Sensex slumps over 500 points on weak global cues

India's stock markets fell on Friday, giving up gains from the previous session on weak global cues and caution ahead of a decisive U.S. jobs report due later in the day.

Maruti Suzuki to take shareholder vote on Gujarat plant after govt approvals 10:57am IST

NEW DELHI - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India's top-selling carmaker, will take shareholders' vote for a new manufacturing plant in Gujarat after receiving the pending government approvals, its chairman said on Friday.

Employees and security staff work at the reception area of Cipla at its headquarters in Mumbai, India June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/files
Pharma

Cipla to buy two U.S. drug firms for $550 million

Cipla Ltd said on Friday it has agreed to buy two generics businesses in the United States in all-cash deals worth $550 million, as part of an effort to boost its presence in the world's largest generics market.  Full Article | Track and analyse Cipla shares 

A boy prepares to cast a fishing net in the flood waters next to submerged houses after heavy rains at Patekibari village in Marigaon district in Assam, India, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
India Flood

Death toll rises in Assam floods

Annual Monsoon rains have created heavy flooding in Assam and other northeast states that have left hundreds dead and displaced hundreds of thousands more until now. As the government continues to set up relief camps in many regions, lawmakers are visiting the hardest hit areas.  Watch video 

Greenpeace activists carry a model of the earth during a mock funeral procession in New Delhi December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files
Crackdown on NGOs

Greenpeace foreign funding licence cancelled

India's government has cancelled a licence that allowed Greenpeace International's Indian unit receive donations from abroad, the environmental group said on Thursday. PM Narendra Modi's govt suspended the group's licence in April and blocked foreign funds in many of its bank accounts. The govt said Greenpeace misreported funds and spent money to obstruct developmental projects.  Story 

Geeta lights a match as she prepares to pray at the Bilquis Edhi Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Pakistan court rejects bid to send Geeta to India

A Pakistani court rejected a petition to send back to India a deaf-mute woman who lost her family when she wandered over one of the world's most militarised borders as a child, saying the two nations should resolve the issue diplomatically.  Full Article | Slideshow 

Abdullah Kurdi, father of three-year old Aylan Kurdi, cries as he leaves a morgue in Mugla, Turkey, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Migration Crisis

Father of toddlers prepares to take bodies home

The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.  Full Article | Video: Aunt speaks out 

Patiwat Saraiyaem (2nd R), 23, arrives in leg shackles at Bangkok's Criminal Court in this February 23, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/Files

Thai junta hits royal critics with record jail time

A recent 60-year sentence, the harshest of its kind in Thailand's history, is part of a dramatic rise in arrests for offending the dignity of the monarch. The crackdown has been enabled by sweeping powers the military granted itself after a May 2014 coup.  Full Article 

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a meeting with Jewish community leaders at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie, Florida, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
U.S.

Biden still undecided over White House run

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he is still trying to determine whether he has the emotional energy to mount a White House bid in 2016 but cannot say yet whether he will.  Full Article 

Sep 3, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark sits in her chair against Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic (not pictured) on day four of the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to Cetkovska

Caroline Wozniacki became the highest seed to fall in the upset-filled women's draw at the U.S. Open when Czech Petra Cetkovska stunned the Dane 6-4 5-7 7-6(1) at Flushing Meadows on Thursday.  Story 

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