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Flipkart, Patanjali issued show cause notices for closure of operations, CPCB tells NGT

The Central Pollution Control Board said the show cause notice was issued to these units under the Environment (Protection) Act on 8 October.
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Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved considering bid to be title sponsor of IPL 2020

The move would help the Haridwar-based firm access a global marketing platform, as Patanjali is focusing on exports for its Ayurveda-based FMCG products.
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Patanjali can’t use Coronil trademark, says Madras High Court, fines it Rs 10 lakh

The Madras HC was hearing a suit filed by a Chennai firm which claimed it owned the 'Coronil' trademark since 1993. The court also noted Patanjali's drug was not a Covid cure.
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Maj Gen GD Bakshi, the defence expert with the loudest war cry on Prime Time TV

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Why Ramdev’s Ruchi Soya shares jumped to Rs 1,535 from Rs 17 in 5 months & are now tanking

Since 29 June, stock has consistently fallen by 5% for 6 consecutive days, triggering lower circuit — levels where trading activity in a stock are suspended following a sharp fall in share prices.
Patanjali Ayurved founder Baba Ramdev and CEO Acharya Balkrishna at the launch of Coronil on 23 June | ANI

Ramdev says Coronil approved for ‘Covid management’, but govt insists it’s only for immunity

Ramdev said AYUSH ministry has used the term ‘Covid management’ for Patanjali's Coronil kit, but govt letter doesn’t clarify what it means by ‘management’.

Bhutan to not allow sale of Patanjali’s Coronil, says drug not approved by its regulatory body

Bhutan's Drug Regulatory Authority has said there is no cure for Covid-19 yet and it won't allow the sale of any medicine which claims to do so.

Ramdev’s Patanjali shouldn’t sell its medicines as Covid cure, taskforce tells Modi govt

The 17-member taskforce also suggested Patanjali should sell medicines for cough, fever & immunity-boosting as these are the conditions for which it had sought approval.

Ayurveda, FMCG, Covid, controversy — Baba Ramdev and the Patanjali school of marketing

The reaction to Ramdev’s launch of Coronil, which claims to be a ‘cure’ for Covid-19, would be a nightmare for any other company. Not Patanjali, though.
A screen grab of Baba Ramdev announcing the discovery of gold in cow urine

How Ramdev’s Coronil makes social media’s fight against misinformation more difficult

Even as Modi govt asked Patanjali to stop advertising Coronil as a Covid 'cure', platforms did little to stop misleading hashtags, or remove health misinformation.

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Over one-third of judges’ posts lie vacant in 12 high courts. So much for collegiums

Bihar, one of India’s most populous states, has the highest judges’ vacancy in its high court. That says a lot about India’s ability to render timely justice.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.


A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.