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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 06 January 2022
Does the last day of 2021 portend what is in store for 2022? If yes, we are in for tougher times. On 31st December, I had tweeted how chartered accountants (CA), as a community, had erupted in anger over the dysfunctional income-tax (I-T) portal on the last day for filing returns. The...

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The past two years after global lock-downs were triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, India's investor population has almost doubled due to the rush of new investors. Strangely, however, the brokerage business is seeing a huge churn with scores of broker defaults and even more trading members...

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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 28 April 2021
Proving all tech experts right, the Co-WIN a platform used by Central government for registration of COVID-19 vaccine and booking appointments, crashed as soon as it started registrations for those above 18 years. Further, for all those who are registering, the platform failed to show any...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 03 September 2021
Seven years after the promise of a clean and corruption-free government, some Indians are again drawing faint hope from two judicial orders this week. Are these orders a harbinger of change? Will fear of judicial action prevent wrongdoing? Or will these orders be rendered meaningless as they...

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) introduced its Banking Ombudsman (BO) Scheme as an expeditious and inexpensive forum for bank customers for the resolution of complaints relating to certain services rendered by banks.   However, over the years, the BO is also proving to be a white...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 December 2021
Investors of Sahara India Real Estate Corp Ltd (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corp Ltd (SHICL) have been paid back Rs138.07 crore, including Rs70.09 crore as principal and Rs67.98 crore as an interest, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.    In a written reply, the finance...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 June 2021
Anup Pathak, a retail investor of Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL), has filed an appeal at National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against delisting of the lender’s shares from the exchanges.   In his plea, the investor has alleged that the administrator of DHFL and lenders...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 16 April 2022
A few weeks ago, the movie Kashmir Files was released to an unprecedented blaze of publicity. State governments controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) competed to give it tax-free status; the prime minister (PM) and top political leaders spoke about it and special shows were organised...

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Moneylife Digital Team 28 July 2021
Expressing serious concern over the mandatory hallmarking of jewellery, the National Task Force says, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) cannot change the tradition and fabric of the jewellery industry by putting the livelihood of lakhs of jewellers at stake and thus affect crores of...

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Subhash Narayan (IANS) 18 March 2021
Transaction details of individual tax filers with respect of capital gains, dividend income and interest income will soon become a standard of the pre-filled Income Tax return (ITR) form as the government looks to make tax compliance convenient for taxpayers.   The Central Board of...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 03 December 2021
On 29th November, when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) superseded the board of Anil Ambani run Reliance Capital Ltd (RCL) and placed it under an administrator, the overwhelming reaction was that, finally, the regulator has bestirred itself to act! Or, as our columnist V Ranganathan says, RBI...

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Instead of providing ease of life, technology is becoming a disruptor and throwing more challenges at ordinary people every day. Uninterrupted electricity supply is crucial to all our lives today. So, fraudsters have found this a perfect weakness to exploit by threatening a power cut on the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 21 January 2022
India’s investor population has nearly doubled since the lock-down forced by the COVID pandemic in March 2020. This means that over half the investors today—almost 20 million of them—are first-time investors in the stock market. They are attracted by a ferocious bull run that has allowed many...

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Dr Nita Mukherjee 09 April 2022
Small amounts clearly add up to a lot for the banking system leading to a policy of denying part of the interest benefit of investors. While investor organisations advise people to make it a point to deposit their public provident fund (PPF) contribution before the 5th of April, in order to...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 23 February 2022
The best-laid plans of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the finance ministry and large institutional investors looking for a big, post-listing pay-off have been disrupted by a formless Himalayan yogi/siddha purush, with an email ID (

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 May 2022
The inspection report of Bank of Baroda (BoB) for 2019, inadvertently shared by Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reveals financial divergence in as many as 779 accounts. As per the report, there was a shortfall or additional provision worth Rs4,512 crore that was required in these...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 24 August 2021
It is only in India that a whistle-blower and a crusader, whose honesty, integrity and brilliance has saved the country billions of dollars, would be demonised when alive and recognised as the ‘father of infrastructure’ when he is no more.    The people of India, who are the biggest...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 25 January 2022
While ordinary vehicle owners are made to pay money at every toll plaza on the Mumbai Pune Expressway (renamed Yashwantrao Chavan Expressway), every day more than 10,000 vehicles, including light commercial vehicles (LCV), cars, buses, trucks, multi-axle and three-axle vehicles, are...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 March 2021
The Bombay High Court on Thursday admitted an interim application filed by Yes Bank AT1 Bond Holders Association for their claims worth Rs160 crore. While allowing the plea with specific prayer, the bench of justice AA Sayed and justice SP Tavade asked Securities and Exchange Board of India...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 29 April 2021
“What is a worker supposed to do when he or she is told, after hours of queuing in an overcrowded bank, ‘your account has been closed from the back-end, now move on please’,” asks Jean Dreze who has spent decades working with India’s poorest people. This is the reality of rural India where...

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