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  • Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi, takes on BJP in mining heartland 04-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Taking potshots at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused him of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his "Congress free India" slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out. Launching an offensive against BJP in the mining heartland of Bellary, Gandhi tore...
  • Why voters are not as powerful as they are made out to be

    The other India |  Debraj Bhattacharya
    Every time there is an election in India, especially a Parliamentary election, we see certain myths about the voter in India being propagated. Indian ...

  • WHO declares India polio-free 27-03-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Completing three years without registering a single case of polio, the World Health Organisation on Thursday certified India as a country free of the deadly disease. WHO's declaration comes as a remarkable achievement for a nation that saw more than one lakh babies crippled every year. Until 2009,...
  • Free Wi-Fi service launched at Chowrasta in Darjeeling 06-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Darjeeling: Tourists visiting the Chowrasta, the main hub of tourist town Darjeeling, will now be able to access the internet on laptops, tablets and Smartphone with a free Wi-Fi service. The free Wi-Fi service has been launched at the Chowrasta also called the Mall by the Tourism department of the...
  • Free pharmacy store, convergence block inaugurated at AIIMS 03-03-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: Out-patients at AIIMS will be able to get free generic drugs from Monday, thanks to a pharmacy store that opened on its campus on Sunday. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated a 'Free Generic Pharmacy Store' and a multi-storied Convergence Block that will house departments from the...
  • Somdev Devvarman's campaign ends after defeat to Malek Jaziri in Dubai 26-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Dubai: A profligate Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the singles event of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after a straight set defeat against fellow wild card Malek Jaziri in the second round on Wednesday. Coming into the match following an upset win over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the...
  • US company to beam free wi-fi to entire world from space 26-02-2014 12:24 AM

    Washington: A US company is planning to build an 'Outernet - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet - for free. The idea is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of...
  • Dubai Open: Somdev Devvarman upsets Juan Martin del Potro to enter second round 25-02-2014 08:32 PM

    Dubai: India number one Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday recorded the biggest win of his career by beating world number five Juan Martin Del Potro but the victory came when the Argentine retired mid-way into the first round match of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Somdev, ranked 78, had won the...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter quarters in Dubai 25-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the doubles quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after overcoming qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Victor Hanescu via Super Tie breaker, here. The second seeded Indo-Pak pair defeated the Russian-Romanian combo 6-1 5-7 10-8 in one hour and 28 minutes in the...
  • Mumbai's Bandra observes 'Car-Free Day', people switch to walking, cycling 23-02-2014 02:49 PM

    The normally busy, Bandra's Carter Road in Mumbai wore a different look on Sunday morning. Vehicles were kept off the roads and instead people were seen either walking or cycling. All this was part of the 'Car-Free Day', an initiative taken by the Khar-Bandra-Santacruz foundation. The intent was to help...
  • Lt Governor asks DJB to ensure implementation of AAP's water scheme 19-02-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday directed Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to ensure effective implementation of the water scheme launched by the previous AAP Government and also ensure that there is no water crisis in the city. "DJB was asked to plan for its (scheme's) effective implementations in...
  • TN decision to release Rajiv killers sets wrong precedent: Congress 19-02-2014 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: After many of its leaders including Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Rajeev Shukla criticised Tamil Nadu government for its decision to free the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the All India Congress Committee on Wednesday issued a formal statement condemning the state's move. The statement read,...
  • People from any religious background are free to adopt child: SC 19-02-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: Irrespective of their religious background, people are free to adopt children, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday paving the way for adoption of child by persons hailing from Muslim community even though it is not allowed under their personal law. Holding that Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of...
  • Ivanovic beats Kerber in first round in Dubai Open 19-02-2014 10:19 AM

    Dubai: Ana Ivanovic, world no.12, from Serbia on Tuesday beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in the first round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. After losing the first set, Ivanovic found back her pace and quickly decided the second set for herself, reported Xinhua....
  • People want toll-free Maharashtra: BJP 12-02-2014 06:42 PM

    Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis said that people of Maharashtra want toll-free state. We have raised this issue but make the state toll-free only when we come to the power. ...
  • Blood tests, X-rays to be free at government hospitals in Uttarakhand 12-02-2014 05:56 PM

    Blood tests and X-rays will be made free at all government hospitals across Uttarakhand from April this year, Health Minister SS Negi announced in the state Assembly on Wednesday. The state government has taken several decisions in a bid to offer quality medical services to people for free including free...
  • WHO Director General on polio-free India 12-02-2014 03:46 PM

    As India completes three years of being polio-free, World Health Organisation's Director General Margaret Chan tells CNN-IBN as of what worked in India's favour. ...
  • DND flyway toll-free for Noida-Delhi commuters till Feb 11 07-02-2014 08:06 AM

    The DND Flyway management has decided to make the highway toll-free for commuters from Noida to Delhi till February 11 after discussions with the organisers of Auto Expo 2014, who have agreed to bear the expenses. DND Flyway spokesperson Anwar Abbasi said, "From today, DND Flyway will be toll free...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal holds review meeting as AAP completes one month 28-01-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: As the AAP government completed one month in office on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a review meeting of all the ministers and sought reports on the work carried out by them in the given period. The one month of Delhi government led by Kejriwal has not...
  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 24-01-2014 12:27 PM

    State-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL are likely to launch new roaming plans from January 26 that will offer their subscribers free calls, sources said. "MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge," said an official source....
  • Air India doles out free air tickets to its employees 19-01-2014 10:26 PM

    Air India is doling out free air tickets to its 24,000 employees, even as it expects to incur a loss of Rs 3,900 crore this financial year and has a debt burden of Rs 35,000 crore. While its top officers like functional directors and joint managing directors are entitled to...
  • Pentavalent vaccine: Vaccine vs free vaccine?

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    The pentavalent vaccine has been recommended for national scale-up in India. It was first introduced in two states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in 2011 as...

  • Changing India: Policies that will improve our cities 18-01-2014 11:55 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In the first show of the series, 10 policy initiatives 10 policy initiatives that will enable the next prime minister to transform India's crumbling cities. ...
  • India completes three years without any polio cases 13-01-2014 07:49 AM

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation is set to officialy declare India a polio free nation soon as no polio cases have been detected in the country for the past three years. India celebrates the third anniversary of being polio free on January 13, the most successful public health story...
  • Change India: An agenda for India's next Prime Minister 12-01-2014 12:53 PM

    The Think India Foundation is an initiative of Network 18 which is engaged in the task of public policy advocacy with an objective to adhere to, and propagate, the principles of fiscal conservatism, regulated free markets and social liberalism, which are the hallmarks of most successful economies and advanced societies....
  • WB: Mamata Banerjee announces free medicine, diagnostic services in hospitals 04-01-2014 06:29 PM

    The West Bengal government on Saturday announced that it will provide free medicine and diagnostic services in its hospitals and health centres to benefit a large section of people dependent on state healthcare. "Henceforth, all vital and essential medicines and all available diagnostic services (except those run on PPP mode)...
  • Free ambulance service for pregnant women from Jan 18, announces CMO 04-01-2014 03:51 PM

    A free of cost ambulanceservice dedicated to pregnant women will be started fromJanuary 18 in the district, the Chief Medical Officer said here in Gorakhpur on Saturday. The special vehicle will have two trained women staff totackle any emergency while taking pregnant women to healthcentres. The ambulance will also have...
  • Will AAP's free water scheme reach everyone? 01-01-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The first session of the new Delhi assembly begins today. The seven-day session is likely to test the sustainability of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government which has to prove it has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party is riding high on the populist...
  • In New Year, AAP gives Delhi free water, 50 per cent cut in power tariff 31-12-2013 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another...