Prabha Raghavan

Articles By Prabha Raghavan

133 units, switching off: Low demand behind half of thermal power plants shutting down

Of the country’s total installed generation capacity of 3,63,370 MW, the peak demand met was a little less than half at just around 1,88,072 MW on November 7, according to official data available with grid managers and analysed by The Indian Express.

Daiichi Sankyo-Ranbaxy case: Entities told to give proof of no pending liabilities towards Singh brothers

The high court direction potentially opens Gurinder Singh Dhillon and his family to further scrutiny.

Financial deals with Ranbaxy brothers, admits Beas sect head

A part of the rights issue was funded by RHC and the Singh brothers, who Radha Soami sect head admits to financial deals with Ranbaxy brothers spent a total of Rs 440 crore on the transaction.

Bharat Biotech aims to fill rabies vaccine shortage with relaunch

The vaccine, to be sold under the brand name ‘ChiroRab’, will add to the Hyderabad-headquartered firm’s existing ARV capacity and help it become a major player in the over Rs 200-crore Indian rabies vaccine market.

Pharmaceuticals sector: Amid fund crunch, HBL struggles to start production of vaccines, pay staff

The liquidity crisis, which has resulted in HBL waiting for over Rs 300 crore in additional funds, has also made it difficult for the company to pay its employees since June, The Indian Express has learnt.

Explained: How India subsidised certain exports, why WTO panel ruled against it

If the WTO panel’s ruling is adopted, the decision is expected to put at risk export subsidies claimed to be worth over $7 billion.

Cooperation of different states can help India become a $5-trillion economy: PM Modi

“This dream of achieving a $5 trillion economy does not belong only to the Centre. This goal can only be achieved with the cooperation of different states,” said the PM at the Rising Himachal Global Investors’ Meet, taking place till Friday.

RCEP agreement: Failure of dumping duties on China weighed on govt before pullback

The decision assumes significance in the wake of complaints filed by the domestic industry on dumping of products.

Explained: Why India has said no to regional trade pact RCEP

India believes that the RCEP trade deal doesn't provide adequate protection against possible surges of imported goods. In particular, India is concerned about cheap Chinese goods flooding the domestic market.

A Vaideesh interview: ‘Insurance or a financing mechanism the only way to get latest drugs in India’

Vaideesh tells how different financing models and schemes like Ayushman Bharat could help bring such expensive medicines within reach of low and middle-income patients.

Water can really be a leverage mechanism to help build sustainability & development: Dutch Special Envoy to UN

"Too much water or too little water hits our economy. The Netherlands is (also) a country where water always is and has been part of the way we develop ... Our water authorities are almost 1,000 years old, so we have a water democracy," says Henk Ovink.

India’s e-cigarettes ban rings a bell in UK Parliament

India, on September 18, approved an ordinance prohibiting electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems like vapes, e-hookahs and e-cigars in the country, making their possession and trade a punishable offence.

‘Elephant bonds can bring back $500 billion stashed overseas’

These ‘elephant bonds’ would be an avenue for people to bring their offshore undisclosed wealth into India without fear of prosecution, suggests the report.

Withdraw prohibited subsidies: WTO panel to India

The panel — in its 113-page report released late Thursday — recommended that India “withdraw the prohibited subsidies” under these schemes within 90-180 days (depending on the scheme) from the adoption of its report.

CGHS: Empanelled hospitals claim unpaid dues, may reassess cashless services

The Health Ministry, at the same time, is learnt to have sent a request for additional funds of over Rs 1,000 crore for CGHS in the next Budget.

Boehringer’s petition against DCGI nod to stroke medicine by Indian firm dismissed

Additionally, the court has found merit in arguments that Boehringer had caused a Kolkata-based neurologist to file a public interest litigation (PIL) raising safety issues with the approval before the German firm went to court itself.

Wockhardt taken to NCLT over unpaid dues worth Rs 1.55 crore

Wockhardt’s payables have been on the rise over the last three years, with the company reporting over Rs 800 crore in trade payables at the end of March 31, 2019.

Govt plans to treat medical implants as medicine

According to a draft notification shared Friday, the Health Ministry proposes to notify all devices under a section of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, that would define them as “drugs” starting December 1.

US FDA issues warning letters to Glenmark, Torrent

According to the letter issued to Glenmark, the company “failed to adequately investigate more than 70 consumer complaints associated with punctures, cracks, and holes” in some of the topical creams and ointments manufactured at its Baddi facility.

State discoms inefficient … need to open up power sectors to others: RK Singh

RK Singh said that states needed to step up and take stern measures against electricity theft, and, contrary to popular belief, locking up offenders would not make them lose votes in the next elections.