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UN expert finds holes in Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Swachh Bharat' mission on Friday came in for sharp criticism by a top United Nations expert on sanitation who said it "lacked a holistic human rights......

Sitharaman, Goyal biggest gainers in Cabinet reshuffle

Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal emerged as two biggest gainers in the Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave them the heavyweight Defence and Railways portfolios......

Why Gadkari was given the job of cleaning the Ganga

Only 40 of the 160 projects under the Namami Gange Mission -- a Rs 20,000 crore project for cleaning the river -- have been completed.   Faced with the herculean task of fulfilling the......

Nirmala Sitharaman gets defence, Piyush Goyal gets railways

In the third reshuffle since coming to power, Prime Minister Modi raised the strength of his Council of Ministers from 73 to 76.  With a focus on delivery as he prepares for the 2019 Lok......

2 civilians killed as Pak violates ceasefire in Rajouri for 3rd time in 3 days

Pakistani troops again pounded Nowshera area of Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Control with mortars on Saturday, killing two civilians and injuring three and forcing evacuation of hundreds of......

Fiscal math may not dictate Budget spend

The need to redo the math has become necessary following directions from the political leadership, reports Subhomoy Bhattacharjee. The government plans to show a massive increase in public......

Why the PPP model should be taken seriously

Some states have made good progress with regard to positioning a proper institutional framework for PPPs, notes M Ramachandran At a time when the country badly needs a huge infrastructure......

World Bank approves $1.5 billion to support clean India campaign

More than 500 million of the rural population in India continue to defecate in the open, suffering from preventable deaths, illness, stunting, harassment and economic losses. Image: Prime......

Will a cess on services make Swachh Bharat a success?

Raising money through a cess to fund the government's ongoing cleanliness and sanitation campaign suggests that the intial round of efforts did not achieve the objectives fully, notes Govindraj......

Toilets are fine but what about waste management?

  A study by international NGO WaterAid showed if all people waiting for household toilets in India were to stand in a line today, the queue would stretch from earth to moon and beyond.......
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Ever since India was ruled by Kings, there has been history of charity and voluntary social work. After independence, the government being a... ...
Mumbai girl’s school that had 3 toilets for 2,600 students gifted 39 more toilets

Bandra’s Anjuman Islam Dr Mohammed Ishaq Jamkhanawala Girls High School and Junior College was recently gifted 39 toilets for its 2,600... ...
15000 women Swachh Bharat champions to gather in Lucknow on International Women’s Day

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, is organizing a Women’s Convention – called... ...

The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel to enhance cooperation on water conservation in India, Parliament was... ...
Six more Bengal districts to become ODF by March end

Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) by the end of this month, an official said.Of the 23... ...

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