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Govt likely to keep new adoption rules out of Juvenile Justice Act
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Proposals include compulsory registration of kids’ homes

Vaccination coverage: Govt refuses to accept UNICEF report
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

One of the five states where immunisation coverage dipped in 2012-2013 was Gujarat.

In Guwahati, Nadda to meet N-E ministers today
Sat, Jun 27, 2015

The performance of the states in the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) will feature high on his list of priorities.

Lalit Modi row: As ‘evidence’ piles up, BJP MPs hedge bets on Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Off the record, however, some MPs did express their reservations about the way Raje and the party seem to have chosen to brazen the issue.

Tourism Ministry to cash in on Yoga Day success
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

To make yoga and meditation centrepiece of Incredible India campaign.

Had no idea PM Narendra Modi would do yoga on Rajpath: AYUSH minister Shripad Naik
Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Speculation about PM Modi heading the group of Yoga Day participants at Rajpath had been been rife for long.

Yoga moves nation, from Rajpath to states
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

How the Prime Minister led Yoga Day celebrations from the front in the capital, and how political leaders emulated him elsewhere in the country.

Two New Guinness World Records; PM Modi joins in, Rajpath bends into ‘Yogpath’
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

The Rajpath event of International Yoga Day made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest yoga demonstration at a single venue with 35,985 people participating.

International Yoga Day: Govt set to stretch, from Rajpath to Times Square
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

‘Response far beyond expectations, 40,000 will attend’

Maggi Effect: Rs 1,700-cr teeth for food regulator FSSAI
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

“The restructuring of FSSAI has been in the works for long. It has got nothing to do with the recall of Maggi Noodles or whatever has happened since then,” said officials.

Yoga on Rajpath, with help from ‘Made in China’
Sat, Jun 20, 2015

Head to constituencies, use event to reconnect with people, ministers told.

Central drug controller unveils ‘world’s biggest’ quality check
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

This survey is likely to make or break India’s reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of generic drugs in the world.

Yoga Day: 192 countries, 37,500 mats in Yoga Capital
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Ahead of International Yoga Day on Sunday, The Indian Express team looks at the events planned for New Delhi, various states and abroad.

‘Unknown’ Lisbon hospital that shot into the limelight
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The Portugal hospital where Lalit Modi’s wife was undergoing treatment is known for its advanced cancer research.

Morarji Desai National Institute stretches itself to make Yoga Day a hit
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

The government is aiming for two Guinness records — for the maximum number of people in a yoga session and for the most number of nationalities doing yoga in one place.

Health to Finance Ministry: Not feasible to fund tertiary care costs from NHM funds
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The Health Ministry has replied that it is not feasible as NHM has only been allocated the bare minimum to run existing programme

Baba Ramdev likely to share stage with PM Narendra Modi
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar set to accompany Sushma Swaraj to New York for Yoga Day celebrations there.

Tuberculosis that resists cure
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

An Indian is at the heart of a raging XDR TB scare in the US. ABANTIKA GHOSH describes the battle against the disease in India, its details and contours.

International Yoga day: Guinness teams ready, Govt seeks two records
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Govt has applied to the Guinness World Records Limited both for the organising of the largest Yoga class and also for the presence of people from most nationalities in one yoga class.

Jammu or Kashmir? Health Ministry not informed
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has said that an AIIMS in Kashmir is a part of the written agenda for alliance reached by BJP and PDP.

International Yoga Day: Govt throws the Guinness book at its staff
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

The MEA will organise yoga day celebrations in 192 nations. Swaraj also admitted that Pakistan had refused visa to a yoga trainer who was meant to travel to the country for yoga day.

Plan to check other packaged foods now: Y S Malik, CEO of FSSAI
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

We have written to the state food commissioners to check samples of all approved noodles, pasta and macaroni brands, Malik said.

After Maggi goes off shelves, FSSAI asks states to test pasta, macaroni
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Products manufactured by seven companies come under FSSAI scanner. Regulator to check compliance of norms in the wake of Maggi controversy.

Health ministry plans new trust-based model for insurance-based health scheme
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The RSBY is flagship scheme of the government which provides cashless health insurance cover to below poverty line families.

ICDS: Costs and ‘sentiment’ in way of eggstra nutrition for children
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

Activists say introduction of eggs in meals was one way of ensuring children get protein-rich food, especially in the tribal areas where malnutrition remains a concern.

International Yoga day: Government tells Secys to join PM Modi-led Yoga Day session
Fri, May 29, 2015

The government is targeting a turnout of about 45,000 for the event, which is being organised by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the Ayush ministry.

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."