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Moneylife Digital Team 07 June 2011
The once popular art fund has failed to live up to its promise to repay investors. Chief advisor Neville Tuli assures again that payments will be made despite the delay Osian's creditors may have to wait, says Neville Tuli, chief advisor of Osian's Art Fund. His response was in answer to an...

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RTI activist exposes exaggerated claims by HUL that its water purifier kills one crore viruses per litre of water "Ek litre pani mein ek crore virus marta hai", or one crore virus die in one litre of water. That's the claim by the water purifier maker Pureit, in a television commercial. The...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 June 2011
Delhi High Court had rebuked the CVC for harassing MK Tyagi, who exposed the drain on the public exchequer. But the Court order has not been implemented as yet The Whistleblower's Bill is under the consideration of Parliament, to protect and reward those who expose corruption. But over the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 June 2011
The IMD's long range forecast for the 2011 south-west monsoon season is that the rainfall for the country as a whole is most likely to be Normal (96-104% of Long Period Average) The Indian monsoon season (June to September) has started on a positive note. For the week ending 1st June,...

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Indrani Malkani 02 June 2011
The story of a successful fight to put in place a safe transport system for school-going  children. Starting a series on ordinary citizens who took on the system—and won For every mother, the thought of braving the city traffic to see her children off to school and back home safely is a...

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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has gone extravagant with its ‘makeover’ plans for Five Gardens, a Mumbai landmark, which needed no transformation The civic authorities in Mumbai have been taking up numerous beautification programmes across the city over the past few years even as the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 June 2011
The state government recently announced the permissible age for liquor consumption as 25 years. But this has been the rule according to the Bombay Prohibition Act, 1949 for some years now The Maharashtra government's recent announcement of the permissible age limit for liquor consumption is...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 June 2011
According to documents procured by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal, former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyer wrote several letters to the Prime Minister, informing him about the methods Mr Kalmadi adopted to collect more funds than sanctioned under different heads. But the letters were...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 01 June 2011
This is the story of a villager who has been fighting against land sharks in Pune district. He has used the RTI Act in his struggle to get back 74 acres that was fraudulently taken by three businessmen, in connivance with land records officials, and in total disregard of a high court order to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 June 2011
Mani Shankar Aiyer wrote letters to the prime minister complaining about Suresh Kalmadi. According to documents procured by RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal, Mr Kalmadi labelled Mr Aiyer and sports ministry officials as 'cartoons', for objecting to his dictatorship in the CWG The...

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The Right to Information Act has empowered citizens to ask questions from their government, but it has done little to force officials to comply with those requests—or enforce good governance What exactly is our Right to Information (RTI) Act supposed to achieve? The Act is only a means to an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 May 2011
The MLM company promises five-star travel packages on joining and lucrative compensation fees up to Rs4.5 lakh on its direct selling model Travel Ventures International (TVI) Express, a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, is growing its base in India. And like in the recent case of another...

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As a nation, we are peddling our scarce natural resources that cannot be replenished. Global players are mining iron ore for a song, destroying the natural habitat around the mines and shipping it to metal-hungry destinations and making super-profits. As usual, the powers-that-be are silent 

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 May 2011
According to a survey undertaken by Venafi, organisations need to quickly come to terms with how crucial encryption keys are to safeguarding the entire enterprise, as well as the heightened need for automated key and certificate management with access controls, separation of duties and improved...

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Delegation meets Maharashtra chief minister. Experts back NGOs’ demand for concrete government initiatives High real estate prices have led many home buyers to opt for rental accommodation over the past few months, perhaps in the hope that house prices would cool off. Now, it seems, that...

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The Central Information Commission and various high courts have ruled in favour of students seeking to see their answer sheets. While a final decision on the matter is awaited from the Supreme Court, last week’s order by Nepal’s Supreme Court endorsing a similar decision by its National...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 May 2011
A study argues that there is too much uncertainty in biometrics to predict how well the technology will perform in the real world, much less support investment in this technology Three scholars who have provided the academic foundation for the biometrics industry, particularly in the Western...

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The race for land acquisition in Noida is gaining pace. Apart from a pretty racetrack, there will be a lot of commercial and residential property, maybe even an international airport, and more, all a short distance from Delhi Motorsports has never been for those without deep pockets....

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 May 2011
Government has not worked out a policy on implementation of amendment to development control regulations; residents of Sewree housing complex get no help from government departments on application of rule People living in buildings that are part of mill redevelopment projects must talk to...

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Senior lawyer Ashok Saraogi has said that since Speak Asia is offering reward points for filling up surveys as an additional benefit, it can withdraw these if its contracts with its clients ends. Notably, not a single official from Speak Asia was present during the press conference called by its...

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