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The Sulabh International, a social organisation, celebrated, Independence Day by launching a number of welfare schemes. These included educational facilities for oppressed classes, awareness

HC : Describing the conditions in schools run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) as "horrible" the Delhi High Court today ordered the capital's civic body to provide them within four weeks

Life expectancy in India will be 71 by the year 2025, says the latest World Health Report

Though Parliament enacted a legislation some time ago banning carrying of night soil by scavengers, the Act is being flagrantly violated in the constituency of Union home minister Indrajit Gupta. The

Less water will now be needed while you use the toilet. The US government has passed a law restricting toilet flushes to a maximum of 1.6 gallons (about 7 .3Iitres} per flush. Eljer Industries

WHEN everything from paper to refrigerator is going green, can toilets be far behind? Indian railways are introducing eco-friendly toilets on trains. Thanks to the new toilets fitted with a device

The achievements of Habitat I have been limited. This was so because of the economic crisis of the '805. According to official statistics, at least 280 million urban and more than 800 million rural

Samar Baruskar was arrested on December 14, 1994, by the Sion police in Bombay for trespassing in a private building. He was looking for a toilet. The small plot of land that the residents of nearby

A massive sanitation drive is afoot in Bangladesh, says a Panos report. Inspired by the success of joint government and NGO initiatives in Barisal, the target for 1995 is to extend sanitary coverage

Scientists have discovered living fossils -- 23 adult and 16 juvenile historic (how old?) pine plants -- in an inaccessible region of the Wollemi National Park, Blue Mountain region, 200 km west of