The upcoming Budget, ICICI’s Chanda Kochhar being sacked and Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Goa Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar are major stories in most of the newspapers today.
“Budget is a Budget, says Government, Opposition demands vote-on account” highlightsThe Indian Express. The Pioneer terms it “Interim relief Budget Session” in its lead. “Tax sops for middle class, steps on farm crisis likely,” writes The Times of India.
“Fundamentals healthy, but growth skips many; NDA fares better than predecessors on macro indicators” analyses The Hindustan Times.
“ICICI Bank finally admits : Boss is guilty, she’s fired” leadsThe Indian Express.”Kochhar violated Code of Conduct” The Economic Times cites the Srikrishna Panel in its lead. “Sacked with retrospective effect, Kochhar to lose ESOPs; Asked to Repay entire Bonus she got as ICICI CEO” writes The Times of India.
“UAE hands over Another Agusta Accused to India” reports The Economic Times. “Dubai sends back lobbyist Talwar, Michel aide Saxena” headlines The Times of India.
“Rahul visits for petty gain, says Parrikar; Congress chief hits back” reportsThe Hindustan Times on its front page.
“Indian Davos to roll out in Gulmarg in February” as the Jammu and Kashmir ski haven, which is to host a two-day Economic Conclave modelled on the WEF, could soon become a hub for trading of business ideas, is an exclusive report in DNA today.