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Modi govt plans to replicate Gujarat health scheme pan-India: J P Nadda

New Delhi(pti): Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Sunday said the Centre is working on plans to replicate some health related schemes and programmes run by Gujarat government at pan-India level. Nadda, who was in city on Sunday to inaugurate a new cardiac centre and pathology lab of a private hospital here, expressed satisfaction […]

Lalu Prasad Yadav attacks Sushma Swaraj over her comments on Rohith Vemula

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PATNA(PTI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday slammed Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for her remark on Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula after she reportedly said that the scholar was not a member of the Dalit community. “How does it matter whether he was a Dalit or just a Backward Class boy. It […]

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Citizens not in favour of a ‘populist’ Budget, says Minister of State for MSMEs

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday said citizens are not in favour of a ‘populist’ budget. When asked about Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s indication that this year’s general budget won’t be a populist one, Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME), alleged that the Congress used to bring such (populists) […]

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Budget session: Congress likely to call meeting of opposition parties

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NEW DELHI: A senior Congress leader, who declined to be identified, said talks with other “like-minded” parties was almost a certainty ahead of the session Congress is likely to convene a meeting of opposition leaders ahead of the budget session of Parliament so as to ensure coordination among them on the floor of the House […]

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At least 86 children dead after Boko Haram burns them alive in Nigeria

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A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from last night’s attack on […]

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Jammu & Kashmir govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti to take a call when BJP ‘convinces’ her

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PDP on Sunday kept the guessing game on over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir even as its chief Mehbooba Mufti met senior leaders and made it clear that she will decide only after being “convinced” that BJP will take the objective of the alliance to its logical conclusion. The party, however, termed as […]

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Infertility medicine issue: Probe report submitted not in favour of Baba Ramdev

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Dehradun (PTI): The inquiry committee, set up by Uttarakhand government to examine the controversial infertility medicine produced by Ramdev’s pharmacy, has submitted its report which is “not in favour” of the Yoga Guru. The state government had formed the three-member committee last year to probe ‘Putrajeevak Beej’, an ayuvedic product which allegedly promises a male […]

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3rd Twenty20 Commentary: Yuvraj, Raina win it in last over, India sweep series 3-0

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Welcome to the LIVE coverage of the third and final Twenty20 International between India and Australia. It is being played at Sydney. Australia have won the toss and chosen to bat first. India have won the first two T20s convincingly to clinch the series 2-0. Virat Kohli has made fifties in both games, MS Dhoni […]

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Dalit scholar suicide: HCU students meet interim VC, agree to restore normalcy

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Hyderabad: Hyderabad University’s new interim VC M Periasamy on Sunday had a meeting with students’ representatives, SC/ST teachers’ forum of University of Hyderabad and JAC members. The meeting resulted in the agreement of certain demands by the groups. “The conditional agreement by the students is that the University, MHRD and Centre must take action against […]

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Bank of Baroda forex scam: RBI asks all banks to conduct internal audit

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MUMBAI: All public sector and private banks have been asked by the RBI to conduct a “thorough internal audit” and put the report before their respective audit committees, as part of the central bank’s efforts to check fraudulent foreign exchange transactions. The move comes in the wake of irregularities that came to light last year […]

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