According to drug control officials, 3,447 bottles of the contaminated batch of the syrup made in September last year had already been sold across at least eight states by the time the officials ordered a recall of the medicine in January.
The FIR was registered at Kala Amb police station in Sirmaur district. Besides J&K and Himachal Pradesh, the syrup had also been sold in Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Tamil Nadu, said State Drugs Controller Navneet Marwah.
The price of paracetamol, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) used to formulate a commonly used drug of the same name, has nearly doubled since January, and is now being sold for Rs 450-500 kg, industry sources said.
“Tibetans continue to set their bodies ablaze to protest against Chinese policies and its rule in Tibet,” the review said, adding that at least 154 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet since February 27, 2009, including 128 men and 26 women.
In the twelfth five-year plan for 2012-17, the share of social services sector was increased to 33.66 per cent. It was further increased to nearly 43 per cent of the total plan in the ongoing financial year.
The proposed expansion of the Shimla airport at Jubbarhatti has now revived fears of further ecological damage among the area’s residents, who are still suffering due to the environmental tragedy that followed its construction in the 1980s.
Following Punjab, Himachal has the second-highest percentage of SC population in the total state population. The petition further demands proportional reservation of SCs in education and services as mandated by law, and welfare measures for safai karamcharis who remain “at the lowest ebb of society”.
Key biodiversity areas in the Chamba forest circle include the Gamgul Siahbehi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary, Sechu Tuan Nala Wildlife Sanctuary, Tundah Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kalatop Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Police officers say instances of e-wallets being used to commit cyber fraud are on the rise. Most e-wallets can be opened using a one-time password delivered via SMS, and inadequate authentication has made it harder for police to identify criminals.
After years of research, Yussouf Khan, 51, is growing fruits and vegetables in his farm through hydroponics, a form of precision agriculture in which crops are grown in vertical stacks of plant beds without use of soil.