Monday Morning News Brief, April 3

Monday morning brief Apr 3 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
Infosys founder Narayana Murthy has slammed a pay hike for the firm’s COO. The IT firm’s founder said the hike went against Infosys’s tradition of fairness in compensation. A resolution to increase the total compensation of chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao by 35% to Rs 12.5 crore was voted on, on March 31, was rejected by most of the company’s promoters, including Murthy.
An activist who promoted the highway liquor ban is unhappy because Chandigarh’s pubs have gone dry. Harman Sidhu had filed a PIL against shops selling liquor along major highways to stop people from drinking and driving. But the last thing he wanted to see was popular watering holes in cities shut down. “I love to drink and I have to go the extra mile to fetch my stock. I can’t accept that a large part of Chandigarh is going dry,” he says.
PM Narendra Modi reached out to J&K’s youth yesterday and asked them to choose between tourism and terrorism. The PM, who was in the valley to inaugurate the 9.2-km Chenani-Nashri tunnel, expressed anguish at the death of Kashmiris during violent clashes with security forces. “On one side, misguided youths are throwing stones, and on the other youths are breaking stones to build Kashmir’s future,” he said.
PV Sindhu defeated Carolina Marin yesterday to win her maiden India Open Super Series title. Sindhu avenged her Olympics’ final defeat to Marin in an imperious fashion with a straight 21-19, 21-16 win in New Delhi. Sindhu put up an all-round show in front of the home fans.
The Niti Aayog has invited private sector experts to join the government think tank. Top jobs within the think tank will not be reserved just for civil servants anymore as private experts can apply at all levels, including for jobs at the secretary level. “The attempt is to get the best, brightest and most talented people to work for development of India,” Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
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