Indian Girls Break Taboos on Menstrual Hygiene

Indian Girls Break Taboos on Menstrual Hygiene

Bettiah, India, May 28 2014: Fifteen-year-old Nasreen Jehan, a student in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, proudly flaunts a yellow and red beaded bracelet encircling her wrist. This humble accessory, she tells IPS, is her most treasured possession.....

Lok Sabha candidate makes pitch for construction of toilets

Muzaffarpur, Bihar, May 3, 2014: A social worker contesting the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat in Bihar is seeking vote in the name of social cause of making society defecation free. Akshay Verma, who has been facilitating construction of toilet in household....

Jairam Lauds Bihar Sanitation Model

New Delhi, Oct. 30, 2013: At a time when Nitish Kumar and his party JD(U) are exploring their political options, with Kumar participating in Left convention on Wednesday, the Congress appears to be making all effort to reach out to the Bihar CM. ....

Bihar plans to build 10 lakh toilets this financial year

New Delhi, Oct. 18, 2013: Gujrat chief minister Narendra Modi may have talked about placing the priority of building toilets before building temples, but one of his major critics, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar plans to overtake all states on this fron....

Compromising on Hygiene

May 21, 2013: Young girls in rural Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are yet to switch over to the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation whereas in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha, the use of sanitary napkins for better hygiene is really catching up....

HC plans daily hearing on sanitation, drainage

Patna, Sept. 19, 2012: Irked at the failure of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to ensure regular lifting of garbage in different parts of the city and to solve the problem of waterlogging following rain, the Patna high court on Tuesday decided to monito....