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Vulgar calls leave NCPCR helpline defunct for over a month; kids in distress

Sources in NCPCR said the child rights body was forced to make the number, operated as Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses (Act) e-box helpline, non-operational last month.

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PM Modi’s flagship health insurance scheme to be rolled out two days early

The Centre’s flagship health insurance scheme for 50 crore Indians will be launched officially on September 23 in about 10,000 government and private hospitals. 

20 Sep 2018

States say no to Centre’s proposal of including milk in Mid Day Meal

Officials in the Union Human Resources Development Ministry told Express that most states, in response to a letter sent last month, had expressed inability to expand the scheme citing fund crunch.

19 Sep 2018

Fewer poll days will help teachers focus on education: Child Rights body

The NCPCR’s recommendations based on a research, which have been sent to CEC have argued that teachers should not be deployed as booth-level officers.

18 Sep 2018

Hip implant botch-up crippled lives

Designs of Johnson & Johnson implants were found to be faulty and the company guilty of not doing enough for about 4,700 patients in India.

02 Sep 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life and achievements to be in NCERT books

The decision to include Vajpayee’s achievements follows the Bharatiya Janata Party to build up the late PM as a national icon in the same league as Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi of the Congress.

02 Sep 2018

Even Cancer patients not requiring hospitalisation can avail Centre's health insurance scheme

Beneficiaries of the Centre's soon to be launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan can receive coverage for chemotherapy and medication in case of cancer.

28 Aug 2018

Centre tries slew of measures to get faculty for six new AIIMS

Except for AIIMS, Rishikesh most other new AIIMS are making do with just 50 per cent strength against sanctioned posts.

22 Aug 2018

IITs say no to changes in admission test policy

The annual meeting of the Council, in which directors of all 23 IITs participated, was chaired by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar as is the practice.

20 Aug 2018

IITs demand easier rules for foreign faculty to retain them

Steps to tackle the faculty shortage in IITs was discussed in the meeting of IITs with President earlier this year, the Visitor of these institutes.

20 Aug 2018

IITs likely to discontinue 'unpopular' B Tech programmes

The courses could be discontinued owed to very low interest shown by candidates and consistently vacant seats in the IITs for last few years.

20 Aug 2018

30 per cent C-Sections in rural India unnecessary, says global study

Alarming growth in number of C-Section deliveries have rekindled the demand for putting stricter measures in place to check the unhealthy trend

19 Aug 2018

Demon unleashed by demonetisation: Mental illness

Sometime in mid-November last year, 55-year-old policeman Jay Kumar began feeling extremely low and fearful.

19 Aug 2018

PM Modi's ambitious mega health insurance scheme soft-launched

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan has been rolled out in 110 districts in 14 states and UTs on a pilot basis; nation-wide launch on September 25, announces PM.

16 Aug 2018

Expect modest healthcare plan 'Ayushman Bharat' rollout on Independence day

Ayushman Bharat scheme to cater to less than 80 districts in 11 states for now.

14 Aug 2018