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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 06 August 2010
Malaria is swamping Mumbai, with the number of cases steadily increasing, and the city is facing an acute shortage of hospital beds. Doctors now fear that the next threat could be dengue Yesterday, Moneylife had reported (http://moneylife.in/article/78/7932.html) on how malaria is spreading...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 05 August 2010
The metropolis is fighting a war against malaria. However, the BMC does not have enough insecticides to combat the disease Malaria is spreading like wildfire in Mumbai. In July, there has been a three-fold rise in cases diagnosed with the disease compared to last year. Amidst the lack of beds...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 05 August 2010
If you thought that the current controversies plaguing the upcoming Commonwealth Games are shameful, here are a few more episodes that show that our ‘sporting bodies’ will never, ever, bow down to the law of the land First, a re-clarification: This is an article which refers to a legal...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 04 August 2010
If you thought that the current controversies plaguing the upcoming Commonwealth Games are shameful, here are some episodes from our sorry sporting past It is an old rule in politics - if you are caught out in activities which are fairly par for the course, often involving the misuse of funds...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 03 August 2010
Merchandising items like T-shirts, mugs, coins and perfumes were supposed to be in stores by July. However, these items have yet to see the light of day.   The upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in New Delhi seems to be mired in many controversies. Allegations are flying thick and...

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Samir Kelekar Samir Kelekar 02 August 2010
Aadhaar could be extremely dangerous to freedom and democracy itself, a reason why similar identity projects have been confined to the dustbin by many other democratic countries Since Aadhaar, that national UID project, seems to be the flavour of the season with news coming out everyday as to...

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Ram Krishnaswamy  and   Vickram Crishna 29 July 2010
Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) will assign unique numbers to all people in India (‘Aadhaar’ is the brand name chosen by the for its flagship scheme), to serve as a single reference point to help establish identity. We found over 200 articles extolling the merits of the project and...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 19 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the first part of a three-part series So you thought that just because you got your currency notes from across a bank teller's...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 16 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the second part of a three-part series Here are a few anecdotes that illustrate how tortuous the system has become as far as...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 15 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the third part of a three-part series A few more anecdotes that illustrate how tortuous the system has become as far as...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2010
BS&F Cell of the CBI plans to have two-three of the proposed 71 additional special exclusive courts to deal with cases related to bank frauds and securities frauds Keeping in mind the growing increase in the number of securities and bank frauds, the Bank Security and Frauds Cell (BS&FC) of the...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 08 July 2010
A number of recent advertisements are portraying Africans in a negative light. While Indians scream blue murder whenever they feel they are at the receiving end of racism, why are our ads so insensitive? The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) plans to pull up the recent LMN ad that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2010
The nation-wide bandh jointly called by several opposition parties brought  most States of the country to a standstill, including Congress-ruled ones like Maharashtra. The 12-hour bandh adversely affected the social and economic life of the country The opposition National Democratic Alliance...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 05 July 2010
Mumbai is at a standstill despite the ruling party saying that it would ensure that it was business as usual. For those who believed the government and made their way to work without a dabba, half the day was a long search for food. It is called the "City that never sleeps", yet Mumbai was...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 July 2010
Charitable organisations collect a substantial proportion of funds through donors who prefer not to reveal their identities—the government’s ban is eliminating their sources for finance Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been crying out against the government's diktat on taxing...

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Moneylife Digital Team 01 July 2010
The UIDAI chief has said that Aadhaar can be used for the betterment of over 1.4 million railway employees With the Indian Railways catering to crores of people and employing over a million strong staff, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) saw a major role for itself in...

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Moneylife Digital Team 30 June 2010
The new draft legislation of the UIDAI proposes to protect individual privacy and also has strict punishments in case of impersonation and privacy breaches with fines of up to Rs1 crore The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is all set for a pilot rollout of its...

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Don’t expect any price wars, but it is time to start searching for more fuel-efficient vehicles So what does the freeing of the fuel price mechanism really mean for us in India, on the street and at home, and where does this go next? By all reckoning, it goes only one way, and that is...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal  and   Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 22 June 2010
The world’s richest cricketing body, BCCI, is finding new loopholes to remain a charitable organisation and pay no taxes. Sources confirm that it has shifted its headquarters from Mumbai to Chennai The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest cricketing body in the world, has...

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Dolly Mirchandani  and   Upasana Doshi 11 June 2010
The spate of emails warning you about high tides and dangerous monsoon days has begun. Instead of wondering if the warnings are genuine or staying at home in a panic, you can verify whether the information is true by conducting some checks on your own The monsoon is all set to hit Mumbai in the...

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