Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Abantika Ghosh

Assistant Editor

UNDP Report: India’s rural employment, education schemes move in right direction
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Human Development Report: Spending 4% of GDP can ensure social security net.

Social indicators: India moves forward but crawls compared to neighbours
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

India also has the lowest Human Development Index (HDI) among all BRICS nations,

Grand stage for UP twins: Musical night at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The musician duo, known in their professional circuit as Agnohotri Bandhu.

Not just daughters-in-law, Maneka says Domestic Violence Act must protect mothers-in-law too
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

The minister feels that the law should protect all women, regardless of their relationship with the oppressor.

Rashtrapati Bhavan to celebrate Pranab’s two years as President, Modi to attend
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

Though this is Mukherjee’s second anniversary, the preparations are at a more grand scale this year.

Minority schemes list no beneficiary in many states
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Over the last three years, Gujarat granted loans under this scheme only in 2012-13, to 89 people.

Over 20% more cancer cases in 2020: govt report
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

The National Health Profile 2013 projects a 19 per cent increase in cancer among men, and a 23 per cent increase among women by 2020.

Ramdev companion who positioned himself as negotiator with government
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Over the years, Vaidik has deftly positioned himself as a key adviser to the yoga guru.

Met JuD chief, he wants to visit India: Ex-scribe Vaidik
Mon, Jul 14, 2014

I came away with the impression that he is a man that one can hold a dialogue with, said Vaidik.

Some fizz for health activists: Now pay more for aerated drinks
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Health experts welcomed the hike in taxes.

MCI, Health Ministry clash over seats in govt medical colleges
Wed, Jul 09, 2014

MCI is reluctant to review 150 cases to prevent existing medical seats from being scrapped.

Clerics say plea due to lack of understanding of Shariat courts
Tue, Jul 08, 2014

Reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on Shariat courts, Muslim organisations Monday said the very basis of the petition questioning their legality lies in misconception over the institution. The SC, they said, has only said what was never in dispute within the community — that these courts do not have legal sanctity. They are forums […]

Gupta’s chequered past at AIIMS
Fri, Jul 04, 2014

More than one annual confidential report termed him “not worth retaining”.

PMO wants media reports under 7 specific heads
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

This is the latest in a series of new measures that the government has taken to keep itself and the PM aware of what is making news in the media.

Centre nod for three new vaccines under UIP
Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Rotavirus infections are the most common cause of diarrhoea in children.

Five H1N1 deaths in Kerala, surge in Gujarat and Rajasthan push fatality rate to over 20%
Fri, Jun 27, 2014

Officials in the Health Ministry fear this may be a year in the H1N1 cycle of greater fatalities.

After minister’s nudge, NACO to stress on morality
Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Will tell people to shun extramarital and premarital sex,

Government will continue to pay for Dasmunsi’s hospitalisation
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Dasmunsi has been admitted at Apollo Hospital for several years where he is getting supportive care.

A banker, telecom executive, builder, all sign up to fight in Iraq
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Visas uncertain, but Shia volunteers want to give their all to protect holy sites.

NCW to get civil court status
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Draft of the amended Act extends panel’s jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir.

Govt will continue to pay for Dasmunsi’s hospitalisation: Harsh Vardhan
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Conservative estimates suggest Dasmunsi’s stay at a private would make bill in range Rs 30,000-40,000 per day.

Clinical trials in India: Modi govt plans to clip wings of drug regulator
Tue, Jun 24, 2014

Clinical trial permissions have been stalled after SC rescinded regulator’s nod for 157 clinical trials.

Harsh Vardhan slams MCI for move to slash MBBS seats
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

In January, the UPA government had cleared 10,000 more seats in government medical colleges.

On compulsory wait, pvt secys still attend office
Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Appointments of six private secretaries were put on hold after the government felt the need to review cases of officers who were attached to UPA ministers .

WCD ministry plans job for women in plumbing, carpentry
Tue, Jun 10, 2014

The ministry is looking at the option of having industrial training institutes in public-private partnership mode where women can be trained in new generation vocations.

WCD eyes road less travelled by women
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

One of the areas identified is carpentry, allied activities like plumbing, carpentry, electrical works.

Cab Secy takes feedback on ‘11 commandments’
Sun, Jun 08, 2014

Departments have been told to identify “at least 10 rules or processes and even archaic Acts that are redundant”.

Seth calls secys’ meet, SC order on prosecution sanction on table
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

The Prime Minister recalled that when he had once gone to Pennsylvania, he had asked the hosts to show him the most ancient thing there.

Harsh Vardhan says MCI has been a source of corruption, needs clean-up
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

He conceded that shortage of doctors is a big roadblock and that is the principal thing affecting availability of doctors in primary health centres.

Feelers in but NCPCR chief says won’t quit
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Says can’t be removed because of govt change.

Government plans 10 new AIIMS, more cancer centres
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

The states where the new centres will come up have not been decided yet.

Govt to ease adoption rules for PIOs, treat them as Indians
Tue, Jun 03, 2014

As per existing rules, only 20 per cent of children in need of adoption can be given to foreign families.

Rashtrapati Bhawan plans book on its winged visitors
Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Among the birds that have been spotted are the purple sunbird, hornbill, black rumped flameback, oriental white-eye and a wide variety of ducks and predatory birds.

Harsh Vardhan praises Ramdev: ‘He is doing health ministry’s work’
Thu, May 29, 2014

A day after taking charge, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan showered praise on yoga guru Ramdev.

‘Muslims too many to be called minority, it’s Parsis who need special attention’
Wed, May 28, 2014

Heptulla said she would have to consult Narendra Modi on whether he wants to “inherit” the Prime Minister’s 15-point programme for minorities.

Buggies, horses, songs and a spread at dinner for the guests
Mon, May 26, 2014

The menu of the banquet to be hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the oath-taking, for about 30 people, will mirror the diversity of Indian cuisine.