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Dr Sakuntala Narasimhan Dr Sakuntala Narasimhan 31 May 2021
On 15th May, I lost my husband of 59 years, at the end of his prolonged and painful illness. I was also suffering from major health problems myself, and was due for knee replacement surgery. The process of obtaining a death certificate from the municipal corporation proved to be a series of...

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After a day's pause, fuel prices increased once again on Monday reaching new highs across the country with petrol crossing Rs 100 per litre mark in several cities.   Accordingly, the pump prices of petrol and diesel increased by 29 paise and 26 paise per litre to Rs 94.23 and Rs 85.16...

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Taking the user privacy war to the court over new IT rules, Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in the Delhi High Court, saying that user privacy is in its DNA and requiring messaging apps to 'trace' chats undermines people's right to...

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After a hacker made 13TB data of nearly 18 crore orders of Domino's India with key details public on the Dark Web, Jubilant Foodworks that owns the master franchise for Domino's Pizza in India sent a letter to users on Tuesday, saying that it has hired a global forensic agency to investigate...

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Aarti Tikoo Singh (IANS) 25 May 2021
The deadline to comply with the new legal rules meant for big social media platforms, which were issued by the government three months ago, is ending on Tuesday, threatening the operations of the likes of Twitter in India.   According to top official sources, social media platforms...

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced its Banking Ombudsman (BO) Scheme as an expeditious and inexpensive forum for bank customers for the resolution of complaints relating to certain services rendered by banks.   However, over the years, the BO is also proving to be a white...

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has again directed WhatApp to withdraw its much controversial revised privacy policy and has warned action against the platform.   According to official sources, in its notice to the company, the ministry has said that there are...

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Two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield on Wednesday voluntarily recalled 2,36,966 motorcycles of the 'Classic, Bullet and 'Meteor' models due to a defect is in the ignition coil.   According to the company, the defect in the ignition coil can cause misfiring, reduced vehicle...

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Under the new found preference for revising fuel prices every alternate day, the Oil marketing companies (OMCs) kept the pump price of petrol and diesel unchanged on Wednesday.   Accordingly, the price of petrol continues to remain at Tuesday level of Rs 92.85 a litre and diesel Rs...

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Back then, the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) was a plain ‘board’, not yet turned into a ‘distribution company’ as it is now (MahaDiscom) and would most appropriately expand to ‘Monday to Sunday Electricity Bandh.’ It was a replay of this old understanding on 17th May,...

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Demand for gold on the occasion of 'Akshaya Tritiya' on Friday is expected to be somewhat impacted by the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.   'Akshaya Tritiya' is considered to be an auspicious occasion to purchase gold and gold commodities, including...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 May 2021
Keeping in view the alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has suspended it's sittings of the National Commission from 17th May till 21 May 2021.    A notice put up by the apex commission says that during...

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The common man is hurting due to the sharp rise in prices of essential commodities like edible oil and LPG (liquefied petroleum gases) in the past three years.   In Kolkata, for instance, edible oil prices have more than doubled in the past three years. Mustard oil, which was Rs90 a...

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Maintaining its rising trend, fuel prices increased for the third day in a row on Wednesday as state-owned fuel retailers hiked rates of petrol and diesel by 25 paise per litre each in the national capital.   In Delhi, petrol now costs Rs 92.05 per litre and diesel is priced at Rs...

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Ever been hit by credit card fraud?   I have. Well….My wife has.    Her phone rang at 1.35am. The bank’s credit card chaps were asking if she had done any transactions on her credit card from an East European country.  Of course not, she said.    But there they...

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Facing criticism over its upcoming privacy policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform on May 15, but they will have to eventually go through limited functions if they fail to accept the new norms in the...

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The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court passed an interim order on May 7 which stops Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) from taking any coercive action on jewellers across India or impose penalty on those who may not comply with BIA (BIS Act, 2016) regulations, Section 29(2) on mandatory...

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Petrol and diesel prices in the country rose again sharply by 25 paise and 30 paise per litre respectively on Thursday as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) continued to cover for their losses on holding back price rise for the past 18 days due to state elections.   This is third increase...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 30 April 2021
The pandemic has also triggered lawsuits over privacy issues with some video conferencing apps, and more.   Remember plans? If you don’t, here’s a refresher: Plans were appointments you were always tempted to cancel — usually at the last minute — but then when you went through with...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 April 2021
In a significant ruling, the Maharashtra Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (MahaREAT) held that the right to reserve a flat includes the right to cancel the reservation, hence, a builder cannot ask an allottee to forfeit the booking amount for withdrawing his reservation. In an order passer...

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