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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.