PM Narendra Modi launches flagship healthcare scheme Ayushman Bharat

The scheme will be available for 10.74 crore beneficiary families and about 50 crore Indian citizens.

Jinnah’s romance that ends in tragedy

No one in Pakistan would accept that Ruttie committed suicide, rather than live in a defunct marriage with a man deep in the inferno of communal politics. But this book dwells on her illness and, thanks to sources Reddy digs out, reveals how Ruttie died, aged only 29.

Air India pilot grounded for testing alcohol

An air India pilot was grounded for three months on Saturday when he reportedly arrived at Delhi airport in a tipsy condition to operate a flight to the Gulf. The pilot was currently on deputation with AI Express and was to operate the budget airline's flight to Dubai.

Soon Aadhaar or passport must for flying within India

In the next two to three months, you will need to give either your passport or Aadhaar number to fly even within India. Ministry sources say that passenger identification has become mandatory because it is looking to put four levels of offences — graded in terms of seriousness — in its proposed nofly list.

I-T department freezes Jan Dhan account milkman’s wife with Rs 40 lakh

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted Jan Dhan account holders not to refund the money of the corrupt who had deposited their ‘black money’ into the bank accounts of the poor, the Income Tax Department here froze the account of one such beneficiary Sitara Devi of Ara in Bihar’s Bhojpur district.

MoD not to accept from Johar Rs 5 cr as it accepts only voluntary donations

The Ministry of Defence has decided not to accept Rs 5 crore which film producer Karan Johar had been asked to deposit in the armed forces’ battle casualty fund in lieu of his movie  ‘Ai Dil Hai Mushkil’ being allowed to be released. MoD sources said the battle casualty fund accepts only voluntary donations.

Reliance Jio priced data tariff for its services at Rs 50/GB, kicking off a tariff war

Shares of telecom incumbents such as Bharti, Idea and Relainace communications nosedived up to 9 per cent on Thursday, as challenger. In what could be the worst nightmare for Bharti Airtel, the current market leader, Mukesh Ambani said Reliance Jio would offer free voice services to its active users.

Exercise daily to get rid of schizophrenia once and for all: Study

Including aerobic exercise in your daily routine can effectively treat some of the symptoms associated with schizophrenia, claims a new study. The study, from researchers at the University of Manchester, provides the first large-scale evidence to suggest that combining medication with an exercise program could be an effective treatment for improving the cognitive deficits in sufferers of the long-term mental health condition.

Pavan Kapoor is India's new ambassador to Israel

Punjab Khabar Bureau
NEW DELHI: Pavan Kapoor, a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was on Thursday named as India's new ambassador to Israel.

Germanwings plane crashes in France, 148 feared dead

An Airbus A320 plane crashed on Tuesday in the southern French Alps, police and aviation officials said, according to an AFP report. Sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

40 UP policemen hide in train toilets to escape being charged for ticketless travel

 A drive against ticketless travel, launched by railway magistrate V K Singh, led to the unmasking of some unusual suspects- as many as 40 ticketless policemen were found hiding in toilets to avoid being penalized by TTE.

SpiceJet offers low-fare one lakh seats between March 1 April 20

 Mumbai: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday put one lakh seats up for grabs on both its domestic and international routes as it rolled out another discount sale offer with tickets priced as low as Rs 1,699 for travel within the country.

Building under construction collapsed killing 13 in Mugalsarai towan (UP)

A building that was under construction in a Uttar Pradesh's Mughalsarai town collapsed overnight, killing 13 members of a family of weavers who were sleeping on the ground floor, police said Sunday.

Man dies after Shark ‘bites off legs’ in fatal Australia attack

A man was killed Monday after both his legs were apparently bitten off by a shark in eastern Australia, a day after a surfer suffered serious injuries in the same area.