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Sep 15, 2014

Gilead licenses hepatitis C drug to Cipla, Ranbaxy, five others

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O: Quote, Profile, Research) has agreed to license its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to seven India-based drugmakers to sell cheaper versions of the $1,000-a-pill medicine in 91 developing nations including India.

Gilead also plans to launch its own branded Sovaldi in India at a price of $300 per month. The drug is normally given for either three or six months and it costs $84,000 for a 12-week course in the United States. Gilead’s next generation version its going to be even more expensive.

Sep 15, 2014

Gilead signs pact with 7 firms for cheap copies of hepatitis C drug

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc has agreed to license its hepatitis C drug Sovaldi to seven India-based drugmakers to sell cheaper versions of the $1,000-a-pill medicine in 91 developing nations including India.

Gilead also plans to launch its own branded Sovaldi in India at a price of $300 per month. The drug is normally given for either three or six months and it costs $84,000 for a 12-week course in the United States. Gilead’s next generation version its going to be even more expensive.

Sep 4, 2014

Poor patients in India facing HIV/AIDS drug shortages

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian HIV patient Rekha has missed her daily dose of medicine several times over the last few months because the government distribution center at New Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital ran out of drugs.

“Sometimes they give it to me for one week, sometimes two weeks, but not more. They keep saying the drug has not arrived from NACO,” said Rekha, referring to India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), a part of the healthcare ministry.

Aug 29, 2014

In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge

NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Reuters) – The famous “ice bucket”
challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but
with a twist – they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help
the country’s vast population of poor, hungry people.

The challenge, going viral on social media, involves
donating a bucket of rice to someone in need and clicking a
picture to share online, with a tag #RiceBucketChallenge, to
raise awareness.

Aug 27, 2014

Suspects in UP teen-hanging case may walk free, for now: source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will not oppose applications for bail by five men arrested over the murder of two teenage girls hanged from a tree, a source familiar with the case said, paving the way for the suspects’ release.

The killings in May in India’s most populous state shocked the world and stoked political tension between newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state officials over the investigation of the case.

Aug 27, 2014

Suspects in India teen-hanging case may walk free, for now – source

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian federal investigators will not oppose applications for bail by five men arrested over the murder of two teenage girls hanged from a tree, a source familiar with the case said, paving the way for the suspects’ release.

The killings in May in India’s most populous state shocked the world and stoked political tension between newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state officials over the investigation of the case.

Aug 27, 2014

Suspects in India teen-hanging case may walk free, for now -source

NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (Reuters) – Indian federal investigators
will not oppose applications for bail by five men arrested over
the murder of two teenage girls hanged from a tree, a source
familiar with the case said, paving the way for the suspects’
release.

The killings in May in India’s most populous state shocked
the world and stoked political tension between newly-elected
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state officials over the
investigation of the case.

Aug 25, 2014

Property developer PACL says will appeal order to refund $8.1 bln

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Property developer PACL said it would appeal a regulator’s order to return at least $8.1 billion to investors in a land-for-funds scheme, as depositors went to the company’s New Delhi office to demand their money back.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday ordered unlisted PACL to refund the money within three months, after ruling that the company’s investment schemes had not been registered with the capital markets regulator.

Aug 25, 2014

Indian developer says will appeal order to refund $8.1 bln

NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Indian property developer PACL
said it would appeal a regulator’s order to return at least $8.1
billion to investors in a land-for-funds scheme, as depositors
went to the company’s New Delhi office to demand their money
back.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday
ordered unlisted PACL to refund the money within three months,
after ruling that the company’s investment schemes had not been
registered with the capital markets regulator.

Aug 22, 2014

Forensic report complicates double rape, murder case

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW (Reuters) – The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) is analysing a forensic report that found that two teenage girls, earlier believed to have been raped before they were murdered, were not sexually assaulted.

Images of the cousins, still hanging from a mango tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, shocked the world in May and threw light on an enduring culture of sexual and caste violence in India.

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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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