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Xiamen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought a strong partnership among BRICS nations to spur growth, saying that the bloc has developed a robust framework for cooperation and contributed to the stability in a world "drifting towards uncertainty".

Those supporting terror must be held accountable: Leaders
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Agencies

For the first time, Pakistan-based terror groups like the LeT and the JeM were named today for causing violence in the region by the BRICS Summit that also asserted that those responsible for committing, organising or supporting terror acts must be held accountable.

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Rabindra Nath Sinha

The  ministry reshuffle carried out by the Prime Minister on Sunday lends itself to two inferences – that Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah succeeded in maintaining total secrecy on the changes that were going to be made and secondly, which derives from the first, the media drew a blank in indicating possible inductions.

Patna

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said that the issue of his party JD-U joining the union cabinet had been "media speculation".

Explosives recovered from Darjeeling
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Agencies

Shops and markets today reopened in the Mirik and Kurseong sub-divisions of the Darjeeling hills after more than two-and-a-half months of braving threats and intimidation by the GJM.

Mamata alleges MP succumbed to mental stress caused by CBI, ED grilling
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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Former Union minister and Trinamool Congress MP from Uluberia in Howrah, Sultan Ahmed died today following a cardiac arrest at his residence here.

CM pulls up several depts for 'poor performances'
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Agencies

Mamata Banerjee today said that 30,000 cases of different departments are pending in the courts and asked that they are resolved quickly as the government has to bear huge recurring expenses for them.

Xiamen (China)

India is fast changing into one of the most open economies in the world, with improvements on global indices and the biggest ever reform GST weaving the nation into one unified market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.

Mumbai

Star India today completed its virtual monopoly of cricket broadcast by winning the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for a whopping 16,347.50 crore (USD 2.55 billion) for the next five years.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today directed the Bombay High Court to expeditiously decide the pleas challenging the validity of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) which are pending there.

NEW DELHI

The Finance Ministry has sent three study reports on the quantum of black money held by Indians inside the country and abroad to a Parliamentary panel, more than three years after they were submitted to the government, officials said Monday.

Chandigarh

With the aim to develop Hisar airport into an integrated aviation hub, the Haryana government will give incentives to airlines under the UDAN- regional connectivity scheme for starting operations here.

NEW DELHI

Industrialist Naveen Jindal and others were today granted bail by a special court in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh.

NEW DELHI

RBI former governor Raghuram Rajan had cautioned the government against cost of demonetisation and suggested that there were better alternatives to achieve the main goals of note ban.

Kolkata

The Rs 20,000 crore plywood, plyboard, medium density fibreboard and particle-board industry is hopeful of reduction in GST rate to 18 per cent from the current 28 per cent in the forthcoming council meeting.

NEW DELHI

The government will expedite its initiative to skill youth in different trades and develop entrepreneur skills as it looks to create employment avenues for one million youth who join the job market every year.

NEW DELHI

SAIL has supplied around 20,000 tonnes of steel for the 8.5 kms long priority stretch of the North-South Corridor of Lucknow Metro Rail which will operate in between Transport Nagar and Lucknow-Charbagh Railway station.

Burnpur

Anirban Dasgupta has taken over as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SAIL-IISCO Steel Plant, Burnpur with effect from 1st September, 2017. (EOIC)

NEW DELHI

Star India CEO Uday Shankar today said that the Indian Premier League's media rights auction was a case of "getting everything or losing everything" for the company, which paid a eye-popping Rs 16,347.50 crore in a landmark deal.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today refused to grant interim stay on the newly-amended Finance Act which provides that the search-cum-selection committee to select administrative members of the CAT will be headed by a nominee of the central government.

NEW DELHI

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) was today honoured by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh for successfully resolving public grievances. The CBDT is the apex policy making body for the Income Tax department.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court today sought to know whether the issues raised before it in petitions seeking to make marital rape an offence were similar to those being heard by the Supreme Court.  A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar posed the

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today stayed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court order directing the state government to provide life-time security cover to retired judges and advocate generals.

NEW DELHI

In a jibe at the Modi government, rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav today voiced hope that the new ministers will help it fulfil promises made to the people as it had "failed" to do so till now.

Lucknow

Union home minister Rajanth Singh today lauded Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel for playing an important role in the fight against terrorism and Naxalism and said the government "tries to do whatever is needed to help them".

NEW DELHI

On the first day in his new office as tourism minister, bureaucrat-turned-politician Alphons Kannanthanam touched upon the controversial issue of beef, saying it would continue to be consumed in Kerala Talking to PTI, the 1979 Kerala cadre officer said that the BJP ha

Chandigarh

Weapons, including double barrel and single barrel guns and pistols, have been deposited by followers of Sirsa headquartered Dera Sacha Sauda, the Haryana Police said today.

NEW DELHI

Loudspeakers can blare in Mumbai during the Ganapati Visarjan festivities tomorrow, with the Supreme Court today staying a High Court order banning their use in the state.

Mumbai

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a day-long visit to Maharashtra on September 8, party's state unit chief Ashok Chavan said here today.

Author: 
Dr. Arun Mitra

The National Health Policy document 2017 has admitted that every year 6.3 crore people go below poverty line in our country. Nearly 70 percent of the out of pocket expenditure on health is on drugs. Therefore, pricing of the drugs is an issue of paramount importance. The drugs are being sold as branded medicines and also branded generic medicines. There is huge trade margin between the price to trade (PTT) i.e the price at which the manufacturer/ the marketing company sells the drugs to the distributor and the maximum retail price (MRP) in case of many drugs.

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