Mike Sangma

  • Bharatpur: Pharma firm's initiative to end poverty 07-09-2012 01:27 PM

    Bharatpur: Corporate social responsibility is becoming more than a buzz word. A pharma company's CSR initiative is aiming to make Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India's first poverty free district in the next few years. Lupin Foundation, the pharma company, is helping employ thousands of villagers. Shyam Kishore, 30, is a poultry...
  • Attack was planned, wasn't a mob fury: Maruti official 28-07-2012 06:49 AM

    New Delhi: Violence at the Manesar factory of India's largest car maker Maruti last week had left one of its senior employees dead and 90 others injured. But what exactly happened on that fateful day? A senior Maruti official recounted the horror to CNN-IBN. On the day, he was busy...
  • Maruti unrest: Villagers blame migrant workers 23-07-2012 10:13 PM

    Manesar: Villagers at Manesar have blamed migrant workers for the violent incident at the Maruti plant. They also want an increase in local employees at the plant and say it will prevent such violent incidents. At a mahapanchayat of about 300 people, the residents of the villages around Manssar laid...
  • Are Maruti's workers becoming victim of union politics? 19-07-2012 07:21 PM

    Gurgaon: The fire which scorched the Maruti's Manesar plant has been burning for some time now. It started with increasing demand for diesel cars that led to higher bookings. Production at the assembly line was stepped up to keep pace leading to discontent. There have been three crippling strikes last...
  • Borewells: All norms flouted in Haryana 25-06-2012 11:10 PM

    Gurgaon: Baby Mahi could not be saved despite a massive effort launched by army and district administration, despite the fact that borewells are banned in Haryana on paper at least. The baby died the most painful death, struggling and gasping for air for over six hours inside a borewell. And...
  • Unique saga of a soldier who Manipur loves 11-06-2012 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Meet a soldier who took four bullets in his arm in a pitched battle with insurgents and saved the life of two critically injured children in Manipur. Eighteen years since the incident, Colonel DPK Pillay still shares a close bond with the people of the Manipuri village. Colonel...
  • Aakash: Cheapest tablet far from real 25-05-2012 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal's pet project Aakash tablets is in a mess. Six months after the launch of the world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash, not a single tablet has been delivered so far. The Rs 2,250 tablet remains a distant dream for students. "There are milestones...
  • Will struggling TV sector survive digitisation? 01-05-2012 08:58 AM

    Mumbai: From July 1, it will become mandatory for all TV viewers across the four metros to get digital set top boxes. But even as the process of mandatory conversion of analog cable signals to digital continues across the metros, industry experts have flagged off the need for introducing and...
  • Basu's remarks proof of policy paralysis: BJP 20-04-2012 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: India's Chief Economic Advisor Dr Kaushik Basu's statements on policy paralysis led to the BJP accusing the government of being in a coma and the government blaming the Opposition for the situation. Boardroom corners, industry chambers, policy-makers - everwhere - this was a hushed up conversation. And now...
  • 1600 Illegal colonies an MCD election issue 11-04-2012 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: Regularisation and development work in the unauthorised colonies of Delhi is a contentious issue on which political parties fight their local-body elections. As Delhi aspires to be a world-class city, its underbelly, the 1,600 unauthorised colonies showcase a civic mess. Pul Pehladpur is one of the designated unauthorised...
  • Budget 2012: Will the FM reduce the tax burden? 15-03-2012 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: Money does not grow on a tree nor does it fall from the sky. But most of our hard earned money goes in paying taxes. America's founding father Benjamin Franklin once said, "Nothing is certain in life but death and taxes". And high taxes certainly choke us every...
  • Nationwide strike hits normal life in Delhi 28-02-2012 10:16 AM

    All nationalised banks are shut, with employees hoisting banners at their offices. Bus services, however, is reported normal. ...
  • 'Slowdown in Western economies give India a chance to grow' 06-02-2012 04:35 PM

    UN Industrial Development Organization's Director General Dr Kandeh K Yumkella says slowdown in the western economies has thrown open opportunities for India to attract investments into the country. ...
  • Fall of the rupee: who gains, who loses 14-12-2011 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The fast deteriorating value of the Indian rupee is spelling good news for some and bad news for others. With industrial growth at an all-time low, the fall in the rupee could not have come at a worse time. Student Sanjana Prakash has been preparing for studies abroad...
  • India Inc, politicians battle over FDI in retail 29-11-2011 09:44 AM

    New Delhi: On the FDI in retail issue, battle lines are now clearly drawn between India Inc and the politicians, who are rooting for the neighbourhood grocer. While politicians are divided on the issue Corporate India appears united. The biggest fear of them is - will it create jobs or...
  • Tata watchers give thumbs up to Cyrus Mistry 24-11-2011 06:10 AM

    Mumbai: Former Tata Steel MD JJ Irani has praised Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata's surprise decision to appoint 43-year-old Director of Tata Sons and Tata Elxsi (India) Cyrus Mistry as his successor. This is the second time that the group will have a non-Tata at the helm of affairs in...
  • The rise and fall of Rajat Gupta 27-10-2011 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: Rajat Kumar Gupta, aged 62, educated at IIT Delhi and Harvard Business School. Former Director, Goldman Sachs & Co-Founder of the Indian Business School. And now, an accused in an insider trading case, out on a $ 10 million bail. If found guilty, the poster-boy of Indian-American Wall...
  • Strike at Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant ends 21-10-2011 05:26 AM

    New Delhi: The 14-day-long strike at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar's plant was called off on Friday morning following a tripartite agreement between the management, workers and the Haryana Government. As part of the agreement, the management agreed to take back 64 permanent workers but another 30 will remain suspended. It...
  • Maruti deadlock: Workers pushed too hard? 20-10-2011 09:14 AM

    Manesar: Sushil Kumar, 28, has been working with Maruti for the last 5 years. Its been difficult he admits, claiming that working conditions are not the best and salaries are deducted even for earned leave. Which is why, they had no option but to protest. Kumar said, "Maruti Worker Permanent...
  • Maruti may shift base to Gujarat: Sources 19-10-2011 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: After a series stand-offs between the management and employees, sources say that Maruti Suzuki India may be shifting base out of Gurgaon. Sources have confirmed to CNN-IBN that India's largest automaker is looking at Gujarat as their new location citing the recent spate of strikes in their Gurgaon...
  • Strike at Maruti's Manesar unit enters 8th day 14-10-2011 06:36 AM

    New Delhi: The strike by workers at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant entered its eighth day on Friday with no sign of an end despite the Haryana government declaring it illegal on Thursday. The strike got a moral booster as trade unions and workers from in and around Manesar officially...
  • Strike at Maruti plants declared illegal by govt 13-10-2011 09:34 AM

    New Delhi: The strike at the Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant entered it's seventh day on Thursday with it being declared illegal by the Haryana Labour Department the police and the administration. The protesting workers told to evacuate the plant's premises immediately. In support of the striking workers, different trade...
  • Production stopped at Maruti's Manesar plant 10-10-2011 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: The resolution between workers and the management at Maruti Suzuki India's Manesar plant seems to be short-lived as production has stopped at the Manesar unit. Production had been closed at the Maruti plant and at Suzuki subsidiaries Suzuki PowerTrain, Suzuki Motorcyle and Suzuki Casting after 1500 Maruti workers...
  • Rs 8.2 cr lost annually in credit card fraud 10-10-2011 09:55 AM

    New Delhi: In what is seen as a problem that could affect the aa aadmi, estimates show that Rs 8.2 crore is lost annually in India due to credit card fraud. From Kumar Mangalam Birla to the aam aadmi, there have been all sorts of victims. Ram Shanker Shukla from...
  • No bell for Dylan again

    Mike Check 1234! |  Mike Sangma
    2006, May 24th, Shillong, Meghalaya: The early summer rain drizzled outside the Shillong's State Central Library auditorium. As I sat inside, Lou Majaw, (aka ...

  • No end to Maruti deadlock over pay parity 26-09-2011 09:18 AM

    Manesar: It has been over a month since 2000 workers at Maruti's Manesar plant have been engaged in a deadlock with the management. The workers have been without pay for two months. After a four-year-long stint as an auto assembly plant expert in Maruti, Harsh Soni is now a disillusioned...
  • Pranab fails to bring the markets out of panic 08-08-2011 11:33 PM

    New Delhi: The US downgrade effect was clear on Indian and Asian markets. The Sensex ended a volatile session closing below the 17000 mark for the first time in 14 months. A worried Finance minister held out assurances that the India growth story remains intact. At 6 am, Asian markets...
  • 'The Company RED' is vicious yet humane 08-08-2011 12:00 PM

    Vicious yet humane, The Company RED is a dark thriller that unfolds many predictable sequences. However, despite its predictability, this fast paced high-octane fiction is bound to give you an adrenaline rush and leave the brain whirring. Shantanu Dhar weaving through the ornate, skilfully puppets his characters' mind to speak...
  • US downgrade impact: manic Monday on Dalal St? 08-08-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: The US blues are making India see red the whole of last week with investors losing Rs 2 lakh 70 thousand crore as key indices fell to their lowest levels in 14 months. Will there be bloodbath when Dalal Street opens on Monday? On Friday, the Sensex plunged...