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Voting begins in Nepal amid looming economic, political stability concerns
Politics

Voting begins in Nepal amid looming economic, political stability concerns

KATHMANDU, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Nepali women clad in saris and men in jeans and baseball caps were standing in long queues on Sunday as voting started in a general election that few expect to bring drastic change - or a government able to quickly revive the economy."I voted for economic development, ensuring jobs, food, clothes, education and health services," Rajesh Kumar Subedi, a 52-year-old employee who was the first to vote at Phaimlamchuli voting centre, a Kathmandu suburb, told Reuters.The election pits the ruling alliance of the Nepali Congress party, led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and some former Maoist rebels, against the Nepal Communist Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) party.There are no pre-election polls, but political analysts expect the ruling alliance to retain pow...
Pernod Ricard India CEO Cuny steps down due to health reasons
Health

Pernod Ricard India CEO Cuny steps down due to health reasons

NEW DELHI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Pernod Ricard's (PERP.PA) India head, Thibault Cuny, has stepped down from his role due to health reasons, the French spirits giant said on Friday, marking a high-profile exit at a time the company is fighting regulatory and legal battles in the country.Cuny, who has been dealing with health concerns for some years, will take a break from his professional duties on medical advice, but will stay on with Pernod, the company said in its statement to Reuters.Cuny took over as the managing director and CEO of Pernod Ricard South Asia in 2019 after serving as Pernod Ricard Brazil as president and CEO. He has been with the group on various leadership roles for almost two decades.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterHis exit comes at a criti...
India monitor Shami’s fitness ahead of T20 World Cup
Fitness

India monitor Shami’s fitness ahead of T20 World Cup

Oct 5 (Reuters) - India head coach Rahul Dravid said team management are monitoring seamer Mohammed Shami's recovery from COVID-19 as they look to replace the injured Jasprit Bumrah ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup.India's cricket board (BCCI) confirmed on Monday that pace spearhead Bumrah had been ruled out due to a back injury, delivering a huge blow to the team, who are also without injured all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.Shami, Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Siraj are seen as the frontrunners to replace Bumrah. While Siraj and Chahar were part of India's 2-1 T20 series win over South Africa, Shami has been out of action after failing to recover in time from COVID.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister"Shami obviously is someone who's in the standbys, but unfortunately ...