Increased Latrine Coverage not the only solution for India's sanitation problems

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that increased latrine coverage is not the only solution for preventing disease, as efforts to improve sanitation should also be implemented in a way that delivers genuine health gains. The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a rural sanitation intervention, within the context of the Government of India's Total Sanitation Campaign, to prevent diarrhea, soil-transmitted helminth infection, and child malnutrition. The scientists conducting a cluster-randomized trial in 100 rural villages in Odisha, India and randomly assigned 50 villages to the intervention group and 50 villages to the control group. Oct 10, 2014

Voting for Congress would be waste, ultimately BJP will come to power: Amit Shah

Hisar, Oct 10 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Friday while addressing a rally in Hisar district of Haryana said that votes given to Congress would go in vain, as ultimately BJP will come to power after the next assembly elections. Slamming Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and INLD Chief OP Chautala, Shah said that both the leaders have continuously looted the state and tested the patience of the people of Haryana. Oct 10, 2014

Congress slams OP Chautala after Delhi HC summons him

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday took a dig at INLD chief OP Chautala, a day after the Delhi High Court summoned him over the CBI's plea for allegedly violating the bail terms by participating in election rallies. The Congress said that it is a gross violation and manipulation of the entire judicial system. Oct 10, 2014

Sudarsan Pattnaik urges for peace in Kashmir through sand art

Puri, Oct 10 (ANI): Internationally famed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Friday urged for peace in Jammu and Kashmir state through his sculpture at Puri beach in Odisha. Pattnaik crafted a five feet long sculpture using three tonnes of sand with a message reading, "Bullets can't bring peace". The sand art also had replicas of national flags of both India and Pakistan, along with face of an injured child. Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since security forces of both sides started heavy shelling more than a week ago along a 200-km (125-mile) stretch of border in the disputed, region of Kashmir. Oct 10, 2014

Panic stricken villagers migrate as India-Pakistan conflict continues

Kathua, Oct 10 (ANI): Hundreds of villagers in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir migrated to safer zones as violence between India and Pakistan escalated at the de-facto border dividing the two nuclear-armed rivals. Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since security forces of both sides started heavy shelling more than a week ago along a 200-km stretch of border in the disputed region of Kashmir. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also expressed concern about the conflict, deploring the deaths and displacement of civilians in the worst fighting between the two nations in over a decade. District administration arranged buses and villagers around the international border were evacuated to safer regions. Almost 20,000 Indian civilians have fled their homes in the lowlands around India's Jammu region to escape the fighting, taking refuge in schools and relief camps. Oct 10, 2014

Modi slams Congress for making statements over Indo Pak conflict

Amravati, Oct 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while addressing a rally in Amravati district of Maharashtra slammed Congress for making statements over the sensitive issue of Pakistan violating ceasefire agreement at the LoC border. PM Modi said that this is not an appropriate time to make statements over border issues. He added that Pakistan had to face defeat by BSF forces at the border. Oct 10, 2014

Maharashtra Farmers who produce orange juice forced to consume poison: Modi

Amravati, Oct 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday while addressing a rally in Amravati district said that the farmers of Maharashtra who produce Orange juice are forced to consume poison. He added that if the farmers are given proper facilities then they can produce 'gold out of soil'. He further said that if five percent fresh fruit juice is added to the soft drinks, then the farmers producing fruits will be able earn a lot. Oct 10, 2014