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India's Supreme Court quashed a rule allowing BCCI administrators to have commercial interests in formats such as the IPL and Champions League T20, and banned its ousted chief N Srinivasan from contesting elections.
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Industrialist Harsh Goenka tweeted that former cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly, maybe 'joining' the Bharatiya Janata Party. However both the party and the cricketer denied the news. Soon, nearly three-million military- and paramilitary-personnel, posted in remote areas, maybe able to electronically cast their vote. The government is working on a project to link voter identity cards to biometric Aadhaar identification numbers. The Indian Express reports that former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Vinod Rai, who played a key role in publicizing corruption in key sectors, is set to join the Railways Ministry as an "honorary advisor." His new job is to advise the gargantuan railways in ushering transparency in all processes including procurement, finances, decision-making and operations. The government may negotiate prices of patented medicines with their manufacturers before allowing pharmaceutical companies to launch them in India. The move, a first of its kind, will also likely be applied on patented drugs that are already being sold in the country. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, without taking names, alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security. Advertising companies in India claim that a recent tender floated by the ministry of tourism for the iconic, Rs 200 crore Incredible India campaign, disproportionally favours large, multinational firms.
Samir Saran and Bruce Jones opine in The Hindu that the only way to ensure progress on stalled climate deals is for the US to forge an "India exception" clause at the forthcoming global climate talks in Paris. Indrajit Gupta, in the Business Standard, criticizes the way companies hire from management institutes. He advises that recruiters would do well to plan competency-based interviews and school placement committees, on their part, need to focus on competency-matching. Prem Shankar Jha in The Indian Express says that RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan may have done too little to stimulate the Indian economy. Suggest a correction