Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HSBC India planning to fire 1200 people in 2012


  • "Lokpal Bill before cabinet today' is the Hindu headline. 'CBI role last hitch before cabinet takes up lokpal bill' writes the Hindustan Times, while the Times of India headline reads 'Centre may put CJI on panel to name CBI chief''
  • The center and the BJP reaching a consensus on key issues is headlined in the Indian Express as ' First thaw- government and BJP agree on pension bill'. The paper adds that the government has agreed to the BJP demand of a cap of 26% on FDI in pensions.
  • The Tribune has taken the fall out between Jayalalitha and close aide Sasikala as its lead story. ' Friends no more - serious allegation of corruption force Jaya to throw out Sasikala, her confidante of 29 years, from the party, and the home they shared' writes mail today.
  • The death of North Korea's dynastic dictator makes front page news. " Kim Jong-il, ruler of starving ,N-armed North Korea dead" says the Indian Express. " His 28 year old son Kim Jon-un made successor" writes The Hindu. The Economic Times lists 12 things about the late leader we did not know. These include his passion for pizza, being the world's biggest buyer of Hennessy cognac and him spreading the myth in Korea that he could control weather with his moods.
  • The Times of India has taken the Delhi cold as its lead story. " Life in city all fogged up as travel turns chaotic reads the headline. The Hindustan Times say's " Big Chill -30 dead in UP" and writes that Hisar in Haryana had a temperature of 0.1 degrees Celsius, a new low in 38 years. " No respite in sight, fog grounds flights' says the Pioneer.
  • The Economic slow down is beginning to hurt, writes the Hindustan Times, as it reports of HSBC India planning to fire 1200 people in 2012.
  • And finally, the Times of India reports of a courageous British women, who is attempting to set a record,to ski across Antarctica alone.

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