- Air India employees need to prepare themselves for taking home a slightly lower salary than they are used to. From August onwards, the recommendations of the Justice Dharmadhikari Committee will be implemented and that means a new pay strucutre.
The new measures were announced as part of the airlines plan to save Rs 250 crore in operational costs.
And even though Aviation Minister Ajit singh has assured employees that salaries will not be cut, a senior ministry official told Firstpost that employee perks will certainly take a hit.
He added that free tickets for family members of employees would be curtailed and the situation of multiple people in the same rank and doing the same job will not be tolerated.
- General VK Singh’s first day as an ordinary civilian got off to a rocky start, with BEML Chief VRS Natarajan announcing at a press conference that the allegations made against the company by the former Army chief were false, damaging and defamatory, and threatened to sue unless he apologised immediately.
However the former Army Chief was unfazed saying he had stated facts and not allegations.
- Brahmeshwar Singh alias ‘Mukhiya’, who headed one of the most brutal caste-based militia in Bihar that killed over 200 people has been killed. He was shot dead in the morning by unidentified people in the town of Arrah, which is now under curfew. His supporters are not allowing the body to be moved,insisting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visit the murder site first.
- The main accused in the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve in Salford in Britain on 26th December last year has pleaded guilty today in a Manchester court. Kiaran Stapleton admitted to shooting 23-year-old Bidve in an unprovoked attack and will be produced in court on 1st June.
- Over to sport and Ana Ivanovic and Agnieszka Radwanska have both beed defeated in their French Open matches. On the football front, Liverpool have appointed Brendan Rodgers as their new boss after his impressive season with Swansea.
- And finally… why is the rupee constantly falling? According to a report in Hindustan Times, the new rupee symbol is to blame for the currency’s decline. Vaastu consultant Rajkumar Jhanjhari told the newspaper the lower horizontal line of the symbol had ‘slit the throat’ of the rupee, causing it to slide.