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Preserving for the future Muffled voices for merit… This scant respect for Law Don’t seem to feel the pulse… For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Cutting the nose to spite the face Plummeting profits of PSBs Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW A friendly business group Mersal magnified Tatas moving out of urea production... Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Editor's Says Engineering seats go abegging Why land prices zoom in TN? The Gulf aviation boom Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! IPL type auction for VCs? L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Medical costs hit the roof... S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Polls and promises The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Road development slows down Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities China invests in India Sweet news for TN sugar mills Fuel for thought Align crops to agro climate endowments… He continues the focus on social amelioration Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Demise of a media baron... Small units prefers to remain small... A proud Madrasi Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Solar thermal shines… Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Delhi returns to BJP A more liberated TN… PC’s preference for professionals Secularism and anti-Hinduism L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles When small is no larger beautiful.. A professional at the helm of IRDA... How Air-India loses customs... 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Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... The rise and fall of Annamalai University Tribute – M V Murugappan Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Return to king coal for urea... Why this malaise in medical education? A welcome initiative by the judiciary Should we change the official year? Moily’s bold thrust SoA @ 80 Editor's Notes No engine for this car TGS- The king storyteller Protest masters... Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... The balancing act A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna The why of tax incentives Solar, solar everywhere … Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt IAS invades NDDB... Vibrant Gujarat Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Telangana in top gear… Delhi is distant… Modi and the lady For whom the bell tolls? When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's GM Technology at last! No Maha Koottani in TN... Funding the un-funded A think tank for Chennai Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet The Jan Dhan bonanza EEC at the National Media Centre Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Music happens Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Adharma of opposition politics The nuclear option Contrarian cousins When the President was rendered homeless… London, London Narayan Robber barons everywhere A rich pool of talent not utilised…. CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Sri Lanka votes for change R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Tatas moving out of urea production... Quality silica from Neyveli TIAM turns a full cycle Kinetic Karnataka Multi-faceted Venkat Put expensive assets created to use... Noble nonagenarians... CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Which side are you, Montek? The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ He saved millions from starvation... Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School When Ratan Tata visited SRM West Bengal: mindless malignancy TELANGANA at last…BUT The sea- saw battle continues... Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Parliament in paralysis... The star of Spencers is no more Tribute Roaring Ro-Ro facility Quality education through the PPP mode MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Streamlining mandatory third party cover Fortune for Indian Airlines Shipping woes of Chennai companies Revving up the manufacturing sector Tax agriculture Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Auto components surge… Sweeter prospects for sugar TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... More Shakti to resource mobilisation... An enemy’s enemy is a friend Poor quality of university VCs Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ More tributes to GR Build close rapport with business leaders Airlines in India: cost and space Gas is the way forward An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... ONGC at KG Basin The power-full Hindujas Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad Welcome focus on core competence Fortune 500 review Nuclear power at the nucleus New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Breaththrough in malaria control S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Shale gas and its shallow future IPL - no surprise this scam Five star activism stalls development activity A yen for wastage… Building loyalty through the stomach Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Revive development banks... The Swadeshi Trump Kulandai was a giant When nations steal growth from one another… The rise and rise of KCP Where is Rajaji? Readers' Mail Tough task taking states together Pharma – overdose of copying The brown list of Venkitaramanan PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Valli, they are more marginalised Russi Mody – a tribute The few handicaps... Making ‘my Amaravati’... Silver Years of Madras Musings Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Delhi is distant Come elections, come advertisements... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform A glass full of corruption More heat than light EVM is tamper-proof All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya CII projects higher growth… Rahman at CIC Mu Sigma – is no more Boy, can you beat these? Towards speedy justice A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Welcome GST Modi storms Silicon Valley Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Another Indian music maestro at the UN No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Paytm karo... Maximising the micro pricing … GNS - 100: our first subscriber TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Waning interest in public discussions… Haul over the coal Strengthen the base... There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Increasing non co-operation of state leaders
 
The sea- saw battle continues...
THE HUGE popularity of IPL is attracting the attention of taxmen and law enforcers. The Delhi Police Special Cell has been scrutinising spot fixing machinations of players and bookies through call intercepts and cross-checking payments made through hawala channels. Ajay Maken as Union Minister of Sports had dared to demand transparency courtesy RTI and a higher degree of control by the government. Of course, the involvement in BCCI of some of the highly influential politicians like Sharad Pawar, Arun Jaitley and Rajeev Shukla and the state associations controlled by the likes of Lalu Prasad and Ajay Chautala made it difficult for a junior sports minister to discipline BCCI.

At the state level, the Tamil Nadu  government is not on cordial terms with BCCI-IPL. It blocked three stands at M A Chidambaram Stadium on grounds of TNCA constructing these without approval from CMDA. Through the court intervention, BCCI succeeded in utilising these for a few matches. Again the Tamil Nadu government raised the issue of the structural certificate obtained through incorrect information.

Having sold tickets for lakhs of rupees, BCCI got a judicial verdict to hold the last of the IPL matches on 15 May. The insistence of the state not to permit Sri Lankan players had to be accepted by BCCI that led to the shifting out two play-off matches to Delhi.

The see-saw battle is bound to continue. BCCI President N Srinivasan, owner of the franchise CSK and who has controlling interests in India Cements Ltd, has been known for his close association with Murasoli Maran and the DMK.

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