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Help pours in for Dana Majhi, who walked 10 km with dead wife on shoulder

Dana Majhi, a poor tribal from Odisha who drew sympathy after he had to walk over 10 km carrying his dead wife on shoulder, is now a millionaire with donations and help pouring in, including from......

Inspired by PM's Swachha Bharat, bride demands toilet as wedding gift

  A toilet stole the show at a traditional Maharashtrian marriage in Akola. The prefabricated toilet with a water closet, a wash-basin and mirror standing around one foot above the ground,......

Arsenic danger: Bengal villages may have solution at last

A health catastrophe more devastating than the Bhopal gas tragedy and the Chernobyl nuclear tragedy has unfolded in West Bengal, warns a new scientific report.But a simple project to provide......

'There is a connection between rape and absence of toilets'

'I had been to a village in Haryana. One woman who had four daughters-in-law and three daughters, told me that she had to be awake the whole night to take each of them, one by one to the fields.'......

Build toilets to tackle rape: Sulabh founder to Modi

Founder of Sulabh sanitation movement Bindeshwar Pathak on Tuesday said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi explaining how rapes could be controlled by building toilets for women who......

Build toilets in the mind first

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s exhortation to end open defecation has resulted in two large donations for the cause: Rs 100 crore (Rs 1 billion) each from the Bharti Foundation, the......

Flush with success

Engaging India is an online column analysing the issues, trends and forces behind the business and politics shaping India and its impact on the world. Engaging India appears on Thursday mornings......

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