19 Apr 2020
Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report
A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.
19 Apr 2020
Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
05 Feb 2020
Punjab: Suspected coronavirus patient refuses isolation ward, cops step in
Amid the deadly coronavirus scare, a suspected patient in Punjab refused to get admitted to the isolation ward, prompting hospital authorities to seek police's help.
04 Feb 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity
After a third person tested positive for the coronavirus, Kerala declared epidemic as a "state calamity" on Monday.
18 Sep 2019
Government has banned e-cigarettes in India, announces Nirmala Sitharaman
The Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes with immediate effect, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithararam announced.
24 Jul 2019
Amit Shah to head panel formed to tackle sexual harassment
At the peak of #MeToo movement in October last year, the Centre had formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) panel to deal with sexual harassment at workplace. But a few days ago, an RTI inquiry revealed the panel was "dissolved".
21 Jul 2019
Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved
In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.
22 Nov 2016
Commercial surrogacy bill introduced in Lok Sabha
The government has introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, in the Lok Sabha; the bill seeks to tighten norms for commercial surrogacy in India.
25 Aug 2016
Cabinet proposes ban on "commercial surrogacy"
On Wednesday, a draft bill which aims to safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers and make parentage of such children legal was cleared by the Cabinet.