh’ mission. Harpic announced Akshay Kumar as its brand ambassador on Monday. They aim to provide universal access to clean toilets to each and every Indian and emphasise […]

'Dirty protest' erupts at Oxford University over 'gender-neutral' toilets

  London: An Oxford University college has become the scene of a so-called “dirty protest” after it introduced gender-neutral toilets recently. Male students of Somerville College reportedly urinated on the floor of the “gender-neutral” cubicles in the college bar last week and wrote on the wall: “We want our… urinals back,” according to an email […]

Ridicule won't prevent me from speaking of toilets: Alphons

Thiruvananthapuram: Even after coming under heavy criticism over his ‘toilet’ remarks soon after he became a Union Minister, K.J. Alphons on Monday said he will continue to speak of toilets. “No amount of ridicule will prevent me from speaking about the need of building toilets as 67 per cent of the country’s population does not […]

Odisha govt to set up modern truck terminal at Paradeep

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today proposed to set up a  modern truck terminal at Paradeep. The truck terminal will have the facilities like weigh bridge, fuel stations, cold storages, godowns, workshop, rest reas, police stations, RTO office, health care facilities, check posts, Post offices, banks, administrative block, drinking water, electricity, toilets, shops and lodging facility. “The […]