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Raju Vernekar is a Media Professional based in Mumbai and is a regular contributor of Imphal Times. He had served as Chief Reporter at Free Press Journal (1996 – 2015 ). His Activities includes writing for different news papers, script writing/production for TV channels, Films Division. Writing poems in Marathi, Hindi, English, Guiding mass media students and helping people to solve their problems. Raju may be contacted at [email protected]

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20 sub standard drugs disapproved by DCGI

IT News
Mumbai, July 11:

The Drug Controller General (India) has declared 20 medicines as of sub-standard quality/spurious/adulterated and misbranded after testing nearly 790 samples, in June as per an alert list released on 8 July, 
The manufacturers of these medicines have been asked to withdraw the stocks pertaining to respective batches from the market. 
The list of disapproved drugs are- Mometran Cream (Mometasone Furoate Cream), Mfg. date 06/2019, Expiry date: 07/2021,Manufactured by M/s. Mascot Health Series Pvt. Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, (Reason for failure-Assay), sample drawn by Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO), Mumbai from the Central Drug Testing Laboratory(CDTL), Mumbai. 
Eudox-100 (Doxycycline Capsules), Mfg date 03/2019, Expiry date: 02/2021,Mfd by M/s.Ultra-Chiron Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Mohali, Punjab, (Reason for failure- Uniformity of weight), sample drawn by CDSCO), Mumbai from CDTL, Mumbai 
Absorbent guaze cloth, Mfg date 01/2019, Expiry date 12/2021, Mfd by:M/s. Balu Surgicals, Samusigapuram, Tamil Nadu (Reason for failure-length), sample drawn by Drugs Control Department, Kerala from the Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory(RDTL), Guwahati. 
Doxyrap-100 (Doxycycline and lactic acid bacillus tablets), Mfg date 01/2019, Expiry date 12/2020,Mfd by: M/s.Dr. Edwin Lab, Mohali, Chandigarh ( Reason for failure-Uniformity of weight, Assay), sample drawn by Drugs Control Department, Mizoram from RDTL, Guwahati. 
Bhringraj Hair oil 200 ml. (vegetable oil including seasame oil), Mfg date 05/2019, Expiry date : 04/2022,Mfd by: M/s. Ananya Herbal Pvt. Ltd, Sonepat, Haryana ( Reason for failure-Acid value (Type 1 & Type 3), sample drawn by Drugs Control Department, Bihar from RDTL, Guwahati. 
Nitrobact-100 (Nitrofurantoin Capsules), Mfg date 09/2019, Expiry date 08/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Swiss Garnier Biotech Pvt. Ltd, Una, Himachal Pradesh ( Reason for failure-Dissolution) sample drawn by CDSCO, East Zone, Kolkata from CDL, Kolkata. 
Cefotaxime Sodium Injection, Mfg date 07/2019, expiry date 06/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd, Pimpri, Pune ( Reason for failure-water), sample drawn by CDSCO, East Zone, Kolkata from CDL, Kolkata.
Glicot -60 (Gliclazide Tablets 60 mg),Mfg date:07/2019, Expiry date: 06/2021, Mfd by: M/s.Mascot Health Series Pvt. Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand),( Reason for failure-Dissolution), sample drawn by  CDSCO, East Zone, Kolkata from CDL, Kolkata. 
Fexcor-120 (Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Tablets 120 mg),Mfg dt: 08/2019,Exp dt: 07/2021,Mfd by: M/s. Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand ( Reason for failure-Description), sample drawn by CDSCO, East Zone, Kolkata from CDL, Kolkata. 
Auditon-MD Tablets( Orally Disintegrating Tablets 8 mg), Mfg dt:10/2018, Exp dt: 09/2020,Mfd by: M/s. Rachil Pharma,Kangra, Himachal Pradesh ( Reason for failure-Description & Disintegration), (Sample drawn by CDSCO, North Zone, Ghaziabad from CDL, Kolkata. 
Telmisartan Tablets 20 mg, Mfg dt:07/2019,Exp dt: 06/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Unicure India Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh, ( Reason for failure-Dissolution), sample drawn by CDSCO, North Zone, Ghaziabad from CDL, Kolkata. 
Setnorm–4 (Ondansetron Tablets 4 mg), Mfg dt:02/2019,Exp dt: 01/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Unicure India Ltd., Noida, Uttar Pradesh, ( Reason for failure-Description), sample drawn by CDSCO, Goa from CDL, Kolkata. 
Ocupol Dx. (Chloramphenicol & Dexamethasone Eye/Ear Drops), Mfg dt:07/2019,Exp dt: 12/2020,Mfd by: M/s.Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Margao, Goa ( Reason for failure-Assay of Chloramphenicol), sample drawn by CDSCO, Hyderabad from CDL, Kolkata. 
Pioglitazone & Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets, Mfg dt:08/2019, Exp dt: 01/2022,Mfd by: M/s.Cian Healthcare Ltd, Haridwar, Uttarakhand (Reason for failure-Dissolution of Metformin Hydrochloride), sample drawn by CDSCO, Ahmedabad from CDL, Kolkata. 
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide and Chlorpheniramine Maleate Syrup (Heel-DXSyrup), Mfg dt:08/2019, Exp dt: 07/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Yashwin Healthcare, Sonepat, Haryana (Reason for failure-Assay of Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide and Chlorpheniramine Maleate), sample drawn by Drug Controller, Haryana from RDTL, Chandigarh 
Thyroxine Sodium Tablets (Thyroute 50 Tablets), Mfg dt:11/2019,Exp dt: 10/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Life Vision Healthcare, Solan, Himachal Pradesh(Reason for failure-uniformity of content), sample drawn by CDSCO, Himachal Pradesh from RDTL, Chandigarh. 
Sustained release capsules (Folron Capsules), Mfg dt:10/2019, Exp dt: 09/2021,Mfd by: M/s.Zim Laboratories Ltd, Nagpur, Maharashtra(Reason for failure-.Assay of folic acid) sample drawn by CDSCO, Himachal Pradesh from RDTL, Chandigarh. 
Amoxycillinand Potassium Clavulanate tablets, Mfg dt: 09/2018,Exp dt: 08/2020,Mfd by: M/s.Astam Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Solan, Himachal Pradesh(Reason for failure-.identification of Potassium Clavulanate and Assay of Amoxycillin Trihydrate) sample drawn by Drug Controller, Himachal Pradesh from RDTL, Chandigarh. 
Calcium and vitamin D3 tablets (batch CVDT, 1384) Mfg dt:04/2019, Exp dt: 03/2021,Mfd by: M/s. Wings Biotech, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, (Reason for failure- dissolution of calcium carbonate). sample drawn by CDSCO, Himachal Pradesh from RDTL, Chandigarh.
 Calcium and vitamin D3 Tablets (batch CVDT 1653), Mfg dt:07/2019, Exp dt: 06/2021,Mfd by:M/s. Wings Biotech, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh,(Reason for failure- dissolution of calcium carbonate), sample drawn by CDSCO (North-Zone), Ghaziabad from RDTL, Chandigarh.

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“Yes Bank” directors’ assets worth Rs 2200 crore attached

IT News
Mumbai, July 10:

The assets worth Rs 2200 crore located in Mumbai and Delhi, belonging to the founder director of “Yes Bank” and directors of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL)- Wadhwan brothers, involved in a Rs 5050 crore scam were attached by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday. 
“Yes Bank” founder and former CEO Rana Kapoor, his family members and non-executive directors of DHFL- Kapil Wadhwan and Dheeraj Wadhawan are accused of defrauding the bank by suspicious loans. 
Kapoor (62), allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy with Wadhawan brothers for extending financial assistance to DHFL through “Yes Bank” in return for substantial undue benefits to himself and his family members through companies held by them. 
The ED registered a case of money laundering against Kapoor following an FIR filed by CBI and arrested him on 8 March, 2020. In the FIR, it was alleged that, during April to June, 2018, “Yes Bank Limited” invested Rs 3,700 Crore in the short term debentures of DHFL, for which kickback of Rs 600 Crore were paid to Kapoor and his family members in the garb of loan to “DoIT Urban Ventures” (a firm floated by Kapoor’s daughters- Roshini Kapoor and Radha Kapoor Khanna). 
In addition, “Yes Bank” had also sanctioned a loan of Rs. 750 Crore to “RKW Developers”, owned by Wadhawans, for their Bandra Reclamation Project in North West Mumbai but “the whole amount was siphoned off by Wadhawan brothers through their shell companies and was never used for the declared purpose. 
Rana Kapoor was arrested on 8 March,2020, while Wadhawan brothers were arrested in April by CBI. Kapoor and Wadhawan brothers are currently lodged in the Taloja prison in Maharashtra. 
The attached assets of Kapoor include: a residential building “Khursidabad” at Cumbala Hill, three duplex flats at Napean Sea Road, a residential flat in NCPA, Nariman Point and eight flats in India Bulls Blue, Worli...Mumbai and a bungalow at Delhi’ posh 40, Amrita Shergil Marg. The bungalow in Delhi is said to be of market value of Rs 685 Crore. However it was purchased at a much cheaper rate as quid pro quo for loans and credit facilities given to then owner of the property, “Avantha Reality” by Kapoor. 
The attached assets belonging to Wadhawans, worth Rs. 1411.9 crore include 12 flats in Khar (West), Mumbai, two land Parcels in Pune and Mulshi (Maharashtra), one flat in New York, two flats in London, one Commercial property in Australia, five luxury vehicles and 344 bank accounts. 
The Directorate had earlier attached bank deposits to the tune of Rs 115 Crore of various companies of Kapoor and seized jewellery worth Rs 22.87 Crore and seven high end luxury cars worth Rs 12.58 Crore belonging to the Wadhawan family. 
Other than properties in India, the ED has also identified that Kapoor’s company “Doit Creations Jersey”, with an investment of Rs 83 crore. It has three properties in London, including a guesthouse on 77 South Audley Street in London worth £11.5 million, and another residential property. Some other expensive properties belonging to Kapoor are located in Lutyens’ Delhi, including on 18 Kautilya Marg and 20 Sardar Patel Marg. He also has 7.5 acres of beachfront land in Alibaug in Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra Govt to provide round the clock security to Ambedkar bungalow

IT Correspondent
Mumbai:July 10:

The Maharashtra Government has decided to provide round the clock security to Dr. B.R.Ambedkar heritage bungalow located at Dadar in Central Mumbai, following an attempt to vandalize it by miscreants, even as police arrested one person in this connection on Thursday. 
Located in Hindu Colony, the two-storey heritage bungalow houses a museum where  Ambedkar’s vast book collection, memorabilia, his ashes and other artefacts related to his life are preserved. The architect of the Indian Constitution lived there for two decades. 
Current residents of Rajgruha include Dr Ambedkar’s daughter-in-law and his grandsons –  Prakash Ambedkar, Anandrao and Bhimrao. Prakash Ambedkar, was in Akola in Vidarbha region, when the incident took place. 
The miscreants smashed some flower pots, damaged plants, CCTV camera and pelted stones at a window before fleeing on Tuesday night. Based on CCTV footage one Umesh Sitaram Jadhav (35) was arrested by Matunga Police, who was assisting the main culprit. The main accused is still at large. It is not clear why he indulged in stone pelting. The arrested person is a menial labourer. 
A case has been registered under the Indian Penal Code Section 427 (mischief causing damage) and Section 447 (criminal trespassing), the police official said, adding that the police were examining the CCTV footage and further probe was on. 
The unidentified accused who was captured in CCTV seemed to be mentally unstable. He was spotted near the house on Monday evening. When he was asked why he was loitering, he glared at him in anger and left, Bhimrao Ambedkar told the police. 
In the meanwhile Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked Mumbai police to take strict action against the accused and find out at whose behest he did this misadventure, since “The premise is not just a sacred place for Ambedkarites, but the entire society. Ambedkar preserved all his writings in this premise. This is like a pilgrimage centre for all Maharashtrians,” he said and added that “The government will not tolerate insult to Rajgruha”. The incident, evoked condemnation from political leaders and the state cabinet decided to provide round the clock security to the venue.

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Nigerian arrested with drugs worth Rs 2 crore

IT News
Mumbai, July 9:

A Nigerian who had arrived by New Delhi-Ernakulam Mangala Express was arrested at Taloja in Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) with addictive drug “Amphetamines” worth Rs two crore,  by Railway Protection Force (RPF). 
The accused who disclosed his name as Sunny Ocha IYKE (41), a native of Nigeria in West Africa, was carrying a bag containing the drug, identified as Amphetamine, a banned substance under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985, in a train from New Delhi. 
He was apprehended by RPF Head Constable KN Shelar and Shivaji Pawar of Maharashtra Security Force, working under RPF, when he got down from New Delhi- Ernakulam Mangala Express between Nilaje and Taloja, after resorting to alarm chain pulling on late Tuesday evening. He was travelling on an AC-3 Tier ticket from New Delhi to Panvel. He was taken to RPF office located at “Diva”, in Thane district. 
“His bag was checked and after a suspicious substance was found, he was detained for  enquiry. Senior Divisional Security Commandant, Mumbai Division, Central Railway coordinated with the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai and their help was sought,” Central Railway said. 
The Investigating team along with experts at RPF, “Diva” examined the substance and detected a narcotic drug namely “Amphetamines” weighing 2.300 kg. The approximate value of seized drug is Rs. 2 Crore. The Amphetamines is highly addictive drug that stimulates the central nervous system and it is given to the people suffering from “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The accused and the seized drug substance were handed over to NCB authorities following procedure under NDPS Act. 
However an attempt to bring in drugs despite strict monitoring during ongoing COVID-10 induced lock down has baffled authorities who are trying to find out whether there is a larger  syndicate involved behind this drug trafficking.

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