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Moneylife Digital Team 19 June 2012
While hearing a case on claims rejection, the North District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (New Delhi) said that death due to a mosquito bite is an accident and is covered under accidental death insurance, according to a report. When a snake bites a person, it is considered as an...

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British Airways denied the lady permission to take the flight to London, saying her onwards journey did not show as confirmed in their system, due to which the woman had to purchase fresh tickets at a higher price   New Delhi: For not allowing a woman to board its flight despite...

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UP government has asked banks to ensure special alertness to check circulation of fake currency and emphasise on security of ATMs installed on the Indo-Nepal border Lucknow: With a view to check circulation of fake Indian currency notes, the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government on Monday...

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UK-based air charter broker company would be providing commercial jet services in India with 20 to 500 seats to move group of any size   New Delhi: Hiring the world's biggest planes like Airbus 380 or Boeing 747 Jumbo will soon become a reality in India, reports PTI. UK-based air...

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Airlines frequently band together to offer flyers of another airline facilities and benefits they’d usually offer to their own customers. How can you benefit from it?   Most airlines do not have the wherewithal to reach out to the entire globe and cover all destinations a passenger...

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Foreign auto companies delay issues and manage to arm-twist customers in India into settling them, while the same issues would be dealt immediately in their home countries   How proactively customer-friendly are international auto companies in India? How receptive are they to specific...

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Moneylife Digital Team 11 June 2012
The SBI Signature Card is available at an annual fee of Rs5,000 and card holders are entitled to a full fare airline ticket or gift vouchers worth Rs5,000 from leading lifestyle brands upon enrolment Mumbai: SBI Cards, the third largest credit card issuer in the country, said it has...

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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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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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