Single-parent norm hurts our conscience, so no adoptions, says Missionaries of Charity
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Thursday that the homes do not want to “come under a uniform secular agenda”.

Put Delhi University Vice Chancellor on compulsory wait, HRD tells President
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

The government’s recommendation, if accepted by the Visitor, will signal an end to the year-long standoff between Singh and the HRD Ministry.

Bihar elections: Across the country, an effort to show there’s a JP in BJP
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

The party has big plans for observing JP’s 113th birth anniversary on October 11 as ‘Save Democracy Day’ with a programme planned in every state capital.

Govt mulls umbrella body to regulate conduct of healthcare professionals
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

The Allied and Healthcare Professionals Central Council (AHPCC) Bill 2015 has provisions for setting up a body that will maintain a register of all such professionals.

Drug-testing: Govt mulls laboratory in every state
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

According to the MoU the Health Ministry is signing with states for setting up or revamping laboratories, the Indian pharmaceutical industry is growing at the rate of 10 to 12 per cent per annum.

Visva Bharati V-C Sushanta Dattagupta emails resignation letter to President
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

Dattagupta and President’s press secretary Venu Rajamony did not respond to calls and SMSes left by The Indian Express.

Kejriwal’s ‘CM Conclave’ a damp squib, Mamata uses platform to lash out at Centre
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Mamata Banerjee eventually was the only CM to share the conclave stage with Kejriwal

After Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee rules herself out of campaign
Wed, Sep 30, 2015

“There are so many people fighting elections in Bihar. They are enough in themselves. Why do they need a leader from outside?” Mamata said.

From Seemanchal to Nalanda, a Muslim lag in development
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

The NSSO findings on the development lag of Bihar’s Muslims mirrors concerns expressed by the Sachar Committee on the backwardness of Indian Muslims in its report submitted in 2005.

Muslims have experimented with everyone, will go with BJP now: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, discusses the BJP and the Bihar elections in this interview.

Outgoing FSSAI chief twice asked govt to move SC on Maggi ban
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Till now no decision has been taken by the government on approaching the SC on upholding the ban.

Public expenditure on health at a dismal low
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Public expenditure on health in India in terms of percentage of GDP has not increased in the last few years and the share of the central government has been steadily declining over the years.

National Health Profile 2015 repeats cancer data: 20 pc increase in next 5 yrs
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Mouth cancer in men, gall bladder cancer in women show highest spike

Visva-Bharati: In report to President, HRD lays ground for V-C sacking
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Dattagupta, appointed to the post in 2011 by the UPA government, still has a year left in his tenure.

Couldn’t go with Congress, it was never about seats: Kiranmoy Nanda
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Back from Patna, Kiranmoy Nand discusses SP strategies in this interview.

Lalu just a vote katua, I seek votes for myself: Pappu Yadav
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Pappu Yadav has floated his own Jan Adhikar Party and is in touch with the Samajwadi Party-NCP alliance for seats.

In fact: The importance (or lack of it) of Asaduddin Owaisi in Bihar
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

The criticism of AIMIM helping the BJP is something the party has faced several times before. In fact, at several forums, Owaisi himself has answered questions about his entry being beneficial for the BJP.

Bihar Polls: Campaign to begin with homage to Ambedkar
Sat, Sep 12, 2015

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is set to launch the party’s Bihar campaign from Champaran—a place inexorably linked to Mahatma Gandhi. What is interesting is the fact that Rahul will start off the campaign with a homage to Dalit icon B R Ambedkar, believed to be Gandhi’s bete noire. While the Congress is hoping to use […]

Bihar Polls 2015: For every health facility, a population many times over the norm
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

Every health sub-centre in Bihar caters to more than 10,000 people and every community health centre to a whopping 14.87 lakh people.

Bihar polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav’s exit forces TMC rethink on support
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

After the exit of the Samajwadi Party from Bihar’s grand alliance, the Trinamool Congress is recalibrating its stance on extending support to the alliance. The decision to support the “secular” alliance had been taken following a series of meetings between Mamata Banerjee and leaders of the alliance constituents, followed by one big meeting at the […]

Maulana Mahmood Madani, Deoband V-C on Swachh Bharat meet list
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The 111 Swachh Bharat ambassadors are supposed to propagate the message of cleanliness in their respective states.

‘Mukherjee Sir’ talks about Jan Lokpal bill, liberalisation
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Mukherjee walked into Dr Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya at President’s Estate on Friday morning at the invitation of the Delhi government.

Samajwadi Party contesting alone is embarrassing for the grand alliance: Asaduddin Owaisi
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

The prospect of AIMIM throwing its hat into the Bihar elections has caused a flutter in the ‘secular’ camp.

Most vocal critics of Asaduddin Owaisi’s firebrand politics — Muslim community leaders
Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Parties like the BJP and Shiv Sena created a climate where people forgot to think rationally, and the AIMIM made its entry through the path shown by these parties.

In the war on polio, drops are good, a jab of certainty is better
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

Indian Express explains why India is bringing in the Injectable Polio Vaccine.

Odisha crib deaths: Central probe team blames poor monitoring, lack of lab facilities
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

The team found that 22 of the 30 babies — that passed away between August 21 and 28 — died between 4 pm and 9 am when there was no laboratory facility available at the hospital.

India to introduce injectable polio vaccine from November
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

From April, 2016 the trivalent polio vaccine that is currently administered will be replaced by the bivalent variety to reduce incidence of vaccine-derived polio virus.

Assam Muslim growth is higher in districts away from border
Mon, Aug 31, 2015

With assembly elections due next year, and whispers about how UPA sat on religion census data for fear of a backlash before the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is maintaining a studied silence.

Simply put: Freedom at birth from mother of infections
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus ahead of the global target date, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Thursday. Indian Express explains what this achievement means.

It’s official: India is free of newborn tetanus
Fri, Aug 28, 2015

PM Narendra Modi praises UPA programmes on child, maternal health.

Digital India: Telecom Min launches health initiative, leaves out Ministry of Health
Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The Health Ministry runs a total of 1,53,655 sub-centres, 25,308 primary health centres (PHCs) and 5,396 community health centres (CHCs) in rural areas.

Census 2011: Hindus dip to below 80 per cent of population; Muslim share up, slows down
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.

High male bias both in India and US: Gender activist Vivian Huelgo
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Huelgo is chief counsel to the Task Force on Human Trafficking and Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence of the American Bar Association.

JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav to host ‘federal front’ meet
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

It has been decided that JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav will host the next meeting of the “federal front” on September 22.

No objection to larger tobacco warning: Agriculture ministry
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules 2014 were notified in October last year and would have come into effect from April 1, 2015.

To keep Left at bay, Mamata Banerjee revives federal front dream
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

As leaders of different political parties met at the Trinamool chief’s behest, the sole purpose of the exercise was to keep the Left at bay.