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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2012
Information is the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, claimed Pitroda in his Twitter conference. But he admitted that he had no clue on what information can be shared with public. That is up to the respective government departments!   The much-touted about, first ever press conference...

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Wing Commander (Retd) CR Mohan Raj 25 September 2012
An army officer narrates his harrowing tale of how his life savings got wiped out at Motilal Oswal, his victory in consumer courts and how SEBI took the brokers’ side despite clear grounds of fraud and forgery. And SEBI is supposed to protect investors’ interests! The very first sentence...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 25 September 2012
The writer looks at the policy decision of allowing FDI in aviation and its implications on the industry It is exactly ten days since prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh made the bold announcement permitting 49% foreign direct investment (FDI) in aviation apart from FDI entry into...

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EAS Sarma 25 September 2012
It is evident that if at all the oil companies are incurring notional losses vis-a-vis the “trade parity” price they would have got; it is largely a result of the heavy taxes levied more or less equally by the Centre and the states on diesel. In other words, both the Centre and the states are...

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Gurpur Gurpur 25 September 2012
The government has put in place a very complicated system of RGESS, which is likely to be a non-starter from day one, as the pain of complying with the formalities is more than the pleasure of saving a maximum amount of Rs5,000 from the scheme The broad contours of proposed Rajiv Gandhi...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 25 September 2012
The advantages of psychotherapy far outweigh the drug therapy but the powers that be are disinclined since the drug lobby runs the medical world today “No further evidence is needed to show that “mental illness” is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2012
The nation has been gripped by rapid-fire economic reforms unleashed by the Congress-led UPA government. But a lot of these recent measures will lead to higher inflation in India, dimming the hope of cheaper credit and higher growth Over the last few days, the government has announced a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2012
Political turmoil is not the only consequence of rapid reforms in government policy. It is not good for the economy or for corporate earnings, says the BNP Paribas equities research report The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) has lost a key ally in the coalition, the TMC (Trinamool...

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AK Ramdas AK Ramdas 24 September 2012
Instead of putting the de-allotted coal mines into production, Coal India would do well by setting up power plants at the mining sites Working like a beaver, the Inter-Ministerial-Group (IMG), so far, has been able to recommend de-allocation of five coal mines, which the government has...

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Prof Dr BM Hegde Prof Dr BM Hegde 24 September 2012
The global pharma industry has racked up fines of more than $11billion in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing. The scale of the wrongdoing has undermined public and professional trust in the industry and is holding back clinical progress “The love of money is the root of all...

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William Gamble William Gamble 24 September 2012
Subsidies, stimulus, incentives, disincentives and limitations created by government policies can have a short-term effect. Once in place, these policies become sacred policy mantra to their original perpetrators and are very difficult to remove regardless of their detrimental effect In...

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Vivek Sharma Vivek Sharma 24 September 2012
The need of the hour is to prepare an environment for growth of stock market. This should start from investor education and strict regulatory controls in capital market. Tax benefits can follow all this The cat is finally out of the bag. The government has approved much awaited “Rajiv...

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Dr Kalyani Mandke 24 September 2012
We cannot stop hearing at any time of the day. Naturally our auditory system experiences fatigue because of noise pollution. There are many known ill effects, such as insomnia, irritability, lack of concentration and poor attention span. We all have right to be human beings with good quality...

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MG Warrier MG Warrier 22 September 2012
Does money grow on trees or does it grow underground? Who has the answer to that question? Let us congratulate our prime minister for speaking out his mind. It is difficult to counter Dr Manmohan Singh’s observations on the need for harder decisions or for that matter about the urgency...

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Vidur Pendharkar 22 September 2012
A top may take place around mid-week; after which a short-term dip is likely S&P Nifty close: 5,691.15 Market Trend   Short Term: Up                                  Medium Term: Up                             Long Term: Down   After a gap up opening, the Nifty drifted...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 September 2012
A petition refers to several of Praful Patel’s decisions, including ‘massive’ purchase of 111 aircraft for the national airline costing about Rs70,000 crore, taking a large number of planes on lease, giving up profit-making routes and timings in favour of private airlines and the merger of...

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MDT/PTI 21 September 2012
After 'Barfi', Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu are coming together to make a biopic on Kishor Kumar, the most versatile singer, actor, director from Bollywood Mumbai: Legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar has become a source of inspiration for director Anurag Basu, who is making a...

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MDT/PTI 21 September 2012
According to a representative body of cooperative agriculture banks federation, increase in income of farmers due to FDI in retail would also lead to improvement in recovery of loans from them   Batting for FDI in multi-brand retail, a representative body of Cooperative Agriculture...

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Bhamy V Shenoy 21 September 2012
In this scheme of things, our future is being shaped at the cost of our present. We need to understand the pros and cons of bandh, strike or disruption, before indulging further After witnessing the ugly scene of about 15 “volunteer patriots” belonging to a major political party forcing...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 September 2012
Broking firm Nomura believes that over the next few quarters, the growth outlook for consumer companies in India continues to remain strong. Volumes are likely to remain buoyant in the medium term, concerns such as delay in monsoons and economic slowdown notwithstanding In 2012, the...

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