Here is a roundup of news from Indian newspapers, news wires and Web sites on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The Wall Street Journal has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
IT Firms Offer Return Option to Staff in Japan: Top tier Indian IT firms on Tuesday said they have given an option to their employees in Japan to return back to India. Both Infosys Technologies and Wipro have 400 employees spread in Japan, while TCS has about 100 people in Yokohama. The companies, however, expect to service their clients in crisis-hit Japan via their off-shore locations including India. (Source: Financial Express)
JPC Chairman Against “Parallel” Inquiry Into Telecom Policy Matters: P.C. Chacko, Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probing the alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum and licence allocation, has maintained that a “parallel” inquiry into policy matters by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), headed by Murali Manohar Joshi, “may not be necessary.” (Source: The Hindu)
HC Restrains Air India Pilots From Going on Strike: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained the Indian Commercial Pilots Association, which had threatened to call-off work from Wednesday demanding higher pay and better working conditions. (Source: Hindustan Times)
Foreign Funds Traced in 2G Scam, 31 Firms Under Probe: Thirty-one firms have come under the scrutiny of the Enforcement Directorate which told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that multicrore foreign transactions relating to the 2G spectrum scam have been traced to at least six countries. (Source: Times of India)
India Orders Testing of Food Items From Japan: As Japan’s nuclear crisis assumed dangerous dimensions, the government today ordered for food originating from the country to be tested for radiation. (Source: Press Trust of India )
In 20 Years, 20% More men Than Women: India will have 20% more men than women in the next two decades, thanks to sex-selective abortion and craze for male child in some states, according to a new study. (Source: Times of India)
Fuente: India Real Time