The Morning Wrap: Pepsi Moves To Withdraw IPL Sponsorship; Anti-Meat BJP Leader Co-Owns Meat Factory

09/10/2015 8:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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MULTAN, PAKISTAN - NOVEMBER 14: A Pepsi drinks carriage is pictured on day three of the 1st Test Match between England and Pakistan on November 14, 2005 in Multan, Pakistan. (Photo by Julian Herbert/Getty Images)

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Beverage giant PepsiCo has sent a notice to the Indian cricket board expressing its intention to withdraw from the IPL as title sponsor because of the controversy surrounding the spot-fixing case.

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Firebrand BJP leader Sangeet Som, along with two others, purchased land for a meat processing unit in Aligarh in 2009, reveal registry documents accessed by Hindustan Times.


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Ashutosh, of the Aam Aadmi Party, justifies the Delhi government proposal to increase the salary of MLAs. "A salary hike is important for honest politics and clean politics. A salary hike is important for an honest MLA if we want him to live with dignity and self-respect."

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