Vrindavan widows: Sulabh promises help

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NGO Sulabh International on Sunday announced that it would take proper care of Virndavan widows after Supreme Court noted their miserable plight. "From today onwards, no widow of Virandavan will sleep without food. Each and every widow will get food every night," Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak said while launching a programme for destitutes here. The apex court had recently taken a… Read more »

Rewards for women who revolted against lack of toilets

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  Low-cost sanitation organisation Sulabh International on Wednesday awarded Rs.2 lakh each to three brides who revolted against the absence of toilets at their in-laws’ residence. Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak gave away the awards to Priyanka Bharti, Priyanka and Kumari Jyoti at a function organised at Vishnupur village, 30 km from the district headquarters. Modern… Read more »

Three cheers for Priyanka Bharti

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  Despite getting significant chunks of their revenue from routes out of and to India, several international airlines use their most dated aircraft on this sector. Indeed, South Asia — including the most lucrative destination, India — gets almost as raw a deal from international airlines as that other neglected part of the globe, Africa…. Read more »

Indian sanitation innovator and social reformer awarded 2009 Stockholm Water Prize

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  Stockholm, March 25, 2009 – Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement in India, has been named the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. As the founder of the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, Dr. Pathak is known around the world for his wide ranging work in the sanitation field to… Read more »

Bride’s new toilet points to social revolution in India

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AFP – Spotlessly clean and decorated with plastic flowers and balloons for its opening ceremony, Priyanka Bharti’s toilet is seen as a gleaming symbol of the empowerment of Indian women. Priyanka Bharti at her in-laws’ residence at Vishnupur Khurd in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. A toilet has been built due to the determination of Priyanka, a… Read more »