11 October 2018 healthcareIndiaModiNHS The push for private healthcare now comes cloaked in the language of social movements, warns campaigner Jo Land. On 23 September, India’s populist BJP government introduced the world’s biggest-ever health insurance scheme to much fanfare. Dubbed ‘Modicare’ after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it promises free cover – ‘Ayushman Bharat’ in Hindi – to between 100 and 500 million people. The state is implementing this alongside ‘Swasth Nagrik Abhiyan’ – a ‘social movement for health’ that means people stay healthy and rely less on hospital care. Sounds great – on the face of it. Social media-savvy Modi has even made a cartoon YouTube video Yoga with Modi to explain his vision of ‘a social movement for health’. But Modicare has been widely criticized. One complaint is that the scheme simply repackages existing initiatives, which now have a higher … [Read more...] about Is Modi really a yogi?
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India 11 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-44435127 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers.The men had stopped to ask directions in north-eastern Assam state when they were beaten to … [Read more...] about Two more die in India WhatsApp lynchings
Indian street food and cocktails could soon be moving into the old Sinatra building - nearly a year after the Nottingham restaurant permanently closed its doors. A second branch of Birmingham 'streatery' and bar Zindiya could be opening in the vacant Chapel Bar premises - which has been empty since a city council eviction notice was issued last May - if a licensing application is approved. Named using a combination of the Hindi word Zindagi (meaning life) and Diya, the daughter of husband and wife owners Ajay and Shivani Kenth, Zindiya aims to offer "an immersive experience of India". To achieve this the Moseley restaurant has been decorated to look like the streets of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata complete with covered rickshaw booths. Its menu starts from just £2.50 with the likes of aloo paratha served with mango pickle and yoghurt. For £4 diners can tuck into pani puri (a crisp wheat ball filled with potatoes and chickpeas poured in tamarind and mint water), aloo tikki chaat … [Read more...] about New Indian street food restaurant could move into old Sinatra building
Modi touched down in Sweden on Monday for the two-day visit to Stockholm, where the signing of a new innovation partnership agreement is one of the items on the agenda. "Landed in Stockholm. I thank Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for the warm welcome at the airport," tweeted Modi. The Indian leader also attempted a brave tweet of the same message in Swedish, which took a liberal approach to when you are supposed to dot the Os and the As in Swedish (we also find it confusing). Modi met King Carl XVI Gustaf on Tuesday morning, followed by talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and discussions with Sweden's Enterprise Minister Mikael Damberg and business leaders at Stockholm City Hall later in the day. Innovation and sustainable development is top of the agenda. Löfven announced at a joint press conference on Tuesday afternoon that Sweden would allocated 50 million kronor to an "innovation partnership" with India. He listed a number of sustainable "modern … [Read more...] about Indian PM Modi in Sweden for Nordic summit
New Delhi (Sputnik) — The concluding ceremony of the India leg of the joint commemoration of 70 years of Indian-Russian relations was organized at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra (Indian Diaspora Center) in New Delhi. The occasion saw the Indian minister of state for external affairs, MJ Akbar, and movie star Hema Malini, along with other Indian dignitaries attending the festivities. Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India, led the Russian side. The ambassador read out a message by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov to the august audience. It's a celebration of "an everlasting friendship" tweeted the official twitter handle of the Ministry of External Affairs of India to mark the occasion. Celebration of everlasting friendship! Gala closing ceremony … [Read more...] about 70 Years of India-Russia Friendship: Gala Event Marks Conclusion of Festivities