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Moneylife Digital Team 19 April 2011
TV channels that were expecting to wind down after the cricket World Cup, were pleasantly surprised by the additional revenues they earned from the interest in the protest at Jantar Mantar Television viewer interest in Anna Hazare's hunger fast against corruption drew sizeable advertisement...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 April 2011
Maharashtra government is offering incentive to its employees for enrolling more residents for the UID number scheme. The incentive part could be dangerously misused by the state government employees by promising fake benefits to get more people enrolled under the controversial Aadhaar project.

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Alekh Angre 18 April 2011
The much-touted mobile number portability, which allows a subscriber to change the operator while retaining the original number, is facing hurdles from the operators themselves. Numerous subscribers have been unable to shift as their operators have rejected their requests for no satisfactory...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 April 2011
Speakers at conference on land use in economic development describe hurdles that increase development costs; call for measures to revamp the process Developers need to rethink about the process of land acquisition and the use of technology for construction, said various speakers at the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 April 2011
Speaking at a workshop on Right to Information Act, organised by Moneylife Foundation, Mr Ravat said more use and involvement of citizens with the RTI movement would pressurise authorities to disclose information voluntarily. “More citizens should get involved with the Right to Information...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 April 2011
Stealing content that costs money to generate is becoming rampant. Moneylife has often been a victim of this criminal practice; among those stealing or plagiarizing our content are some reputed names Plagiarism or stealing of content has become rampant. As a small media group with limited...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 April 2011
Representatives undertaking development projects and civic officials debate maximising output of land, securing quality of life As demographic stress on existing urban areas increases, civic authorities in Maharashtra must look towards integrating fringe localities. This was the consensus...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 April 2011
Girish Gokhale says drive will cover 223 acres, beginning with Girgaum in central Mumbai The state government has given its nod for a chawl redevelopment drive in Mumbai, former municipal commissioner Girish Gokhale said on Thursday. "Two major problems which the government has failed to...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 April 2011
This is a new fraud on email that uses the names of Grameen Foundation, and Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus, to lure gullible people A new mail is doing the rounds over the Internet, seeking to give money for a noble cause to the 'chosen' recipient. The email, under the name of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 April 2011
Mangalore-based Vishal Rao creates ‘RuinedMyTrip’, which appears in the top search results for ‘MakeMyTrip’ on Google, to avenge cheating by the travel portal Feeling cheated by a company, either because of unfair treatment or poor services, many of us would usually end up staying silent. Yes,...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 13 April 2011
Supply of LPG as kitchen fuel is covered by the Essential Commodities Act, which requires the cylinder to be delivered at home within 48 hours of booking. However, many get it up to a week or even a fortnight later. Some activists have invoked the RTI Act successfully to shake up the oil...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 April 2011
Some people are critical that taxpayers’ funds should not be used for awards, when it is needed for more important purposes India won the cricket World Cup after a wait of nearly three decades. And the victory was celebrated with much frenzy-crowds danced on the streets waving the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 April 2011
According to an RTI query, the government is dragging its feet on payments on the plea that the affairs of the Commonwealth Games are under a criminal probe Diplomatic envoys from seven European countries and Australia have sent a second reminder to the Union sports and finance ministry,...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 11 April 2011
It’s intriguing that some very public figures chose to keep silent during the weeklong protest which galvanized people against the scourge of corruption Alert readers who have been following the massive television reportage on Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption in India would have...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 April 2011
Despite the dubious modus operandi it followed, the company has escaped the regulators’ net Stockguru.India, (SGI) a fraud company operating as a self-styled investment adviser, has allegedly duped its investors of around Rs1,000 crore. According to these investors, the company's managing...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 09 April 2011
Last evening in Pune was historic! It was probably only the third time that the city has witnessed such euphoria after the Samyukta Maharashtra movement and the JP movement all those years ago The imposing ramparts of Shaniwar Wada were witness to an electrifying moment in history, as more...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 09 April 2011
Getting Baba Ramdev in on Day 4 was brilliant, and timed with the statements by the Bajajs and Munjals added value which nobody could have predicted. The government totally miscalculated the rapid growth of the protests, not just in Delhi, but in the rest of the country. It could impact the...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 08 April 2011
It is easy to be swayed by the candle lights at Jantar Mantar or the patronizing attitude of the media. But the reality is that a large number of people are coming out to be counted and spotted on television, because they are simply tired of being hit by corruption at every step they take

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Sudhir Badami Sudhir Badami 08 April 2011
A city, where people walked for pleasure and cycled to work, has become a metropolis with motorized mobility at high speeds, which has made crossing the road a nightmare. It was once full of lakes, but today it draws water up 300 metres from the Cauvery river, as a result that the water supply...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 07 April 2011
The private sector wants corrupt netas and babus to be pulled up. Corruption in the private sector is as rampant, but never discussed Last week, KPMG, the consulting major that specialises in forensic accounting, released yet another survey on bribery and corruption which claims to reveal...

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