India launches first protocol to count snow leopard population

India, Oct. 24 -- Union forest minister Prakash Javadekar launched on Wednesday, the country's first national protocol for enumerating the population of snow leopards, an elusive predator found in the... Read More

MSP raised for wheat, pulses; masoor gets biggest push

India, Oct. 24 -- The Union government on Wednesday raised federally fixed minimum support prices (MSPs) for crops to be grown in the oncoming winter, or rabi, season. It followed the principle of set... Read More

Needlessly undemocratic

India, Oct. 24 -- It is a matter of serious conjecture whether technology, particularly the internet, has been good or bad for democracy. There is little doubt that the internet, especially social med... Read More

Hurdles in Ayushman Bharat

India, Oct. 24 -- Former Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya considers Ayushman Bharat (AB) to be one of the major successes of the Narendra Modi Government. Obviously, he has in mind only one ... Read More

Centre OK's ownership rights in 1,797 illegal colonies

New Delhi, Oct. 24 -- Ahead of the upcoming Assembly election in Delhi, around 40-50 lakh people living in 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the national Capital will be given ownership rights. As per t... Read More

Kejriwal hails Govt for nod to his proposal

NEW DELHI, Oct. 24 -- Welcoming the Union Government's decision to regularise unauthorised colonies in the national Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Centre should speed up the pr... Read More

BSNL-MTNL merger, revival planned

New Delhi, Oct. 24 -- Giving a huge boost to the ailing Government telecom companies BSNL and MTNL, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved their merger and announced a revival package of Rs 68,751 cr... Read More

Shivakumar not 'flight risk', Delhi HC grants bail

New Delhi/Bengaluru, Oct. 24 -- The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), saying h... Read More

3 months wait ends, Subhash is Delhi Congress new chief

NEW DELHI, Oct. 24 -- It took more than three months for the Congress leadership to appoint a new president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee. The seat had fallen vacant after the death of three tim... Read More

AAP asks CPCB to 'take a leaf out' of CM's book on how to tackle pollution

NEW DELHI, Oct. 24 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national spokesperson Raghav Chadha on Wednesday wrote a letter to the apex anti-pollution body Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), asking it to "ta... Read More