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As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

25 Jul 2020

As coronavirus cases surge, PM to meet CMs next week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to convene a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers of all states on July 27, Monday, to discuss the coronavirus situation in their respective regions and the steps taken to mitigate the effect of the biggest health crisis in a century.

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

15 Jun 2020

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

14 Jun 2020

Kejriwal-Shah meet: Delhi's COVID-19 testing to be tripled

The Delhi and the central governments on Sunday held a crucial meeting as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the national capital.

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

20 May 2020

Harsh Vardhan to take charge as WHO Executive Board Chairman

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will take charge as chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board on Friday, May 22, reports said.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

11 May 2020

On easing curbs, Modi tells CMs it was "people's will"

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states, his fifth such interaction since the coronavirus pandemic attacked India. He said some curbs were relaxed keeping people's interest in mind.

COVID KAVACH ELISA: First Indian antibody detection kit for coronavirus

11 May 2020

COVID KAVACH ELISA: First Indian antibody detection kit for coronavirus

In a major step forward, the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology have jointly announced the development of COVID KAVACH ELISA, the first indigenous antibody detection kit for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

10 May 2020

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

India reported over 62,000 cases of COVID-19 till Saturday while the death toll rose to 2,099, data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics showed.

India gears up to develop key COVID-19 drug: Details here

05 May 2020

India gears up to develop key COVID-19 drug: Details here

The US recently approved Remdesivir, a key antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, for emergency use on COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 879 dead in India; situation 'improving', says Health Minister

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 879, while the total number of infections crossed 27,800.

Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

22 Apr 2020

Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a Twitter service to address public concerns and queries around the novel coronavirus disease.

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

28 Mar 2020

Coronavirus cases reach 918 in India; all that happened today

Even as India entered the fourth day of its 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the issue of migrant workers remained unresolved.

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

11 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala in shutdown mode, health-emergency declared in four districts

With 14 people testing positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the state government has declared a health emergency in four districts and imposed several restrictions.

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

10 Mar 2020

Kerala reports 6 new coronavirus cases; 3 others in Karnataka

Kerala detected six new cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on Tuesday. Separately, three new cases were reported in Karnataka.

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

04 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: India confirms 28 cases, including 16 Italians

India's Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed 28 positive cases of the novel coronavirus disease, called COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak: Third case in 5-days, Kerala declares state calamity

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.

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

31 Jan 2020

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

I have been working on economy: "Tai" Nirmala Sitharaman

19 Sep 2019

I have been working on economy: "Tai" Nirmala Sitharaman

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to power again in May 2019, he gave the ministry of finance to Nirmala Sitharaman.

Explained: Why are doctors protesting the National Medical Commission Bill

30 Jul 2019

Explained: Why are doctors protesting the National Medical Commission Bill

Starting 6 AM on Wednesday, all non-emergency medical services across the nation will remain shut for 24 hours, courtesy a protest called by the Indian Medical Association.

Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary joins BJP at Delhi membership drive

07 Jul 2019

Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary joins BJP at Delhi membership drive

On Sunday, famous Haryanvi singer and dancer Sapna Chaudhary joined the Bharatiya Janata Party during the party's membership drive program in Delhi.

Chandni Chowk temple vandalism: 9 persons, including 4 juveniles, arrested

03 Jul 2019

Chandni Chowk temple vandalism: 9 persons, including 4 juveniles, arrested

The Delhi Police has arrested a total of nine persons, including four juveniles, in connection with the June 30 Hauz Qazi incident in which a century-old temple was vandalized.

Bihar: Encephalitis kills 128 children. Is anyone paying attention?

20 Jun 2019

Bihar: Encephalitis kills 128 children. Is anyone paying attention?

Bihar is reeling under a major health crisis, and with every passing day, things are only getting worse.

How IIT Gandhinagar became India's first 'Eat Right Campus'

19 Jun 2019

How IIT Gandhinagar became India's first 'Eat Right Campus'

To encourage high standards of food quality, hygiene, and safety in educational institutions, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) last year launched "Eat Right" awards.

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

18 Jun 2019

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

17 Jun 2019

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

As Bihar continues to reel under rising mercury, all government and government-aided schools in the state have been ordered to remain shut till June 22.

Doctors v/s Mamata: 300 doctors quit in West Bengal

15 Jun 2019

Doctors v/s Mamata: 300 doctors quit in West Bengal

For the last five days, doctors in West Bengal have been protesting and the strike is only intensifying with each day.

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

14 Jun 2019

Why doctors at AIIMS Delhi wore bandages while treating patients

Earlier this week, an unruly mob attacked two doctors in Kolkata. They claimed an elderly patient died due to "medical negligence".

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

12 Jun 2019

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

26 May 2019

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

23 Apr 2019

BJP fields singer Hans Raj Hans from North West Delhi

The BJP on Tuesday replaced its sitting Member of Parliament from North West Delhi, Udit Raj, with singer Hans Raj Hans as the party's candidate for the constituency.

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

11 Dec 2018

Leaders pay tribute to poet Bharathi on his birth anniversary

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth-anniversary today.

Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni

05 Nov 2018

Rahul Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan spar over killing of tigress, Avni

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for slamming Centre over the killing of tigress Avni (T-1), Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said that no previous government has worked with the kind of "depth and seriousness" this dispensation has.

#RIP: Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

28 Oct 2018

#RIP: Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

One of India's great leaders, former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana passed away in New Delhi on Saturday after a prolonged illness.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, is on life support system

16 Aug 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, is on life support system

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had been admitted at AIIMS for the last nine weeks is critical, the premium medical institute said in a statement on Wednesday.

Pollution level in Delhi improved in last 2 years: Govt

06 Aug 2018

Pollution level in Delhi improved in last 2 years: Govt

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said, "As far as pollution in Delhi is concerned, over the last two years, the number of 'good days' for Delhi has improved and the number of 'bad days' has decreased."

Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'

25 Jun 2018

Delhi's 'Chipko movement': Thousands hug trees, say 'won't leave them'

Sarojini Nagar saw a lot of activity yesterday afternoon, as more than 1,500 people came out in unison to protest the cutting of a whopping 16,500 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

11 Jun 2018

6 worst performers in the Modi cabinet: Details here

While enjoying their power for the past four years, some ministers of the Modi government have forgotten their responsibilities toward people. Their roles have been insignificant in transforming the appalling status quo, which India needs to disrupt desperately.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

Delhi-Govt. ready to pay for water-sprinkling choppers to reduce pollution

23 Oct 2017

Delhi-Govt. ready to pay for water-sprinkling choppers to reduce pollution

The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government in Delhi has informed the Centre it is ready to bear the cost of deploying water-sprinkling choppers to curb pollution during winters.

World Environment Day 2017 - Connecting people to nature

05 Jun 2017

World Environment Day 2017 - Connecting people to nature

Every year, 5 June is celebrated as World Environment Day - the largest and the most celebrated day for conserving and preserving the nature and environment.