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Sun Pharma to acquire Ranbaxy in $4 billion deal

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Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy Laboratories announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which the former will acquire 100% of Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction. The deal being termed as a “landmark transaction”, has been estimated at $4 billion. Under terms ...

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Can NRIs vote in Indian missions abroad? SC asks

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After permitting armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting, the Supreme Court on Monday attempted to give the non-resident Indians the chance to cast their vote during the ongoing general elections through Indian missions abroad. A bench ...

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LS polls: 85% turnout in Tripura, 78% in Assam

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A high turnout of 85% was recorded for one Lok Sabha seat in Tripura, while Assam registered 76% in five seats in the first phase of the elections which began peacefully today from the country’s northeast. In Tripura, where election ...

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Yuvraj can be criticized, but he should not be crucified: Sachin

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Sachin Tendulkar today stood firmly behind a beleaguered Yuvraj Singh, saying that the talented left-hander “is down but far from being out” and backed him to make it to the 2015 World Cup squad. Tendulkar, who has always been a ...

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BJP remains committed to pet Hindutva issues but scales down emphasis

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BJP has reiterated its commitment to the trinity of Hindutva issues — construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, promulgation of uniform civil code and repeal of Constitution’s Article 370 which guarantees special status for Jammu and Kashmir. While it invited ...

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Vasundhara Raje announces Rs 147-crore compensation for rain-hit farmers

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Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday hinted at setting up of an industrial hub for sandstone in the Dhabi mining area here and announced sanctioning of Rs 147 crore compensation for rain-hit farmers in the state. During her election rallies ...

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Andhra boost for BJP as TDP returns to fold after 10 years

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In the works for weeks, negotiations between BJP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) finally fructified on Sunday with Chandrababu Naidu announcing a pre-election agreement with the saffron party and rejoining the National Democratic Alliance after a gap of 10 years. ...

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Sri Lanka break finals jinx, thrash India to win World T20 title

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The finals hoodoo has been broken. Sri Lankan supporters can finally smile. Their golden generation of cricketers, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and captain for the last three matches Lasith Malinga have something to show for their efforts. After ...

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Amit Shah booked for his ‘revenge’ remark as EC asks for tapes of his speech

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Narendra Modi’s key associate Amit Shah has been booked on Sunday by the Bijnore district administration for allegedly inciting the public by a controversial “revenge” remark during a speech in Uttar Pradesh. “A case has been lodged under various sections ...

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BJP manifesto to stick to Hindutva issues but leave room for negotiations

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BJP’s manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is expected to reiterate its commitment to Hindutva issues relating to the demand for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, uniform civil code and Article 370 as articulated in its 2009 manifesto. The ...

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