Over 17 lakh TB cases notified in 2016: Report

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Over 17 lakh tuberculosis patients and over 33,000 drug resistant TB patients were notified last year in the Centre’s TB control programme, according to the annual report on the deadly disease released by the Union Health Ministry on the occasion of the World TB Day on Friday. India is among the...

Govt’s assertion of commitment to quotas fails to allay Opp suspicion

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government on Friday said it was committed to upholding Constitutional provision for reservations to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs after the Opposition parties led by the Samajwadi Party (SP) raised a din in the Rajya Sabha on Friday alleging that the Centre was conspiring to deny benefits...

Legislation to protect consumers from overcharging soon

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government will soon bring a law to protect consumers from getting charged more than the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) for items including bottled water, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday. The Minister, however, lamented that the State Governments were...

Undertrials go on a rampage in prison

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh/ Gurdaspur

Around half-a-dozen under trials on Friday went on rampage in Gurdaspur jail after attacking two jail staff, forcing the security guards to open fire in the air, to rein in them. In a no holds barred, the inmates indulged in brick-batting, burning down the jail beds and smashing CCTVs and jammers...

India, Russia to step up security ties

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

India and Russia on Friday expressed confidence in the strength of their relationship while acknowledging that some ‘unfriendly forces’ or ‘unfriendly actors’ may try to create hindrances in the bilateral ties through adverse campaigns. During a meeting between Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the nine-member Russian delegation led by the...

Mercedes case: Chargesheet filed against teen's father

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against the father of a teenager, who allegedly ran over a 32-year-old marketing executive while driving his father’s Mercedes last year. In the chargesheet, filed before a Magisterial Court, the police named as accused the businessman and his driver, who are out on...

Sonia returns after med check-up

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who went abroad for a medical check-up, returned home along with her son Rahul Gandhi. Rahul had joined Sonia soon after the results of the Assembly polls of the five States were declared, raising questions over his leadership. However, there has been pressure from the...

Proposal to increase gestation limit for women in special cases

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Union Health Ministry has moved a Cabinet note proposing amendment to Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP ) Act, 1971 to increase gestation limit for women in special category, including rape survivors. Union Health Minister J P Nadda in a written reply in Lok Sabha said his Ministry has recommended amendments...

SBI chief 26th in Fortune's 50 greatest leaders

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | IANS | Mumbai:

State Bank of India chief Arundhati Bhattacharya has been ranked 26th in the Fortune’s top 50 greatest leaders. She is the only Indian corporate leader in the list. “Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI, has been ranked 26th in the fourth edition of Fortune’s World 50 Greatest Leaders list. By this,...

Target ruffians, not friends: Yogi

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

With reports of police going overboard in its Anti-Romeo campaign and harassing innocent youths, Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi directed that the campaign should target only ‘ruffians’ and not boys and girls who were friends. “The Anti-Romeo campaign should not target boys and girls who know each other. Young couples sitting in...


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Cutting the cord

26 Mar 2017 | Kushan Mitra

The advent of online streaming services that can stream content directly to your television screen is making the argument for cutting the cable connection more and more convincing, believes Kushan Mitra Is it time to cut the cable? In the past year and a half, online television streaming services Hotstar Premium, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have launched their services in India. There is also Voot from Viacom18 and Sony LIV...

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Adiyanath asks party workers not to opt contractual work

27 Mar 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Asking party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi said that UP’s face will change in next two months as people have reposed faith on us and it is workers’ responsibility to ensure BJP fulfills all poll promises. “I appeal to the party workers and family members of law makers not to seek contract of government department...

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