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Rural Healthcare Bed-Ridden Due To Lack Of Doctors

The shortage of doctors in rural areas is crippling India's rural healthcare. In 2019, 21,340 doctors were required in community health centers across the country but only 3,881 doctors were employed in these centers

21 Feb 2020 4:43 pm
All Clear For $2.4 Billion MH-60 Seahawk Deal ForNavy Ahead Of Trump Visit

While US President Donald Trump has signalled there will be no major trade deals with India during his whirlwind visit next week, a $ 2.4 billion deal for 24 multi-role MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the Indian Navy is all set to be sealed. India’s Cabinet Committee On Security has now approved the deal through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route, buying the helicopters directly from the US Government. The MH-60 ‘Romeo’ is manufactured by American defence giant, Lockheed Mar

21 Feb 2020 3:41 pm
Narkanda Snowfall Attracts Hundreds

Famous as ‘Snow City’ throughout the world, Himachal Pradesh’s Narkanda is playing host to scores of elated tourists these days. Several feet of snow has accumulated here due to recent snowfall and this is being enjoyed to the fullest by people fond of trekking and skiing. Along with tourists, people eager to learn skiing have also gathered here. They say that the skiing course is being conducted successfully at the Trekking and Skiing Centre, Narkanda, and they are learni

21 Feb 2020 3:29 pm
Wellington Test: India 122/5 Against N.Zealand In Rain-Marred Opener

India gets off to a bad start in the Wellington Test against New Zealand at 122/5 on Day One. The last session of the day was washed out due to rain

21 Feb 2020 3:28 pm
Shaheen Bagh Set For 3rd Round Of Talks With Mediators

Protests and strikes against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) have been underway in the entire country for more than two months. Protests and strikes are going on in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh too, where Friday is the 69th day of protests. Mediators appointed by the Supreme Court will visit Shaheen Bagh to meet protesters for the third consecutive day on Friday. Earlier, on Thursday - the second consecutive day - medi

21 Feb 2020 2:52 pm
Wellington Test: India 122/5 Against New Zealand In Rain-Marred Opener

The Kiwis dominated play on the first day of the first test between India and New Zealand, which is being played at Wellington’s Basin Reserve since Friday. The toss was won by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and he invited India to bat first. Indian batsmen got off to a poor start and could not hold onto their wickets in front of Kiwi bowlers. Prithvi Shaw was out at the score of 16 runs. After this, India’s second wicket fell at the score of 35 runs and Cheteshwar Pujara w

21 Feb 2020 2:45 pm
COVID-19 Cuts Demand And Revenues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that its initial assessment of the impact of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak (COVID-19) shows a potential 13% full-year loss of passenger demand for carriers in the Asia-Pacific region. Considering that growth for the region’s airlines was forecast to be 4.8%, the net impact will be an 8.2% full-year contraction compared to 2019 demand levels. In this scenario, that would translate into a $27.8 billion revenue loss in 2020 fo

21 Feb 2020 2:33 pm
Selfies Arent Bad. Just Dont Obsess

Taking selfies and sharing on social media is not bad but obsessing over creating and selecting the ’perfect selfie’ may be a cause for concern, a study has revealed. The study, by researchers at the University of Arizona, found that heavy reliance on editing apps to alter the images and time invested in selecting which selfies to share on social media — what researchers referred to as “selfie investment” — lead to poor body image and appearance conc

21 Feb 2020 2:12 pm
Shiv Sena: AIMIM Leaders Must Be Banned For Making Communal Remarks

  Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande on Waris Pathan's hate speech says AIMIM leaders must be banned for making such communal remarks

21 Feb 2020 1:01 pm
Tejashwi Yadav Calls AIMIM B-Team Of BJP

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on AIMIM's Waris Pathan says the statement is condemnable and he should be arrested. 'AIMIM is working like B-team of BJP' he said and also called for the arrest of Anurag Thakur & Parvesh Varma who made provocative remarks during Delhi polls

21 Feb 2020 12:39 pm
Congress Takes A Dig At Preparations For Trump's Visit

On Trump's visit to India, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala questions 'why the Government is spending Rs 120 crore in a three hour event?'

21 Feb 2020 11:07 am
Shaheen Bagh Day 69: Third Round of Talks Between Mediators and Protesters

The Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel comprising senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran to hold a third round of talks withe the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

21 Feb 2020 10:00 am
Is Trump's Visit Beneficial To India?

After signalling a " very big" trade deal with India, the US President Donald Trump dashes hope saying no deal would be signed during his visit to India. So how and what President Trump's visit is all about, Darain Shahidi explains

21 Feb 2020 9:15 am
Mediation Team In Shaheen Bagh Again, Stalemate Continues

Mediation team visits Shaheen Bagh for the second day running. Stalemate continues as protesters give no indication of shifting the protest site so far

20 Feb 2020 7:38 pm
Brutal Beating Of Two Dalits In Rajasthan, 7 Arrested

Two Dalit men were brutally beaten over suspicion of theft in Congress-ruled Rajasthan’s Nagaur. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the case

20 Feb 2020 6:57 pm
'CIC Appointment In Contrast With SC Guidelines'

Transparency campaigners say the CIC appointment was non-transparent and in direct contrast with the SC guidelines which call for three to six months prior selection of candidates. Sidharth Pandey reports

20 Feb 2020 6:53 pm
Congress Attacks Centre Over Crop Insurance Scheme

Congress lashes out at Centre for reducing its share of the premium subsidy to Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from 50% to 25%, accusing it of taking an ‘anti-farmer’ stand. Ajay Jha reports

20 Feb 2020 6:46 pm
4-Year Cry To Get Mother's Pension Falls On Deaf Ears

This is the tale of a man in UP who has been struggling to get his widowed mother's pension for the last four years, even being allegedly asked for bribes from officials to release the sum

20 Feb 2020 6:24 pm
Kenya And Somalia Deploy Soldiers To Fight Locust Swarms

Locust swarms after wreaking havoc in India and Pakistan have spread to African countries like Somalia and Kenya, who have deployed soldiers to combat one of the worst infestations

20 Feb 2020 5:46 pm
Muslim Youth To Head Lingayat Mutt In Karnataka

In a first, a Lingayat mutt in Karnataka has decided to appoint a Muslim youth, Diwan Sharief Rehmansaab Mulla, as its head priest, who is devoted to reformer Basavanna's philosophy of social justice and harmony

20 Feb 2020 5:14 pm
Watch: From Mumbai Slums To Winning America's Got Talent-The Story Of V Unbeatable

From Mumbai slums to America’s Got Talent, dance group V Unbeatable found international glory by winning the Season 15 of the US reality talent show America’s Got Talent: The Champions earlier this week. Known for their energetic moves and gravity-defying flips, the group gave an electrifying finale performance that received a standing ovation from everyone. Judges Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Alesha Dixon shook their heads in disbelief. The group now has got a cha

20 Feb 2020 4:43 pm
Deferred LIVE: Mediation Team In Shaheen Bagh

Deferred LIVE: Mediation Team In Shaheen Bagh

20 Feb 2020 4:08 pm
India Deported More Nigerians Than Bangladeshis In 2018 & 2019

India deported more Nigerians than the Bangladeshi in 2018 and 2019, data from the Home Ministry reveals amid politicians' raking up 'Bangladeshi immigrant' issue during election campaigns

20 Feb 2020 3:29 pm
Raashid Alvi: CWC 'Not Gandhi Family' Decides Party President

Congress leader Raashid Alvi on a non-Gandhi becoming party president says Congress Working Committee (CWC) decides the party president, not Gandhi family and urged his party leaders to raise the issue to CWC instead of public statements. Ajay Jha reports

20 Feb 2020 2:30 pm
Protest Outside UP Bhawan Demanding Dr Kafeel Khan's Release

Delhi: A protest was organised by Jamia Coordination committee outside UP Bhawan today, against UP govt and demanding the release of Dr. Kafeel Khan. The protesters have been detained by the Police

20 Feb 2020 2:14 pm
'Namaste Trump': Security Beefed Up, Shops Renovation In Full Swing In Agra

Special security arrangements are being made for the two-day India tour of U.S. President Donald Trump. On February 24, President Trump will visit the Taj Mahal in Agra along with his wife Melania Trump. The work of Agra’s beautification is going on in full swing before his trip. Shops on the route that will be taken by Trump’s convoy are being given a fresh coat of paint. Signboards of all the shops are being coloured uniformly so that they appear attractive. Work is going on to cle

20 Feb 2020 2:09 pm
Manmohan Singh Corners Centre Over Economic Slowdown

Former Prime Minister (PM) Dr Manmohan Singh targeted the Modi government and raised several questions related to the present state of the country’s economy on Wednesday. The former PM said that the current government is not ready to accept the word ‘slowdown’ and this is the biggest risk and is not conducive for our country. He also said that if problems are not recognised, the right answers for the right action will not be found and this is the real hazard. Dr Singh made thes

20 Feb 2020 2:01 pm
Agra Gets A Temporary 'Make-Over' Ahead Of Trump's Visit

Security beefed up and shops renovation in full swing in Agra ahead of US President Donald Trump's India visit. Trump will visit Taj Mahal with his wife Melania Trump

20 Feb 2020 1:53 pm
Nirbhaya Convict Moves EC Against Delhi Administration

Nirbhaya case convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission over the timing of the rejection of his mercy plea

20 Feb 2020 1:47 pm
11 Indian Universities Among Top 100 In Emerging Economies

11 Indian universities feature among the top 100 world universities in emerging economies, revealed a ranking released by the Times Higher Education

20 Feb 2020 1:43 pm
SC-Appointed Mediation Panel To Meet Shaheen Bagh Protesters Again

Protests and strikes against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) have been underway across the country for the past two months. The protests which began from Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh have now spread to several cities in the country. Thursday is the 68th day of protests at Shaheen Bagh. The three interlocutors appointed by the Supreme Court will go and meet protesters at Shaheen Bagh for the second consecutive day on Th

20 Feb 2020 1:27 pm
Contempt Petition Filed In SC Over Ravidas Temple Construction

Former Lok Sabha MP Ashok Tanwar files contempt petition before the Supreme Court regarding the construction of Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad, Delhi

20 Feb 2020 1:10 pm
Delhi High Court Bar Association To Strike Work In Protest Against Judge's Transfer

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Justice Dr. S. Murlidhar from the Delhi High Court to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Collegium at the same meeting held on February 12 also recommended the transfer of Bombay High Court Judge, Justice Ranjit More, to Meghalaya High Court and Justice Ravi Vijaykumar Malimath from the Karnataka High Court to the Uttarakhand High Court. Reacting to the news of the recommendation to transfer Justice Dr. S Murlidhar, the ex

20 Feb 2020 12:59 pm
Uphaar Cinema: Disappointed Petitioner After SC Dismisses Plea

Neelam Krishnamoorthy, petitioner in Uphaar Cinema fire case, who lost both her children, calls Supreme Court's judgement "disappointing" and unexpected as they have waited "quarter of a century" for justice and are still waiting for it

20 Feb 2020 12:46 pm
Interlocutors To Meet Shaheen Bagh Protesters Again

Three Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors to meet Shaheen Bagh protesters again as the much talked about protest against CAA-NRC-NPR enters its 68th day

20 Feb 2020 11:41 am
Tamil Nadu: 20 Dead In Truck-Bus Collision

Twenty people killed after a Kerala state government bus collided head-on with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avanashi town in Tirupur district

20 Feb 2020 11:39 am
Limited Edition T20 World Cup $2 Coin Released

With only days remaining until the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup gets underway, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Royal Australian Mint and retail partner Woolworths have commemorated the occasion by releasing a limited edition $2 coin. For the first time, a female cricketer will feature on Australian coinage, which was made available to the public exclusively through Woolworths on Wednesday. It marks a momentous occasion for women’s cricket and indeed Australian sport, with t

20 Feb 2020 10:34 am
Women's T20 World Cup Presents A Unique Opportunity For Cricket - Brett Lee

Special Article By former Australian Fast Bowler Brett Lee on Women's T20 World Cup 2020 Women’s cricket could reach the next level in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and I’m incredibly proud that Australia will play host to this historic tournament. We have already seen just how far the women’s game has come in such a short space of time, developing leaps and bounds even since the first Women’s T20 World Cup in 2009. But the chance for that to go one better

20 Feb 2020 10:31 am
Eight Killed In Attack On Shisha Bars In Germany's Hanau

Eight people killed during two separate instances of attack on Shisha bars in Germany's Hanau. The assailants are still on the loose.

20 Feb 2020 10:10 am
Over Two Lakh Snakebite Cases Reported In 2019

Over two lakh snakebite cases were reported in 2019, according to Govt data, with most deaths occurring in West Bengal between 2016-18.

20 Feb 2020 9:46 am
Stage Set For New Zealand Vs India 1st Test (Preview)

India tour of New Zealand 2020 - India will take on New Zealand in the first match of the two-match test series at Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday (Feb 21).

20 Feb 2020 9:41 am
Manmohan Singh Corners Govt Over Economic Slowdown

Former PM Manmohan Singh attacking Centre over economic slowdown says the current dispensation doesn't recognise the word "slowdown" and thus highly ...

20 Feb 2020 9:41 am
Go Headlines: Top News Of The Hour

Manmohan Singh attacks Centre, says Govt doesn’t acknowledge the word ‘slowdown’, Nyas chief Nritya Gopal Das named head of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust; CAA: SC appointed mediators to meet Shaheen Bagh protesters again; Cabinet Committee on Security gives its nod to 24 US multi-role helicopters for Navy; Eight dead after shooting in Germany’s Hanau

20 Feb 2020 8:42 am
Mediation Team At Shaheen Bagh, Protesters Remain Adamant

Supreme Court-appointed three-member mediation panel meets with Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh protesters who say for now they will continue their protest at the site against the CAA. However, talks with the mediators will continue. Anjali Ojha reports

19 Feb 2020 7:15 pm
CoP13: An Opportunity To Bring Countries Together

MK Ranjitsinh, leading wildlife conservationist and one of the architects of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, explains the importance of conserving wildlife and migratory species at the 13th Conference of the parties to the Convention of Migratory Species in Gandhinagar. Ananda Banerjee reports

19 Feb 2020 6:56 pm
Massive Anti-CAA March Taken Out In Chennai

Thousands of anti-CAA protesters took out a long march in Chennai to the Secretariat but were prevented by the police on Wednesday

19 Feb 2020 6:48 pm
Unrest Over UIDAI Notice To 127 Persons In Hyderabad

Controversy after UIDAI seves notice to 127 persons in Hyderabad asking them to verify their citizenship

19 Feb 2020 5:48 pm
Data Does Not Justify Centre's Stand On Citizenship Law

According to statistics presented by the Home Ministry in the Lok Sabha, more than 3,000 people from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan were granted Indian citizenship during the first term of the Modi government. The government has stated that only 31,000 people will be eligible for citizenship even after the amendment in the Citizenship Act. Amid this, questions are being raised over the intention of the government behind bringing in the disputed Act. The Central government has introduced th

19 Feb 2020 5:46 pm
IIPE Students Protest Over Campus Recruitment Drive

There is so much unemployment in the country that students from premier institutes are forced to go on strikes in a bid to get jobs.  The first batch of engineering students of the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in Vishakhapatnam is ready to enter the jobs market but despite being a prestigious institute, neither government nor private companies are reaching the campus for placements. The IIPE was established by the Central government with great fanfare in 2016-17. At that

19 Feb 2020 5:34 pm
Two Brain-Dead Patients Save Seven Lives At AIIMS

Two patients declared brain-dead have given a new lease of life to seven people within 48 hours at AIIMS. From organs donated by these two patients, a liver transplant operation on two patients, a kidney transplant operation on four patients and a heart transplant operation has been performed on one patient. While 26-year-old organ donor Sachin Nayak is from Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, 61-year-old Anil Mittal is from Delhi. AIIMS doctors have safely kept corneas from four eyes, four heart val

19 Feb 2020 4:25 pm