Yahoo News India

 

Latest News

  • India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping
    India turns to 'satellite god' for crop mapping

    By Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Sher Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to have a new satellite crop monitoring system working in time for the peak of this year's monsoon in July. Using remote analysis to …

  • Modi govt puts brakes on India's universal health plan
    Modi govt puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. The health ministry developed a draft policy on universal health care in coordination with the prime minister's office last year. The National Health Assurance Mission aims to provide free drugs, diagnostic services …

  • UK must cut aid for Nepal if 'endemic' corruption persists - report
    UK must cut aid for Nepal if 'endemic' corruption persists - report

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The British government should make cuts to its 86 million pound aid budget for Nepal unless the country takes action to combat poor governance and "endemic" corruption, a parliamentary committee said on Friday. The Department for International Development (DFID)'s funding has seen Nepal make huge progress in health, water and sanitation, but this spending will only be justified if governance improves, the International Development …

  • Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan
    Modi government puts brakes on India's universal health plan

    By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. The health ministry developed a draft policy on universal health care in coordination with the prime minister's office last year. The National Health Assurance Mission aims to provide free drugs, diagnostic services …

  • Treat triumph and disaster in the same way – #WeGaveItBack! So what?
    Treat triumph and disaster in the same way – #WeGaveItBack! So what?

    Over the years, MS Dhoni has had everything under control: himself, to start off with, but also over a billion of us, who cheer him on like a rockstar, …

Search
Poll

With Section 66A gone, will online abuse increase?

Poll Choice Options

Follow Us on Facebook