Author: Shahid Faridi

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GMR, GVK and the robbing of public exchequer

On April 4, 2006, government-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI), which owns and operates all the airports of India, signed an Operation, Management and Development Agreement (OMDA) with two of its 26-74 joint venture...
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Shukla, Patel, Agarwal want RTI Act defanged

Government assures action; Minister assures action; says he’s glad it’s raised by MPs across party lines It all started with an inoccous question in the Rajya Sabha by BSP member of Parliament Salim Ansari....
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers remarks at the Peterson Institute for International Economics  April 16, 2015, in Washington, DC.       AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) 0

The crown slips

The uncrowned king of Delhi darbar politics, Arun Jaitley, seems to be losing his touch. The old fox, who has mastered the art of surviving in Delhi, had taken many by surprise when he...
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Probe sought into THE OTHER AGUSTA DEAL

A complaint has been lodged with the government to probe offshore receipt of commission earned from the sale of 21 civil helicopters worth Rs 7,000 crore by Agusta. AgustaWestland, the Anglo-Italian helicopter company owned...