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Opposition hints at letting House resume tomorrow
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Protests to continue Tuesday, ‘fresh look’ at strategy Wednesday.

Demonetisation: How MPs are facing the cash crunch
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

“There is a cash crunch. But because of a certain degree of credibility, people are giving us things on credit," said Sitaram Yechury.

Parliament: Middle ground still elusive, govt appeals for sake of bills
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Question of voting remains in the way; Opposition explores alternatives to demand for apology by PM

How and why Delhi High Court revoked ban on 344 popular drugs
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Combination drugs or fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs are those with two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients combined in a fixed dose to form a single drug.

PM Modi in, Rajya Sabha fails to debate
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Opposition continues to demand apology, disrupts proceedings yet again.

Amid hunt for middle ground in Lok Sabha, Opposition complains to President Pranab Mukherjee
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

In a meeting with Sumitra Mahajan, Congress and Trinamool leaders reiterated their stand that there could only be discussion followed by voting.

Dinner effort to broker peace in Rajya Sabha
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Sources said Ansari did his best to facilitate informal talks but a compromise was not certain. “There is an opportunity but both sides have to be willing to grab it,” one source said.

Demonetisation protest: Cracks appear, Sharad Yadav springs a surprise on Opposition
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

This comes after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s unequivocal support for the move and instructions to party cadre not to oppose it.

Both sides keen to debate in Lok Sabha, question is which rule
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Speaker Sumita Mahajan was optimistic that Lok Sabha would start functioning in a day or two.

Digital payments: Niti Aayog training govt employees
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

The training module also talks about e-wallets.

How birth control shots work, how they can affect users and policy
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

India discontinued the practice of setting targets for sterilisation in 2000 to reduce chances of forced procedures.

Nationwide demonetisation protest’s Plan B: Opposition seek apology from PM Modi
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Opposition parties finalise contingency plan to take part in Aakrosh Diwas

Before Manmohan Singh’s speech, a week of Congress planning
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Sources said the party had urged him to give a television interview, but Manmohan Singh's health came in the way.

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for Bathinda AIIMS tomorrow
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

The Health Ministry has also been asked to expedite work on the proposed AIIMS in both Jammu and Kashmir regions.

Outside House, Mamata Banerjee warns: ‘this is just the start’
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenged Modi to hold an “election on demonetisation” rather than an online poll.

Cash rush: Government sends teams for ear-to-ground reports
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

These teams, which will focus on rural areas, have been asked to submit their reports by November 25.

Opposition agrees to disrupt and agitate, differs on how to go about it
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Congress wants privilege motion against PM Modi, CPM feels it’s contempt; differences over march, bandh.

TMC’s national role likely in mind, CM Mamata Banerjee back in Delhi
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

As party leader Derek O’Brien had said soon after her spectacular Assembly election victory earlier this year, Delhi (read PM aspirations) is just a flight away.

Govt did best it could, people with us: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

With the BJP facing flak on demonetisation both inside Parliament and outside, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all party MPs to publicise the positive aspects of demonetisation.

Let old 500 rupee notes continue, says Mamata Banerjee
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

Mamata said demonetisation “is the biggest calamity that has ever happened in the country”.

Opposition wants PM Modi to reply, Govt hopes to buy time for cash crunch to ease
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Both Houses adjourned, Prime Minister likely to speak next week.

5 Questions: This has gone beyond the stage of inconvenience, says Derek O’Brien
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Derek O’Brien, TMC, Rajya Sabha tells The Indian Express why he demanded the PM’s presence in the House.

Ministry replies pending, panel seeks time on citizenship bill
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 seeks to ease the citizenship process for minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

M Venkaiah Naidu presses PIB to go all out to win perception battle
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has asked for a daily report on what action the PIB is taking for awareness/publicity of “demonetisation and related issues”.

Demonetisation of Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes: Mamata Banerjee leads protest march to Rashtrapati Bhavan
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

TMC to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha; BJP ally Sena, AAP, NC’s Omar Abdullah, Hardik Patel’s outfit take part in the march.

Increasing the period of surveillance data may delay entry of generic drugs: Commerce secretary Rita Teotia
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Commerce secretary Rita Teotia echoes the views of the industry in a letter to the health ministry.

No Pak pavillion at IITF this time
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Sources in ITPO, which organises IITF, said about 126 companies from Pakistan had sent applications to take part in the two-week fair, but later withdrew, citing lack of time.

At premier hospitals, a third of patients say not satisfied; most common complaint is behaviour
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

The feedback will eventually be taken into account in giving star ratings to government hospitals.

AIIMS professor petitions CAT against appointment of head of department
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The appointment order dated November 1 signed by Dr Mishra said that as seniormost professor of the department of gastroenterology and human nutrition, Dr Kapil was being appointed head of the department.

New drugs may soon be considered ‘new’ for 10 years instead of 4
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

Regulatory requirements are different and more stringent for new drugs and data on post marketing surveillance has to be periodically submitted.

‘Education dialogue’ with MPs on Nov 10 to address concerns regarding draft policy: Prakash Javadekar
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

The document, opposition MPs had alleged, had been lifted from an RSS document presented at Amarkantak.

PMO push for production of drug APIs in India
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

About 84 per cent of APIs of all drugs manufactured in India are imported; 60 per cent from China alone, according to officials in the Central Drugs and Standards Control Organisation.

Raise retirement age of our doctors to 67: AIIMS to Centre
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

The retirement age of AIIMS doctors has always been two years more than their counterparts in other government hospitals.

Avian Influenza: Bird disease that can be deadly, but you won’t get it by eating chicken
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

As signs of the usual H5N1 panic start to set in, a look at the disease, its Indian outbreaks, and what makes it so deadly.

No fire NoC, Bhubaneswar hospital lost accreditation two months ago
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Bhubaneswar: The fire services department filed an FIR against the hospital authorities for not adhering to its recommendations made during a fire safety audit in 2013.

UP elections: BJP plans six PM Narendra Modi rallies in next two months
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Sources said the first rally is scheduled for October 24 in Mahoba district of Bundelkhand, and the last one will be on December 25 in Lucknow.