You are here: Home » Finance » Features » Banks
;
Business Standard

Congress spirals into internal blame-game post Delhi election results

Congress leaders said it was intriguing that neither Sharmistha Mukherjee nor Chacko referred to the internal sabotage that the Dikshit government in Delhi had faced

Topics
Sandeep Dikshit | Brijesh Dixit

trump
trump

Rajendra Prashad
Rajendra Prashad

After Delhi, the political scene in Bihar has warmed up with the Assembly polls due by October. Speculation on whether Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would continue to stay in an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance or walk out are rife. However, any eventuality of Kumar joining opposition forces would need the assent of former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is currently serving a jail term on corruption charges in neighbouring Jharkhand. Opposition leaders are keen to meet Yadav, but the jail manual has made this difficult. The current manual allows only three visitors per week to a jail inmate, and that too for barely an hour. Since law and order is a state subject, these leaders are hopeful the Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-Congress-RJD coalition government would soon amend the jail manual.

Exam fevertesting.. we are here....

Not just kids, even India Inc boardrooms are wary of exams. An independent director of a small-sized pharma company quit this week saying she doesn’t want to appear for a “proficiency test” made mandatory by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) for all independent directors. “I am finding it difficult to comply with the new norms laid down by the MCA. In view thereof, I would like to vacate my seat in favour of another director who could satisfy the norms laid down by the MCA,” said Anjali Dalvi, a chartered accountant, who served as an independent director on BSE-listed Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals.

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.


We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Mon, February 17 2020. 16:38 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU