Narendra Modi’s generics drugs plan worries health experts, pharma sector

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Mumbai: India’s plan to bring in a law to ensure doctors prescribe medicines only by their generic names risks proliferating the sale of substandard drugs in a country where regulation is already lax, doctors and pharmaceutical executives say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last month that the government was looking at such a law to Read More

Delhi Metro’s Heritage line to be launched on Sunday

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New Delhi: The ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Line’ of Delhi Metro will be thrown open on Sunday with the railway safety commissioner clearing the decks for its long- awaited commercial launch, the DMRC said on Friday. Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will jointly inaugurate the line at 10 am Read More

Three Years of Modi government: The Lexicon

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The Narendra Modi government continued to dish out slogans, acronyms and alliterations in the third year in power to create a buzz around its missions and programmes. Like in the first year and the second year , Mint updates the list with the new buzzwords and phrases that were added to the government’s lexicon in Read More

Donald Trump’s proposed steep aid cuts may hit India: Mark Suzman

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New Delhi: Steep cuts proposed by the US government in its 2018 budget for international assistance programmes could impact global development and squeeze aid to countries like India, said Mark Suzman, chief strategy officer, and president, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In India to attend the African Development Bank meeting in Ahmedabad earlier this week, Read More

Market live: Sensex, Nifty open flat

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Mumbai: On Friday, the 30-share benchmark S&P BSE Sensex opened flat, with the Nifty holding on to 9500-mark after Thursday’s record high. The Sensex was up 15.98 points at 30766.01, while the Nifty was down 6.85 points at 9502.90. Here are the latest highlights and updates: 9.40am: Maruti Suzuki India ltd hits Rs 7000 mark Read More