The Morning Wrap: Flipkart Founders Enter Forbes Billionaire Club; Panel Says SP, BJP Had Hand In Muzaffarnagar Riots

24/09/2015 8:01 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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INDIA - FEBRUARY 19: Left to right : Sachin Bansal with Binny Bansal, Co-Founder,, at his office in Bangalore, India. (Photo by Deepak G Pawar/The India Today Group/Getty Images)

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Leading Indian e-retailer Flipkart's co-founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal are the latest billionaires in the country, with $1.3 billion (Rs.8,582 crore) net worth each, according to leading business magazine Forbes India rich list released on Wednesday.

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