The District Task Force (DTF) has rescued 26 children from a biscuit manufacturing unit of popular brand Parle-G, who were working there as child labourers, an official said here on Saturday.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday said the Indian Air Force was trying to ascertain the cause of the recent crash of AN-32 aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh that killed 13 people.
The meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, comprising the Chief Ministers chaired by PM Narendra Modi on Saturday, focused on water problem and drought and decided to form a high-powered committee to develop a comprehensive strategy to address them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced a high powered committee, comprising Chief Ministers, to recommend structural reforms in agriculture, while urging the states to contribute in making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday proposed that natural calamities should be a criteria for according Special Category Status to states, while asking for Rs 5,228 crore aid in wake of the huge devastation caused by cyclone Fani to public infrastructure, property and livelihoods of the people in the state.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday sought the Centre's help for strengthening Rajasthan's financial management besides demanding the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) be declared a national project.
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, advising her to take immediate steps to provide security to the doctors and to take the medicos into confidence.
Under fire from various quarters, Western Railway (WR) on Saturday dropped its bizarre proposal to provide 'head and foot' massage services to passengers on trains originating from Indore, an official said here.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again appealed to the agitating junior doctors in the state-run hospitals to end their strike and normalise medical services.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that "strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them."
The death toll was 57 on Friday as announced by Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey. But in the last 24 hours, 12 more children died. All of them were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Muzaffarpur, about 75 kms from Patna.
After one positive case and over 300 suspects, the scare of the second attack of Nipah virus in Kerala is over, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told the media on Saturday.
Pakistan wants talks with India on the "basis of equality" and in a "dignified manner" and has said it's up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issues.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued an advisory to the West Bengal government on the ongoing strike by doctors and sought a report on the matter on priority, said sources familiar with the development.
A good, sweet cherry crop -- largely organic as less pesticides are used in its cultivation -- has brought cheer to its growers in Himachal Pradesh, with production expected to be over 520 tonnes this season, up from 225 tonnes last year.