Opioids addiction rising in India as US drugmakers push painkillers

As the Indian government loosens its prescription opioid laws after decades of lobbying by palliative care advocates, the cash-fed healthcare system is ripe for misuseIn the crowded waiting room of Dr Sunil Sagar’s clinic, in the working-class neighbor…

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Primark to train 160,000 cotton farmers in sustainability drive

Retailer’s target is part of aim to use 100% sustainable cotton in all product categoriesPrimark has announced plans to improve its sustainability credentials by training 160,000 cotton farmers in India, Pakistan and China in environmentally friendly f…

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Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asia

Japanese conglomerate backs solar utility BBOXX to expand service in south Asia and AfricaA British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with the help of Japan’s Mitsubishi….

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Ease migration rules for Indians to win post-Brexit deals, say MPs

Cross-party group of MPs urges greater priority be given for trade talks with IndiaThe government must make it easier for Indians to come to Britain to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with one of the world’s fastest growing economies, a group of MPs ha…

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Insurance firm refuses to cover cancelled holiday to Sri Lanka

London family left £2,000 out of pocket despite the Foreign Office advising against travel to the islandA family whose planned summer holiday to Sri Lanka will have to be cancelled have expressed disbelief after their travel insurer refused to cover th…

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