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NIT Silchar student found dead; suicide suspected

Ankhumani Kalita, a local police officer, said that the cause of the death of the 20-year-old student will be known once they get the postmortem report

The 20-year-old was from Assam’s Kamrup district. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on May 07, 2024 08:20 AM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

WestJet 'kicks' passenger from flight for using washroom excessively

The woman took to X and shared that she had an upset stomach due to which she had to frequently use the washroom.

A woman posted that she was kicked off a WestJet flight.
Published on Feb 14, 2024 03:06 PM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Should you flush with a closed or open toilet lid? What experts say

Flushing with the toilet lid closed or open, has no significant impact on the spread of germs, says study. Experts, however, are divided over this.

Flushing a toilet with the lid closed is generally more sanitary and helps prevent the spread of germs and odours, so it is usually recommended, say experts(Freepik)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 02:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Chandigarh: Newborn found abandoned

The boy has been shifted to Sector 16 hospital and the police have registered a case against the unidentified couple under Section 317 of the IPC (abandoning newborn).

A seven-day-old baby boy was found abandoned in the toilet of the Chandigarh Sector 43 bus stand on Sunday. Upon receiving the information, the police checked the CCTV and found a couple leaving a seven-day-old baby boy in the ladies’ washroom. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 08:24 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Bill Gates goes inside sewer to explore hidden history of Brussels

The video shows how Bill Gates explored the underground system and met scientists to learn more the water waste system of Brussels.

Bill Gates visits Brussels Sewer Museum. (Instagram/@Bill Gates)
Published on Nov 20, 2023 10:24 AM IST
ByVrinda Jain

Why actress Patricia Arquette builds compost toilets

World Toilet Day highlights how inadequate sanitation kills 1,000 children a day. With her foundation, Hollywood star Patricia Arquette is developing solutions.

Actress Patricia Arquette with children in Kampala, Uganda (Alisa Puga Keesey)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 07:16 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

World Toilet Day (November 19): The artists and their artsy toilets

On World Toilet Day (November 19), let’s look at the more artsy - and funky - toilets across the globe

World Toilet Let 2023: A look at the more artsy - and funky - toilets across the globe(Wikimedia Commons; Clark Sorensen,
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 11:04 AM IST

World Toilet Day 2023: Date, history and significance

World Toilet Day 2023: From history to significance, here's all that you need to know about the special day.

World Toilet Day 2023: Date, history and significance(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 11:05 AM IST
By, Delhi

4 face charges years after theft of $6 million functional gold toilet

The gold toilet named ‘America’ was Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s first solo exhibition in 20 years.

The 18-karat toilet, titled
Published on Nov 08, 2023 01:53 PM IST

Newborn girl found in Chandigarh’s GMSH-16 toilet

The infant was discovered by a sanitation worker, Gagan of Sector 25, Chandigarh, who was deployed in the private ward on the fifth floor of the emergency building

The infant was admitted to the nursing ward of GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh. (Getty image)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 07:20 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

India-Norway ties are looking at the future

Norway and India's bilateral relationship has grown during, despite and after the pandemic through cooperation in areas such as energy and the environment

Bilateral relationships in all areas have grown during, despite and after the pandemic.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Man caught smoking inside Dubai-Mumbai IndiGo flight, case filed

The incident prompted the flight crew to immediately intervene and report the matter to Mumbai's Sahara police station after the flight landed.

An IndiGo Airlines plane. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:11 PM IST

West Bengal: Man dies in police custody during interrogation; officer suspended

Police said that gold ornaments were stolen from the house of one Prabal Ghosh, who filed a complaint with the Nabagram police station on Wednesday. Following the complaint, Ghosh, a wage labourer, was picked up by the police for questioning

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 12:13 PM IST
BySreyasi Pal

2 murder convicts escape Silchar jail digging tunnel through toilet: Assam police

The escaped convicts were identified as one Hifur Rahman, a resident of Karimganj and Deep Nunia, a resident of Cachar

 (File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2023 06:41 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Japanese police officer dies in possible suicide near PM's residence

The officer was found bleeding inside the toilet of a guard station early on Friday and was taken to hospital but was soon pronounced dead.

Representational image. (HT_PRINT)
Published on May 05, 2023 07:28 AM IST
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India: Women's fight for dignity with more toilets

Women's groups in eastern Odisha are driving force behind enabling toilet access in homes and within their communities, with the aim of ending open defecation.

A woman mason helps construct a toilet in Sambalpur, Odisha, India. (Shipra Saxena/WASH UNICEF)
Published on May 01, 2023 12:19 PM IST
By, Delhi

Snatcher flees from Pinjore station, caught from UP within 15 hours

A fresh case was registered against the accused, Vishal Sharma, 27, of Pinjore, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, after he fled from the Pinjore police station

Police with the accused, identified as Vishal Sharma, following his arrest after fleeing from the Pinjore police station. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 01:36 AM IST
By, Panchkula

Karnal tragedy: Building was in poor condition, had alerted owners, says contractor

In his complaint to the police, contractor Ramdev Mehto, who had deputed 70 workers in Shiv Shakti rice mill, said the labour quarters were constructed near the rice mill to ensure round-the-clock availability of labourers

The building accommodating 150 migrant labourers for the past several years was in poor condition with the labour contractor claiming that he had raised the issue with the owner, but required steps were not taken to avert the tragedy. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Karnal

19-year-old gives birth in toilet, later throws baby out of window in Pune

The incident occurred in the patient’s bathroom near the casualty ward of Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital

An unmarried girl gave birth to a child in the toilet and threw the newborn baby from the window of the bathroom (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 11:40 PM IST

PMC to strengthen and improve its healthcare facilities

The PMC has prepared a 126-point checklist including parameters like—infrastructure, outdoor facilities, pharmacy, specialised OPD’s, vaccination room, portal uploading, store room amongst others

The order was issued by Dr Bhagwan Pawar, PMC health officer. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 11:37 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

‘Modiji hamara school acha banva do please…’: Kashmir girl’s request goes viral

A Jammu and Kashmir girl's request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building her government school better has gone viral.

Screengrab of the viral video. (Facebook)
Published on Apr 14, 2023 07:29 PM IST

Seven-foot mugger rescued from Firozabad village

The early morning visit by the unexpected guest caused quite a flutter in Nagla Pasi village as also in Firozabad district.

A seven-foot mugger found its way inside a toilet in Nagla Pasi village, Firozabad (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 11:46 PM IST

World Autism Day: Stitching, painting: Children with special needs unleash their artistic side

Besides traditional form of arts, many individuals, who were diagnosed with autism have today made their mark in digital and music fields

Several Ludhiana-based children who are suffering from autism came forward to share their inspirational stories. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 11:03 PM IST
ByDinkle Popli, Ludhiana

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

HC seeks report on toilets for trans persons

The court was hearing a plea by Jasmine Kaur Chhabra, through advocate Rupinder Pal Singh, specifying the need to make separate toilets for transgender community and seeking directions to take necessary action in compliance with Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines dated October 15, 2017.

The matter will be heard on July 29. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 03:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Smart toilet may soon analyse stool for health problems, says study

As per a new study, an artificial intelligence tool can be added to the standard toilet to help analyse patients' stool and assist in managing chronic gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Smart toilet may soon analyse stool for health problems, says study(Twitter/SuriyaSubraman)
Updated on May 23, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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