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54 MPs including ex-PM Manmohan Singh, 9 Union ministers retiring from RS

New Delhi: As many as 54 members of the Rajya Sabha including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and nine union ministers are set to retire on Tuesday and Wednesday with some not returning to the Upper House. Former prime minister Singh ends his 33-year-long parliamentary innings in the Rajya Sabha …

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Arunachal Pradesh inalienable integral part of India, asserts CM Khandu

Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday asserted that Arunachal Pradesh is an inalienable integral part of India and termed Beijing announcing Chinese names for 30 more places in the state as “another gimmick”. Khandu also said proud citizens and patriots of Arunachal Pradesh are rejecting such antics from China. …

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Ghulam Nabi Azad to contest from Anantnag-Rajouri LS seat

Ghulam Nabi Azad (File photo) Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Anantnag -Rajouri constituency, his party DPAP said. Azad left the Congress in 2022, ending his five-decade-long association with the party, and floated his own political outfit-Democratic Progressive …

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SC pulls up 5 TN DMs for not appearing before ED in probe linked to illegal sand mining

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up five district collectors of Tamil Nadu for not appearing physically before the Enforcement Directorate despite orders in a money laundering probe in connection with alleged illegal sand mining. It directed the officials to appear before the ED personally on April 25. …

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Excise policy scam: SC asks ED whether it needs further custody of Sanjay Singh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Enforcement Directorate whether it needs further custody of Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh, arrested in the Delhi excise policy scam case. A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice P B Varale told Additional Solicitor General S …

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Private sector banks lead Sensex lower

New Delhi: BSE Sensex is trading at 73,857 points, down by 157 points. Private sector banks are down in trade with ICICI Bank down more than 1 per cent, Kotak Mahindra is also down almost 1 per cent. Since the global construct is slightly negative as evidenced by the rising …

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Study reveals rise in C-section deliveries across India since 2021

A study by IIT Madras indicates that between 2016 and 2021, there was a rise in the number of C-section deliveries in India. It highlights that women in private hospitals have a four-times higher chance of having a C-section as compared to those in public hospitals. A caesarean section (C-section) …

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Ramzan: A time of spiritual giving amidst the shadows of deception

Hyderabad: Strike while the iron is hot. It’s a time tested formula and it works. For some it’s time to strike when the hearts are soft. Taking advantage of the high religious fervor during Ramzan, many seek out to emotionally blackmail the devout. As the faithful stream towards mosques, their …

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Karnataka revolutionalises health care through digitalising Ayushman Bharat

Mysore: The Department of Health and Family Welfare is spearheading a groundbreaking initiative to revolutionize healthcare through a digital platform, enabling seamless access to medical services across the state. With the introduction of a digital health service akin to an Aadhaar card, individuals can avail treatment at any healthcare facility …

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