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Krishna Uppuluri

  • Ahead of Budget, Indian Railways joins Facebook, Twitter

    Expanding its online reach, the Ministry of Railways has officially joined Facebook as part of the government’s effort to use social media in communicating with citizens. Railways was one of the few ministries missing from the social media circle even though its minister was active on it since the...

    Monday, 7 July 2014 - 4:45pm
  • Interesting facts about Round of 16; overview of quarter-finals

    The Round of 16 stage of the FIFA World Cup is over. Here are some interesting facts about this stage. Exhibit 1 – Round of 16 The World Cup is without an African team for the first time since 2006. Algeria lost to Germany 2-1 Nigeria lost to France 2-0 The 2014 World Cup became the first in which...

    Wednesday, 2 July 2014 - 1:44pm
  • Government funding only hope for patients with rare diseases like LSD

    Health has always been a major concern for Indians due to lack of proper diagnostic and treatment facilities. However, now that people have been able to tide over this crisis with the opening of multi-specialty hospitals, most patients face just one problem — funds crunch. Patients who have been...

    Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 2:11pm
  • PMO Facebook page hits 3 million ‘likes’ in first month, hints at future of governance

    The Modi government seems to have taken the virtual connection with citizens through social networking sites quite seriously. After taking over the Prime Minister Office's official Twitter handle soon after his swearing-in ceremony on May 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made sure that the PMO had...

    Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 8:07pm
  • A year on after Uttarakhand disaster, disaster management agencies yet to learn

    Recovery of 17 more skeletal remains in the Kedar Valley, a year after thousands got swept away by floods in Uttarakhand on the night of June 16, 2013, has put the role of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) under sharp scrutiny. Residents of...

    Monday, 16 June 2014 - 9:05pm
  • How Narendra Modi’s Bhutan visit could throw a spanner in Chinese sub-continental expansion plan

    Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan starting June 15, his first visit abroad after assuming office as the Prime Minister, is being seen as a clear challenge to China which has been slowly making inroads into the Himalayan kingdom. Modi is expected to hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart,...

    Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 1:15pm
  • Vaccination policy review to tame Encephalitis epidemic threat

    With the health ministry having announced a national emergency to tame the rising threat of encephalitis it is time to revisit the existing policy in regard to voluntary administration of the preventive vaccine against the disease.  The mortality rate of the disease is very high at around 26 per...

    Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:59pm
  • Delhi heat wave is result of increased pollution in the capital city

    "There is a link between rising pollution levels and hotter days," said Dr Gufran Beig, Program Director at System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).  Temperature recorded at the Palam observatory on Sunday broke all records since the establishment of the centre in 1952....

    Monday, 9 June 2014 - 7:48pm
  • Women in power yet no end to rapes!

    This week ended on a high note for women in India with Sumitra Mahajan unanimously being elected Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming the second woman presiding officer of the Lower House after her predecessor Meira Kumar.  The 16th Lok Sabha has the highest number of women MPs since the first...

    Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 4:36pm
  • 90% plus yet no seat guarantee at DU top colleges

    Even a 90 % plus score might not be good enough to secure an admission in top five colleges in Delhi University.

    Friday, 6 June 2014 - 1:32pm