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Home Ministry had no objections on removing the roaming charges but wants roaming facility to be restricted in certain regions and circles due to security considerations New Delhi: The 'one-nation-one-number' provision, which exempts users from paying roaming charges under the National...

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For countless visitors to Switzerland, Interlaken is both the finale and starting point of their dream holiday, says Naveena Israni For many star-struck Indians, Switzerland is synonymous with romantic Yash Chopra movies which weave in gorgeous Swiss locales into his screenplays....

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Sucheta Dalal , 14-August-2022
It is over two weeks since Zee Business channel’s investigative report...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 May 2012
The Cabinet has cleared the National Telecom Policy or NTP 2012, which would allow mobile users to roam without paying any extra charges and port same number to any operator across India The Cabinet on Thursday approved the National Telecom Policy (NTP) 2012 that proposes to abolish...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 May 2012
  The Forum held that the MSEDCL had provided deficient services to the consumer and not bothered to replace the faulty meter and hence was liable to compensate Thane: The Thane District Consumers Grievances Redressal Forum has held that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution...

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Did you hear from Citibank recently about the discontinuance of the 12-year old Citibank-Jet Airways co-branded credit cards? Citibank and Jet Airways are both trying to tug you into their direction. Here are some pointers to make your choice… Citibank and Jet Airways first came together...

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Singapore and Malaysia are popular destinations. Join Jaideep Mukerji to travel away from the well-known tour sites and explore narrow back streets with historic temples, interesting restaurants and cultural treasures   Singapore and Malaysia are amongst the most visited destinations...

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Are you earning enough mileage points? Here are some smart tips for you In the Western world, frequent flyer miles are an alternate currency, purchased in bulk by banks and all sorts of establishments to reward their customers. So, it is practically possible to be earning millions of...

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“It’s the economy stupid,” said an airline executive I know. While innovative ways to price various services is the global airline model these days, there are days it gets too much and some of these are ahead of us! Airlines are in dire straits in India but that is something we all...

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Booking through MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip, Expedia, etc? Booking a ticket from the airline’s website could give best deals —cheaper than those available on travel sites First look at the advertisements of the online travel portals such as Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip, Expedia, etc, surely gives an...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 May 2012
Aviation minister Ajit Singh says that the aviation industry and Air India are passing through a tough phase due to high price of ATF, high service tax along with airport charges. Why are Indigo, GoAir and SpiceJet less affected? As the agitation by protesting pilots entered the fourth...

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Book tickets online for your trips and get great deals. Here is how It is that time of the year when we are all packing our bags to go somewhere. However, with significant capacity reductions all around, airfares have shot up by 25%-40%; it means we are not going to see cheap tickets...

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Energy efficiency norms for cars are full of holes, finds Veeresh Malik The new fuel consumption and efficiency standards for automobiles made and sold in India have finally been announced. This comes after a direct involvement of the prime minister’s office, and after almost a decade of...

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Jaideep Mukerji  and   Veeresh Malik`` 05 May 2012
A perfect fusion of past and present, Yucatan is a legendary land that offers impressive archaeological sites, historical stately cities, cenotes and beaches. Jaideep Mukerji explores The Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico is physically and culturally distinct from the rest of the...

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Lufthansa and Japan Airways are putting up their newest planes on Indian routes. The media talks about how this is to ‘woo’ the Indian flyer. The truth lies elsewhere   The Boeing 787 Dreamliner project has been of personal interest to me, because it was the first one in a long time...

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Moneylife Digital Team 02 May 2012
With uncertainty (still) looming in the telecom industry, mobile operators are trying to increase tariffs in selective circles. In such scenario, the least they can do is to keep their loyal subscribers informed, which Vodafone has failed to do Vodafone India has increased call rates by...

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Your credit card can offer you more travel benefits than just being a mode of payment. Here's hoping your plastic money can help you travel more comfortably in the days ahead Plastic money is increasingly becoming the mainstay of urban India; an increasing number of establishments are now...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 April 2012
TRAI said that the charges for such SMS or calls should not be more than four times of the applicable local charges. Consumer organisations have welcomed the move but feel that the rates should be reduced further The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ordered telecom service...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 25 April 2012
The most dangerous thing in a car is not the person behind the wheel. But it is the steering lock inside the wheel We expect our manufacturers and dealers to be honest at every level with us, more so, after the warranty is over. This is especially relevant when continuing with the saga...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 April 2012
According to a report by the comptroller and auditor general (CAG), the food, civil supplies & consumer affairs department of Karnataka has wasted Rs54.53 crore by awarding to a private company a computerisation project to digitise the data collected through a house-to-house survey and issue...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 April 2012
While hearing a case on the legality of the environmental clearance given to the controversial Posco project, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) advocated putting an end to the use of drinking water for industrial projects, reported newspaper DNA. The tribunal also directed the Union ministry...

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