New e-mail policy in offing for government employees

Finally, the Government of India seems to have been working on the draft e-mail policy for the government officials. Recently, a bench comprising Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul raised serious concerns over the fallout of the use of non-National Informatics Centre (NIC) e-mail accounts by government officials. The practice of...[ View full story ]

November 25, 2014

Modi’s six months: Pursuing his own line and pace

Looked at from one angle, the six months of Narendra Modi’s tenure may be a cause of disappointment for some. For the corporate sector, for instance, the absence of “big ticket” reforms is bound to detract from the prime minister’s go-getter image. The business houses may not have said anything as yet about...[ View full story ]

November 24, 2014

Indian Hockey hits a roadblock again as Walsh forced to quit

In 1998, India won the the Asian Games hockey gold only for the second time after a gap of 32 years pipping South Korea in a tie breaker. This achievement was hailed as beginning of a new era for the country’s national game. In less than a fortnight of that achievement, the then...[ View full story ]

November 24, 2014

Winter Session: Congress refuses to learn lessons

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Narendra Modi will face its second parliamentary session from November 24 after coming to power. Several new ministers have joined the cabinet and the departments of some of them have also been reshuffled. The performance of the ministers on the floor of the house would...[ View full story ]

November 23, 2014

Coal block auction norms to bring in transparency

The draft rules for the first phase of the coal block auction to be held in February have been worked out with great care and hope to bring in transparency in the entire allotment system which had come under severe criticism at the hands of the Supreme Court with it finally cancelling the...[ View full story ]

November 21, 2014

Expert’s Corner: Markets round-up

Nifty today closed at 8477 up around 75 points. The Nifty volatility index, India VIX stood at 13.8525 down around 2.20%. Nifty made a new life time high of 8489.80 and Sensex at 28360.7. In the sectoral front, the losers for the week were Metal and Realty sector which closed down around 2.5%...[ View full story ]

November 21, 2014
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