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Govt bans Saridon, 327 other combination drugs

New Delhi: The health ministry has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of drugs with immediate effect and restricted another six. This brings to an end a protracted legal battle between manufacturers of these combination drugs and the ministry, which has been working since 2016 to get these “irrational” and “unsafe” […]

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India among nations with ‘no or little enforcement’ against foreign bribery: Report

New Delhi: India is among four countries with “no or little enforcement” mechanism to check foreign bribery, according to a report released on Wednesday by anti-corruption organisation Transparency International. Citing cases of alleged bribery by foreign firms including in a deal of 12 helicopters by Italy-based firm AgustaWestland, it asked India to criminalise foreign bribery and […]

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US focus shifting to India from Pakistan: China Report

New Delhi: China’s state-run newspaper Global Times has said that the US focus in South Asia is shifting towards India from Pakistan, as evident from Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) between India and the US, signed at the inaugural Indo-US 2+2 dialogue held in Delhi recently, and suspension of anti-terrorism aid to Pakistan. Although China […]

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150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi; Advisor Ganai briefs Union HRD Minister about planned activities

Srinagar: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today briefed the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar about the activities planned by the State to commemorate 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi. He revealed the information to Prakash Javadekar in a national level meeting held through a video-conference to review the activities to […]

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No words to thank PM Imran, says Sidhu on decision to open Kartarpur Corridor

Former Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims in November. I have “no words to thank” Prime Minister Imran Khan, the former cricketer said, according to NDTV. “They [Pakistan] are ready to open the corridor of Kartarpur Sahib on the 550 birth anniversary of Guru […]