Sardar Patel inspiration for Jammu and Kashmir decision, says PM Modi
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:21 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the vision of Sardar Patel, adding the BJP-led government's decision last month on Jammu and Kashmir was an inspiration from the former home minister of India. The government on August 5 revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Ayodhya: SC says parties can go for mediation if they want to
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:15 PM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that if parties to the Ram-Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case want to amicably resolve the matter through mediation, they can still go ahead with it. The court, however, said the mediation process under the chairmanship of Justice Kalifulla can still continue and proceedings before it will remain confidential.
Government to drop 500 existing health packages, include 250 new ones
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:07 PM
A year after the rollout of the ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme, the government has decided to undertake some key changes, including discontinuation of around 500 existing packages, inclusion of around 250 new ones and revision of rates to rationalise the popular health insurance scheme, top official sources told. The discontinued packages include renal angioplasty with single stent (medicated) and eversion of hydrocele sac unilateral.