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Indian girl seeks father’s arrest over broken promise to build toilet

CHENNAI: A seven year-old Indian girl has complained to the police to have her father arrested after he failed to build a toilet in their home as promised, police said on Wednesday. Millions of Indians do not have access to sanitation and open defecation is a problem, even in developed, industrial states. The girl, E. Hanifa Zaara, didn’t want to go out in the open and won a promise from her father to build a lavatory indoors, said police officer A. Valarmathi. But when no toilet was built she went to the police to…

Sahiwal headmistress tortures minor student for using her toilet

SAHIWAL: A public school headmistress in Sahiwal district allegedly tortured a student for using her toilet in an emergency. The incident occurred on Thursday at the Government Girls Middle School in a village near Harappa. The girl named Iram Shehzadi, aged six, was a student of Class II. She was admitted to the DHQ Hospital Sahiwal in a critical condition where she received 10 stitches to her private organs. The young girl wanted to use a toilet at school and in urgency used the headmistress’s toilet as the other…

Indian 87-yr-old woman constructs toilet to make her village open defecation free

Udhampur: An 87-year-old woman from the Badali village of Udhampur district sets a fine example for the whole country as she is single-handedly constructing a toilet near her house in order to make her village open defecation free. After many awareness camps set about the ‘Swach Bharat Mission”, an initiative taken by the Prime Minister of India educating villagers about the ill effects of defecating in open. Rakkhi took a lead and decided to construct her own toilet. Her progress is slow as she does not have money to…

VIDEO: Indian teacher forces female students to clean toilet

CHENNAI: A shocking video has emerged from a government-run school in Indian state Tamil Nadu where a school principal forced girl students to clean toilet. As soon as the video went viral showing some students of a government girls higher secondary school cleaning toilets on orders of a teacher, the authorities galvanized into action and ordered prompt inquiry into the matter. The alleged incident happened at the RM Jain Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Tiruvallur which has about 1,000 students studying…

WATCH: Indian man turns toilet into home

ODISHA, India: An elderly man in an Indian village created his own little abode in a toilet after being denied home from the government. Resident of Jalada village of Odisha’s Rourkela district, man named Chotu Rautia’s forwarded several requests for a house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) to the relevant authorities but they fell onto deaf ears, reported the ANI. After finding he is being given no heed, he began living in the 4 feet x 5 feet toilet that he managed to get under another…

90-year-old woman sells goats to build toilet for 102-year-old mother-in-law

ANDHRA PRADESH: An elderly woman, 90, in India old five of her goats to collect enough money to construct a toilet for her 102-year-old mother-in-law Identified as Chandana, the woman is now being hailed as an ambassador for the central government’s campaign to improve sanitation in rural India. Apparently, she’s sold off five goats to generate capital to build the toilet as no government authority helped her in this cause. Chandana says that the inspiration to build the toilet came on the day her mother-in-law had…

Centuries old historical site discovered by man going to toilet

A man’s move to answer the call of nature led him to discover the hidden treasures of the nature. Yes! it actually happened in Australia when the man who got out of his car to go to the toilet accidentally discovered one of Australia’s most important pre-historical sites. Clifford Coulthard stepped out of his vehicle about 340 miles north of Adelaide discovering a rock shelter that Aboriginal people settled in as far back as 49,000 years ago. The Aboriginal elder had been surveying gorges with archaeologist…

$40k toilet for Thai princess unflushed

CAMBODIA: A luxury commode custom-built for a Thai princess's visit to Cambodia was left unused despite its hefty $40,000 price tag, local officials said Tuesday, in a poor country where the majority of rural dwellers do not have access to a toilet.