Thursday, July 24, 2014

Drug firms in Dock for fleecing patients


    Reports of a Shiv Sena MP's misbehaviour with a Maharashtra Sadan staffer and the India-Pak Foreign Secretaries meet in Islamabad on August 25th are two lead stories in most papers. Referring to the Sena MP's misbehaviour the Indian Express writes 'Shame' - thats the chorus in Parliament and outside over Shiv Sena MP's force feeding a fasting muslim in Maharashtra Sadan" - adding in Parliament BJP squirms as Shiv Sena says; eat this".
    The Mail Today leads with a story on the National pricing authority filing cases against firms to recover 3,600 crore rupees writing  "Drug firms in Dock for fleecing patients".
    Writing about some worrying lapses & how auto companies are dropping features in vehicles that are standard abroad, the Times of India reports 'Safety takes backseat auto firms push sales".
    "Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 killed", says the Hindustan Times; reporting that a Trans Asia Turbo prop plane failed at a second landing attempt during a thunderstorm on an island off the Taiwan coast yesterday.
    The Business Standard writes that TCS is the first Indian firm to exceed rupees 5 lakh crores in Market capitalization, while the Times of India adds that this makes it the world's second most valuable IT services firm.
    In discouraging news for gender parity, the Hindu reports that women employees are paid up to 20% less than men in both supervisory & non supervisory categories, according to a new study.
    And finally, here is a boost for creativity. "Got an innovative idea? Just write to Modi', says the Asian Age, adding that a new website is being designed to let citizens offer, ideas; if the PM says yes, the government will fund it.

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