Open Defecation Free Odf
Jharkhand  /  Published 24.01.21

Man killed by tusker at Tamar

Out to attend nature’s call in the open, a tribal man was trampled to death by a wild elephant in Ranchi’s Tamar block past Saturday midnight, triggering outrage among villagers over the a...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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 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

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

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.19

Doubts about Modi's claim on open defecation

Truth is one of the victims of competitive populism. This is because one of the main objectives of populism is to present the public with data that have been either sugar-coated or carefully pruned by...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.02.19

Award for woman who took up a trowel to turn mason

Less than three years ago, Latehar homemaker Sunita Devi, then in her late 20s, had become a woman people in her village Udaypura whispered about and pointed fingers at. Reason: she had embarked on a ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Latehar


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