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Open defecation

Take train to north India: Left leader to PM Modi on open defecation

In a letter to PM Modi, Viswam said the deaths of the two children days before October 2 should be investigated.

30 Sep 2019 12:20 PM

Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ plays out in real in MP's district

Nancy decided to leave her in-laws' residence and come back to her parents' house after she was forced to defecate in open.

13 Sep 2018 4:43 PM

Maharashtra govt will now impose fines on open defecation, littering, spitting

Offence of open defecation would invite fine of Rs 500 while fines for throwing garbage would be Rs 180 and for spitting in public, Rs 150.

09 Sep 2018 11:34 AM

Rs 500 fine for defecation in open by govt

The decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court granting a stay on new constructions due to the lack of solid waste disposal.

08 Sep 2018 1:02 AM

No proposal to hike subsidy given to construct toilets, says govt

Jigajinagi said as many as 417 districts and 3,99,850 villages in the country have been declared as Open Defecation Free.

23 Jul 2018 5:27 PM


Water scarcity sees revival of open defecation

Toilets built in houses under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) have either been “totally shut for summer”, or used as store roomsl.

21 May 2018 3:45 AM

Swachh Bharat: 87-yr-old J&K woman builds toilet with her hands

87-year-old Rakki from Jammu and Kashmir's village said she had no idea about ill-effects of defecating in the open.

04 May 2018 6:50 PM

Bihar teachers asked to dissuade people from defecating in open, click pics of defaulters

Check on open defecation will help to achieve Swachch Bharat Abhiyan launched by Modi and Nitish Kumar.

22 Nov 2017 1:03 PM

Indian women in queue for toilet would stretch 4 times around earth: report

Despite Swachh Bharat Mission, more than 732 million people still relieve themselves in the open or in unsafe, unhygienic toilets.

17 Nov 2017 9:45 PM

545 penalised for open defecation by SDMC

he SDMC has seized 571.20 kilograms of plastic material which were banned, as per the NGT’s direction.

22 Aug 2017 1:47 AM


Six held for open defecation in Bhilwara

SDM Kartar Singh said that people in rural areas do not want to build toilets for no valid reason.

19 Aug 2017 2:32 AM

Won't stop fight against open defecation after Toilet-Ek Prem Katha success: Akshay

The actor got emotional thanking fans, film fraternity and others in a video post success of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.'

16 Aug 2017 11:52 AM

Is Mumbai open defecation free?

Experts say toilets unhygienic, kids still relieve themselves in public.

10 Jul 2017 12:51 AM

BMC fined 63 for defecating openly in last two weeks

In December 2016, Mumbai was announced ODF by the Centre.

01 Jul 2017 3:16 AM

Rajasthan: Man killed by civic officials was protecting wife, daughter

Civic officials beat up 44-year-old for protesting photos they were clicking of the women defecating in the open.

17 Jun 2017 3:05 PM


Rajasthan: Man objects to officials taking photos of women defecating in open; killed

Three people have been detained in the incident in which a man was beaten to death by municipal council employees.

17 Jun 2017 1:56 PM

Man objects to officials taking photos of women defecating in open, killed

The incident happened near Bagwasa Kachi Basti area at around 6:30 am where few women had gone to attend nature's call.     

16 Jun 2017 9:48 PM

‘Holy’ trees to check open defecation

UP to plant trees having religious significance to curb menace.

05 Jun 2017 5:39 AM

'Good morning' squads to check open defecation in Maharashtra

These squads will comprise representatives of local bodies, self-help groups, NGOs, students, social workers in the area of sanitation.

20 May 2017 12:30 PM

Over 100 open defecation free districts in country: PM

The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2, 2014 by the Prime Minister with an aim to eradicate open defecation by 2019.

08 Mar 2017 4:10 PM