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Heart disease, diabetes drugs to cost less as... Govt cuts essential medicine prices

New Delhi, May 16 The Government has cut prices of 41 commonly used medicines and six formulations related to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other conditions.Prices have been slashed for drugs meant for diabetes, body pain, cardiovascular conditio..

Nearly 67 pc turnout in first 4 phases : EC

New Delhi, May 16The cumulative turnout in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections has been recorded at 66.95 per cent, the Election Commission said on Thursday, adding 45.10 crore of the nearly 97 crore electors have voted so far in the ongoing ..

LS polls phase 4: 96 seats go to polls on May 13

New Delhi, May 11 :India is gearing up for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for May 13. So far, voting has taken place in 285 constituencies since April 19. The voter turnout in the last phase stood at 64.4 per cent, the lowest compared t..

Dismiss Government, hold fresh polls: Congress memo to Haryana Governor

Chandigarh, May 10 : The Congress submitted a memorandum addressed to Haryana governor here on Friday with a demand to dismiss the "minority" BJP government in the state and order fresh elections under the President's rule.Senior Congress leader BB Batra,..

12 Maoists killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, May 10 : At least 12 Maoists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district on Friday, Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai said.The gunfight took place in the forest near Pidia village under Gangaloor police station..

NaMo, RaGa invited to debate

NEW DELHI, May 9 Justices Madan Lokur and AP Shah, former Judges of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court respectively, have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for a public debate midway through the 2024 Lok Sabha e..

LS elections: 60 pc polling recorded till 5pm in 3rd phase

NEW DELHI, May 7 Eleven States and Union Territories including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home State of Gujarat voted on Tuesday in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections amid searing temperatures. Tuesday's polling covered 93 Lok Sabha seats as B..

94 PCs to go to polls on May 7

NEW DELHI, May 5 Ninety-four Lok Sabha seats across 12 States and Union Territories will go to polls in the third phase on May 7. In this phase, 2 seats of Goa, 26 seats of Gujarat, 7 seats of Chhattisgarh, and 14 seats in Karnataka will be up for the con..

PM Modi made 162 trips across India barring Manipur

NEW DELHI, May 4The delicate situation in Manipur, marked by a year of turmoil and violence, stands as a stark reminder of the challenges facing the region. Despite that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not visited the crisis-hit State even once. Over th..

‘Humanity perished in Manipur’: Kharge slams ‘remorseless’ PM as border State marks a year of unrest

NEW DELHI, May 3 : The Congress on May 3 attacked the Narendra Modi Government over the situation in Manipur, accusing it of being apathetic and remorseless.In a post on X, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge noted that Manipur started burning exactly a..

EC releases final voter turnout data

New Delhi, Apr 30 The Election Commission on Tuesday put the polling in first and second phases at 66.14 per cent and 66.71 per cent, an announcement that came after Opposition I.N.D.I.A. leaders questioned the delay in providing the data even after compl..

AstraZeneca admits Covishield jab raises TTS risk

New Delhi, Apr 30 Thrombosis Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) — a blood clot disorder — is a rare side effect of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine, and the risks far outweigh the benefits of the jab, said doctors here on Tuesday.This comes afte..

123 of 1,352 candidates in 3rd phase of LS polls are women

NEW DELHI, Apr 29Only 9 per cent of the 1,352 candidates contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections are women while 18 per cent have declared criminal cases against themselves, the ADR said in a new report.Seven candidates have also declared..

Only 8 pc women candidates contested first 2 phases of LS polls

New Delhi, Apr 28Women constituted only eight per cent of the total 2,823 candidates in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha elections, with political activists saying it reflects a deeper issue of gender bias and that talk of women's empowerment rings h..

Take action against hospitals involved in illegal transplant: Centre to States

New Delhi, Apr 21 : The Union health ministry has asked all states and UTs to investigate any violations and take appropriate action, including suspension of registration, against hospitals performing illegal organ transplants, officials said on Sunday.In..

60 pc turnout logged till 7 pm

NEW DELHI, Apr 19 : India saw its first phase of voting for the mammoth Lok Sabha Elections 2024 on Friday, April 19. While few areas in West Bengal and Manipur saw violence and firing incident, the first phase of polling was "largely peaceful across 21 S..

Son of civic sweeper cracks civil services exam

Thane, Apr 18 : For 32-year-old Prashant Suresh Bhojane, whose mother works as a civic sweeper in Maharashtra's Thane city, cracking the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam was always his dream, and he persevered against all odds to finally fulfil..

"India role model for aspiring space Nations"

New Delhi, Mar 24 : The excitement around space in India is attracting talent from around the world and inspiring them to start businesses and contribute to the growth of the sector, a senior World Economic Forum (WEF) official said.The Centre for Fourth ..

Congress has multiple bank accounts, just 3-4 of them attached: BJP

New Delhi, Mar 23 : The Congress has multiple bank accounts and just three-four of them have been attached, "not frozen", for non-payment of tax dues, the BJP said Saturday, accusing the opposition party of making misleading statements on the issue sensin..

High Court rejects Congress's petitions against tax reassessment proceedings

New Delhi, Mar 22 : The Delhi High Court today dismissed Congress party's pleas challenging the reassessment proceedings initiated against it by the Income Tax Department.A bench of Justices Yashwant Varma and Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav, while pronouncing ..

Earliest building blocks of Milky Way galaxy named Shakti, Shiva

New Delhi, Mar 22 : Earliest "building blocks" of our Milky Way galaxy have been identified from 12-13 billion years ago, which is very close in time to when the universe's first galaxies started to form, according to a new research.Naming these groups of..

JNU presidential debate : Student outfits battle it out on Manipur violence, CAA, electoral bonds

New Delhi, Mar 21 : Amid chants of 'Jai Bhim,' 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai,' and 'Lal Salam’, candidates vying for president's post in the upcoming JNU students' union elections, delivered passionate speeches on Wednesday night.A large crowd of students gat..

Poll notification for 1st phase issued

New Delhi, Mar 20 The nomination process for 102 Parliamentary Constituencies spread across 21 States and Union Territories, where polling would be held in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 19, began on Wednesday with the issuance of a n..

Remove unauthorised political ads: Poll body to States

New Delhi, Mar 20 : Cracking the whip, the Election Commission on Wednesday asked state governments to take down all unauthorised political advertisements from government, public and private properties and send a compliance report in the next 24 hours.In ..

Centre notifies PIB as official fact checker for online content

New Delhi, Mar 20 : The Centre on Wednesday notified the fact check unit under the Press Information Bureau (PIB) to monitor online content pertaining to the government for accuracy.The fact check unit has been notified under IT Rules of 2021 by the Minis..

Pol parties turn to WhatsApp, influencers as poll campaign begins

New Delhi, Mar 17 : As the country gears up for the world's biggest electoral exercise, messaging platforms like WhatsApp and social media influencers have emerged as the go to mediums for political parties to influence voter psychology, ad gurus and poli..

Vote-from-home option for folks above 85

New Delhi, Mar 16 For the first time in Lok Sabha elections, people above 85 years of age and those with more than 40 per cent disability will be able to cast their votes from home, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced on Saturday."We are rea..

Model Code of Conduct in brief

NEW DELHI, Mar 16 The announcement of elections by the Election Commission of India is followed by the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), a set of guidelines for candidates and political parties during the elections. The MCC, aimed at ensurin..

Lok Sabha election: Polling to be held in 7 phases, counting on June 4

NEW DELHI, Mar 16 :  Voting for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases from April 19 and the counting will take place on June 4,  Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Saturday.Kumar said byelections to 26 assembly consti..

LS election dates to be announced today

New Delhi, Mar 15 Dates for the 2024 Lok Sabha election will be announced at 3 pm Saturday, the Election Commission of India said this afternoon. The ECI posted a brief statement on X (formerly Twitter) that said dates for four Assembly polls-scheduled to..

Farmers resolve to intensify protest, continue it during Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, Mar 15 : Thousands of farmers on Thursday participated in the 'Kisan Mazdoor Mahapanchayat' at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan where a resolution was passed to intensify the protest against the Centre's policies regarding the farming sector and to conti..

"Development work for us is a mission to build Nation, not to win elections:" PM

Ahmedabad, Mar 12 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government undertakes developmental works as a part of its mission to build the nation and not to win elections as perceived by some people.The PM launched Rs 1,06,000 crore development ..

SC seeks report from State, CBI, NIA on status of probe

New Delhi, Mar 11The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Manipur Government, CBI and the NIA to file reports elaborating on the status of probe and the charge sheets filed in cases of ethnic-violence to help it take a decision on whether the trials can c..

Poll dates may be announced on Thursday or Friday: Sources

New Delhi, Mar 9 The Election Commission of India will visit Jammu and Kashmir from Monday to Wednesday to assess when polls can be held in the Union Territory and the dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be revealed immediately after that, sou..

FB, Insta face global outage

New Delhi, Mar 5 Meta-owned platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Threads, are currently facing technical issues, rendering them inaccessible for many users on Tuesday. The outage has impacted functionalities across these social media platforms.Lo..

Modi to fight again from Varanasi; BJP announces list of 195 candidates

New Delhi, Mar 2The ruling BJP on Saturday announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fight again from Varanasi in the upcoming Lok Sabha elec-tions as it named 34 Union Ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Smriti Irani in the first list of 1..

Over 1 billion people around the world are obese: Study

New Delhi, Mar 2The total number of children, adolescents and adults worldwide living with obesity has surpassed one billion, according to a global analysis published in The Lancet journal.These trends, together with the declining prevalence of people who..

LS poll schedule likely on Mar 13-14

New Delhi, Feb 23In all likelihood, the Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to announce the schedule for the upcoming Parliamentary elections on March 13-14.As such, the model code of conduct (MCC) will come into effect after the ECI makes the ..

BJP amends its constitution to empower Parliamentary Board to take decision on its president

New Delhi, Feb 18The BJP's national convention on Sunday amended the party's constitution, allowing its apex organisational body -- the Parliamentary Board -- to take a decision related to its president, including his or her term and its extension, in "em..

Mushroom sprouting from frog's side in Western Ghats baffles scientists

NEW DELHI, Feb 18In an intriguing discovery, researchers have stumbled upon a frog in the foothills of the Western Ghats sporting an extraordinary feature -- a mushroom sprouting from its side. The finding, described in the journal Reptiles and Amphibians..

Electoral Bonds scheme unconstitutional, rules SC

New Delhi, Feb 15A five-Judge bench of Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Justices Sanjiv Khanna, BR Gavai, JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra delivered a unanimous verdict on Thursday, striking down the Electoral Bonds scheme as unconstitutionalThe bench w..

Scrapping FMR : Securing the North East

NEW DELHI, Feb 12 The recent decision by the Government to scrap the India-Myanmar Free Movement Regime (FMR) and initiate comprehensive measures to fortify the border is a crucial step towards safeguarding the internal security and demographic integrity ..

Govt examines FDI flow from China in Paytm Payments Services

New Delhi, Feb 11 : The government is examining foreign direct investment from China in Paytm Payments Services Ltd (PPSL), the payment aggregator subsidiary of One97 Communications Ltd, sources said.In November 2020, PPSL had applied for licence with the..

Siddaramaiah challenges Amit Shah to public debate on guarantee schemes

Bengaluru, Feb 11: Asserting that he could prove that the state's treasury is not empty because of the guarantee schemes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday challenged Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is in the state, to participate in a pu..

India suspends FMR with Myanmar

NEW DELHI, Jan 8Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on February 8 that the Government has decided to scrap the Free Movement Regime (FMR) along Myanmar border to ensure the internal security of the country and to maintain the demographic structure of India..

No tax change, "developed India by 2047" mantra in last Budget before pollsFull Union Budget likely in July

New Delhi, Feb 1There will be no change to income tax slabs, which have been reduced and rationalised, in the 2024 interim Budget, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Thursday morning, as she read out a statement of the country's finances in a ..

Myanmar’s neighbours grapple with new options as balance of power shifts in the country

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI, Jan 30 For the first time since Myanmar’s 2021 military coup, the junta has sent a senior official to take part in an Asean Foreign Ministers’ meeting. Instead of sitting out the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat on Ja..

Nitish Kumar ditches INDIA bloc, goes back to BJP

PATNA, Jan 28 Nitish Kumar took oath today as the Chief Minister of Bihar for a record ninth time, at the head of a fresh Government formed in partnership with the BJP.Mr Kumar is replacing his Ministers from the Rash-triya Janata Dal with those from the ..

R-Day tableau to bear Ima Keithel, Lotus Silk

Imphal/N Delhi, Jan 25A unique market in Manipur where the traders are only women will be shown at the Republic Day parade tableau of the North East State on Friday.Ima Keithel, or Mother's Market, in the State capital Imphal is an important example of na..

Microsoft Translator now features Manipuri

New Delhi, Jan 25 Microsoft India on Thursday announced the addition of two new Indian languages, Chhattisgarhi and Manipuri, to the Microsoft Translator.  "We are proud to announce the addition of Manipuri and Chhattisgarhi languages in Microsoft Tr..