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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.

Panel defers to lobbies over science, tobacco warnings put on hold
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

On March 24, Gujarat BJP MP Dilip Gandhi said that no Indian study has established that tobacco causes cancer.

Poster girl Sunita Tomar against tobacco is ill, again
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Tomar replaced the emaciated Mukesh Harane as the face of the battle against tobacco last August.

Mr Dilip Gandhi is a nice person… but what he has said is shocking, says Supriya Sule
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

Supriya Sule discusses government’s attitude to tobacco with Abantika Ghosh

Finance Ministry to cut its expenditure share
Tue, Mar 31, 2015

States will have to contribute half the money to keep some centrally sponsored schemes running.

Can’t make doctors work over 12 hrs, hospitals told
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

At present resident doctors often forced to do back-to-back shifts, sometimes clocking up to 36 hours without a break.

Examine tobacco effects on Indians, says House panel
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

The October notification is supposed to come into effect from April 1.

Smoking rates down among Indian men, up among women
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Using 2013 figures, the Atlas estimates that about 23.2 per cent of adult males in India smoke.

WHO praises India for tobacco warnings
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

BJP MP writes to Nadda against enforcing the move for bigger pictorial warnings on cigarettes.

US surgeon general: India key partner in fight against tobacco
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Dr Murthy, who assumed office less than three months ago, told The Indian Express that India could internalise some of the public outreach strategies of the US government.

Sharad Yadav talks of ‘saanvli south women… their bodies’
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

When DMK MP Kanimozhi objected to his remark, he justified the statement saying there was no harm in some non-serious discussion.

NCP, BJD, ADMK also stand up to support
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Rajya Sabha: Bill raising FDI cap from 26% to 49% passed

TMC-BJP patch-up: token march against land bill, no more
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Meanwhile, the Environment Ministry Wednesday cleared 38 projects in Bengal.

Mukul Roy, backbencher
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The TMC has announced it is shifting its former general secretary and leader of the party to the backbench in the Rajya Sabha.

Narendra Modi says no to Mamata Banerjee’s loan relief plea
Tue, Mar 10, 2015

Banerjee also met UD minister Venkaiah Naidu, railways minister Suresh Prabhu and finance minister Arun Jaitley while she was in Parliament.

Masarat Alam release: Both Houses of Parliament may see stormy scenes today
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Both Houses will witness stormy scenes over the release of Hurriyat hardliner when Parliament reconvenes after a Holi break.

On rape, ‘outraged’ politicians have been outrageous in past
Fri, Mar 06, 2015

While campaigning for the same elections, Trinamool MP Tapas Paul had threatened supporters of rival parties with rape.

Mamata set aside rivalry to ask MPs to back CPM amendment
Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Mamata is scheduled to meet the PM Wednesday for seeking a financial package for the state.

Opposition ensures Modi listens to its views in RS today
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

The opposition parties will also meet at 12 pm Tuesday to decide on whether to move amendments to the President’s address.

Communalism derailed India development story: Naqvi
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Rajya Sabha : MoS tries to blunt Oppn attack over Mufti’s comments.

Health gets a lot less than what it asked for
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

The total allocation to the health sector was Rs 33,152 crore, a jump of 10 per cent from last year.

For minority youth, a new scheme that’s not quite new
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Was a part of Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla’s written reply to a Rajya Sabha question in July last year.