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Are woman bankers in India getting a raw deal?

Quite a few women today have reached the top of the hierarchy. But even then banking remains an old-boys club. Only a small proportion of women end up at the top. Just 3% women reach top executive posts, only 11% become officers and 26 % retire as clerks in the public sector banks. It holds true in other sectors of the economy as well -- only 14% of all the 22.6% women employed in business, make it to senior management level.

Why are police custody deaths common in India?

A total of 1,731 -- almost five people per day died in police custody in India during 2019. According to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), 1,022 deaths in police custody were reported from 2000-2016 but only 428 FIRs were filed, and just 5% policemen were finally convicted.

MMTC 250 Crore scam: how tainted officers are being rewarded

A poor rickshaw puller accused of a petty theft may spend months in jail without a bail but three politically connected senior MMTC officials who caused a loss of over Rs 250 Crore to the public exchequer continue to hold sensitive posts without even a blot in their ACR. One of them former MMTC managing director D.S. Dhesi a 1982-batch Haryana cadre, IAS has been promoted as chief secretary of Haryana.

Baba Ramdev and his not so hidden political ambitions

A ministerial berth or any such glorified decoration is a sure shot way to mask or camouflage the business promotion activities of a Marketing Manager of Ayurvedic products...

The man who got promoted for ruining MMTC

A CEO of a loss-making private company may be shown the door, but it seems the same rules do not apply to Teflon coated Indian bureaucrats heading public sector corporations.

15 Countries where people eat dogs and cats

Dog meat and dog skin is a flourishing trade in many parts of the world. This is the reason behind illicit dog stealing, smuggling, and trafficking. Ancient Chinese writings from the Zhou Dynasty mention --pig, goat, and dog -- among "three beasts" bred for food. Every year close to 10 Million dogs are skinned alive.

What is the Shark doing in your soup bowl?

Ironically over 100 million sharks are killed every year for a tip of their tail in the soup bowl. But what makes the practice called 'shark fining' even more cruel and repulsive is the fact that the fins of living shark are cut off, and their squirming bodies are thrown back into the ocean for the Shark to die in pain.

How is Jignesh Shah using bureaucratic red tape to strangle justice

A new twist in Jignesh Shah who has many ex-bureaucrats working for him in a number if his companies involves seeking the help of pen pushing babus in different ministries to play hide and seek with the files. This behind the curtain game is helping Jignesh Shah to shoot and scoot without being caught.

Essel Group- the sinking ship?

The multi-billion rupee empire built by Subhash Chandra—the founder of Zee TV and his ancestors is on the verge of collapse. On one side, a financial tsunami emerging over the horizon is clashing with the passionate dream of a full grown adult who wants to buy the most expensive, brightest and best toys in the market but fails each time – because they do not give him adequate return on investment. This, in short, is the nail-biting climax of the story of Subhash Chandra’s life, success, and survival.

Did Defence Minister lie on the floor of the parliament?

In a written reply to Ramdas Athawalein Parrikar claimed that one - the main reason behind most IAF accidents is human error. Two, according to him no air crash occurred in 2015-16 upto 23.4.2015, though six crashes were reported in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and eight in 2014-15. Both the statements are not true and based on false presumptions.

Hidden nexus between NSEL and its defaulting borrowers

On 30 July 2013 Amit Mukherjee promptly sent a mail informing the progress of the loan to Anjani Sinha former chief executive officer (CEO) of National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL). It seems strange that Jignesh Shah and other NSEL promoters did not even know of an attempt to procure Rs 4900 crore loan on behalf of the borrowers.

What did FTIL do with the money earned abroad?

It is being alleged that the market value of FTIL is stake Rs 2200 crore which they are trying to pass off as Rs 1000 crores. The entire operation is allegedly being held under the directions of FTIL Managing Director Prashant Desai, who reportedly visited Dubai several times to oversee the deal.
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