EXPRESS 5: Modi-Obama sealed trade deal; Govt bought drugs from blacklisted firm

We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of The Indian Express.

By: Express News Service | Updated: November 15, 2014 10:48:37 am
This is the front page of today's edition of the India Express. This is the front page of today’s edition of the India Express.

We present you the top five stories from today’s edition of  The Indian Express.

1. “Man of action”

 

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Meeting on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit on Wednesday, Modi and Obama took forward their discussion in Washington in September, including on the ways to resolve the WTO deadlock. “I know you are a man of action,” Obama told Modi in Nay Pyi Taw.

Read Story: Modi-Obama meeting sealed trade deal, WTO says Bali package could be in force in 2 weeks

 

2. Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Tragedy

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On March 21, 2012, Health Minister Amar Agarwal had informed the State Assembly that the company had been found guilty of selling “duplicate generic drugs” and that “a case was registered against it on February 2, 2012 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Raipur.”
Yet, the state government continued to purchase drugs from the company which also owns a small factory operating from a residential colony of Raipur without even a signboard.

Read Story: Pharma firm was blacklisted 2 yrs ago, govt still bought drugs from it

3. Nehru Papers

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The NDA government on Friday set the ball rolling to bring the “Nehru papers”, presently in the custody of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in public domain as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told a select gathering of academicians and historians that “all documents and literature related to Nehru should be compiled to understand his life in entirety”.

Read Story: Nehru papers to come in public domain

4. Sports

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ICC chairman N Srinivasan, his son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings’ official Gurunath Meiyappan, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra and IPL chief operating officer Sundar Raman were named in the 35-page report which, according to the bench of Justice T S Thakur and Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla, suggested several “misdemeanours”.

Read Story: IPL spot fixing case: SC names N Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra, Raman, seeks response by Nov 24

5. OPINION

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One legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru that has been systematically dismantled over the years: his instinctive understanding of higher education.
The financial outlays to higher education have increased. The clamour for more higher education has been growing. But we have failed to create the capillaries that can sustain and nourish a vibrant higher education system.

Read Story: The lost university

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