25% of ODF villages still don’t have toilets: Report

25% of ODF villages still don’t have toilets: Report
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In one-fourth of nearly two lakh villages, which have been declared open defecation free (ODF), all houses don’t have toilets, according to the integrated data that the Centre maintains. Finding this difference, the drinking water and sanitation ministry has asked states to update the data so that there is no mismatch.

June 19, 2017 at 07:00AM
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Gorkhaland stir: GJM resorts to ‘body politics’

Gorkhaland stir: GJM resorts to ‘body politics’
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Even as Union home minister Rajnath Singh called for talks to end the turmoil in the Hills, the GJM on Sunday resorted to “body politics”. Several thousand GJM supporters marched with the body of 28-year-old Bimal Shashankar, one of the three men killed in Singamari on Saturday, through Darjeeling town, under the hawk eyes of security personnel in riot gear and automatic weapons.

June 19, 2017 at 06:06AM
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All prez polls except two challenged in SC

All prez polls except two challenged in SC
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From Rajendra Prasad, the first President, to Pranab Mukherjee, every presidential poll has been challenged in the Supreme Court, except two – those electing S Radhakrishnan and Pratibha Patil. ​​A presidential election can be challenged only in the SC, which sets up a bench of five judges to hear such petitions.

June 19, 2017 at 06:27AM
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