Friday, December 24, 2004

Top Controvories in 2004 - India

Source : Economic Times

a)Family Matter: Birla-Lodha -
Priyamvada died leaving assets worth Rs 50,000 cr to Lodha which is being challenged by the Birla family.

b)Taj Corridor Project -
Mayawati Govt almost put the Taj Mahal in peril by allowing the project which already had 17 cr of public money spent in it.

c)Dalmia VS BCCI -
BCCI faced controversies over the election of President, telecast rights & elevation of Dalmia as the Patron-in-chief.

d)Census 2001: Goof Up -
The report raised a political storm because it stated that the Muslim population had risen during 1991-2001 by 36%.

e)Right To Die: Euthanasia -
Venkatesh wanted to die to donate his organs. His death has raised a debate on the ethical & legal aspects of Euthanasia.

f)Anupam Kher: Censor Board -
Anupam Kher was called a 'RSS' man & was asked to quit after the board’s action regarding films on the Gujarat riots.

g)Ambani VS Ambani -
Both the brothers have been writing letters to each other & the employees, but the final decision is still awaited.

h)Best Bakery Case -
Tehelka has filmed an expose which shows BJP MLA Madhu Srivastava bribing Zaheera Sheikh to recant her testimony.

i)IIM Fee Cut -
Inspite of Joshi's best efforts, the proposal of a reduction in the fees charged by the IIMs did not materialise.

j)MMS Exposed -
The arrest of Avnish Bajaj, CEO of, in the MMS case was severely criticised by the IT sector.


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