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GST: Prices of life-saving drugs soar by 12%

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:32
High-value ‘orphan’ drugs used in bone marrow transplant, classical Hodgkin Lymphoma, Crohn’s disease and melanoma, prescribed usually lifelong with certain treatment running into crores, have now been burdened with the 12% additional levy, which was nil before July.

Outraged India slams Pak on Hafiz Saeed's release

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:57
The government said Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s release appeared to be an attempt to “mainstream” proscribed terrorists and shield non-state actors responsible for heinous acts.

Pradhyumn murder: 'Cops got me to confess'

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:53
Kumar said, “Soon after the tragedy, some 5-6 cops picked me up and took me to the Sohna crime unit, where they administered two injections and electric shock, and thrashed me mercilessly. They forced me to admit I was the killer.

Saeed walks free, says he will help Kashmiris

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:50
Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Thursday walked from house arrest as a free man and moments after the release he said he will gather people across Pakistan for the "cause of Kashmir" and help the Kashmiris secure "freedom".

3 Muslim men thrashed on train near Baghpat

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:51
The three, one of whom is a maulvi at a madrassa, were attacked with rods and pointed objects at a place called Choulhada, some 8km from Baghpat, and left bleeding and shaken. They had boarded the passenger train, Delhi-Haridwar DMU, from Delhi late on Wednesday night and were on their way to their village in Baghpat.

Fresh bid by SC to sell Sahara's Aamby Valley

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:29
The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed a receiver to manage Sahara's Aamby Valley properties while directing its fresh auction after the earlier attempt failed and warned that it would send Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy behind bars if he created any obstacles in the process.

UK clears 'Padmavati', Karni says will stall show

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:02
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has cleared Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' without any cuts there, prompting the Shree Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) to declare on Thursday that its members would visit the UK to contest the controversial film's release.

FB, others won’t get net exclusivity: Government

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:34
The government said on Thursday that Facebook and other social media giants cannot have exclusive access to programmes under the Digital India policy, insisting that “walled gardens cannot be allowed”.

Pay Rs 10L each to 150 students, SC tells college

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 19:10
In the wake of an ongoing investigation into a judicial nexus in illegal medical college admissions, the Supreme Court directed a Lucknow-based college on Thursday to pay Rs 10 lakh each to 150 students as compensation and sternly admonished a bench of the Allahabad high court for permitting the admissions.

Sagarika, Zaheer Khan at their wedding reception

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:33
The duo looked simply gorgeous in their super glamorous outfits

Ensure safety of Jadhav's wife: India to Pak

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:50
Responding to Pakistan’s offer of access to Jadhav’s wife, made last week, India has replied with a set of riders. The conditions detailed in the Indian response are intended to ensure the safety of the family as well as guard against “dirty tricks”

China hints it can rename CPEC if India joins OBOR

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:20
The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday responded to a statement by its ambassador in India, Luo Zhaohui, who recently said Beijing is prepared to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India’s concerns. The ministry neither endorsed nor denied Luo’s statement.

Cancer remark: Assam health minister apologises

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:16
Trolled on Twitter for the third day on Thursday after saying cancer is a result of sins in past lives at a function organised for distribution of appointment letters to teachers on Tuesday, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in today apologised for the controversy, which he said was mindless and “triggered by few political desperado.”

Growing role for India in Australia's foreign policy

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:08
Releasing the white paper, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister said Australia was attempting to shape the Indo-Pacific by linking up with countries who “share our interests and commitment to rules-based institutions”.

Plan to transfer surplus Godavari water to Cauvery

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:46
The Centre has taken up interlinking of rivers in "right earnest" and a meeting of chief ministers of various states will be held to evolve a plan on transferring surplus waters of the Godavari to the Cauvery to address water scarcity in the south.

SC eases bail condition in money laundering cases

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:44
Holding the stringent bail provision under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as arbitrary and unconstitutional, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Section 45 of the Act, paving the way for accused to get out on bail as per the provision applicable to other offences.

Cheques are going nowhere, Finance ministry says

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:19
The ministry, in a couple of tweets, stated that the government has no such intentions to withdraw the service and "reaffirmed that there's no such proposal".

CBI files chargesheet against 592 in Vyapam scam

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:08
The chargesheet lists promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal -- J N Choksey, chairman of L N Medical College; S N Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College; and one from Indore -- Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College -- among others, the CBI said here.