Jharkhand  /  Published 15.11.18

Raghubar govt gifts state ODF crown

The Raghubar Das government on Thursday declared the state open-defecation free (ODF), underscoring that over 33 lakh toilets had been completed. It is though no secret that more toilets do not necess...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 25.09.19

Defecating kids lynched

Two Dalit children who had no toilet at home were allegedly beaten to death by upper caste men for relieving themselves on a road in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday just when the Centre is gearing up to d...
By PTI in New Delhi

Odisha  /  Published 10.12.18

Bhubaneswar inches towards ODF status

The civic body has started the process to declare the entire city open-defecation free and submitted relevant documents in this regard to the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs for final cert...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar

Bihar  /  Published 22.11.18

Bihar inches close to ODF target

After reaching electricity to all households earlier this month, Bihar is marching towards yet another milestone — making the state open-defecation free (ODF) by the end of the current fiscal, i.e. ...
By Sanjeev Kumar Verma in Patna

North East  /  Published 22.02.20

ODF Plus tag for two Assam towns

Golaghat and Hailakandi towns in Assam have been certified as Open Defecation-Free (ODF) Plus towns under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), according to a recent survey by the Centre. The two towns have ...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi


Opinion  /  Published 01.10.19

Enduring stain

Several years ago, in a rural recess of Bihar where I come from, a girl, barely ten, woke up one morning and slipped out into the open to relieve herself. Returning, she came upon a crop of spinach an...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Horsing around for photo ops

Sir — The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, was photographed on horseback in the snow-covered Mount Paektu recently. A photo-op of a political leader riding a horse is not new — the Russian presid...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.19

The Centre hopes that RTI procedures will dwindle

It is funny how impressive the declaration of virtue can be. Who would doubt the Union home minister, Amit Shah, when he celebrates the ceaseless efforts of the Narendra Modi government to make every ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 01.10.19

Clean the mind

The prime minister, it had been announced earlier, would declare the nation to be free of the curse of open defecation today even though the boundaries of swachhta remain unclear. Reports have suggest...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.03.20

One-woman army to arrest open defecation

Anita Gangopadhyay, 59, an ICDS worker from Nadia’s Karimpur, lords over a 1km stretch of road in the Ramkrishnapally area for several hours every day. Armed with a wooden stick, Anita guards the ar...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Karimpur


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