Ghulam Nabi Azad

  • Lok Sabha elections: Udhampur constituency in J&K records over 69 pc polling 17-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Jammu: Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency from where Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is contesting today recorded over 69 per cent polling. Azad is in a direct contest with BJP's Jitender Singh. "As much as 69.08 per cent polling was recorded in Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency. It is likely to increase,"...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • Priyanka a part of the Gandhi family that embodies secularism: Azad 16-04-2014 11:40 AM

    Reacting on the ongoing controversy of the spat between Priyanka Gandhi and Varun Gandhi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said, "She is part and parcel of Gandhi family and she has the blood of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi and naturally entire family is embodiment of secularism and socialism...
  • LS polls: Ghulam Nabi Azad not allowed to vote, asked to prove identity 10-04-2014 12:12 PM

    Union Health Minister and former state chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was on Thursday told to prove his identity at a polling booth in the Jammu Lok Sabha constituency. Azad had gone to cast his vote at the DPS polling station at Jogi Gate area, but was refused permission by...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 53 pc polling in Jammu; 4 injured in sporadic clashes 10-04-2014 10:44 AM

    Jammu: Over 53 per cent of the 17.63 lakh voters turned out to vote till 3 pm at the booths of Jammu Lok Sabha constituency, which witnessed boycott of voting in 4 polling stations and also sporadic clashes in which at least four political party workers were injured. "Over 53.2...
  • Lok Sabha polls: A fight between the old and the new guard in J&K 06-04-2014 08:06 AM

    Srinagar: Out of a long winter, the political temperature in rising in the Kashmir Valley with Lok Sabha elections just round the corner. The Congress, BJP, the ruling National Conference and the Opposition PDP have fielded their best candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in J&K. And competing with this...
  • Modi hell bent on building 'Hindu Rashtra': JKPCC President 05-04-2014 08:50 PM

    Alleging that BJP leader Narendra Modi was hell bent on building a "Hindu Rashtra", Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday said the secular India would defeat him in his design. "There is no doubt that Modi is hell bent on building a Hindu Rashtra. The secular India would...
  • LS polls: Azad files nomination for Udhampur-Doda 25-03-2014 05:12 PM

    Jammu: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday filed nomination papers for Udhampur-Doda parliamentary constituency, his maiden attempt to enter Lok Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir. Arriving at election office at Kathua in a procession, 65-year-old Azad was flanked by state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Pradesh Congress Chief...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad likely to contest from Udhampur: Congress 19-03-2014 05:20 PM

    Ghulam Nabi Azad is likely to contest from Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, Jammu-Kashmir Congress Chief Saif-ud-Din Soz, said in Srinagar on Wednesday. "As per my understanding, Azad will contest from Udhampur-Kathua Lok Sabha seat. It is expected that announcement would be made at any time today", Soz told reporters in...
  • BJP has become party of one individual: Ghulam Nabi Azad 06-03-2014 08:00 PM

    New Delhi: Claiming it had become the party of one individual, Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday hit out at BJP even as he charged that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, stood for the prosperity of only a few. "BJP has become the party of an individual. It...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 28-02-2014 10:20 PM

    Sahara group chief Subrata Roy was finally arrested on a day of fast developments in Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested Subrata Roy at 10.30 in the morning on the orders of the Supreme Court. But drama followed as Roy summoned doctors to check him at his house...
  • News 360: Ghulam Nabi Azad defends his move to sack Keshav Desiraju 28-02-2014 09:21 PM

    Two days after former health secretaries and bureaucrats wrote a letter to Prime Minister regarding the transfer of health secretary Keshav Desiaju, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was forced to defend his move. Azad wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary and said Azad said Desiraju's approach has been a...
  • Health Minister forced to defend sacking of health secretary Desiraju 28-02-2014 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is on the backfoot, forced to defend the sacking of health secretary Keshav Desiraju. CNN-IBN has accessed a letter written by Azad to the Cabinet Secretary complaining against Desiraju. In the letter, Azad says Desiraju's approach has been a serious embarrassment for...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad opens AIIMS campus in Raipur 28-02-2014 08:12 AM

    Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad formally inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences campus in Raipur, at a glittering ceremony in Raipur on Thursday. On the occasion, he also announced setting up of a Cancer Treatment and Research Institute at a cost of Rs 120...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play 26-02-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after the Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, former health secretaries and bureaucrats have written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging foul play. The letter said, "Since we are at a loss to understand the reasons...
  • 6 AIIMS-like institutes to be functional by end of 2014 26-02-2014 07:19 AM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that the six AIIMS-like institutes, set up in as many states, as part of government's efforts to ramp up medical infrastructure, will be fully functional by end of the current year. Listing UPA government's initiatives to improve health care...
  • No MBBS duration extension or mandatory rural posting: Health Minister 14-02-2014 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: A day after students of Delhi's top medical colleges staged a protest in front of the Nirman Bhawan at Connaught Place, the Health Ministry on Thursday said that there was no such proposal to extend the duration of MBBS courses from existing 5.5 years to 7.5 years. Setting...
  • Chidambaram humiliated me for speaking in Hindi: Urban Development Secretary 12-02-2014 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government is in disarray with top bureaucrats at war with two senior ministers. Urban Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna said that Finance Minister P Chidambaram humiliated him by not allowing him to speak in Hindi and instead asking him to converse in English. Krishna has written to...
  • Health Secretary removed by PMO over issues with Cabinet Secretariat 12-02-2014 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju has been removed by the PMO due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday. Desiraju has been sent to Consumer Affairs Ministry. Sources say Keshav Desiraju opposed some appointments made by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. The Health Minister was allegedly packing...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control 12-02-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • 15,800 more MBBS seats to be created in country: Ghulam Nabi Azad 07-02-2014 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: With the availability of doctors being a dismal 0.5 for every 1,000 persons in the country, the Centre has proposed to create an additional 15,800 MBBS seats, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. "The current doctor-population ratio in the country is approximately 1:1,700, yielding a density of 0.5...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad lays foundation stone for new facilities in AIIMS 03-02-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday laid the foundation stone of two blocks at the AIIMS that will add facilities of 600 beds and 24 operating theatres at a total cost of Rs 255 crores. "Together these initiatives constitute a major breakthrough in the development of...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee accepts Harish Rawat's resignation as union minister 01-02-2014 09:26 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday accepted the resignation of union minister Harish Rawat, who has been named Uttarakhand's new Chief Minister. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been given additional charge of the water resources ministry, which was held by Rawat, a Rashtrapati Bhavan press communique said. The president, on...
  • Congress expands election coordination panel for Lok Sabha polls 18-01-2014 11:52 PM

    The Congress on Saturday expanded its election coordination committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Jyotiraditya Scindia and former Youth Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala are the new panel members, a party release said. The committee already...
  • Congress adds Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Randip Surjewala into poll coordination panel 18-01-2014 06:46 PM

    Senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Randip Surjewala on Saturday were made members of the Congress Election Coordination Committee headed by Rahul Gandhi, a day after he was asked by AICC to lead its campaign for Lok Sabha polls. With the nomination to the panel of Azad and...
  • Vijay Bahuguna demands Central Medical College for Uttarakhand 09-01-2014 06:15 PM

    The Uttarakhand government has demanded setting up of a Central Medical College in the hill state for strengthening health services and medical education. The request was made by Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna when he met Union Minister for Health Ghulam Nabi Azad in Delhi on Wednesday, official sources said in...
  • BJP, Congress rallies for Rajasthan assembly elections to end today 29-11-2013 01:41 PM

    Top leaders from both Congress and BJP will conclude their election meetings in poll-bound Rajasthan on Friday, days after they put up a intense political fight against each other. Narendra Modi is scheduled to address three rallies in Sumerpur, Pokran and Jodhpur. Congress will conclude its election campaign with meetings...
  • Digvijay demands probe into drug trials in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh 05-11-2013 10:15 PM

    Alleging a "huge scandal" over drug trials in government medical colleges in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday demanded a central government inquiry into the matter, claiming that more than 100 persons have lost their lives. In a letter to Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Singh,...