A study has ranked India 145 among 195 countries and lower than China, Bangladesh and Sudan on health care access and quality, measured through their capacities to prevent premature deaths from 32 diseases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday congratulated the JDS's H.D. Kumaraswamy and the Congress's G. Parameshwara after they were sworn in as chief minister and deputy chief minister of Karnataka although the BJP boycotted the event.
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly complained to the Karnataka DGP after being forced to walk around 300 metres from the Vidhana Soudha complex gate to the podium for H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in because of a traffic tailback.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to permit a Delhi University student, who fell short of the required attendance because of pregnancy, to write her fourth semester, observing that "academic discipline" cannot be breached and time was too short to pass an order as the exam was to begin in an hour.