Monthly archives: April, 2013

Why I gave up drinking – Chawm Ganguly

I have always been a heavy drinker – by any standard of tippling. I have been the chosen one, Bacchus’ blue eyed boy, ever since I can remember.  I love my “whiskey- pani” and have literally drunk life to the lees (drunk myself silly, say detractors) not a single evening having been lost without the …

BHP Billiton: SALE OF PINTO VALLEY

BHP Billiton has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Pinto Valley mining operation (Pinto  Valley) and the associated San Manuel Arizona Railroad Company (SMARRCO) to Capstone Mining Corp. (Capstone) for an aggregate cash consideration of US$650 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, and other customary conditions, and is expected to be completed …

Physician heal thyself – Umesh Shanmugam

A renowned physician Dr B M Hegde has shown how a large number of doctors working in five-star hospitals short change patients in order to keep their management happy and enrich their own pockets. Here is what Dr B M Hegde writes : “Most of these observations are either completely or partially true. Corruption has …

JLL global survey reveals five risks and rewards companies face when balancing cost cutting with revenue-enhancing strategies

Corporations Looking to Real Estate Purely for Cost Cutting Face Major Financial and Operational Risks SINGAPORE, LONDON and CHICAGO, April 29, 2013 — Long a go-to for corporate cost cutting, corporate real estate has turned a corner and is becoming a solid productivity driver, with CEOs starting to reap the rewards of enhanced revenue, shareholder …

President Confers Gallantry and Distinguished Service Awards

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred one Kirti Chakra and Twelve Shaurya Chakras to Armed Forces Personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme devotion to duty at a solemn ceremony at theRashtrapati Bhawan here today. Two of the  Shaurya Chakra were given Posthumously.             The President also conferred ten Param Vishisht Seva Medals, one Uttam Yudh SevaMedal, four Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and twenty seven Ati Vishisht Seva Medals to senior …

Change in Tariff Value of Gold Notified

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Excise & Customs(CBEC),being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient so to do, hereby makes the following amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department …

Virtuous Retail’s Inaugural Flagship Centre – VR Surat Opens with Paresh Maity presenting ‘Jal Tapi’ & ‘Dumas Art Project’

· Renowned artiste Paresh Maity pays unique tribute to Surat city with 50- foot boat installation – ‘Jal Tapi’ · Gujarat Gaurav Awardee Yazdi N. Karanjia joins hands as VR Surat’s Cultural Ambassador Mumbai, April 26, 2013: India’s first and Surat’s only world-class integrated retail city centre & community lifestyle destination – VR Surat, Virtuous …

Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS)


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Kolkata, 27th April 2013: Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), an all India CBDT approved body, working in the fields of internal, external and social security is concerned about the recent financial fiasco that has sparked off with the closure of Saradha Group run media houses. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has pointed out that …

Impressions of BASELWORLD 2013

Over the next few days, the entire watch and jewellery industry will be concentrated on Basel. World-famous watch and jewellery brands, including Rolex, Omega, Chopard, Patek Philippe, Hermès, Chanel and Dior are showcasing their new collections and innovations. And, at the same time, dealers in stones and pearls and also representatives of the machine and …