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  • Maldives new President Solih to arrive India on official visit on Sunday
  • MNF president Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram’s new chief minister
  • South Kashmir reeling under fear, Mehbooba on civilian killing in Pulwama
  • IWAI working to facilitate safe passenger movement for Kumbh-Mela
  • Chhattisgarh’s new CM to be announced on Saturday
  • Maha Marathon to be held on Sunday
  • US district court rules Obamacare no longer valid
  • BWF World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu enters final
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  • COP24: Preparing Africa for ravages of climate change
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  • India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma
  • Rajapaksa steps down as Lankan Prime Minister
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Over 83 9 million toilets constructed under Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Over 83.9 million household toilets have been constructed under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
As a result, 19 States/Union Territories, 447 districts, and approximately 440,000 villages have declared themselves as free from open defecation, officials of the Ministry of Drinking water and .Sanitation have said.
Since the inception of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) program, the rural sanitation coverage of India has increased significantly, from 39 per cent in October 2014 to over 92 per cent as of end of August 2018, Mr Parameswaran Iyer (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation said during a briefing session held here on Thursday evening on the upcoming Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC).
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The number of people practicing open defecation in rural India has gone down from 550 million in 2014, to less than 150 million today, they said.
The Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) is a four-day international conference scheduled to be held here from September 29-October 2.
The convention will bring together ministers and other leaders from over 50 countries around the world in order to both showcase India's progress and learn about the best Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practices across the globe.
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Maldives new President Solih to arrive India on official visit on Sunday

15 Dec 2018 | 2:54 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) New President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive India on a three-day crucial visit on Sunday.

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IWAI working to facilitate safe passenger movement for Kumbh-Mela

15 Dec 2018 | 2:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15(UNI) The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has been working hard towards facilitating safe passenger movements for Kumbh-Mela 2019.

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Recognize Mental Health as first public health challenge: Dr Prakriti Poddar

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15 Dec 2018 | 2:38 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) With the vision to reach over 10 lakh people through online and offline modes, mental health space leader, Dr.

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India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma

India shares 'historical' and comprehensive defence ties with France, says Sushma

15 Dec 2018 | 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Dec 15 (UNI) India on Saturday said that its military relation with France is "historical" and elaborate while for its part, the French government said that it considers a "strong India to be in the world’s interest".

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BJP MP GVL Rao to move Parl panel for 'probe' into role on harming national security

BJP MP GVL Rao to move Parl panel for 'probe' into role on harming national security

15 Dec 2018 | 1:51 PM

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