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Repairs: Outpriced

Roadside garages are thriving because company service centres are too pricey

Workshop repair and service-load factors appear to be coming down as people appear to head for independent and road-side garages again, now that spare parts from non-authorised sources are easily available. And all sorts of new taxes are loaded onto bills from authorised dealer workshops. Do-it-yourself is...

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Xpress Money cuts remittance fee from Oman

Xpress Money with its festive offer for Ramadan enables expats to send money at an affordable fee of 1.70 Omnai rial

 
Mumbai: Xpress Money, a global money transfer agency announced a flat fee of 1.70 Omani rial for remittances of any denominations to India during the Ramadan season, reports PTI.
 
With this festive offer, Xpress Money enables the expats to send money at an affordable fee of 1.70 Omnai rial, the company said in a release.
 
"India is a critical market for us as this is the largest 'receive' market globally, with inward remittances upwards of $64 billion in 2011," said Xpress Money Business head Sudhesh Giriyan.
 

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Post office to launch mobile remittance scheme

In the first phase the mobile remittance scheme will be implemented in selected states like Kerala, Bihar, New Delhi and Punjab

Kottayam: The Postal Department is launching an instant money remittance scheme, mobile remittance scheme, in tie-up with the BSNL infrastructure by next month, Chief Postmaster General (Kerala Circle) Sobha Koshy said, reports PTI.

In the first phase the scheme will be implemented in selected states like Kerala, Bihar, New Delhi and Punjab, Koshy told reporters after releasing a special postal cover in connection with the ruby jubilee celebrations of Kottayam Press Club.

In Kerala the scheme will be implemented in selected 30 post offices in Idukki, Aluva and Pathanamthitta. As per the scheme a person can send money through the post office which will send a message to the other post office about the amount to be given to the other person, she said.

Koshy said the process of computerising the entire postal network in the country, numbering 1.55 lakh post offices, was going on. In Kerala out of 1507 post offices, except 29 post offices rest are computerised.

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