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  • Government to launch its most ambitious scheme to reduce infant mortality rate tomorrow 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry will launch its most ambitious plan to reduce child mortality rate in India on Thursday. According to sources, the government plans to reduce the mortality rate from 29/1000 to single digits. Under the plan, the government plans to provide Vitamin K injection to all new borns...
  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 4 days ago

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • Miracle baby survives in spite of weighing half a kilogram at birth September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Baby Syeda who weighed less than half a kilogram at birth has now survived and blossomed into a 4-month-old healthy baby weighing 2 kilogram. The baby is set to be taken home by her parents who thank the doctors for their persistent efforts. Syeda was born weighing just 470...
  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain September 12, 2014

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 2013-14 increased by 64 per cent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday. The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) on Thursday issued the annual report (2013-14), saying there were 90 apparently self-inflicted...
  • US drug patent expiries to benefit Indian pharma industry September 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Expiry of drug patents in the US is great news for not only consumers but also the domestic pharmaceutical industry, where generics account for about 75 per cent of total sales, CARE Ratings said in its report released on Wednesday. Indian pharmaceutical companies have an opportunity to capitalise on the...
  • April-June GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, highest in last nine quarters August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy registered its highest growth in nine quarters this financial year. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Indian economy registered a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of 2014-15. The GDP rose from 4.6 per cent in the last...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The hits and misses August 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. CNBC-TV 18 CEOs' poll rates Modi's overall performance to be 7.8/10. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • EPFO to pay 8.75 per cent interest on PF deposits in 2014-15 August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO's trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. "It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting...
  • Arun Jaitley nudges RBI to cut rate to boost growth August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nudging the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates to boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he had already made his mind clear and hoped the central bank will take decision after taking into account various factors. The RBI had maintained status-quo on interest...
  • RBI keeps repo rate unchanged, cuts SLR for banks by 0.5 pc August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its key policy repo rate unchanged on Tuesday as widely expected, but warned about inflationary risks should a shortfall in monsoon rains spark a surge in food prices. The RBI also lowered banks' minimum bond holding requirements, known as the statutory liquidity ratio...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • Government proposes to modify text book content to check crime rate: Rajnath July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to check crime rate, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said one of the proposals is to modify the contents of text books to inject human values into children. "There is also a need to create awareness and to bring perceptional change among people so as...
  • Nine patients die daily at AIIMS July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine patients die on an average daily at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences while undergoing treatment, according to an RTI. Dr Siddhartha Satpathi from Department of Hospital Management said that in the last one year, from April 2013 to March 2014, the Cardio-Neuro Centre (CNC) at...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • Crime rate in Rajasthan rise by 14.79 per cent in 2013: Police report July 13, 2014

    Rajasthan has recorded 1,96,224 cases of crime, including 3,285 of rape and 1,573 murder, in 2013, about 14.79 per cent higher than 2012, according to a state police report. Crimes against women also saw an alarming jump of 32.65 per cent with 29,150 cases recorded in 2013, as against 21,975 cases...
  • Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Abdul Kalam July 12, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was comparatively high in India. "High MMR which is preventable represents violation of women's rights," Kalam, said during an interactive session held at Womens Centre. ...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the state-level function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Rate the Budget 2014: How does it impact your wallet? July 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden budget. There was some good news for individual tax payers under the age of 60 years as Finance Minister increased the exemption limit on income to Rs 2.50 lakh from the current Rs 2 lakh. CNN-IBN discusses panel of experts that...
  • IT rates unchanged; sops to small, marginal assesses in Budget July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Budget for 2014-15 on Thursday left income tax rates unchanged but provided sops to small and marginal assesses by raising the threshold exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and investments under 80C by Rs 50,000 to Rs 1.5 lakh while promising not to...
  • UP government says no reduction in VAT to check inflation June 24, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said that it will not reduce VAT rates to check price rise, saying there are other factors as well behind the rising inflation. "The state government cannot reduce VAT as it was necessary for all-round development of the state," UP Cabinet Minister Ambika Chowdhury said...
  • RCOM introduces 'One India, One Rate' scheme June 9, 2014

    Reliance Communications customers can now enjoy one rate for roaming, local and STD calls-from anywhere in the country after the company launched its 'One India, One Rate' scheme on Monday. It is a first-of-its-kind free national roaming offer for post-paid and pre-paid GSM customers. Targeting a big share of corporate, SME...
  • RBI keeps key policy rates unchanged; slashes SLR by 0.5 per cent June 3, 2014

    There have been no changes in key policy rates by the Reserve Bank of India. While announcing the second bi-monthly monetary policy, 2014-15, in Mumbai on Tuesday, RBI Governor Raghuram G Rajan said that the apex bank has kept the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged...
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla meets Jaitley; expects turnaround 3-6 months May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Sounding a note of optimism, Aditya Birla Group head Kumar Mangalam Birla today exuded confidence that the Budget would give boost to infrastructure sector and a turnaround would be visible in the next 3-6 months. "I expect a turnaround to happen in 3-6 months. I also expect budget to give...
  • CNN-IBN India's No. 1 English news channel during election week May 22, 2014

    This is according to the TAM data released earlier this morning. It puts CNN-IBN ahead of all competition in a week when the nation and the world's eye was on the Indian elections. ...
  • Tata Sky hikes subscription rates by 8 per cent on premium services May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Direct-to-home TV broadcast service provider Tata Sky has hiked its subscription rates by up to 8 per cent (up to Rs 370), on its select long-duration as well monthly packs from this month. The move comes after its rivals like Airtel TV, Videocon's D2H, Zee's Dish TV among others,...
  • Train fares to go up by over 14 per cent from May 20 May 17, 2014

    With the elections coming to an end, railways on Friday hiked both passenger fares and freight rates by 14.2 per cent and 6.5 per cent respectively, effective from May 20. The move would put an additional burden on train passengers for all classes, said a senior Railway Ministry official. While a...
  • Delhi government proposes recategorisation of colonies, revision of circle rates May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has proposed recategorisation of colonies in the national capital and revision of circle rates to address discrepancies in the existing setup and to generate more revenue. "The idea is to put the colonies having similar market rates in the same category. At present there is...
  • April retail inflation rises to 3-month high of 8.59 pc May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Costlier vegetables, fruits and milk pushed up retail inflation to three-month high of 8.59 per cent in April, squeezing the space for the Reserve Bank to ease interest rates in the monetary policy review in June. The retail inflation, measured on consumer price index (CPI), was 8.31 per cent...
  • MPs Rating: Sonia Gandhi scores 6.3 on a scale of 10 April 25, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been a 3-time MP from Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. Sonia scored 5.4 on 10 for accessibility and 5.6 for trustworthiness in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and Association of Democratic Reform. She got 5.4 for law and order, 5.5 for providing better public transport, 7.6 for...