Speeding up vaccination drive, ramping up health infrastructure and focussing on rural healthcare services are a few of the immediate measures the new health minister needs to take, say experts
Mansukh Mandaviya took over the Union Health Ministry from Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday
Mandaviya, a BJP leader from Gujarat's Saurashtra region, replaced Dr Harsh Vardhan, who was dropped from the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
The much-hyped Cabinet expansion also included two ex-IAS officers Ashwini Vaishnaw and Ram Chandra Prasad Singh who have been inducted into the Union Cabinet
The petroleum portfolio goes to Hardeep Singh Puri while Jyotiraditya Scindia will head the civil aviation ministry
An effigy of Ravana burns during the Dussehra celebrations, in Amritsar.PTI Photo
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh volunteers participate in the annual Vijayadashmi programme, in Nagpur.PTI Photo
Devotees pull the chariot of Lord Raghunath on the occasion of Kullu Dussehra.PTI Photo
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia with his son Maha Aryaman Scindia offers prayers at Gorkhi Devghar on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Gwalior.PTI Photo
An effigy of Ravana in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival, in Jammu.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates