Business Confidential: Readerís digest
- Varun Gandhi hits back at cousin Priyanka over 'astray' remark, says she crossed 'lakshman rekha of decency'
- Supreme Court grants recognition to transgenders as third category of sex
- SC rejects Kejriwal's plea to stay trial in defamation case filed by Kapil Sibal's son
- Unethical, betrayal: Prime Minister Manmohan Singhâs daughter voices family anger
- Modi equates Rahul with kids, says 'toffee' has caught his fancy after 'balloon'
Officials in the PMO have certainly been reading up. The annual expenditure incurred on purchase of newspapers and magazines in the Prime Minister's Office during the last three years was Rs 11.92 lakh (in 2009-10), 15.80 lakh (2010-11) and Rs 14.30 lakh in the last fiscal. The increase in expenditure on newspapers and magazines during the last two years, according to PMO officials, is mainly due to increase in the prices of publications.
PSB chiefs get media shy
In sharp contrast to their usual forthrightness, chairmen of public sector banks chose to remain tight lipped after their meeting with finance minister P Chidambaram earlier this week. While PSB heads are mostly forthcoming about discussions in such meetings, this time around most of them did not even share plans about their organisations ó a subject they are keen to discuss on most occasions. So keen were they to avoid any media glare, that they even timed their exit with that of the finance minister.
What about SUUti?
Amid the financial stress in the government, the big surprise is why there is no movement in selling off the shares of companies that are held by SUUTI? The corpus can yield a sum close to Rs 60,000 crore at current prices. But for all the three, ITC, L&T and Axis Bank there is some plausible story that forestalls their sale, including corporate rivals and rivals from overseas that could gobble up these companies.
- Modi wave is a myth, says Siddaramaiah
- In Mandya, discordant notes in show of Cong unity
- ‘Fakir’ Jankar takes on Pawar might in battle against ‘dynasty’
- Ballot paper in Braille to help blind persons cast their vote
- AAP volunteer attacked
- 64-year-old fights for Punjabi language, gets little support from political parties
- BJP dancing to the tune of RSS: Sonia Gandhi | The Indian Express
- After Sanjay Baru, former coal secretary Parakh’s book embarrasses PM; ‘Singh had little political authority’
- How can Modi honour women if he can’t mention his wife, asks Rahul
- Rahul Gandhi insulting Ambedkar by taking credit for laws: Narendra Modi