DNA: Girl dies after jumping off bus to escape molestation in Punjab

A 13-year-old girl dies in Punjab after she along with her mother were forced to jump out of a moving bus to escape getting molested.

Three Union ministers to visit quake-hit areas in Bihar today

Union Ministers Radha Mohan Singh, JP Nadda and Ananth Kumar will visit the earthquake-hit areas of Bihar on Wednesday and inspect the rescue and relief work carried out by the government.

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Nadda, Ananth Kumar to visit Bihar following quake

Union Ministers JP Nadda, Radha Mohan Singh and Ananth Kumar will visit Bihar to take stock of the situation and coordinate relief efforts after a massive 7.9 magnitude Nepal earthquake hit the state too, it was announced on Tuesday.

Nadda, Ananth Kumar to visit earthquake affected areas in Bihar

Union Ministers JP Nadda and Ananth Kumar would be visiting the earthquake affected areas in Bihar.

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Decline in number of HIV positive cases: Govt

The number of HIV positive cases reported annually in the country has declined by 57 per cent to 1.16 lakh in 2011 as compared to 2.74 lakh in 2000, Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Govt open to allow more than one blood bank per district:Nadda

Government Friday said it was open to changing norms for setting up blood banks to allow states to have more than one bank in a district.

India offers support to make SAARC region polio-free

With an aim of making the South Asian region polio-free, India has offered support to technical missions from SAARC nations, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

2.1 million cases of tuberculosis in India annually

The incidence of tuberculosis disease in India is around 2.1 million cases annually as per the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.

Govt to go ahead with prominent health warnings on tobacco packs: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Friday said that the government will go ahead with the prominent health warnings on cigarette packets.

Govt to launch toll-free helpline for TB patients

 Seeking to reach out to tuberculosis patients, the government today said that it will launch a toll-free helpline, whereby even a missed call would suffice to connect them with the health programme against the disease.

PIL for CBI probe into AIIMS graft aimed to malign govt: Nadda

 Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a PIL seeking CBI probe into various graft cases in AIIMS raised by the ex-CVO of the institution was "actuated by ulterior motive" to gain political mileage and "malign" the government's image.

Centre to sensitise school students on cancer: Nadda

 Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Saturday said the Centre has envisaged to run awareness campaigns in schools to sensitise students about cancer at an early age.

Centre to strengthen medical education: Nadda

The Centre plans to strengthen medical education in the country by upgrading 300 medical institutions, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda said on Friday.

SAARC health ministers' meet to discuss major issues

 Health issues like prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disease surveillance network will be up for discussion at the 5th SAARC health ministers' meet here on Wednesday.

PM asks for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.

Will take 'measured' decision on tobacco products pictorial warnings: Govt

 Government on Saturday said it will take a "measured and responsible" decision on the issue of increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco in the backdrop of a controversy generated by BJP members of a parliamentary panel suggesting "nil" effects of smoking.

Modi for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products and the health ministry intends to go ahead with 85 percent coverage of the principal display area on beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets of, official sources said on Saturday.

PM Narendra Modi for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products
PM Narendra Modi for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warning on tobacco products and the health ministry now intends to cover 85 percent of the display area of beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets, sources said on Saturday.