The shares of pharmaceuticals companies recorded a fall today following an order by the Department of Pharmaceuticals that would put price control of drugs and make them cheaper in the country.
According to the latest information available, the prices of 652 formulations under 27 therapeutic areas like anti-allergic (cetrizine), cardiac (aten), gastro-intestinal medicines (ocid), pain-killers (paracetamol) and anti-diabetic drugs (insulin) are expected to come down in the country following the government order.
AAI chairman V. P. Agarawal has hinted that the Chennai airport is likely to be privatised following the instructions from the civil aviation ministry to lease out the airport to private players.
Authorities in the state of Haryana have agreed to release more raw water to Delhi from Tajewala cutting the share of of Uttar Pradesh in the Yamuna.
The move would help the national capital increase water levels at its Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants where the treatment was halted due to low raw water supply from the Ganga Canal. The government will lift the water from Haryana from Wazirabad and supply it to Sonia Vihar and Bhagairathi water treatment plants.
The one-man committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal formed to investigate the Walmart's lobbying activities with American lawmakers for expanding into the Indian market, is set to submit its report this week.
NIIT Technologies has said that its net profit has risen 22 per cent to Rs. 56.6 crore during the fourth quarter of the financial year 2012-2013 as the company recorded growth in all sectors.
Marissa Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! has hinted that the company is planning to acquire Tumblr for about US$ 1.1 billion to expand its presence in the social media.
Mayer said that the discussions are going on with Tumblr's David Karp for the proposed acquisition. The takeover will allow Yahoo! to expand its reach to the internet users with 15 billion page views a month. Tumblr has been doing well with the marketers and investors where Yahoo! has faced problems in recent times.
Government-backed ONGC is considering selling stakes in some of its deep-water blocks to energy giant Royal Dutch Shell, ONGC Chairman & Managing Director Sudhir Vasudeva revealed on Friday.
Selling of stakes to Shell is being considered as part of a strategy to hit a broad partnership with the global energy giant. The discussions are, however, currently at a very preliminary stage.
Beating street expectations, India's leading cigarettes firm ITC Ltd on Friday announced a year-on-year increase of more than 19 per cent in its quarterly net profit.
ITC announced that its net profit grew 19.4 per cent to Rs 1,927 crore in the three months ended March 2013, from Rs 1,614.36 crore in the corresponding three months of the previous year.
In spite of gestation costs to its new FMCG business and investment in areas like paper and packaging and hotels; the company enjoyed growth in all segments.
The Obama administration on Friday gave a conditional nod for exporting of domestically generated liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries which don't have Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U. S.
The US' decision to export LNG to non-FTA countries from Freeport Terminal on Quintana Island in Texas has major implications for India because will now be able to import much needed gas from the US.
In order to further enhance trade relations with Japan, India on Friday urged Japan to make more investments in its infrastructure, electronic hardware and other sectors.
Commerce & Industry Minister Anand Sharma invited Japanese companies to explore more business opportunities in India and enjoy benefits of mutual growth.
Mr. Sharma is on an official visit to Japan to participate in India Investment Roundtable meeting, organised by the commerce ministry and industry body CII.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on finance, headed by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, has advocated closure of all chit fund firms across the country.
The panel on Friday grilled Finance Secretary R S Gujral as well as Revenue Secretary Sumit Bose on the increasing menace of chit fund frauds.
Both Gujral and Bose admitted that regulators failed to exchange information, which made any action against such frauds difficult. Both officials also stressed that there was a need to revamp the whole system to check such frauds.
Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) on Friday reiterated its negative outlook on India's credit rating, dealing a tough blow to the government which had recently pitched for an upgrade.
S&P maintained the country's sovereign credit rating at BBB minus (BBB-) and A-3 for long term and short term, respectively. The country's credit outlook, which has long been the government's biggest concern, is still negative, merely one notch above the so-called `junk' status.
The outgoing Chief Executive Officer of chip maker, Paul Otellini has admitted that Intel has missed an opportunity to offer its processor inside the first iPhone.
Otellini said that Apple had approached the chip-maker to supply a chip for the iPhone but the two companies did not reach an agreement on the matter because of the difference on the price that Apple was willing to offer and the price estimates by Intel. He said that his gut feeling was to say yes and also expressed regret on the decision not to go ahead with the business deal with Apple.
India's leading carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has asked the government of India to work to exclude the auto sector in the country from the preview of the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and European Union (EU).
It has been found that some mobile phone towers have been operating from the top of school buildings and nursing homes in East Delhi despite a ban imposed by the Supreme Court of India.
It was found that least seven school buildings and four nursing homes in areas under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation are housing working cellular towers. The figures were released as part of the response to queries raised by Sanjay Kaushik, Deputy Chairman Standing Committee of the Corporation, on Thursday.
Skoda Auto, a part of the Volkswagen group, might be planning to stop the production of its Fabia compact car in India as the company was reportedly making a loss on selling the model in the country.
A Tata Power's movement headed by school children aimed at saving eliminating wastages of electricity and spreading awareness about energy and resource conservation called, `Club Enerji' has been highly successful.
The campaign is claimed to have touched upon around 1,26,675 citizens and helped save 7,93,585 units of energy in the national capital, Delhi. The initiative included activities include rallies, street plays and public addresses aimed at spreading awareness during festivals such as Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratra, etc.
IT services provider Mahindra Satyam announced on Thursday that its quarterly net profit dropped 15 per cent year-on-year.
The Hyderabad-based company said that its net profit fell to Rs 454 crore in the three months ended March 31, from Rs 534 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.
Southern television giant, Sun TV Network has recorded an increase of 11.61 per cent in net profit to Rs. 177.50 crore during the quarter till March 2013 compared to Rs. 159.03 crore during the same quarter of the previous financial year.
Kalanithi Maran-owned Sun TV Network said that its sales rose 10.69% to Rs. 472.67 crore in the quarter from January to March, 2013 compared to against Rs 427.01 crore recorded in the fourth quarter of the financial year 2011-2012.
Bill Gates has once against claimed the title of the richest person in the world, according to the latest data released by Bloomberg.
Gates managed to surpass telecom sector billionaire, Carlos Slim of Mexico to become the richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index that was released on Friday. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world's 100 wealthiest individuals, showed that Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim ceded the first position to the American entrepreneur.
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