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Exclusive - Lupin, U.S. firms weigh bids for GSK's mature drugs: sources

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LONDON/MUMBAI - Generics firm Lupin , some U.S. drugmakers looking for a tax-saving deal in Europe and private equity funds are planning to bid for a range of older drugs being auctioned by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , five sources familiar with the matter said.

New government vows clampdown on healthcare graft

NEW DELHI - Health Minister Harsh Vardhan called for tougher laws on Tuesday after a media report alleged that laboratories had offered kickbacks to doctors who referred patients to their diagnostic centres.

South Asia 22 Jul 2014

India faces crisis over dwindling numbers of girls, U.N. says

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dwindling numbers of Indian girls, caused by the illegal abortion of millions of babies, has reached "emergency proportions", fuelling an increase in crimes such as kidnapping and trafficking, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

World 22 Jul 2014

Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene

NEW DELHI - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice.

22 Jul 2014

Supreme Court could allow Sahara boss to conduct asset sale talks, company says

NEW DELHI - The jailed chairman of conglomerate Sahara, Subrata Roy, could be allowed to take part in talks over group asset sales to repay investors sold bonds that were later ruled to be illegal, the company said after he was again denied bail on Tuesday.

Business, 22 Jul 2014

Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.

World, Israel, 2:32am IST

Real Madrid sign Colombian Rodriguez

MADRID - Real Madrid have signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.

22 Jul 2014

Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

DONETSK Ukraine - A train carrying the remains of many of the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived in a Ukrainian government-held city on Tuesday on the first leg of their final journey home to be reclaimed by their families.

Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, a result which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

22 Jul 2014
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Movie Review: This ‘Pizza’ is half-baked

If the rule of thumb to gauge the worth of a horror movie is how badly it scares you, then Akshay Akkineni’s ‘Pizza’ is successful only in parts. That’s tragic, considering the plot held promise and would’ve worked had it been treated intelligently.

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