Daily Archives: August 7, 2018

Rajya Sabha gives nod for NCBC Bill

Legislation was passed by the Lok Sabha with over a two-thirds majority on August 2 The Bill extending constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) was cleared unanimously by the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Lok Sabha had passed the proposed law on August 2 with more …

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Valley in lockdown over Article 35A

Regional parties ask Centre to safeguard special status, say adjourned hearing will exacerbate tensions Life was affected in the Kashmir Valley for the second day on Monday following the shut down called by separatists over the challenge to Article 35(A) in the Supreme Court. Offices, educational institutions and business centres …

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Miyon ka Bara becomes Mahesh Nagar

Rajasthan village undergoes name change to boost residents’ matrimonial prospects In Rajasthan, the name of a village called ‘Miyon ka Bara’ was officially changed to ‘Mahesh Nagar’ after residents complained that they were not getting matrimonial matches as the name gave an impression that the village was inhabited by Muslims. …

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Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO

She helmed the company for 12 years Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi will step down as the CEO of PepsiCo after 12 years in the position, the company announced on Monday. Taking over the reins of the global giant in 2006, Ms. Nooyi steered the company through the 2008 financial crisis and …

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