CBI court grants conditional bail to four accused in NRHM “scam”

Four accused in an alleged scam involving the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) were granted conditional bail by a CBI court here today, while the decision to grant bail to a former chief secretary of the Uttar Pradesh health department was reserved till tomorrow. Senior public prosecutor of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) B […]

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Pvt firm drags Centre to high court on supply of condoms

A condom manufacturer has dragged the Centre to Delhi High Court, expressing apprehension that it may be deprived of a contract for supply of over 100 million pieces of male contraceptives despite edging out others in the tender process. Pending the matter in which the private company cited the government’s previous year’s decision to involve […]

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Children urge PM to champion their cause

Over 25,000 children have sent postcards to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to keep issues that concern them in focus at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, NGO World Vision India said. The over 25,000 postcards from children across the country represent the voices of over 400 million children in India, […]

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HC notice to R R Patil in woman officer assault case

Taking ‘suo motu’ cognisance of a media report of assault on a woman official in Gadchiroli district on the International Women’s Day, the Bombay high court today issued notices to Maharashtra government and state Home Minister R R Patil. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Anoop Mohta also issued notices to the Director […]

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Court raps CBI on rural health scheme probe

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Wednesday rapped the CBI for the tardy progress in the multi-crore rupee National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scandal. A bench of Justice Imtiyaz Murtaza and Justice A.K. Singh asked the investigating agency why the progress was so tardy. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) on the alleged […]

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NRHM scam: Court asks UP to explain delay

Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned the Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary to explain the delay in allowing the CBI to prosecute officials accused in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. The Lucknow bench of the court asked Principal Secretary, Health, Sanjay Agarwal to appear before it by 2 pm and explain the delay. […]

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PM: A new National Urban Health Mission

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus on the health challenges of people in towns and cities while it would continue the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for another five years.  He was addressing the third convocation of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate […]

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