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Medical bill rising, ministry plans to shift to health insurance scheme
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

The scheme will cover medical expenses up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year.

Lack of funds for key schemes: HealthMin now seeks R50K cr
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Of the Rs 50,000 crore, a demand for Rs 40,000 crore has been sent for the National Health Mission alone.

Select Questioners: ‘Modi’s doctor’, ABVP leader
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Upadhyay claimed that the question on obesity that he asked on Mann Ki Baat was in fact the PM’s own idea.

Barack, Michelle Obama attend ‘At Home’ hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee
Tue, Jan 27, 2015

IT was a brief appearance at President Pranab Mukherjee’s customary ‘At Home’ on Monday, but US President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle won many hearts, greeting every minister personally and waving at the crowds. For some ministers such as Najma Heptulla, it was a continuation of the conversation she had with Obama during the […]

2 Presidents raise toast to shared future
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Five dance legends and a troupe of 30 dancers gave a 25-minute performance at the Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium.

Ordinance route ‘breaches’ trust of people
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

"The voter has played her part; it is now up to those who have been elected to honour this trust," he said.

Amitabh, Sachin, Sonia among 250 to attend Obama dinner
Sun, Jan 25, 2015

President’s banquet will also feature a one-hour cultural programme by Seher dance troupe

Census: Hindu share dips below 80%, Muslim share grows but slower
Sat, Jan 24, 2015

Hindu population increased 14.5 per cent from 82.75 crore to 94.78 crore during the period (2001-11).

We are worse than 18th century: PM on foeticide
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

In 2011, Delhi had one of the lowest child sex ratios of any state, with 871 girls born for every 1,000 boys.

Don’t need feelers from BJP, Modi is my friend: Trivedi
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Trivedi has raised speculation about his imminent entry into the saffron party after he shared dais with the PM’s brother in Kutch.

Praise for Narendra Modi, stick for Trinamool: Dinesh Trivedi cosies up to BJP
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Trivedi asserted that he was still with Trinamool, but did not deny having been in touch with BJP.

President Pranab Mukherjee cautions govt on ordinance route, raps opposition for stalling Parliament
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Mukherjee’s comments come weeks after he sought clarification from the government on the ordinance issue.

Kiran Bedi’s BJP induction: Not ‘much consultation’ with state unit, says Jagdish Mukhi
Mon, Jan 19, 2015

Other senior BJP leaders from Delhi refused to speak about Bedi’s induction on record.

HRD moves against DU Vice Chancellor but President steps in to seek answers
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

The HRD ministry under the NDA government has had a running feud with Singh over the FYUP issue.

Ticked off by Didi, Roy back in Delhi
Fri, Jan 16, 2015

CM Mamata Banerjee was reportedly upset with Roy after some of his statements appeared in the media.

Mines ordinance cleared but fate of next one on arbitration unclear
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

The cabinet cleared the ordinance after the mines ministry stressed the need for urgent action.

4 months on, no movement on Kundu committee report
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

The report has now been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office for further action.

Hindu or Muslim, if anyone tries to create atmosphere of fear, the public will reject them: Naqvi
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks about the party disassociating itself from RSS agenda and the statements made by its MPs.

Bill seeks penalty for failed trials of medical devices
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Bill proposes up to3 years’ imprisonment and Rs 5 lakh fine for those who do not conform prescribed norms.

No need for new anti-conversion law, says Heptulla
Thu, Jan 08, 2015

The BJP MP, however, clarified that when her party would take a call on the issue, she would toe the party line.

Pranab cancels tours to stay fit for Obama visit, Republic Day events
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Since he underwent angioplasty, the President has not travelled out of the city

Before he cleared land ordinance, President Pranab asked Government why the hurry
Fri, Jan 02, 2015

It was only after Jaitley, Gowda and Gadkari put forth the government’s viewpoint did Pranab sign the ordinance.

Ghar wapsi: Damage control? Amitabh Bachchan ‘secular’ ad, minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi ‘minority tour’
Wed, Dec 31, 2014

Naqvi claimed the “ghar wapsi” controversy is a temporary furore that will die down as soon as the government engages with people on “real issues” like development.

NHAM set to roll, once Modi gives go-ahead
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Health Ministry will take charge of the Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, a scheme for BPL workers.

‘2015 will see rivals like SP, BSP, TMC, Left join hands if they avoid oneupmanship’
Sun, Dec 28, 2014

Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien talks about the ‘vendetta’ behind the Saradha scam investigation and more.

Azad floats idea: ‘PDP-NC-Cong coalition govt will be stable’
Sat, Dec 27, 2014

A partner in the previous Omar Abdullah government, Congress won 12 seats in the recent Assembly elections against BJP’s 25.

At Ansari’s tea, Modi talks slum rehab with Opposition
Wed, Dec 24, 2014

Slum rehabilitation models of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal were discussed during the meet.

Rajya Sabha will not insure, so Government plans ordinance
Tue, Dec 23, 2014

Sources said, the government has come to the conclusion that “issuing an ordinance is the best option available”.

Narendra Modi’s reform agenda suffers a setback as united Opposition stalls Parliament over religious conversions
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Modi is facing a backlash for not doing enough to rein in hardline affiliate groups that have become emboldened in their pursuit of a Hindu-dominant agenda.

Roy ‘loses out’ to Derek in Delhi, Partha in Kolkata as party voice
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Speculation about Roy being ‘sidelined’ is also doing the rounds in the power corridors of Kolkata.

This is PM’s home… he must speak, says Azad
Sat, Dec 20, 2014

The Opposition, however, stuck to its stand that no debate can happen him.

No party untouchable: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Delhi
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

"I will be happy to meet others. No political party is untouchable," said Banerjee outside Parliament.

‘Ready to talk politics with Venkaiah’
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Mamata says no party untouchable, calls Mitra’s arrest political vendetta as she avoids PM

Derek O’Brien reposes trust in people, says no cause for alarm
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Derek O Brien speaks on the party’s response to BJP’s rise in Bengal, Saradha scam and more.

Trinamool moves privilege motion notice against Jaitley
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Yechury submits copy of circular on Dec 25 plans in Rajya Sabha.

As members target ‘absent’ Modi, Rajya Sabha fails to get work done
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Oppn wants PM to reply debate on communal incidents