articles by Manoj Kumar

Business

Coffee Day Enterprises delays Q2 results: Stakeholders fate hangs in balance with firm's corporate governance and legal breaches

The financial crunch has exposed Coffee Day Enterprises to continuous exposure of default in payments of its financial dues, which may lead to the Café Coffee Day business assets slipping out of its hands

Business

US mulls caps on H-1B visas: Recent development makes handling of trade relations with America immediate priority for govt

The action of the US is in response to India’s regime of data localisation which is not acceptable to firms from the United States

Business

US to terminate sops on Indian exports: Markets are key and strategic to businesses on both sides, inevitable to reach an understanding

US and India should continue to work towards expanding and balancing their partnership in trade and economic space

Business

Jet Airways without Naresh Goyal as chairman: Will new stakeholders be able to get beleagured airline off ground?

The new management will be under immense scrutiny of shareholder groups to correct everything that has gone wrong under Naresh Goyal’s leadership.

India

Kashmiri students flee Ambala fearing violence despite police assurance in aftermath of Pulwama terror attack

Tired of being heckled and threatened by “right-wing fundamentalists”, around 200 Kashmiri students studying in MM University, Ambala, are making their way home.

Business

Opening branches in rural India is a loss making venture for banks

With RBI directing banks to open more brick and mortar branches at village level, Haryana government has been way short of its target

Business

Tata Sons going private is bad for governance; NCLAT's order may offer little relief for Cyrus Mistry now

For a business house like the Tata group, enjoying an enviable reputation of being a role model of corporate governance and corporate social accountability, the move does not sound the right bell to ring

India

Doka La ground report Part III: A first-person account of the tense border area

I bought a cup of tea and sipped. Soon, a dozen soldiers came and started talking, about Doka La

India

Doka La ground report Part II: Amid threat of war, soldiers place their faith in a fallen comrade

Local legend is Baba saves local villagers and soldiers of the Indian Army from “evil spirits” and the “evil designs” of the PLA.

India

Doka La ground report Part I: Amid New Delhi-Beijing mind games, 'patient' Indian Army braces for long haul

Fifty days into the India-China border row over Sikkim, the situation at the tri-junction remains tense.

Business

UBHL winding: Will new provisions facilitate the judiciary in nailing the sinking Mallya ship

In the coming days it will be interesting to see how the judiciary balances the considerations of these new provisions

Business

Cyrus Mistry's got legal options; ouster from TCS is no reason to rejoice for Tatas

The recent allotment of extra shares to boost Tata Sons’ stake in the assorted listed companies can be scrutinised and proved to be oppressive to the minority shareholders interest

Business

Tata-Mistry tussle: Will Bombay House use mere legalities to oust Nusli Wadia?

Section 284 enables the shareholders to assert themselves against the directors, if need be, and makes it clear that ultimate control is in the hands of the members of the company

Business

Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry battle: War of words raises more questions on role of promoters

In its statement, the Tata Group has admitted to interfering with the operations of the Tata Sons Board.

Business

From Kautilya to Tata-Mistry spat: Charting the development of corporate governance in India

The Tata-Mistry melee is emblematic of core issue facing commercial India when attempting to implement good corporate governance norms.

Business

Tata Sons hits back; burden of proof is on Cyrus Mistry to back the charges

Cyrus Mistry’s allegations, specifically the losses on NTT Docomo, are not necessarily instances of mismanagement when viewed through the prism of recent court rulings

Business

What are the legal options available with Cyrus Mistry to counter Tata's decision

Courts have held that a good notice must fairly disclose the purpose for which the meeting is called, be open, be free from craftiness, and be in a language understood by common people

Politics

Name-calling isn't impressing anyone in Bihar: What are Lalu, Modi, Nitish trying to do?

The latest salvo laced with nasty language comes from BJP leader and Union minister Giriraj Singh. He has termed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a “divorcee groom”.