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Government launches app to monitor solid waste management
In a step towards simplifying waste management, the environment ministry launched a web-based application -- Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS) -- here on Monday to help in tracking the 'movement and management' of hazardous and other solid wastes.
 
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, launching the website - www.iwms.nic.in - said this would help them monitor total 43,000 industries responsible for producing hazardous waste.
 
"With this we can track all the hazardous waste and other solid waste. It will also become a single window for authorization and provide state and nation-wise data on waste generation and number of waste generating and processing industrial units," Javadekar said here.
 
The minister added that the data obtained will help the authorities to identify the problem areas of the waste management and plan accordingly. The portal will generate data on different categories of waste including hazardous, bio-medical, electronic, plastic and municipal waste.
 
"There are over 43,000 industrial units producing the hazardous waste, like the waste generated while producing nickel. Out of these, 30,000 had already been mapped using this application and other will be mapped soon," the minister said.
 
The portal will also facilitate the people in obtaining permission for import and export of certain categories of waste, for reuse, recycling, recovery or co-processing and conserve the primary source. 
 
The ministry official stated that it also aims to track the waste producing industry using Geographic Information System (GIS) maps for effective monitoring and, if required, to inspect their waste management or processing mechanism.
 
"The upgraded version of the IWMS is expected to encompass generation of annual report from the annual return filed by the industries for various types of waste generated in the country. This version would provide customized GIS based information. The GIS maps would be generated and integrated with underlying information to provide an excellent visual outlook to the available data," a ministry statement said.

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Another Study Finds Link Between Pharma Money and Brand-name Prescribing

A group of researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that medical industry payments to physicians in Massachusetts are associated with higher rates of prescribing brand-name drugs that treat high cholesterol.

 

The study's finding, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, is in line with a ProPublica analysis and story from March, which showed that physicians who receive industry money tend to prescribe higher rates of brand-name drugs 2014 and thus, lower rates of similarly effective, more affordable generic drugs 2014 when compared to peers.

 

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An aim of the study, said lead author Dr. James S. Yeh, was to determine and reduce any industry influence that could produce bad behavior.

 

"You want your doctors to be objective rather than doing something because there is a financial gain, be it subconscious or conscious," Yeh said. "That's not the way we should be doing medicine."

 

Yeh added that not all industry relationships with physicians are problematic. Often pharmaceutical companies fund large research projects that could produce advances in medical care.

 

The Harvard study concluded that physicians' rate of prescribing brand-name statins 2014 the category of drugs that treat high cholesterol 2014 increased by 0.1 percent for every $1,000 in industry money received. Under $2,000 in payments, there was no significant increase in brand-name prescribing.

 

A 0.1 percent increase in brand-name prescribing might not seem like much, but the study notes that brand-name statins cost two to four times wholesale as much as generics and that cost is an important factor in patient health outcomes. Patients are less likely to keep taking drugs that are more expensive.

 

Both ProPublica and the Harvard researchers were careful not to assign a causal relationship between payments and brand-name prescribing because there's a lot that the data alone can't show 2014 for instance, why a doctor chose a certain drug, or the list of preferred drugs used by a patient's insurer. It's also possible that pharmaceutical companies market their drugs more to doctors who are already high brand-name prescribers.

 

"I think the causal relationship is really difficult to determine because there's so many other factors that impact the physician's prescribing behavior," said Yeh, a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

 

The Harvard study differs from ProPublica's analysis in a few ways. ProPublica looked at doctors nationwide in the five most populous specialties, using data from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Open Payments program, which included all payments to doctors from drug and device makers in 2014. The Harvard researchers only looked at Massachusetts doctors, using a 2011 physician payment database kept by the state's department of health.

 

Also, ProPublica focused on overall brand-name prescribing rates, not just for statins. The researchers chose statins because they are frequently prescribed and because there are both generic and brand-name options.

 

Both analyses used prescribing data from Medicare's Part D program to determine physicians' brand-name prescribing rates 2014 in fact, the Harvard researchers purchased Part D data prepared for analysis by ProPublica. Part D currently provides drug coverage to nearly 41 million seniors and disabled people.

 

One of Yeh's co-authors, Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, provided feedback on the design of ProPublica's analysis.

 

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QNet: “It is a chain where a person is fooled and then he is trained to fool others to earn money” says Bombay HC order
The Bombay High Court while rejecting anticipatory bail applications of five accused in the multi-crore QNet scam, has observed that "the deceit and fraud is camouflaged under the name of e-marketing and business". This scheme is undoubtedly a multi-level marketing (MLM) activity and a pyramid structure of such scheme is prepared so that the members are promised to get money on purchase and sale of products, the Court said.
 
In a hard-hitting order on 6 May 2016, Justice Mridula Bhatkar said, "The motto of the company 'sell more, earn more' appears very attractive and innocuous. However, this motto is fully camouflaged. The company stands on a basic statement that people can be fooled. Thus, the true motto is 'sell more earn more' by fooling people. In fact it is a chain where a person is fooled and then he is trained to fool others to earn money. For that purpose, workshops are conducted where study and business material is provided with a jugglery of words, promises and dreams. Thus, the deceit and fraud is camouflaged under the name of e-­marketing and business."
 
"It has very grave and serious impact on the economic status and mental health of the people on a large scale. On considering parameters of section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, I am not inclined to protect the accused. It won't be out of place to mention that such circulation is required to be stopped. It is necessary for the prosecution to take injunctive steps against this business activity, which is prima facie, illegal. Though by stopping this business, a large group of people may get financially affected, however, it will save larger groups of people from becoming prey of this activity," the Bombay HC said. 
 
The HC rejected bail applications of five including, Srinivas Rao Vanka and Magaral Veervalli Balaji, both directors of Vihaan Direct selling (India) Pvt Ltd, Suresh Thimiri, director of Transview Enterprises India Pvt Ltd, Malcolm Nozer Desai, who is a 20% stakeholder in Vihaan and Michael Joseph Ferreira, former world champion of billiards and an 80% stakeholder in Vihaan.
 
"I have gone through the plan which is given by QNet to every individual representative (IR)," Justice Bhatkar said. "I have gone through the statements of many witnesses, who claimed that they have been cheated under the scheme launched by QNet. I have also considered the conclusive report of Serious Fraud Investigation Agency (SFIO) under the Company Act) SFIO Prima facie, there is material to hold that the business conducted by Qnet is covered under PCMC Act and also under Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954."
 
"However," the Bench added, "the things are not as straight as they are perceived on the surface. Assuming that the scheme was launched with a noble object to give benefit to maximum people to make money quickly and easily by selling products of the company, however, after going through the material placed before me including the statements of the witnesses, I am of the view that in the mid­way, the intention of the applicants/ accused, who are the directors and shareholders of the company, became dubious. They had knowledge that more members are suffering financial losses and they are not satisfied with the products. The claim that the wellness products i.e., Biodisk and Chi Pendent are medicinal and spiritual products, are after all, a matter of faith. However, the applicants/ accused have launched these wellness products with ulterior motive and with correct judgment of vulnerability of the people. The holiday packages, which were sold or offered, without any choice left to the buyers. The entire business was Internet based and, therefore, the persons who are responsible i.e., the top brass i.e., the applicants/ accused, were not approachable to the persons who were aggrieved. The nature of the business was knitted in the interest of the Directors and shareholders in such a manner that the persons who are at the lower level of the pyramid cannot get any access to put up their grievances. The manner in which the persons were contacted, incentives offered, the workshops were conducted, are best examples of inducement."
 
Earlier, Pradeep Gharat, special Public Prosecutor submitted before the Bench that Vanmala Hotels, Travels and Tourism Services Private Ltd and Pallava Resorts Private Limited have created a Website and travel packages. "The commission was not paid on the products though the new members were introduced. The registered office of Vanmala Hotels, Travels and Tourism Services Pvt Ltd company is a call center," he said. 
 
He further submitted that in December 2014 the Ministry of Corporate Affairs sealed their office at Chennai and declared Gold Quest International Pvt Ltd and QuestNet Enterprise (P) Ltd as the fraud companies. "Thus, money is collected on­line and though the Independent Representative number is given, actual money was not available for withdrawal. Said money was laundered outside India. The police in the investigation have come across 73 bank accounts of Q Net Ltd and total laundering of is around Rs135 crore," Adv Gharat had said.
 
Below is the order passed by the Bombay HC…
 
 
Earlier in February 2016, the special Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (MPID) Court had also rejected anticipatory bail applications of these five. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police, which is probing the case, had invoked the stringent MPID Act against controversial multi-level marketing (MLM) company QNet, which has denied any wrongdoing on its part.
 
Gurupreet Singh Anand, a computer consultant from Lokhandawala, Andheri in his first information report (FIR) stated that his wife was duped for Rs30,000 by some people who had introduced themselves as the independent representatives (IRs) of QNet. 
 
While arguing before the HC in person, he contended that the illegal money circulation scheme is being conducted in India by changing names from GoldQuest to QuestNet to the current QNet.
 
Earlier, the SFIO in its detailed ‘secret’ report on GoldQuest International Pvt Ltd and Quest Enterprises India Pvt Ltd has called multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes run by overseas operators as “a potential threat to national security”.
 

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COMMENTS

Gladiator

14 hours ago

Am from karnataka... Same like u all... This is not the time to discuss on wt happened to us.. Lets decide wt we can do to chase this dirt from our place. Q net is mainly focuzing on yoingsters who hv come to banglore to survive. They fill their shit n put their life to struggle. Lets try to stop dis by spreading so that many youngsters can lead their family happily.. Lets b one and show q net they are wrong.... Indians are nt fools.. Lets create another quit india movement to stop this thrush from our place.. Lets b united n save as many as we can.. jai Hind...

Noel Prabhu

14 hours ago

Am from karnataka... Same like u all... This is not the time to discuss on wt happened to us.. Lets decide wt we can do to chase this dirt from our place. Q net is mainly focuzing on yoingsters who hv come to banglore to survive. They fill their shit n put their life to struggle. Lets try to stop dis by spreading so that many youngsters can lead their family happily.. Lets b one and show q net they are wrong.... Indians are nt fools.. Lets create another quit india movement to stop this thrush from our place.. Lets b united n save as many as we can.. jai Hind...

sachin

1 day ago

Mr.Arpit,

Your are supporting QNet or Against them. Or it's just your opinion which need not to be taken seriously right ?

How much money you profited from QNet that much your friends and relatives lose, it's that simple. Also you lose relationship and respect.

Arpit gupta

1 day ago

blogs are the places where any one can post anything. to check the legality we should go through the official sites or any authorised source.
i can also write my friend took money from me and cheated me. but may be there are any other influencing factors also.
blogging is okay for posting your thoughts. but to check the facts figures and legality we should check the authentic sources.

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Mohit

In Reply to Arpit gupta 23 hours ago

Your so called QNET website now has been blocked as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. Now it is more clear what is true ...

Arpit gupta

1 day ago

blogs are the places where any one can post anything. to check the legality we should go through the official sites or any authorised source.
i can also write my friend took money from me and cheated me. but may be there are any other influencing factors also.
blogging is okay for posting your thoughts. but to check the facts figures and legality we should check the authentic sources.

atul gupta

1 day ago


Be ready to fight against QNET/VIHAAN and all your uplines including friend.
Find QNET REFUND PROCESS and COMPLAINT AGAINST QNET procedure as below.
1st Option
If your purchase on product receipts is in INR rupees then with in 30 days of purchase or if your purchase is in USD dollar then with in 7 days you can send email to Qnet customer support for refund otherwise Qnet will deny you refund. Then go to 2nd option which all need to go for even after you get refund to get QNET banned from India and to save our brothers & sisters.
1. Get your IR ID and products receipts first. Both will come to your mail box once your upline register your email id on portal. If email id is given wrong by your friend/upline then first send email to Qnet customer support with copy of Pan Card and ask them to update your email id first. Qnet will confirm you updation of your email id. Then call Qnet support and ask your product purchase details.
2. Send a cancellation mail for both products and IR ID to the support team of QNET with a subject line as "REFUND IN****" provinding all details of transactions and product details.Usually IR number will be like IN4444 and all. Attach scanned PAN CARD and product receipts in the mail to them.
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
3.Once this mail is sent, the support team will create a CRF number and send to Hong Kong team for approvals for the refund request. It will take 20-30 working days for the refund to be processed by Qnet.
4.Meanwhile, mail them or call them on every alternative days for an update. QNET Numbers are :
9900060061,62,64,68-Veronika
9900060605,9148149320Jasvinder
5.Once Refund request is completed ,they ask for the mode of payment. Better go for Money transfer to your account, then you have to send a scanned copy of your cancelled account cheque leaf or bank statement.
6.After 20 working days, you will get your money refunded of the product to your bank account.
7.Rest of money left , you collect from your upline by filing complaint in local police station.

2nd Option
pls all go for 2nd option even if you get money refunded as per option 1 by QNET to ban QNET and save indians.
File written complaint/FIR against your friend and all uplines at local police station and write in complaint that QNET is running money circulation scheme which is banned in india as per prize ,chit and money circulation scheme ,1978. Your uplines will be called by police and they will return you money through QNET or themselves as you can not get refund from Qnet after 30 days are over if products purchased through indian portal and after 7 days if purchased through world portal. Warn your uplines that you are going to file complaint/FIR against them. Besides above process kindly by post or by hand send your complaint to THE DCP, ECONOMIC OFFENSES WING, MANDIR MARG, DELHI also to ban QNET by using format of complaint given below.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByQ-yz2wwceEX3BEV3kxZlNkbDg/view?usp=drivesdk
In your complaint attach uplines photos, mobile numbers, your bank account statement if you transferred money from your account to upline account or cash/DD deposit receipt, pan card, address proof, purchase receipts. Mention in your complaint that meeting took place nearby your home or office otherwise local police will ask you to lodge complaint at police station where actual meeting took place. File complaint at your nearby police station and EOW DELHI both to fight against QNET. Do not sign any affidavit asked by your uplines to give back your money. Follow option 1 or 2 as applicable in your case.

AJD AJD

2 days ago

Hi Qnet Supportive, Stop supporting to QNET. You dont know how you guys have damaged us, in all the sense. You make us belive that there is no trust we could have in friendship. I am also victim by my 15 years old friend. Now to call her even ass friend is like abusing and spoiling friendship. She is just worst and her husband too. Too shameless people and manner less too. Dont have any value to any relations. 3 years back she ensure that she will everything for me even whatever business and I don't have to see anything. Then asked to attend seminars, workshops and then malesia trip and then I found its all fraud so I asked my money back. So they asked to wait for 3 years. Now in turn i have to hear bad words, shameless behavior and attitude.
Disgusting people, you all have to pay for this scam and playing with all of us emotions as well as for stealing our hard work money. You will never able to enjoy your wealth. You will be suffering like hell and no one will help you.
I waited for 3 years to get my money on promise but still after 3 years I have heard bad words. I swear one day you will in more miserable condition than any of us people whom you cheated.

If any one knows how to get refund please contact me [email protected]

sachin

6 days ago

Thank you for great response from all victims of QNet. Thanks for your mails and messages.

If QNet is not a Scam then why Company officials are running away ?

Now all Offices & warehouses are closed. What if we update company officials and their residential addresses ? Will they run away with their families ? Let's see, we are collecting information on that and we will update the Top officials and their residential addresses soon.

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Ashi Ashir

In Reply to sachin 2 days ago

Recently started in kerala i guess and i was going to join. Thanks for this post and to help my fellow friends can you explain the way get fooled. ? I meant though its a scam ,how come in a place like india edcated people are fallen for them and legally ??

Ashi Ashir

In Reply to sachin 2 days ago

Recently started in kerala i guess and i was going to join. Thanks for this post and to help my fellow friends can you explain the way get fooled. ? I meant though its a scam ,how come in a place like india edcated people are fallen for them and legally ??

Shubham Patil

In Reply to sachin 4 days ago

I wanna talk to you abt dis tpc so...can i pls get ur mob no..?

Srinivas lC

1 week ago

Every saturday and Sunday Representatives meet in coffee day in Katriguppe Bangalore to talk to new prospects

sachin

1 week ago

We are collecting information on all the IR's all over Karnataka. We will create a FB Group as well WhatsApp Braodcast. You can just drop in your mobile numbers. We all fight against this scam and make sure QNet run away from Karnataka.

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Noel Prabhu

In Reply to sachin 14 hours ago

I will be with u.... Lets show them.... They are Wrong

SRISHA EKAMBAR

1 week ago

Guys !!! Got news that every week 75 people are joining this business alone in Bangalore.. it's really high time to stop this

Preeti Sharma

2 weeks ago

Qnet representatives seat in CCB or Barista or in any good restaurant.

sachin

2 weeks ago

Got Some New directors details on QNet (Vihaan India)

Suryanarayana Kantha vijaysarathy Appointment Date 17th July 2014

Dilipraj pukkella, appointment date 12th Aug 2016

Muhammed Imthiaaz, appointment date 12th Aug 2016.

After we updated address here, not only Office is closed even warehouse is closed.

We are verfying secret places from where QNet is working in India. Will update soon

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Preeti Sharma

In Reply to sachin 2 weeks ago

have you purchased any of Qnet product ?

Munnaan Devraju Vinod Kumar

In Reply to Preeti Sharma 2 weeks ago

I've purchased holiday package product from Qnet. This product cost is overhead and waste of spending money on this. This Qnet is laundering from innocent people and making scapegoat

Preeti Sharma

In Reply to Preeti Sharma 2 weeks ago

one of my friend approach me to invest in Qnet for better future. make good money in short time with convince to other people as well for investment.

Ip Stack

4 weeks ago

guys please be aware this chain is working in Dubai aswell so please be cautious in your actions and decisions please consult many of your friends and wellwishers before you jump into a blackhole where everything is abstract the stories, the commitments the bullshit stories, the sweet talks and what not trained assassins of your dreams

gurupreet

4 weeks ago

QNET VICTIMS please beware of this shady character one Mr. Rafiq whose posing as an "High Court Advocate & RTI Activist" at various online web sites.

This guy is a sweet talker and will promise you refund from QNET if you appoint him as an advocate, he is doing nothing but cheating your further...here is his modus operandi...

He will convince victims to appoint him as an ADVOCATE and thereafter tell victims to deposit Rs 50,000 in various bank accounts to show that he has been apponited.

He will promise that he will return back the money after showing that to QNET office but the FACT remains that after the money is transferred he will stop recieving your calls and vanish .

We have recieved multiple complaints against this FRAUD, please BEWARE you all have already been cheated dont get cheated again.

For your REFUNDS only follow the correct and LEGAL way to get your refunds along with compensation, for more info do drop us a email at [email protected]

FFVA i.e Financial Frauds Victims Association has been formed to help and provide legal aid to victims of QNET SCAM.

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/qnet-forms-financial-fraud-victims-forum-scam-gurupreet-singh-anand/17659179

Please stay away from crooks and fight for your legal rights in correct and proper way.

Regards
Gurupreet

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