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Sudhir Badami Sudhir Badami 17 February 2011
The MSRDC did not conduct a public consultation on the proposal for a viaduct on Pedder Road, or consider alternatives before arriving at the decision. Sadly, simple observation of the traffic flow at another flyover suggests that this project will hardly improve the situation In 1999, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 February 2011
In an address to TV editors, prime minister says he was restricted by the compulsions of the coalition government and that he did not take quicker action on 2G as he did not think there was anything wrong at that time  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today underlined that he would stay in...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 16 February 2011
Scamsters offer Honda CR-V—an SUV—plus Rs6 lakh in emails sent from a Gmail ID, forcing the company to issue a clarification Honda Siel Cars India has said that it has come to the company's notice that some fraudulent emails are being circulated, offering the Honda CR-V variant and Rs6 lakh....

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 15 February 2011
The scamsters are at it again. However, this time they want you to believe that it is the RBI, which wants to pay you money. Jokes apart, but have you ever heard any government institution offering such huge amounts just like that? Asking people's bank account numbers and passwords is...

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Achintya Mukherjee Achintya Mukherjee 11 February 2011
Why did the media ignore ISRO’s S-band scam for so long after it was in the public domain, asks Achintya Mukherjee Details of the 'ISRO scam', which the Opposition claims to have unearthed a few days ago, were sent by the Bombay Telephone Users' Association (BTUA) to the Prime Minister's...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 10 February 2011
The best and the brightest have shot off an open letter to the government. what difference will it make? On 19th January, the Supreme Court added its powerful support to the raging public anger against corruption by pulling up the government for protecting those responsible for what it called...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 February 2011
With mobile number portability finally seeing the light of day, you can say goodbye to your existing service provider and switch to a player of your choice Are you among those who have been facing ‘quality of service’ issues with your mobile telephone service provider? From 20th January, you...

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Munira Dongre 10 February 2011
The minister seems to be in a tearing hurry to change his image as the saviour of all things —including the environment—and is handing out permissions to controversial projects left right and ‘Centre’ Oh how righteousness crumbles in the face of pressure from the high command... and possibly...

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Shukti Sarma 09 February 2011
It is estimated that clearance of large tracts under land ceiling law may have lost state government Rs500 crore The Bombay High Court has suggested that a probe be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the huge number of allegedly fraudulent clearences given for...

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Shukti Sarma 08 February 2011
The timeshare holiday company has disappointed customers and shareholders for 25 years with promises it never kept. Yet, it is now trying to woo holidayers all over again with the same old promises They promised people dream holiday experiences and disappeared promptly after cheating many...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 February 2011
This modus operandi is fresh. Scamsters want to meet 'candidates' in person at Mumbai to demand money for a job in UK's Marriott Hotel The scamsters are on the prowl again, this time sending emails to offer overseas jobs. A few days back, companies like Samsung, Siemens, Videocon and...

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Sudhir Badami Sudhir Badami 04 February 2011
With the number of vehicles increasing sharply and parking space vanishing rapidly, it is critical that we discuss and work out parking solutions that are workable and affordable Parking is such a pain! We rarely hear this being uttered nowadays. Why is this? Does it mean there are no...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 February 2011
The government is planning a biometric database to authenticate work applications, work-site attendance and wage payments. After the Aadhaar implementation, Big Brother will not just be watching you; every move you make will be recorded and registered We at Moneylife have been repeatedly...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 02 February 2011
Why are shipping accidents happening with alarming frequency around Mumbai? Here’s a lowdown from the deck, at close quarters ""But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice. "Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."" (Lewis Carroll) This would have been funny in...

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Alekh Angre 31 January 2011
Policy makers, concerned about the impact of mobile phone radiation on the human systems, complications in reproductive health and behaviour problems in children, want operators to take effective steps to curb harmful effects A report submitted last week by the inter-ministerial group to the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 January 2011
Government’s unresponsive attitude towards Bombay Telephone Users’ Association’s public meeting invite that discusses health hazards due to radiation In January 2010, Usha Kiran apartments, on Carmichael Road in the plush South Mumbai area was in the news, after four of its residents  died due...

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Ramdass Keshavamurthy Ramdass Keshavamurthy 28 January 2011
The UID project which is being rolled out with much fanfare by the government has innumerable pitfalls. Here are a few of them Aadhaar with its biometrics and the ability to facilitate convergence of information-bona fide or otherwise-has the potential to compromise privacy and put people in...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 28 January 2011
How long will the ‘common’ citizen wait for the system to cleanse itself? Good clean unadulterated fuel is your right. The time to act is now! Fuel adulteration is a subject that your humble correspondent has been very familiar with over the last few decades, in his many roles-as a seafarer...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 January 2011
 India imported more cases of bulk wine than labelled wine from Australia in 2010. But why are importers tight-lipped? According to a recent article in an Australian trade publication, Wine Australia, India imported around 66,000 cases of bulk wine from Down Under last year, almost thrice the...

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