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A Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi store

UPA-era generic drug scheme undergoes turnaround, Modi govt to promote it ahead of polls

The government has begun to refocus on the Jan Aushadhi Yojana, through which it provides generic medicines at affordable rates. 
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This MBA-turned-IRS officer is curing Modi’s ailing scheme for affordable medicines

New CEO Sachin Singh has brought in sweeping changes to the scam-tainted govt agency handling the jan aushadhi scheme.
Jan Aushadhi Stores

Modi vs Manmohan: Who is the better ‘medicine man’ of India’s poor?

The number of stores selling cheap, generic drugs to the poor has crossed 3,000, but the quality of medicines has declined and stock shortages are more frequent.
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No one to control quality, jan aushadhi forced to recall 6 batches of drugs in 3 months

Centre’s flagship scheme for affordable medicines has been under a cloud, with allegations of fraud, and top officials’ resignations.
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Audit smells a scam in affordable drugs scheme: Medicines sold above MRP, rules flouted

Govt’s internal auditor slaps department running the jan aushadhi scheme with charges of misappropriation, excess spending, and low quality control.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.