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Swachh Bharat

India Much Cleaner After Swachh Bharat Mission, But Old Habits Die Hard: Ruskin Bond

Dec 09, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Bond, known for his literary collections like the Room on the Roof and Mr Oliver's Diary, was addressing an audience at the Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet (JLM) in Ranchi on Saturday, along with another noted author Uday Prakash.

Mahatma Gandhi Remains A Shining Beacon Of Hope For Millions: Modi's Tribute To Bapu

Oct 02, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

In the 21st century, the thoughts of Gandhi remain as essential as they were in his time and offer solutions to several problems the world faces.

Swachh Bharat Mission Is A Revoultion Playing In Real Time: Ram Nath Kovind

"India is striving to eliminate open defecation in its entirety by October 2, 2019. This is the best 150th birthday gift we can give to Gandhiji," President Kovind said

PM Modi Launches 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' As Part Of Swachh Bharat Mission

Sep 15, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The Prime Minister appealed to the citizens to dedicate themselves towards achieving the aim of a clean country starting today.

When Narendra Modi Suggested Gandhi Sport A Broom At Madame Tussauds

"I will send a photograph that shows Gandhi with a broom," he told the authorities.


03 April, 2018

Fund Lying Idle In Banks, Not A Single Toilet Built In Delhi Under Swachh Bharat Mission, Says CAG Report

Outlook Web Bureau

All the fund totalling Rs 40.31 crore allocated for this purpose is idling in banking; as the monitoring and evaluation mechanism prescribed in the scheme was not worked upon.

03 April, 2018

Akshay Kumar Sponsors Mobile Toilet On Juhu Beach After Wife Tweets Picture Of Man Openly Defecating

Outlook Web Bureau

The actor bore all the expenses, Rs 10 lakh, for setting up the portable toilet.


21 November, 2017

Water Aid Report On India's Sanitation 'Factually Incorrect', Didn't Take Into Account Swachh Bharat: Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

"It misses out on most of the progress under the Swachh Bharat Mission which aims to eradicate open defecation from the country by October, 2019."

15 October, 2017

RBI Refuses To Share Details On 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' Logo On New Currency Notes

Outlook Web Bureau

Replying to an RTI query, the central bank also did not give a copy of the guidelines on printing of advertisement -- including promotion of central government-run initiatives -- on the notes.

08 October, 2017

Demonetisation And GST Had Desired Impact, Says Finance Minister Jaitley

Outlook Web Bureau

'I do hope that India is able to retain its growth rate once again and live up to the aspirations of its people because we must not forget that we not only have a large population to service, we have a very young population to service'

24 September, 2017

Carry Spade When You Defecate In Open: Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Officals' Advice To UP Villagers

Outlook Web Bureau

Despite building several toilets by the state government, the Pilibhit district is still short of about 1.33 lakh toilets.


17 September, 2017

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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