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Oct 1, 2014

India set to run out of critical free drug for HIV/AIDS programme

NEW DELHI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – India could run out of a
critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three
weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official
said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving
drugs for about a month.

Missed dosages for long durations can increase patients’
drug resistance and result in faster spread of the virus, while
changes in medication regimens expose patients to side effects.

Sep 27, 2014

Court jails Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa in graft case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades.

The verdict against the former movie star, who is one of the most popular politicians in south India, delighted some supporters of rival parties who were beaten in the general election held earlier this year.

Sep 27, 2014

Indian court jails Tamil Nadu state’s chief minister in graft case

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The chief minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades.

The verdict against Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former movie star who is one of the most popular politicians in south India, delighted some supporters of rival parties who were beaten in the general election held earlier this year.

Sep 26, 2014

India reaches Red Planet, but at home red tape binds space firms

NEW DELHI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – As India celebrated becoming
the first Asian nation to reach Mars, S.M. Vaidya, head of
business at conglomerate Godrej’s aerospace division that made
the spacecraft’s engine and thruster components, sounded
surprisingly downbeat.

The mission was, indeed, a major achievement, he said, and
one of which the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation
(ISRO) should be proud.

Sep 24, 2014

India triumphs in maiden Mars mission, sets record in space race

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet’s orbit on Wednesday, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was a “near impossible” push to become the only country to complete the trip on its maiden attempt.

The Mars Orbiter Mission was achieved on a budget of $74 million, nearly a tenth of the amount the U.S. space agency NASA spent on sending the Maven spacecraft to Mars.

Sep 24, 2014

India triumphs in maiden Mars mission

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet’s orbit on Wednesday, crowning what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was a “near impossible” push to complete the trip on its maiden attempt.

The Mars Orbiter Mission cost $74 million (45 million pounds) or about three-quarters of the amount to make the Oscar-winning movie ‘Gravity’ about astronauts stranded in space.

Sep 23, 2014

India withdraws regulator’s power to cap nonessential drug prices

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – India’s drug pricing
authority said the government has withdrawn its power to set
prices of nonessential medicines, but price caps on over 100
nonessential drugs that drew the industry’s ire in July will
remain.

The withdrawal, announced by the authority in a statement
late on Monday, is on a prospective basis and so does not affect
the July caps, a senior official at the National Pharmaceutical
Pricing Authority (NPPA) told Reuters on Tuesday.

Sep 22, 2014

India’s Mars mission a step closer to success with engine test

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian scientists successfully tested the main engine of a spacecraft bound for Mars on Monday and performed a course correction that puts the low-cost project on track to enter the red planet’s orbit.

The $74-million mission will attempt to enter orbit around Mars early on Wednesday. If successful, it will be the first time a mission has entered Mars’ orbit on its first attempt, enhancing India’s position in the global space race.

Sep 19, 2014

Lizard in food sends 300 school children in Bangalore to hospital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – About 300 pupils at a school were rushed to a hospital after consuming government-provided lunches, evoking memories of 23 children who died last year after eating food from the same welfare scheme.

A dead lizard was found in one of the seven food containers provided under the midday meal scheme at a government school in Bangalore, a teacher told Reuters.

Sep 19, 2014

Lizard in food sends 300 school children in India to hospital

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – About 300 pupils at an Indian school were rushed to a hospital after consuming government-provided lunches, evoking memories of 23 children who died last year after eating food from the same welfare scheme.

    A dead lizard was found in one of the seven food containers provided under India’s midday meal scheme at a government school in southern city of Bangalore, a teacher told Reuters.

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      "Aditya is part of the India politics, economy and general news team at the Reuters bureau in New Delhi. After joining Reuters in July 2008, Aditya spent nearly six years managing content and writing for the Reuters.com India edition. During 2013-14, he was closely involved in developing the website's India Insight platform, writing on topics ranging from business and politics to stocks and mutual funds. Follow him on Twitter @adityakalra"
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