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Year after HC order, Modi govt to act against e-pharmacies selling drugs without licences

Quoting Delhi HC's December 2018 orders, India’s drug regulator has written to all states & UTs to take necessary action with respect to online sale of medicines.
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Ministers’ group to regularise e-pharmacies after Modi govt fails to meet 100-day target

The second Modi govt wanted to introduce the e-pharmacy framework within 100 days, but couldn’t, owing to pressure from brick-and-mortar chemists.
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Cipla pacifies chemists’ lobby, says ‘no plans’ to partner Medlife

Facing a boycott threat by over 8.5 lakh chemists, Cipla tells lobby that it values the role of offline chemists.
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Angry chemists threaten to boycott Cipla products if it ventures into e-pharmacy business

Over 8.5 lakh chemists say they will ‘sideline’ and ‘stop promoting’ Cipla if reports of its tie-up with online pharmacy Medlife turn out to be true.
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Modi govt wants to define e-prescription format to regulate online sale of medicines

Government to examine laws in developed countries and their format of designing online prescriptions before formulating policy.

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.