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This waterless toilet turns poop into ash

A video showing a waterless toilet has gone viral on social media. This toilet actually lets you burn your poop instead of flusing it down.

Toilet that turns your poop into ash. (Instagram/@vanwives)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 05:04 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

One of the world's oldest known flush toilets unearthed in China

The manual toilet along with a bent flush pipe, were discovered in the ruins of a palace in Yueyang, the former capital of Qin State.

The manual toilet along with a bent flush pipe, were discovered in the ruins of a palace in Yueyang. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 05:14 PM IST

Faulty bio-toilet in Rajdhani express raises stink for railways

Sixteen months ago, on January 6, 2021, the vigilance branch of Railway Board, the apex decision-making body of Railways, suggested there could be a scam in the supply of vacuum toilets, and proposed that M/s Amit Engineering and another company be banned.

Indian Railways has installed more than 250,000 lakh bio-toilets till last year, spending <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1500 crores. (Mint file)
Updated on May 26, 2022 03:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Tokyo's stylish public toilets inspire filmmaker Wim Wenders

The German director is making a film about public restrooms designed by renowned architects. The high-end toilets are the symbol of "Japan's world-renowned hospitality culture."

The cubicles are transparent — until they are occupied(Kyodo News/IMAGO)
Updated on May 12, 2022 07:29 PM IST

19.4% of Indian households do not use toilet facilities, most in Bihar: NFHS

According to the NFHS, 69.3 per cent of households have access to improved toilet facilities - or those that are not shared. 8.4 per cent of households have access to shared toilet facilities and 2.9 per cent have access to unimproved facilities.

The NFHS report showed that the percentage of Indian households practising open defecation decreased from 39 per cent in 2015-2016 to 19.4 per cent in 2019-2021. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on May 11, 2022 05:45 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi
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