India

Centre starts new scheme ‘PMSMY’ for pregnant women

The Union government launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritwa Yojana’ for pregnant women in the country.  Under the scheme, the pregnant women will get ante-natal care packages and free check-ups by specialists across the country on 9th of every month. ‘PMSMY’ idea was discussed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a[Read More…]

TRAI issues consultation paper on VoIP services

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Wednesday issued a consultation paper on VoIP services or Internet Telephony. It is a broader and more holistic look at VoIP, and actually intends to hold telecom service providers accountable for quality of service on VoIP calls. It paper seeks opinions on[Read More…]

Newsd exclusive with Jairam Ramesh (Congress MP)

Shutapa Paul (Editor-in-Chief, Newsd) talks to Jairam Ramesh (Congress MP) about his new book “Old History New Geography-Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh”. Jairam Ramesh also speaks about Congress’ future and will Rahul Gandhi become Party President.

VVIP chopper scam: ED freezes shares worth ₹86 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the ₹360 crore AgustaWestland scam on Monday froze shares owned by companies in Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore to the tune of ₹86 crore. The agency alleged the assets were procured through kickbacks received by two middlemen in the purchase of helicopters from Itay. The agency also[Read More…]

Niti Aayog suggests doing away with Rail Budget

The NDA government is seeking the opinion of the railway ministry on scrapping presentation of the annual Railway Budget. In a 20-page note to the Prime Minister’s Office, Niti Aayog argued the exercise has failed to come of any use to the sector and has become a “mechanism to announce[Read More…]

Rahul Gandhi brings light

Rahul Gandhi brings light

Harshitha C, a visually impaired Mount Carmel College student who spearheaded an initiative to scrap import duties on specialised equipment for the blind, passed her Bcom examinations with distinction in all subjects. She has received a congratulatory letter (accessed exclusively by Newsd) from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi which reads, “As[Read More…]

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