The Mumbai High Court on Tuesday deferred the hearing of a case against pharmaceutical firm Wockhardt till September 2. The HC has asked the seven police stations, where the FIRs were filed against the company by Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration, to file affidavits stating their observation during the investigation on Wockhardt’s sale of allegedly banned drug. Maharashtra FDA had filed seven FIRs against the firm on July 29 and 30. It claimed that Wockhardt sold allegedly illegal Spasmo-Proxyvon capsules despite a ban on May 23. However, Wockhardt maintains it started the recall as soon as it received the notification from Maharashtra FDA on June 10.
Qatar Airways to extend Dreamliner flight to India
Qatar Airways has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore starting September 1 this year. The introduction of the service promises the airlines’ passengers an unparallelled level of service, comfort and travel experience. “The introduction of our Dreamliner service provides our passengers with an unbeatable level of service and comfort besides reiterating our firm belief in the 787s’ unrivalled capabilities and the value it will add to Qatar Airways’ plans to continue delivering on its promise of quality,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, said.
L&T bags R1,500-cr order from Oman E&P company
Larsen and Toubro has won an order valued around R1,500 crore ($250 million) from Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order is for the Yibal third-stage depletion compression (Y3DC) project at the Yibal-Natih gas reservoir in Oman. The project is scheduled to be completed in 39 months.
Datamatics, PreMedia to merge data publishing biz
Software firm Datamatics Global Services (DGSL) said it has entered into an agreement with multimedia content solutions company PreMedia Global (PMG) to merge their data publishing and e-retail business. “DGSL and PMG group (Lexicon Publishing Services) are pleased to announce the signing of a framework agreement relating to the merger of the digital publishing and e-retail services business of Datamatics and PreMedia Global,” DGSL said in a BSE filing.
NMDC to set up 500-MW power