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Government to provide 'free condoms' in high-fertility districts

Government to provide 'free condoms' in high-fertility districts

The initiative will be rolled out in 146 districts across seven high-focus states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Assam, where fertility rate is believed to be 3 or more.

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

The health ministry will come out with a fresh draft proposing amendments to a legislation on tobacco control after it analysed over one lakh suggestions.

Nearly 3 lakh companies likely to face strict government action

The government has issued show cause notices to nearly 3 lakh firms that have not been carrying out business for long and are likely to face strict action starting this month.

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 this year where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate.

No engagement with Hurriyat for now; talks and terror can't go hand-in-hand: Union minister Jitendra Singh

No engagement with Hurriyat for now; talks and terror can't go hand-in-hand: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Singh also refused to accept the argument that Hurriyat is an 'important' stakeholder in resolving the Kashmir issue.

Government is bound to ensure fair competition: CJI J S Khehar

Government is bound to ensure fair competition: CJI J S Khehar

The government is bound to ensure fundamental principle of fair competition is followed and its benefits are extended to all.

Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

Dr Jagdish Pradash, Director General of Health Services said, by June, the initiative will be rolled out in 17 more states and by the year-end, these flavoured drugs will reach every child of the country.

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Taking action, authorities have fined more than 2,250 people and collected close to 2 lakh rupees as fine for using tobacco at public places in the state.

France's Emmanuel Macron says has chosen PM

French presidential election favourite Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he had already chosen the name of his future prime minister -- but even the person concerned has not been told.

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

As a part of the initiative, which is being termed as the phase-IV of the programme, the government aims to vaccinate those children who were missed out during the routine vaccination or in the earlier phases, Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner (Immunisation) said.

Budget Session a winner for treasury benches: PM Narendra Modi

Budget Session a winner for treasury benches: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the Budget Session as a "winner" for the treasury benches, saying the BJP put up an impressive show in state polls while the government was able to secure passage of many key bills in Parliament.

75 per cent villages along banks of Ganga open defecation-free: PM Narendra Modi

75 per cent villages along banks of Ganga open defecation-free: PM Narendra Modi

Over 75 per cent of villages along the banks of river Ganga have become open defecation-free, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, emphasising that his government has taken up this work on priority.

Comprehensive strategy in place to ensure safe pregnancy: Govt

Comprehensive strategy in place to ensure safe pregnancy: Govt

Under this strategy, pregnant mothers are given suitable medical care, supplements and other necessary help under a central government scheme, he said in the Lok Sabha.

China to create new economic zone outside Beijing

China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a bid to boost flagging growth and reduce the strain on the capital.

206 delisted political parties not traceable: Government

The government today said out of 255 deregistered political parties, as many as 206 are either non-existent or non-traceable.

Govt asks banks to review charges on cash transactions

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Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

The drug survey had found that over 10 per cent of drugs in the government supply chain were 'Not of Standard Quality'.

22 percent of TV programmes depict tobacco use: Government study

Nearly 22 per cent of television programmes in India depict tobacco use and 71 per cent of these were broadcast when children and adolescents may have been watching even as an estimated one million deaths in the country are linked to tobacco

Taking 'urgent measures' to counter radicalisation: Govt

The government today said India is taking "urgent measures" to counter radicalistion and will soon hold an international conference on the issue that distorts reality and the message of Islam.

Rakeysh Mehra's next: Film with Swachh Bharat as backdrop

Rakeysh Mehra's next: Film with Swachh Bharat as backdrop

The film was inspired following a visit to Gandhigram and the profits from it will go in the making of more toilets, said the filmmaker, who was here to promote his book "Rang de Basanti: The Shooting Script".