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Sitaram Yechury unanimously elected as General Secretary of CPI (M)

Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected as the general secretary Communist Party of India (Marxist) on 19 April 2015.

He is the fifth general secretary of the 50 year old party which was formed in 1964.

He was unanimously elected by 91-member new Central Committee (CC) of Party after Ramachandran Pillai had withdrawn from the race.

Yechury succeeded Prakash Karat, who was the General Secretary of the party for one decade i.e. from 2005 to April 2015.

Presently he is member of Rajya Sabha and was elected from West Bengal in July 2005.

HTC appoints Faisal Siddiqui as new South Asia chief

Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has appointed Faisal Siddiqui as new regional President of HTC South Asia.

He will replace current president Jack Yang, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

Currently, Faisal Siddiqui is Vice President and head of HTC India.

As president of HTC South Asia he will lead company and work to strengthen the company in the region which includes, India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and emerging markets in Asia.

Faisal Siddiqui has more than 18 years of rich industry experience and has been leading HTC’s India operations since 2011.