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Modi govt aims to break doctor-pharma company nexus, legislation to make doctors prescribe generic drugs.

The Prime Minister’s sudden announcement from Surat about a possible law to ensure that doctors prescribe generic drugs rather than expensive branded medicines is not an isolated move. It is part of a larger plan that the Prime Minister’s Office is piloting in close collaboration with Niti Aayog and the health ministry to bring in a new public health...

A giant asteroid to fly past Earth on April 19; NASA confirms “no collision”

On April 19, a relatively large near-Earth asteroid will fly past safely. Scientists have made it clear that there is no possibility for it to collide with our planet. The asteroid, 2014 JO25, discovered in May 2014, will fly past at a distance on 1.8 million kilometers. This is approximately 4.6 times the distance between Earth and the moon. Anyhow,...

Vijay Mallya arrested in London by Scotland Yard, likely to be extradited to India.

Vijay Mallya,the boss of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested by Scotland Yard in London days after India requested Britain to extradite the 'international businessman'. The liquor baron was arrested at about 9.30 am London local time and was taken to Westminster court. India had in February asked the UK to extradite Mr Mallya, who is facing charges of...

Australia scraps popular Visa scheme used by skilled foreign workers.

The Turnbull government is abolishing 457 visas for skilled migrants and replacing it with a tighter program. In a Facebook-first announcement, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the temporary visas for foreign workers would be replaced by a new class of visa, better targeted to ensure that foreign workers were only brought in to fill genuine skills shortages. Australia today abolished...

UAE Billionaire to invest Rs 1000 Cr to make ‘Mahabharata’:To hit global screens in 2020:The crew to include Oscar Winners.

The epic narrative of the fate of Kauravas and the Pandavas, and one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India ,Mahabharata ,which has been made into TV series in the past, is now being made into a movie, and looks like it is going to be bigger than ever. With a $150-million (₹1,000 crore) budget, the country’s costliest movie...

Top Trump aide in Pakistan:US National Security Adviser HR McMaster says terrorism must be fought ‘in all forms’.

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, HR McMaster met Pakistan's prime minister and army chief on Monday and emphasized "the need to confront terrorism in all its forms", while praising democratic and economic development. Herbert Raymond "H. R." McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is a United States Army officer and currently the U.S. National Security Advisor. His immediate  past...

Man sprayed revellers with ACID:At least 10 rushed to hospital:Hackney nightclub east London.

Hundreds of people were evacuated and at least 12 revellers are being treated for serious burns after a suspected acid attack during a mass brawl at a trendy east London nightclub. Around 600 panicked revellers were evacuated from Wringer & Mangle nightclub in Mangle E8 in Sidworth Street, Dalston, east London, after an "unknown corrosive substance" was flung across the venue. Around...

Annoyed SC orders auction of Sahara’s Rs 34,000 cr Aamby Valley property:Asks Subrata Roy to appear on 28 April.

In an earlier hearing on the dispute between Sahara chief Subrata Roy and Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) over the non-payment of money to millions of investors, the Supreme Court had warned Sahara that if the company failed to deposit Rs 5,000 crore, the court would auction the Aamby Valley property. A three- judge bench presided over by...

Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel stormed to win at the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir, Bahrain to retain the top spot solely in the drivers standings for the 2017 season. The win also helped Scuderia Ferrari leapfrog rivals Mercedes in the constructors’ championship race. The win was Vettel's 44th Formula 1 career win Vettel, starting from third grid position, overtook Lewis Hamilton in the...

North Korean missile test unsuccessful:May have been caused by US cyber attack:US Vice President Mike Pence calls North Korea Missile Test ‘a Provocation’

North Korea’s embarrassing missile launch failure may have been caused by US cyber attack as Donald Trump warns his military may ‘have no choice’ to strike the rogue nation. North Korea’s latest nuclear test missile exploded five seconds after launch yesterday because of an American cyber attack, experts believe. A South Korean defense official said the action took place in Sinpo,...