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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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Shukti Sarma 24 January 2011
Activists say Lokpal will have only advisory role; curbs independence of vigilance authorities; provides for punishment of complainant if complaint is found to be ‘frivolous’ Union law minister Veerappa Moily has said that corruption will be rooted out within one year. The Lokpal Bill, the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 January 2011
Whether the super-worm was created in the US, Israel or China, we will never know. Nevertheless, India is still collaborating with companies from these countries without any background checks. Take for example, L-1 Identity Solutions, UIDAI’s partner for the Aadhaar project Last week, the New...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 January 2011
Do you still have some questions on mobile number portability? Click on our ‘Ask-A-Question’ module on the upper left corner of this website Are there any conditions for MNP? You should have completed a period of 90 days (from the date of activation of your mobile connection) with your...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 January 2011
The process is quite simple. It just involves sending an SMS, and submitting an application form Here is the procedure and the guidelines for changing your operator, if you so wish:  The procedure.. 1. Send an SMS to 1900 in the following format:           PORT

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Vickram Crishna 20 January 2011
Powerful commercial interests have been lobbying for the enactment of a Data Protection Act, but there is no such equivalent power, either financial or temporal, to rally behind reinforcing personal privacy protection India's Constitution has inbuilt safeguards to protect personal privacy. ...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 19 January 2011
With mobile number portability finally seeing the light of day, you can say goodbye to your existing service provider and switch to any other player of your choice. But be warned—almost every operator in the country has been swamped by a number of complaints from subscribers Are you among those...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 January 2011
For the first time ever, leading luminaries from India have joined hands and issued an open appeal to the leaders of our country to speak out against the culture of corruption which has all but swamped our nation The voice of outrage was only getting louder and louder, but this has to be one of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2011
State energy development agency working on mechanism for policy to be introduced soon, according to state official The government of Maharashtra is planning to introduce an energy audit policy for commercial establishments such as shops and shopping complexes in the near term, a senior...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 13 January 2011
The Tatas do make a serious effort to run clean businesses. This is precisely the reason why the Niira Radia tapes have dealt a big blow to the Tatas’ reputation but not Reliance’s. When you have a code, you are expected to follow it “Corruption is not only about personally accepting and...

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Shukti Sarma 13 January 2011
From Niira Radia tape leaks in India and Wikileaks all around the world, there was a lot that kept Internet users hooked. It was also a year of increased hacktivism and cyberpolitics, which ended with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg being named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Wikileaks...

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