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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.

Activists cry foul as WCD Ministry funds slashed by half
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs 10,382 crore for the ministry.

Trinamool set to dump Mukul, make Derek leader of party in RS
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Letter sent to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari informing him of the change.

Mukul Roy meets Arun Jaitley, sets off speculation
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Roy did not deny the meeting but said it had nothing to do with his political future.

It wasn’t a budget at all. it was prabhu ki maya, says ex-railways minister Dinesh Trivedi
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

The TMC member and ex-railways minister talks to Abantika Ghosh about the railway budget.

Mukul Roy, out of everything, including eye contact
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Trinamool leaders who have been lifted by a recent party reshuffle say that it was necessary to curb Roy.

Rajya Sabha gets communal violence debate, finally
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Opposition leaders slammed the government over the communal situation.

Arvind Kejriwal goes back to ‘guru’ Anna Hazare, pledges support
Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Among other politicians who shared the stage with Kejriwal and Hazare were MDMK’s Vaiko and CPI national secretary Atul Anjan.

Farmers’ organisations say 2-day sit-in not Anna Hazare show
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

The organisers emphasised that though Hazare was supposed to join their function, it was planned much ahead of his Jantar Mantar event.

Marchers chant: ‘Modi made friends, then drove us mad’
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Many of these people from UP, MP and Chhattisgarh did vote for the prime minister and his lotus in Lok Sabha elections.

Farmers’ march: Anti-Modi rhetoric gains momentum
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Only “king” has been replaced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Flagged off by Anna, 5,000 farmers begin march to Delhi over land acquisition ordinance
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Anna HAzare launches stir in Palwal, protesters to gather at Jantar Mantar after 4 days

Trinamool makes it official: Mukul Roy is no longer No. 2 in party
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

This is the first official admission that Roy, who had always been the first among equals inside the party, no longer enjoys the same equation with Mamata.

Control of Delhi Police: Cong to Mamata and Left, Opposition backs AAP
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

The opposition also cornered the Centre on the issue of communal violence.

Amid Didi delight, Mukul underlines BJP spoiler
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

“The Congress too has become irrelevant,” Roy said. “The BJP’s acceptance is clearly increasing.”

Govt to chemists: Stock Tamiflu or lose licence
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

As swine flu toll climbs to 624, drug controller mulls issuing 10,000 more Schedule X licences.

PM Narendra Modi breaks his silence, says govt will ensure undeniable right to retain, adopt religion of choice
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

We cannot accept violence against any religion on any pretext, Modi added.

HealthMin wish list: R50,000 crore for roll-out of free drugs, diagnostics
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The ministry also wants additional allocation for the upcoming AIIMS-like institutions and the upgradation of district hospitals.

Ministry questions basis of post-Sachar report
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

The ministry says the committee analysed the condition of merely Muslims rather than minorities.

Ministry issues new norms to keep down swine flu numbers
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Fresh guidelines may expose health workers to risk.