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Cashkaro.com is an online portal that benefits the consumer through cashback and coupon services. How enthusiastic should you be about it? What more would you want from online shopping than getting some of your money back when purchasing through a certain website? Yes, online cashback...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 June 2013
Airtel said that the Volume Based Charges (VBC) on its recharge vouchers for 2G data usage of three denominations have been reduced to 1 paisa per 10 KB from 10 paisa per 10 KB making internet usage affordable for its subscribers   Triggering competition, private sector telecom...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 June 2013
“The rate cut from 10p/10KB to 2p/10KB will make internet access affordable for customers who use mobile Internet in a limited way,” Vodafone said in a statement   In a significant move, Vodafone India today said it has reduced data charges by up to 80% in three circles and the new...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 June 2013
SBI Card and Payment Services has been directed by the North District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to pay the compensation to the Delhi-based customer for ‘lowering’ her financial credibility due to which she was denied a loan by another bank   A consumer forum has directed SBI...

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The aviation regulator has allowed for various services to be charged separately. How can you use this to your advantage? During late-April 2013, India’s civil aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allowed the airlines in India to ‘unbundle’ their products and...

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Unlike Ford, Datsun should take the trouble to find out what customers want rather than force unnecessary stuff down their throat The Datsun, Nissan’s ambitious low-cost hatchback car, due to be launched in India in July, is being benchmarked against the Tata Nano as far as top-speed...

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Most people assume that MRP is the final maximum rate at which a product can be bought. Actual discussion with a few shops indicates that the MRP is inclusive of their profits and taxes if any. Few smart shopkeepers, in order to maintain and expand clientele, generally volunteer and give away...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2013
With the launch of OxiCash Wallet, a real-time, round-the-clock money transfer facility, Oxigen Services claims to be the country’s first non-banking mobile wallet facility. This facility can be used even if the person does not have a bank account. It allows one to transfer and receive funds...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2013
PayU India, an online payment company, has launched PayU paisa, a web-based online payment system. This gateway does not require sellers to have a website of their own to tie-up with the service-provider. The gateway allows sellers to use its website to create a webstore and upload details of...

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Civil aviation ministry has permitted five domestic airlines to charge for various facilities, including a charge for the complementary check-in baggage. This has sent shock waves among the travelling community. Is this practical?  How will it affect the regular traveller? The ministry...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 April 2013
Some of the most important factors that stop customers from buying online are trust as well as concerns about product quality, size and delivery. Will TrustPay from Snapdeal be able to address all these concerns? E-commerce or online buying sites have become the latest choice of private...

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Finally, you can have a top-class travel experience on the Indian Railways Indian Railways has thus far been the country cousin to the airlines for business travellers. And for good reasons too; while the Indian train network does not have its own Shinkasen speed lines which can operate...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 April 2013
The pros and cons of Mahindra's latest version of the battery-operated car, what to do when your brakes are overheated, the ongoing investigations into evasion of duty on imported cars and why sales of new cars are dropping So is the Mahindra Reva e2o the only electric car to be launched...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 March 2013
The petrol variants of the car are priced between Rs7.38 lakh and Rs8.84 lakh while the diesel versions are priced between Rs8.27 lakh and Rs9.79 lakh India’s largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India on Friday launched an all-new version of its mid-size sedan SX4 in the country,...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 21 March 2013
Car offers are galore. Don’t believe what the manufacturer or dealer says A ‘free’ car offered with an apartment has been a sales gimmick for some time now. It is not really free, but built into the price. But getting a small car from the same manufacturer ‘free’ on purchase of a new car...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 13 March 2013
Tyres from sports utility vehicles add significant costs to your car maintenance Afriend of mine, who had bought one of those extremely popular low-cost utility vehicles masquerading as ‘sports utility vehicles’ (SUVs), learnt his lesson when it came to changing tyres. First of all,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 February 2013
In the second of this two-part series, Naveena Israni traverses the hills of Sri Lanka and sheds light on the country’s architectural, religious and cultural heritage In  our previous issue, we gave you general travel tips on Sri Lanka, followed by a tour of the beach town of Bentota and...

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Travel applications, highly popular in the West, are now gaining traction in India Airlines took to paperless ticketing to put a stop on wasteful expenditure on tonnes of paper tickets. As a result, ticketing made its way to electronic media, namely, phone and email, all over the world,...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 13 February 2013
The scooter has distinct advantages which cannot be matched by motorbikes The scooter seems to be making a come back. Bajaj Auto had decided to concentrate more on motorcycles a few years ago and is now depending, in a large way, on its three-wheeler product. This must be one company...

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Naveena Israni 02 February 2013
Naveena Israni explores the beaches and the wild side of this island nation If  you’ve already explored tried-and-tested destinations in the US and Europe and grown weary of Southeast Asia, it’s about time you booked your tickets to refreshing, affordable Sri Lanka. This tropical island...

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