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17 per cent of Delhi’s poorest families could benefit from Ayushman Bharat scheme

Elections | Feb 06, 2020, 06:07 PM IST

A total of 5.88 lakh families in the National Capital Territory (NCT) could benefit from Ayushman Bharat, billed as the world’s largest healthcare scheme. Further, the total potential individual beneficiaries from Ayushman Bharat number more than 26 lakh in Delhi

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Sonia Gandhi suffering from stomach infection; being treated: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

India | Feb 03, 2020, 09:09 PM IST

Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has been found to be suffering from a stomach infection, after undergoing medical tests at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr DS Rana, the Chairman of the Board said on Monday evening

A master tactician, the late Arun Jaitley was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibushan on Saturday

Arun Jaitley, a sorely-missed warrior of the BJP

India | Jan 26, 2020, 12:03 AM IST

A master tactician, the late Arun Jaitley was posthumously awarded the Padma Vibushan on Saturday. Accepted as an intellect across the political spectrum, the BJP may be sorely missing the services of Arun Jaitley

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‘People are dying in front of our eyes’: Is China lying about the coronavirus death toll?

World | Jan 25, 2020, 08:48 PM IST

While China says that only 1,400 cases of coronavirus have been reported so far, leaked testimonies and independent journalists claim that the number could be as high as 90,000

Jaffna-based rights’ activist and former United Nations

Radical Islamists were armed by Sri Lankan govt in Civil War: Siva Senai

World | Jan 24, 2020, 07:52 PM IST

Jaffna-based rights’ activist and former United Nations advisor Dr Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan told India TV in an exclusive interview that New Delhi must either create pathways for citizenship for Sri Lankan Hindus or negotiate their rehabilitation in Sri Lanka with Colombo

Padmavati, who has been fast-unto-death for Ganga since

Woman seer’s fast-unto-death for Ganga into second month; govt accused of going back on written word

India | Jan 15, 2020, 06:35 PM IST

The fast-unto-death of Padmavati, a woman seer from Haridwar’s famed Matri Sadan, reached its 32nd day on Wednesday, even as her aides and other seers accuse the government of not honouring its promises made in a letter to the ashram’s head Swami Shivanand on May 4 last year

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China’s new ethnic identity law reflects its failure in Tibet, Xinjiang-style campaign may follow

World | Jan 13, 2020, 10:08 PM IST

At least 156 Tibetans have immolated themselves in China since 2009 to protest Beijing’s homgenisation efforts in the region

All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev (second

JNU violence ‘state-sponsored’, mulling legal help to victims: Congress

India | Jan 12, 2020, 04:00 PM IST

Serious questions have been raised on the role of JNU’s VC M Jagadesh Kumar, the Chief Security Officer Navin, Periyar Hostel Warden and Delhi Police in enabling the violence on JNU campus on Jan 5

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Internet services hit as MTNL goes into VRS mode

Business | Jan 11, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Dozens of internet outages have been reported in New Delhi as more than 14,000 of MTNL’s 18,000 employees opt for voluntary retirement. MTNL will practically be left with only 4,000 employees to manage Delhi and Mumbai circles

Delhi Police's DCP (Crime) Joy Tirkey holds up what he

JNUTA demands independent enquiry into Delhi Police's role in JNU violence

India | Jan 10, 2020, 11:25 PM IST

"Today's press conference thus only highlights the significance of the JNUTA's view of the need for an independent investigation that can also scrutinise the acts of omission and commission on the part of the police as well as the administration," the JNUTA said

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Govt could have put more thought into it: VIF Director Arvind Gupta on allowing Huawei in 5G trials

Business | Jan 07, 2020, 11:52 PM IST

Dr Arvind Gupta, the director of the Vivekanand International Foundation, has cautioned the government over the involvement of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in the upcoming 5G trials

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JNU violence: No records of on-duty security guards on Sunday evening

India | Jan 07, 2020, 02:56 AM IST

The security records at the Sabarmati Hostel and the faculty block, two places attacked by masked invaders on Sunday, have been missing. “From the campus security to Delhi Police, everyone was incommunicado between 4:30 and 7 on Sunday,” say JNU teachers

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Iran thanks its sympathisers in India, urges the world to stand up to Trump

India | Jan 05, 2020, 10:21 PM IST

The statement by Iran’s New Delhi mission comes just hours after EAM S Jaishankar expressed deep concern over the tense situation in the region, after having a telephonic conversation with Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif.

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Push to project Priyanka in leadership role for UP elections intensifies in Congress

India | Jan 05, 2020, 04:43 PM IST

“The youth and women of Uttar Pradesh want Priyankaji to lead them in the next state elections,” said Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu

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BSNL likely to stay out of 5G trials

Business | Jan 05, 2020, 11:46 PM IST

The immediate burden from VRS on the government could be in the tune of Rs one lakh crore, officials have pointed out, adding that bidding for the 5G spectrum would be financially unviable

Mourners gathered in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Saturday to

Qasem Soleimani backed India on Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Chabahar: defence expert

India | Jan 04, 2020, 05:51 PM IST

US President Donald Trump’s statement on Soleimani being involved in terror acts as far as New Delhi hasn’t gone down well with defence experts and former diplomats, who point out that it directly defies the call for restraint issued by MEA

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Watch: Delhi Police ASI comments on woman’s lipstick, forced to apologise

India | Jan 02, 2020, 09:09 PM IST

ASI Singh is later heard giving repeated reassurances to the woman. “I will never repeat such an act ever again,” he is heard saying

Swadeshi Jagran Manch protests Huawei conducting 5G trials in India, writes to PM Modi

Swadeshi Jagran Manch protests Huawei conducting 5G trials in India, writes to PM Modi

India | Dec 31, 2019, 05:51 PM IST

The New Delhi-based think tank, having close ideological links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), pointed out that even the Chinese government didn't allow any foreign telecom companies in their market, as they understood the stakes involved.

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RSS-backed union demands end to privatisation of PSUs

Business | Dec 28, 2019, 10:01 PM IST

“The government must stop disinvestment, strategic sale, corporatisation and privatisation of public sector undertakings. The PSUs are the backbone of the Indian industrial structure and government must stop policy-driven privatisation of the same,” the RSS-affiliated union said

Outstation students seen leaving the Mukherjee Nagar

Outstation students flee Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, claim being threatened verbally

India | Dec 25, 2019, 07:04 PM IST

Locals in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar say outstation students are fleeing the neighbourhood in numbers on orders of Delhi Police, after a viral video of a cop instructing them to stay away from the North Campus locality went viral on social media on Tuesday

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Delhi’s RWAs hit out at anti-CAA protestors; say Delhi Police not doing enough

India | Dec 19, 2019, 08:34 PM IST

As protests against the CAA rock the national capital, the lives of residents who have called Delhi home for decades has been thrown out of gear. And they blame the protestors for this. “There are more legal ways available to register your protest," says an RWA president

Congress spokesperson Dr Udit Raj protesting the

Not only anti-Muslim, CAA is also anti-Dalit: Congress spokesperson Udit Raj

India | Dec 18, 2019, 10:33 PM IST

The Congress spokesperson warned that CAA had the potential to unleash the same chaos across the country that had been witnessed during demonetisation. “This law is even more dangerous,” said Udit Raj

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JNU wants exams over WhatsApp, email: Teachers seek President Kovind's intervention

India | Dec 18, 2019, 04:48 PM IST

JNUTA says that VC’s decision to hold exams and viva over WhatsApp and email would make JNU the laughing stock the world over and destroy its hard-earned reputation

Delhi Police stop Jawaharlal Nehru University students who

JNU’s popularity among Indian youth: What do the numbers say?

India | Dec 16, 2019, 03:21 PM IST

JNU’s teachers say that the institution remains as popular as ever among the Indian youth, even as the students of India's top liberal arts university boycott examination for the first time in decades

 A woman arranging onions near a road in Chennai

Exclusive: Onion prices to fully stabilise only by Lohri, say experts

India | Dec 12, 2019, 07:04 PM IST

The rise in onion prices could have been controlled if the export ban on the vegetable had been implemented earlier. The state elections in Maharashtra and the stance of opposition parties in criticising the ban only made the situation worse.

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