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SDMC records at odds with ground reality

24 July 2012 2:29 AM GMT
The residents welfare associations and councillors in South Delhi have given the thumbs down to South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (SDMC) claim of...

Despite death, Ghaziabad to leave drains open

14 July 2012 1:08 AM GMT
Amid demands to cover open drains in the wake of an incident in which a four-year-old boy drowned in a drain and died on Thursday in Vashundara, the...

Sulabh, 13 other NGOs under scanner

6 July 2012 1:02 AM GMT
Sulabh International is among 14 NGOs whose work is under scrutiny in 22 districts of Uttar Pradesh where these agencies had constructed toilets under ...

Private firm fails, locals to collect garbage

6 July 2012 12:50 AM GMT
Now that the contracting private company experiment to collect the garbage has flopped, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation [SDMC] has decided to...

Mayor's dharna to protest lack of sanitation

4 July 2012 1:51 AM GMT
At a recent ground level inspection by the ruling BJP councillors, sanitary condition in Delhi was found to be wanting.On Tuesday, the east Delhi...

The stink of corruption

3 July 2012 1:52 AM GMT
There appear to be no end of scams in the construction of toilets for the rural poor in Uttar Pradesh. Now Sulabh International and three other NGOs...

Never in the open

2 July 2012 2:20 AM GMT
The government has done right to have set a goal of 10 years to turn India into an open-defecation-free country. The rural development ministry has...

Jairam sets target to make India ‘clean’

1 July 2012 4:33 AM GMT
The union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said on Saturday that India has embarked on a 10-year mission to turn into an open-defecation-free...

Sewer workers’ daily battle with death

25 Jun 2012 12:28 AM GMT
He knows it may prove fatal, yet 55-year-old Uday Ram does not hesitate to enter the narrow manhole filled with fermented faeces, urine and other...

Clean India Campaign launched

22 Jun 2012 2:36 AM GMT
The tourism department has set out to change the image of India as a dirty country. On 19 June, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai launched the...

Hygiene major cause of concern: Sahay

20 Jun 2012 1:24 AM GMT
Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay has said that lack of hygiene and cleanliness in India are a major cause of concern for domestic and...

Give Rs 100 crore for women’s toilets: Pawar

11 Jun 2012 2:07 AM GMT
Speaking on the thirteenth foundation day of NCP, the party chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday requested the Maharashtra...
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