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BJP disapproves, Giriraj stands by statement about Modi critics

While the BJP top brass “disapproved” of its Bihar leader Giriraj Singh’s controversial statement that critics of the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the elections, Singh stood by his comment. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi wrote on Twitter on Sunday, “BJP

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2 States rakes in a whopping Rs 24 crore in two days

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapor starrer 2 States has opened to rave reviews, and huge collections in the country. The film that released on Friday, has manage to rake in Rs 24.55 crore in two days alone. On Friday alone the movie scored a whopping Rs 12.42 crore making it the third highest opener of 2014, right after Jai Ho and Gunday. Saturday’s earnings added another Rs 12.13 to the original figure, making it an excellent win for the movie

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Pfizer mulls $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: Report

LONDON: US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two firms but that no talks were currently under way after AstraZeneca resisted the approach. AstraZeneca is Britain’s second-biggest pharmaceuticals group with a current

Glenmark recalls ulcer drug in US

MUMBAI: Glenmark Pharma is recalling 2,900 bottles of its stomach ulcer drug ranitidine in the US after a foreign tablet was found in one of the bottles. The lot being recalled was manufactured for Glenmark byShasun Pharma, and the foreign tablet was identified to be metoprolol tartrate, a drug to treat high blood pressure, according to information posted by the US FDA on Thursday. The recall began on March 18. “Corrective actions have been

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Ramdev on ‘money on mic’ remark: ‘I had made an ordinary statement’

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday sought to downplay his statement, wherein he had chided BJP’s Alwar candidate Mahant Chandnath for discussing election funds while microphones were still on. “I had made an ordinary statement saying it was not an issue to be discussed on that platform. He (Chandnath) said that money is (getting) seized. I said (that) this should not be discussed here,” Ramdev said while responding to a