Notice to health, commerce ministry over drug licence

New Delhi, April 1 : The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the commerce and health ministries over reports that India has reassured the US-India Business Council to take a restrained approach in handing out licences to produce cheaper versions of drugs patented with the American firms. Taking cognisance of the issue […]

Goa beaches to be WiFi-enabled: Minister

Panaji, April 1 : Beaches in Goa will soon be WiFi-enabled and also covered by closed-circuit television, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Friday. The state, known for its beach and nightlife, had tapped into a central government scheme to ensure internet service along the coastal hotspots, he told reporters on the sidelines of a […]

BJD leaders have links with criminals: Odisha Congress

Bhubaneswar, April 1 : As Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hailed the Odisha Police for its drive against the mafia and anti-social elements, the Congress state unit on Friday accused certain ruling BJD leaders of having links with criminals. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) denied the allegation. “Serious allegations have been levelled against two BJD legislators […]

Sri Lankan Tamil party to drop ‘Eelam’ from name

New Delhi, April 1 : With Tamil separatism crushed, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest Tamil militant groups-turned-party has decided to shed from its name the words “Eelam” and “Liberation”. One of the two factions of the Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) is set to announce the decision on Saturday in Jaffna in the island […]

Automobile makers close March on a positive note

New Delhi/Chennai, April 1 : Automobile manufacturers closed March 2016, also the final month of fiscal 2015-16, on a positive note with most of them logging sales growth. The industry is also hopeful of softening interest rate regime to boost their sales during the new fiscal. India’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki reported a […]

Banks can halve per transaction costs by going digital: Assocham-PwC

New Delhi, April 1 : Indian banks can reduce per-transaction costs by up to 50 percent in the next few years by going digital, an Assocham-PwC study said on Friday. “Banks will have to make the operating model agile so as to easily adapt to changing business dynamics, as the people driving technological innovations at […]