Colistin banned in animal food industry

Experts call it a significant move in targeting development of resistance to the antibiotic The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. Intensivists across the country …

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Living dangerously

Killer wheelsA hog deer scampers for life after being hit by a speeding goods carrier when it tried to cross National Highway 37 inside the Kaziranga National Park in Assam on Saturday. As flood waters receded, animals started returning to Kaziranga from the Karbi Anglong Hills. Park officials say 16 …

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‘India’s refining capacity needs to expand’

Amid a push for electric vehicles, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said India will continue to rely on petrol and diesel for running automobiles, and needs to expand its oil refining capacity by 80%. “EV is a priority but the incremental requirement of fuel will have to be met …

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Centre rejects SEBI plea on transfer of reserves

Bill says 75% surplus meant for Centre In what could spark the souring of ties between the Centre and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Finance Ministry has refused pleas from the capital markets regulator to amend the provision that mandates that about 75% of its surplus …

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‘Merger with Gruh will help Bandhan expand’

Bank eyes presence in south, west The proposed merger with Gruh Finance will enable Bandhan Bank to achieve better geographical balance, said the bank’s MD and CEO Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. Addressing a press meet, he said that the bank was trying to increase its presence in States where it was …

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India, China joint Army exercise in December

India, China to have joint exercise in December The annual joint army exercise between India and China will be held in December at Umroi, near Shillong. “The two-week long company-level exercise will take place in the second half of December. The planning conference to finalise the modalities will be held …

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