Debenture holders’ plea to NCLT against Peninsula not admitted

As per the newspaper reports, debenture holders have approached NCLT invoking insolvency proceeding against Peninsula Land (PL). Plea is due to default by one of the SPVs of PL on it’s payment obligations towards the debenture holders in July 2021. Debenture holders had invoked corporate guarantees worth Rs 117 crore provided by PL. As per … Read more

Spicejet settles with AAI. Also rumoured to be in stake sale discussions.

Spicejet has informed that it has settled with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and has cleared all the ‘principal’ dues. Financial difficulties of the airline are widely known. It has been defaulting/ delaying on most of it’s financial commitments. It was moved to ‘cash and carry system’ in airports run by the AAI. Spicejet has … Read more

Regulator acts on Spicejet’s continuous mid air snags

Since May of this year (i.e, in just 2 months), Spicejet has reported 9 mid air snags. This is uncommon in Indian skies and deserved a closer look by the regulator – The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). DGCA has now acted and ordered Spicejet to operate only 50% of it’s flights that have … Read more

SEBI fines IIFL Securities for violation of norms related to the client funds

Brokerage businesses handle significant client money and hence are supposed to be managed with extreme discipline. Regulations are well laid out in that regard. However, time and again we come across cases that raise doubt on this underlying presumption. Today, SEBI passed an adjudication order against IIFL Securities Limited (IIFL) for some serious violations – … Read more

Indostar informs about credit process lapses and hence need for additional provisions. Fixing of accountability awaited.

In a surprise development, Indostar Capital Finance Limited (ICFL) informed the following – On March 31, 2022, the management had informed Audit Committee of certain control deficiencies observed during the interim statutory audit Observations specifically related to the CV loan portfolio They were in respect of sanctioning of loans to existing customers, loan documentation and … Read more

ED raids JSPL offices over suspected violation of FEMA regulations

As per newspaper reports, Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at JSPL’s New Delhi and Gurugram offices. On exchanges’ seeking confirmation about the newspaper reports from the Company, JSPL did confirm that ED had visited the two offices and all the requisite information has been provided. The Company further informed, that it has an exemplary track record … Read more

CCI orders to investigate Zomato, Swiggy over neutrality

The order comes months after the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) asked the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to investigate the companies for breaching platform neutrality by providing priority to the exclusive contractors. Key points to note – NRAI represents more than 5,00,000 restaurants across India. Other than complaints about platform neutrality, complaint by … Read more

RBI stops Paytm Payments Bank from onboarding new customers

Paytm Payments Bank (PPB) is a joint venture between Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma and the listed holding company One97 Communications, the parent of Paytm. Sharma owns 51% in the bank in his personal capacity. It had started operations in 2017 and claims to have 60 million bank accounts with 4 lakh users added every … Read more