Thursday, May 28, 2015

ABANTIKA GHOSH

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After polio, India set to win battle against tetanus at childbirth
Sun, May 24, 2015

Confirmation of the breakthrough came after a WHO and UNICEF joint team conducted field visits in the last four hotspots where incidence of the infection had remained above acceptable levels.

‘Bihar not losing much’: Janata Dal (U) to back GST bill
Sat, May 23, 2015

The support of the ruling party of Bihar would be a significant victory for the beleaguered NDA government.

Boy next door, kid in conflict zone can be hauled to prison as an adult
Fri, May 22, 2015

Why heads of top law schools, activists are red-flagging the new juvenile law.

NRHM 10 yrs on: Short of centres by 20-30%, of doctors by 70-80%
Thu, May 21, 2015

The total health spend in the first three years of the 12th Plan has been Rs 70,000 crore, way below the Rs 2,68,000 crore allocation given in the Plan document.

Government plans 21 press meets, talkathon
Wed, May 20, 2015

Leaving nothing to chance, the government has already put in place slogans to emphasise that it has been continuously at work and has worked for the poor.

Who is Derek O’Brien, asks Mukul Roy
Tue, May 19, 2015

The Trinamool rethink on Roy came after it swept the civic elections in West Bengal.

In Fact: New Juvenile Justice Act on the way, but debate continues
Fri, May 15, 2015

Why treating 16-18-year-olds — even those accused of heinous crimes — as adults remains problematic.

Nurses who saved lives, fought for justice honoured
Wed, May 13, 2015

The others who received the honour — conferred every year since 1973 on May 12 to mark the birthday of the flagbearer of the profession - are equally exceptional.

Ban on free distribution of baby food in affected areas
Wed, May 13, 2015

It has designated a public health administrator as the nodal point to report any such unsolicited distribution, especially of breast milk substitutes.

Rajya Sabha disrupted as Congress targets Nitin Gadkari over CAG report
Sat, May 09, 2015

As sloganeering assumed feverish pitch, Congress MPs shouted: “chicken curry na mutton curry istifa do Gadkari (neither chicken nor mutton curry, it is only resignation from Gadkari."

Dilip Tirkey wants Rajya Sabha to discuss condition of sports bodies
Sat, May 09, 2015

Former India hockey captain says he will ask Tendulkar to participate in the discussion.

Disaster management meeting: Home Secretary L C Goyal absent, MPs walk out of panel meet
Fri, May 08, 2015

Several MPs expressed displeasure; many walked out saying deliberations are futile.

Rajya Sabha panel to revisit report on accessing of Arun Jaitley’s call records
Fri, May 08, 2015

Deputy chairman P J Kurien, who heads the committee, said he would go by the sense of the House which has sought a review of the committee report.

Akshardham case: Forced to copy a letter that was used as evidence against me, says Mufti Abdul Qaiyum
Thu, May 07, 2015

Six men in Ahmedabad this month will be celebrating their first year of freedom after spending years in jail. One of them is coming out with a book about his 11 years in a Gujarat jail as a convicted terrorist sentenced to death for his “role” in the 2002 Akshardham attack case, fending off police […]

Won’t compromise on Net Neutrality, says Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad
Wed, May 06, 2015

Net neutrality means that governments and Internet service providers should treat all data on the Internet equally.

Girl hangs self in fear of board exam results in Ludhiana
Tue, May 05, 2015

The parents told the police that since the end of her board exams, the girl was nervous and under depression.

12 cancer drugs may come under price control
Tue, May 05, 2015

This means there could be a significant drop in prices where the difference in cost of using the original or “innovator” brand and its generic variants is significant.

US religious freedom panel slams Modi government for India’s ‘minority policy’
Fri, May 01, 2015

The report says Christians and Hindus who convert to Christianity or another faith have reported more frequent harassment.

Trinamool warms up to govt on land boundary deal, GST
Fri, May 01, 2015

Trinamool is set to support the bill for a land boundary agreement with Bangladesh.

MoS, bureaucrats on guest list of tax meet funded by tobacco giants
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Outfit organising conference works to undermine tobacco control policies, say activists.

Opposition to govt: When migrants can’t vote, why the rush to let NRIs?
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The opposition mocked it asking whether the rush was to cash in on PM Narendra Modi’s frequent trips abroad.

Arun Jaitley’s jibe draws reluctant opposition into agriculture debate
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

The opposition relented, with Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad starting the discussion.

LS Budget session: Before the speech, the Congress noise
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Congress leaders stormed the well as soon Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy laid a copy of the re-promulgated land ordinance.

Ayush department in a fix as govt squeezes fund
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Over 20 states have already submitted elaborate programme implementation plan but there is no money to be disbursed.

Paediatrics to gynae, where are the surgeons, physicians?
Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Around 1,500 new paediatricians graduate from medical colleges every year but many are believed to leave for foreign shores.

PM’s Vigyan Bhavan speech restored minorities’ confidence: Naqvi
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

The minister conceded that during the first few trips to Kerala and Telangana in January, he witnessed among people mistrust for the government.

Meet the beedi barons
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

Relationship between beedi trade and politics is as old as the business itself in India —dating back to 1910.

Governments of beedi in MP, UP, Orissa, Rajasthan
Mon, Apr 13, 2015

MP made Rs 305 cr from tendu last yr, justifies beedi as ‘income for poor’.

Digital India programme: Govt mulls setting up eHealth Authority
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

It will be responsible for the plan’s implementation by both public and private service providers.

PM steps in, no changes in Juvenile Justice Act just yet
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

The demand to amend the JJ Act has been hanging fire for many years now.

Rejecting House panel recommendation, Ministry wants to try juveniles as adults
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

The proposal is expected to be taken up by the Cabinet in its meeting on Tuesday evening.

Conflict of interest: Venkaiah Naidu frowns, so does tobacco panel
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Naidu said on Monday that it was expected that conflicts of interest are declared in accordance with rules.

First signs of rethink in tobacco panel, PM Modi asks JP Nadda to probe
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Three BJP MPs, who were on the parliamentary panel that recommended keeping bigger warnings on hold, voiced their dissent, saying that bigger warnings were, in fact, required.

Tobacco doesn’t cause cancer? Sunita’s death is one tragic answer
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Tomar, in her letter to PM, spoke about her journey from a healthy person to a 28-year-old ravaged by mouth cancer.

MP Shyama Charan Gupta who said nothing wrong with beedis flaunts his beedi empire
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Gupta said that the push for 85 per cent pictorial warnings on packaging for tobacco products is an American conspiracy.

Poster girl of India’s anti-tobacco campaign Sunita Tomar dies at 28
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Two days before she died, she wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about her dismay at BJP MP Dilip Gandhi's statement.