Government today said 350 drugs had been brought under price control, providing additional benefit of over Rs 3000 crore to customers, and rejected the charge that costs of some life-saving medicines had "sky-rocketed".
Government seems to be in no hurry to bring into force a law which would end the over two-decade-long collegium system of appointment of judges and would await the outcome of proceedings in the Supreme Court on Wednesday before taking a final call.
Shiv Sena, alliance partner of the BJP-led dispensation at Centre and Maharashtra, has disapproved of the 'climb down' by government on reserving prime time slots for screening of Marathi movies in multiplexes across the state.
Government today said it is working out details for increasing the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products from the present 40 per cent to 85 per cent after the date for its implantation was "extended", an issue which sparked a major row.
China`s manufacturing activity expanded in March for the first time since December, the government said Wednesday, a bright spot as the world`s second-largest economy fights a broad slowdown in growth.
A veteran Conservative MP quit Prime Minister Stephen Harper`s government Tuesday in order to freely defend his denial of evolution, claiming there is a concerted Canadian effort to stifle creationists` views.
Maharashtra Government today said a complete loan waiver for farmers is not possible but it is looking at the possibility of restructuring cooperative crop loans to provide relief to distressed agriculturalists, who are facing losses due to natural calamities.