India Economy

What they said

| Updated on August 25, 2012 Published on August 25, 2012

BL 16-8-2012 MUMBAI: Mr. U.K. Sinha, Chairman addressing a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday. Pic by SHASHI ASHIWAL   -  SHASHI ASHIWAL

A tiger walks in front a row of tourist vehicles at Ranthambore National Park in India. - Photo: Nivedita Ganguly   -  Business Line

“In business, it is but natural to have ups and downs. I will be successful again with God's grace.”

Kingfisher Airlines Chairman Vijay Mallya

“Do you remember that if you had to open a secondary market transaction with a broker, you had to sign at 57 places? We have now made it necessary at only two places. We have simplified the document.”

SEBI Chairman UK Sinha

“I prefer labelling GoAir as a budget carrier. We are not low cost. Unfortunately in India, there is no chance to be low cost. We would like to be one, in fact.”

GoAir (India) Chief Executive Officer Giorgio de Roni

“The Nano is something I would love to make successful because I don't think it's exploited its full potential right now… There has to be another push to make Nano what it can be.”

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata

“We are extremely pleased to consider this matter officially closed.”

Infosys Chief Executive S. D. Shibulal on US judge throwing out harassment case filed by former US employee Jack Palmer

“If coal is not mined, if coal remains buried in mother earth, where is the loss?”

Finance Minister P Chidambaram

“We are not in favour of FDI in retail and all this (insurance)... and pension sectors. We are not in favour of FDI in aviation also. Always we are in favour of common people.”

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on FDI

“What are you going to do to save tigers? Earlier it was 13,000, now it has come down to 1,200. You are more worried about the commercial activities... What have you done for the tiger project? What about the core areas you have promised to take steps for? The Union of India has not done anything except filing affidavits. Why did you initially recommend the ban?”

Supreme Court Bench to Centre’s counsel on petition for permitting tourism in protected areas

“If two people say they do not know each other and if SEBI can prove that they have talked to each other 20 times a day, it adds tremendous value in our case.”

SEBI Chairman UK Sinha on benefits of giving the market regulator access to phone call records.

“You can remember me for my stinginess and praise (Cyrus) Mistry for his magnanimity.”

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata

“Partnerships have a shelf life. Some work for a long time and some don't.”

PVR Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Bijli

Published on August 25, 2012
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