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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2010
A proposal approved by the cabinet will constitute a statutory authority to be called the National Identification Authority of India. It’s the new name for UIDAI. The Union Cabinet on Friday approved a proposal to introduce the National Identification Authority of India (NIAI) Bill 2010 in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 September 2010
The know-your-distributor norms introduced by SEBI are making distributors see red; some feel that the mandatory biometric verification is stretching things a bit too far At a time when the assets under management (AUM) of mutual fund companies are dwindling rapidly, market regulator Securities...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 September 2010
Senior Supreme Court lawyer provides details of cases and instances of “corruption” in the higher judiciary After former law minister Shanti Bhushan has sought to implead himself in the contemption petition filed against his son, Prashant Bhushan for his comments in a magazine interview, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 September 2010
Order states that Adani Power Ltd cannot terminate the PPA with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd for non-execution of the fuel supply agreement with the Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission, in its order on 31st August, has directed a power company...

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Munira Dongre 13 September 2010
Could politics topple the proverbial applecart? It is not such an outlandish possibility suggests a CLSA report in a surprisingly sharp critique on the ruling party’s performance, especially about governance, till date... Brokerages are not known for their sharp and insightful, let alone...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 September 2010
Despite winning a case against the insurer at a Consumer Forum, Mr Mehta’s claims still remain to be settled. If the insurer does not pay within the stipulated time, he may file a winding-up petition against the company Hell hath no fury like an insured person scorned. Or that is what public...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2010
We explore At-Home Medicare, a regular health monitoring programme for senior citizens At the age of 75, Ramakant Narayan's aspirations in life have been largely fulfilled - his children live abroad and his late wife had a wonderful life. Once an energetic and playful man, he is now a diabetic,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 08 September 2010
India’s roaring economy ranks 133rd among 183 countries in the ease of doing business India is supposed to be emerging as a global economic powerhouse and the 'apple of the eye' for Western onlookers. But a quantitative survey by the World Bank seems to conclude year after year that India is a...

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Sanket Dhanorkar 07 September 2010
Confidence levels among bankers seem to be at an all-time low about carrying out the financial inclusion plan; some even call for non-banking entities to be roped in for the effort The optimism among the banking fraternity about achieving financial inclusion seems to have waned. Head honchos of...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 06 September 2010
Tata Teleservices ignores scamsters using its SMS services to offer bumper lotteries Mobile phone users have, for a long time now, suffered the scourge of unsolicited calls/SMSs. Recently, Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee was interrupted during a debate in Parliament by one of these...

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Samir Kelekar Samir Kelekar 01 September 2010
It is important that the UID project be halted and a committee be appointed to look into the various issues plaguing the project; further, a thorough feasibility and impact assessment study is needed before more taxpayer money is spent on this venture Today's Hindustan Times carries an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 August 2010
A meeting of civil society groups from across the country trashed the government’s ambitious UID scheme, saying it is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforeseen consequences The government is set to issue the first set of unique identities (UID) to about 100 million people...

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The Games are round the corner but where are merchandising items? Not that anyone is asking, but if you want to buy some Commonwealth Games (CWG) products like metal coins or a mug with CWG logo or, for that matter, even T-shirts with the mascot Shera, you are not going to get it because the...

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Shoddy service, lost mileage points and bookingglitches galore. Why should you ever visit aggregator  While booking airline tickets through online aggregator portals, beware. Here is the experience our columnist R Balakrishnan had with Cleartrip.com. Mr Balakrishnan had used Cleartrip in the...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 26 August 2010
Here are a few remedial steps that can be taken by a bank customer to address the menace of counterfeit money Yesterday (http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/8523.html) we dwelt on how customers are being short-changed when it comes to the issue of fake currency notes. One thing is clear from all...

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Ashok Shaw 26 August 2010
As 8.94% of the Indian population is above 60 years of age, developers have realised that there is a potential market for retirement homes The recent trend of retirement homes gaining popularity seems to be catching on as one more such project will start functioning by December this...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 25 August 2010
When even bank tellers dispensing notes refuse to use counterfeit-currency checking machines to verify their genuineness, whom does the hapless customer turn to? And why are these machines not being manufactured in India?  Readers of Moneylife will be familiar with the series that we recently...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 August 2010
Senior citizens ask for better health insurance schemes from the government, immediate implementation of the National Policy on Older Persons along with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act Thousands of senior citizens sporting black bands around their arms and...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 13 August 2010
Banning this service will not solve the problem. The government and security agencies need to be more proactive and use innovations to track threats In a civilised society, gagging of any sort should be used as a last resort. However, while citizens mostly behave in a civilised manner, the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 10 August 2010
Telecom companies will go to any extent to convince you to go in for their product or services. But the moment you become a customer, they’ll place you at the mercy of their after sales and customer service. There are a lot of Indians out here. Over a billion of us populate this planet....

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