The programme aims to provide 100 million families, or about 500 million people, with health coverage of 500,000 rupees per year for the treatment of serious ailments.
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says attempts to misuse social media including Facebook to influence India's national election in 2019 "through undesirable means" will not be tolerated.
Iraqi and Indian officials say the bodies were found buried in mass graves near the village of Badush, northwest of Mosul. New Delhi had maintained for years that it believed the Indian workers were alive and it was trying to secure their release.
Turkey's role in Afghanistan is increasingly expanding and could help facilitate talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government. It could also likely succeed where others have failed.
The two nations also signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China's growing influence in the region during French president Emmanuel Macron's visit to New Delhi.
Reporting on the Rohingya crisis carries with it layers of complexity that often go unnoticed by the public at large. The violence faced by the Rohingya at the hands of the Myanmar government is just one part of what the community endures.
Indian army accused of cold-blooded murders as the killings of two suspected rebels and four civilians spark pro-independence demonstrations across India-administered Kashmir.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party has ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of India's communists Tripura state. The win boosts the BJP ahead of next year's national elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party looked set to take power in one northeastern state and increase its power in two others. This is seen as being a boost for the BJP's success in national elections in 2019.
The Sikh case demonstrates the way in which the tentacles of the war on terror have spread not just from focusing on terrorists, extremists, or Muslims, but also visible minorities more generally.
Indian PM Narendra Modi paid a low-key visit to the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, but the trip was quickly criticised by China, which also claims the area.
Researchers, activists and journalists complain of being harassed after writing about India's national identity card program and say that the UIDAI and other government agencies are extremely sensitive to criticism of the Aadhaar programme.
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