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Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad is an active Indian National Congress leader who has served at various posts in the Centre and also became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.......

Ghulam Nabi Azad is an active Indian National Congress leader who has served at various posts in the Centre and also became the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. At present, he is Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the second term of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Earlier, he has also served as Union Civil Aviation ministry in the first term of UPA government in the leadership of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh till October 27, 2005 when after that he was appointed as a Chief Minister of J&K.

Ghulam Nabi Azad was born on 07th March 1949 at Village Soti, Bhadarwah, Distt. Doda in Jammu and Kashmir. He pursued M.Sc (Zoology) from Jammu and Kashmir University and after completing his education; he actively entered in Indian politics. First time he reached in the parliament by winning the election from Washim seat of Maharashtra in the seventh Parliamentary election in 1984 and hold a portfolio of Union Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Law, Justice and Company Affairs in the same year. After that he served on various ministerial posts and several government committees including IX Asian Games 1982-83.

He was married to Shameem Dev Azad, a renowned Kashmiri Singer in 1980 and have one son Saddam Azad and a daughter Sofiya Azad.

'Coalition politics future governance mantra in India'

May 2, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said the political scenario of the country indicates coalition governments are going to be the order of the day in the future.

BJP slams Baba Ramdev's remark against lawmakers

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday condemned yoga guru Baba Ramdev's remark that murderers, looters and illiterate people are sitting in parliament.

AMU elects its first woman in teachers association

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Aligarh, May 1 (IANS) After being in the news for alleged gender bias, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has for the first time elected a woman to its influential teacher's association.

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Chidambaram assures early response to formation of Telangana state

April 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Central Government will respond as soon as possible on the demand for a separate Telangana state.

More medical research needed: Azad

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Chandigarh, April 28 (IANS) More medical research was needed in the country to position it among the global best, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Saturday and also asked doctors to put more service in rural areas.

Tobacco behind 7 percent deaths above 30 in India

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco usage caused 7 percent of all deaths above the age of 30 in India, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha Friday.

Stem cell division to evaluate clinical trials

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Directorate General of Health Services has established a stem cell division to evaluate proposals concerning stem cell research, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Friday.

UN Secretary General arrives in India

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here on Thursday to kick start his three day official visit to India from 26-29 April.

India urges UN member nations to continue financial support to health initiatives

April 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): India on Thursday urged the UN member nations to continue their financial and technical support to public health initiatives.

UN offers to help India in checking HIV transmission

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday said member nations of the world organisation are ready to help India in dealing with polio, malaria, tetanus, measles and HIV transmission-related mortality.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in India

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-taek, and senior advisers, arrived in India Thursday on a three-day official visit during which he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss India's role in the global body, including its reforms.

Weatherman forecasts cold week for Kashmir

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Srinagar, April 26 (IANS) The cold weather would continue for at least another week across the Kashmir Valley, said the weather office here Thursday.

'Government to fund health mission for five more years'

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad claiming that the government will fund the project for another five years.

No minister has offered to quit: Congress

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday dismissed rumours that five union cabinet ministers had offered to quit and work to strengthen the party and denied that any such communication has been made to party chief Sonia Gandhi.

Ranbaxy launches 'indigenous' malaria drug

April 25, 2012 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Indian pharma major Ranbaxy Wednesday launched a new "indigenous" anti-malaria drug at a ceremony in the national capital to mark World Malaria Day.

PPP plans to let Gilani continue as PM even if convicted of contempt

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Lahore, Apr 25 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has held exhaustive discussions on the possible outcomes and ways to deal with each scenario emerging from the Supreme Court's decision to convict Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court.

UN Secretary General Moon to arrive in India on Thursday

April 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon would be on a four day official visit to India from 26-29 April.

Mukherjee terms Cabinet reshuffle report to be media imagination

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday termed reports that four senior UPA ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts to be media imagination, and said all leaders are doing the party work whether in government or outside it.

Narayanasamy downplays UPA leaders visit at 10, Janpath

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Tuesday downplayed the visit by several senior leaders at Congress President Sonia Gandhi's 10, Janpath residence in the wake of reports over four UPA ministers offering to resign from their posts, and contended that it was a routine meeting.

Speculation mounts of changes in Congress, two ministers deny quit offer

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Speculation of a rejig in the Congress and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government increased Tuesday following reports that four ministers had offered to quit to work for the party. Two ministers later denied they had written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi offering to quit.

Government mulls course on rural healthcare

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government is considering a course on rural healthcare to create more manpower to serve in the country's hinterland, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

57 people die of swine flu in India

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As many as 57 people have died, mostly in Maharashtra, of swine flu in the country till April 18 this year, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

UN chief to visit India this week

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

United Nations/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will undertake a four-day visit to India, his third since 2008, from Thursday when he will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other government leaders to discuss the geopolitical situation, troubled zones and other development issues.

Reshuffle in the air as Congress ministers offer to quit

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid speculation of a rejig in both the party and the United Progressive Alliance government in order to gear up for the 2014 political battle, five Congress ministers have reportedly offered to quit to strengthen the party.

BJP questions UPA Govt.'s leadership over Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the UPA Government over reports that four senior Cabinet ministers have written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi offering to step down from their posts, and said the main problem that the country is facing at the moment is the lack of good governance.

Vayalar Ravi dismisses Cabinet reshuffle report

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday rubbished media reports that he along with several other senior UPA ministers has written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi willing to be relieved of their portfolios.

Ministers write to Sonia Gandhi, say they want to work for Congress Party

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): Several senior ministers of the Manmohan Singh-led UPA-II Cabinet have reportedly written to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, saying that they would like to be relieved of their portfolios and would like to work for the party.

Tribal Invasion and Kashmir

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

London, April 24 (ANI): Tribal attack on Kashmir was a major event in contemporary history of Jammu and Kashmir with far reaching consequences. The Tribal Attack not only ended Kashmir's sovereignty, but it also resulted in division of the State between India and Pakistan; and to date, it remains divided and families are forcibly separated since 1947.

Will try to evolve consensus on president: Government

April 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Amid speculation over the possible names of presidential candidates, the government Monday said it will try to evolve consensus on one candidate, but added that it was premature to comment on who it could be.

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir accident

April 18, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Jammu, April 18 (IANS) Three people were killed and 30 injured when a bus carrying them to a political rally in Billawar town of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir fell into a gorge Wednesday.

Take pledge to look after health, says Manmohan

April 7, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said every citizen should have access to affordable health care and asked citizens to take a pledge to look after their health.

Ignoring opposition protests, Andhra transfers police official

April 6, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Ignoring protests by opposition parties and objection by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) chief, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh Friday went ahead with the transfer of a police official who was probing a liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Andhra opposition protests transfer of official probing liquor scandal

April 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Hyderabad, April 6 (IANS) Opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh Friday asked Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to revoke the transfer of a police official who was probing the liquor pay-off scandal allegedly involving some ministers.

Coalitions have their compulsions: Azad

April 1, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Jammu, April 1(IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Sunday that coalition governments are laden with compulsions and are not easy to run.

Army chief sounds conciliatory, BJP demands Antony quit

March 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Amid controversy over the alleged bribe offer in purchase of vehicles and his claims of gaps in India's defence preparedness, army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Friday sounded conciliatory, blaming 'rogue elements' for differences with the government even as the Bharatiya Janata Party demanded Defence Minister A.K. Antony's resignation for 'mishandling' the issue.

Bribery row: BJP demands Antony's resignation

March 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Upping pressure on the government over Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's allegation that he was offered bribe to clear Tatra truck contracts, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded Defence Minister A.K. Antony's resignation over the controversial issue.

Antony says he acted on BEML irregularities

March 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said he had acted on complaints against defence public sector firm BEML a day after receiving complaints of irregularities forwarded to him on behalf of Congress president Sonia Gandhi in October 2009.

Complaints against BEML being looked into by vigilance authorities

March 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today said that Defence Minister A K Antony had asked the Secretary (Defence Production) in October 2009 to look into the various issues raised against the public sector BEML by Congress leader D Hanumanthappa.

BJP seeks Antony's resignation

March 30, 2012 at 5:43 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) In further friction over Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's disclosure that he was offered a bribe to allow sub-standard Tatra trucks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday demanded the resignation of Defence Minister A.K. Antony but the Congress dismissed it as perverse.

Amid Srinagar's tulips, Omar confident of peaceful summer

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Hoping for a peaceful summer like last year, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said unless militants abjured violence, incidents like the killing of five guerrillas by security forces would continue.

Omar faces criticism from allies, opposition alike

March 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance has once again come under the scanner with Congress leader and union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad lashing out at the state government, led by National Conference ally, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Uttarakhand CM designate Bahuguna assures to work with full integrity (Update)

March 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna after being selected on Monday to be the next Chief Minister of Uttarakhand assured that he would work with full commitment and devotion to lead the state on the path of progress.

Vijay Bahuguna to be new Uttarakhand CM

March 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Congress High Command on Monday evening selected Vijay Bahuguna, the Member of Parliament from Tehri Garhwal, to be the next chief minister of Uttarakhand.

Decision on Uttarakhand CM soon: Rawat

March 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat, one of the contenders for the top post in Uttarakhand, on Monday said that a decision would be reached soon by the party high command and the chief minister would be appointed soon.

Azad meets Uttrakhand MLAs to build consensus over leader of legislative party

March 10, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Dehradun, Mar 10 (ANI): Union Health Minister and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arrived here on Saturday to build consensus over the selection of head of the Congress Legislature Party in the state.

Azad meets Uttrakhand MLAs to build consensus over leader of legislative party

March 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Dehradun, Mar 10 (ANI): Union Health Minister and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad arrived here on Saturday to build consensus over the selection of head of the Congress Legislature Party in the state.

Azad puts blame on organization for dismal show of Congress in UP

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Stating that there is victory and defeat in any election, nion Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said the Congress Party had made a full effort in Uttar Pradesh this time, but could not convert them into a win because the organization at different levels was not fully organized.

Azad puts blame on organization for dismal show of Congress in UP

March 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Stating that there is victory and defeat in any election, nion Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday said the Congress Party had made a full effort in Uttar Pradesh this time, but could not convert them into a win because the organization at different levels was not fully organized.

WHO removes India's name from polio endemic countries list

February 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed India?s name from the list of polio-endemic countries.

WHO takes India's name off polio endemic countries list

February 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has taken India off the list of polio-endemic countries.

PM to inaugurate 'Polio Summit 2012' on Feb. 25

February 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the two-day 'Polio Summit 2012' at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Saturday.

PM to inaugurate 'Polio Summit 2012' on Feb. 25

February 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the two-day 'Polio Summit 2012' at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Saturday.

Pratibha Patil launches 2012 'Pulse Polio Programme'

February 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered polio vaccine drops to eight children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.

Pratibha Patil launches 2012 'Pulse Polio Programme'

February 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil administered polio vaccine drops to eight children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Saturday.

Illegal drug trials: Supreme Court issues notice to government

February 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

The Supreme Court of India while hearing a petition on illegally conducting clinical trials of untested drugs on human being across the country, issued a notice to Central Government and Medical Council of India (MCI) .

Supreme Court issues notice to government over illegal drug trials

February 6, 2012 at 8:17 PM

New Delhi/Bangalore, Feb 6 (ANI): Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Central Government and Medical Council of India (MCI), seeking explanation regarding a petition demanding an inquiry into illegal clinical trials of untested drugs across the country.

Kashmir should be briefed before granting MFN status to India: JUI-F chief

February 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Islamabad, Feb 5 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and Kashmir Committee Chairman Fazlur Rehman has said the government should brief Kashmiris on the pros and cons of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

Kashmir should be briefed before granting MFN status to India: JUI-F chief

February 5, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Islamabad, Feb 5 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and Kashmir Committee Chairman Fazlur Rehman has said the government should brief Kashmiris on the pros and cons of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.

Vice President Ansari greets nation ahead of Milad-Un-Nabi

February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Friday greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi, which marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

Vice President Ansari greets nation ahead of Milad-Un-Nabi

February 3, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Friday greeted the nation ahead of the auspicious occasion of Milad-Un-Nabi, which marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad.

Pak pro-government militia leader Akhonzada killed in bomb attack in Peshawar

January 31, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Islamabad, Jan 31 (ANI): Leading pro-Pakistan government militia leader Haji Akhonzada has been killed in a bomb blast in Peshawar, officials have confirmed.

Pak pro-government militia leader Akhonzada killed in bomb attack in Peshawar

January 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Islamabad, Jan 31 (ANI): Leading pro-Pakistan government militia leader Haji Akhonzada has been killed in a bomb blast in Peshawar, officials have confirmed.

Red Ribbon Express to spread awareness on AIDS flagged off from Delhi

January 12, 2012 at 5:47 PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): The Red Ribbon Express, a special train that travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, was flagged off from here on Thursday.

Azad urges overseas medical practitioners to partner with Indian institutions

January 7, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Jaipur, Jan 7 (ANI): The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad urged the overseas Indian medical Professionals to partner in building institutions in India, while inaugurating the Health conference at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2012 at Jaipur today.

Rajasthan govt. recruits fresh doctors to meet strike

December 27, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Jaipur, Dec 27 (ANI): Rajasthan government on Tuesday toughened its stand against the agitating doctors by recruiting 700 new doctors.

Health Minister Azad asks striking doctors in Rajasthan to resume work

December 26, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Udaipur/Jaipur, Dec 26 (ANI): Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked the agitating doctors of government hospitals to resume work as they continue to strike demanding parity in pay and allowances with their counterparts in the central medical services.

Sonia Gandhi says Govt. is in process of setting up several institutes like AIIMS

December 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the government is in the process of setting up several institutes like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the nation to ensure better health services.

Govt. mulls to roll out a national programme to curb Japanese Encephalitis

December 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Viewing the rising cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in West Bengal, Uttar Pradeh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Assam....

Kolkata hospital toll rises to 73, Health Minister Azad condoles tragedy

December 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, Dec 9 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday expressed his heartfelt condolences over the deaths of victims in the tragic fire at Kolkata's Amri Hospital.

Azad reaffirms commitment to mainstream Ayush

December 7, 2011 at 8:51 PM

Dubai, Dec 7(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has reaffirmed his commitment to lay greater emphasis on the traditional system of medicines and utilise the AYUSH and allopathic systems in a synergistic and complementary fashion.

India, Bulgaria to cooperate in health and medicines

November 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): India and Bulgaria today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on health and medicines to usher in new era of cooperation between the two nations.

Ayurveda: Primary concern for Publicity

November 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

The demand for ayurvedic medicines declined at a significant rate in India after the English invaded India and introduced the western science of medicine here.

Don't politicize AFSPA issue in Kashmir: Azad

November 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Jammu, Nov 11 (ANI): Speaking on the revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)' from Jammu and Kashmir, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said there is no need to politicise the controversial issue.

Azad re-elected as Partners in Population Development Chairperson

November 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM

New Delhi, Nov 5(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has been unanimously re-elected as the Chairperson of Partners in Population Development (PPD), for a further three year term, at the just concluded executive cCommittee and the annual board meetings of PPD held at Pretoria, South Africa.

'One crore women registered under Mother and Child Tracking System'

October 29, 2011 at 7:56 PM

New Delhi, Oct 29(ANI): The total number of pregnant women registered in Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS), an e-governance initiative of the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, crossed the one crore mark on Friday.

Longest polio-free period ever seen in India

October 23, 2011 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23(ANI): Only one polio case has been detected so far this year in the country making it the longest polio-free period ever since eradication efforts were launched, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Centre trying for 'early resolution' of Telangana issue: Azad

October 23, 2011 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23(ANI): Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that the Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is trying to resolve the separate Telangana state issue in the most amicable way.

MEA denies media reports on Chidambaram's absence to receive Sheikh Hasina at Teen Bigha

October 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 22(ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) today said that media reports over Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's absence to receive Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Teen Bigha were based on incomplete facts.

India to form central coordination organisation to tackle Japanese Encephalitis

October 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Gorakhpur, Oct 22 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said that we need to formulate a central coordination organisation to tackle Japanese Encephalitis.

Health Minister Azad visits Japanese Encephalitis afflicted children in Gorakhpur

October 21, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Gorakhpur, Oct 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad visited children afflicted by Japanese Encephalitis at a hospital in Gorakhpur and enquired about efforts to control the killer virus that has already claimed at least 450 lives in the state.

Bangladesh PM visits Tin Bigha area

October 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Tin Bigha Corridor (West Bengal), Oct.20 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited Dahagram and Angarpota through the Tin Bigha Corridor on Wednesday.

India accords reception to Bangladesh PM at 'Tin Bigha' Corridor Crossing Point

October 19, 2011 at 8:27 PM

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, was in the Bangladeshi enclaves of the Dahagram and Angarpota on an official tour today. She crossed 'Tin Bigha' Corridor through India into Bangladesh and back through Pathgram area.

Chiranjeevi for early solution to Telangana

October 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Stating that people are suffering because of the ongoing strike over the creation of a separate state of Telangana, Telugu film actor and Congress leader Chiranjeevi on Monday said that he has requested the senior central ministers to come up with a decision over the issue as soon as possible.

Azad rules out possibility of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh

October 8, 2011 at 7:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): As the Centre grapples with the Telangana crisis, Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday ruled out the possibility of President's rule in the state.

Govt. trying to resolve the Telangana issue in most amicable way, says Pallam Raju

October 8, 2011 at 7:27 PM

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Amid the ongoing stir over the creation of a separate state of Telangana, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam Raju on Saturday said the government is trying to resolve the issue in the most amicable way.

Andhra Governor meets PM on Telangana issue

October 8, 2011 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today and is understood to have briefed him about the situation in the agitation-hit Telangana region.

Consultation is important prior deciding to carve out Telangana, says Azad

October 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said more consultations are required before taking a decision to carve out a separate state of Telangana.

Telangana Congress leaders meet Manmohan Singh

October 3, 2011 at 5:36 PM

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): An eleven member delegation of Congress leaders from Telangana on Monday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and urged him to ensure resolution of separate state issue in a time bound manner.

Ghulam Nabi Azad urges Telangana agitators to end strike

October 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Hyderabad, Oct 3 (ANI): Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad has appealed to demonstrators agitating for the creation of a separate Telangana state, to end their strike as it is causing massive inconvenience to the common people.

Azad introduces various projects on senior citizens day

October 1, 2011 at 8:32 PM

New Delhi, Oct 1(ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today introduced various projects to mark the occasion of International Day of Older Persons in New Delhi.

Azad reaffirms India's commitment to complete polio eradication

September 24, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Chicago, Sep 24(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was honoured yet again by Rotary International as a Champion in Worldwide Efforts to Eradicate Polio.

India reaffirms strong commitment to prevent and combat NCDs

September 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM

New York, Sep 20 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has reaffirmed India's strong commitment to the outcome document and firm resolve to prevent and combat Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) by improving accessibility and affordability of health care in a concerted and more collaborative manner.

Azharuddin's son continues to be critical: Doctors

September 11, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 11 (ANI): Doctors attending to former Indian skipper and Moradabad MP Mohammed Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin, who suffered serious head injuries in a bike accident in Hyderabad, today said that the boy has undergone an emergency surgery to stop the bleeding and continues to be critical.

Azad focus on health burdens of South East Asia

September 6, 2011 at 1:21 PM

New Delhi, Sep 6(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today inaugurated the 29th Health Ministers' Meeting and the 64th Regional Committee Session of the South East Asian Region of the World Health Organisation at Jaipur.

Rahul Gandhi welcomes Chiranjeevi to Congress

August 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM

New Delhi, Aug 20(ANI): Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) chief and famed Telugu actor Chiranjeevi on Saturday became a Congress party member, two months after his party announced its unconditional merger with the Congress party.

Government to expand diabetes screening programme

August 5, 2011 at 4:23 PM

New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the central government will expand the diabetes screening programme all over the country to tackle its rising cases.

Telangana agitation not in the interest of Andhra, feels Ghulam Nabi Azad

July 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said the government is concerned over the worsening state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh due to the Telangana agitation.

Congress has always failed to deliver on Telangana, other promises: Rajnath Singh (I'view with Rajn

July 6, 2011 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh on Wednesday accused the Congress party of always failing to deliver on its promises.

Congress lawmakers from Telangana region meet Ghulam Nabi Azad

July 5, 2011 at 3:28 PM

New Delhi, July 5 (ANI): Congress lawmakers, who tendered their resignations to press for the demand of a separate state of Telangana, met Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here on Tuesday.

NRHM aims to increase public expenditure in health sector: Azad

June 29, 2011 at 9:36 PM

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that one of the key goals of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is to increase the public expenditure in health sector.

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