CITIZENS' ISSUES


The Games are round the corner but where are merchandising items? Not that anyone is asking, but if you want to buy some Commonwealth Games (CWG) products like metal coins or a mug with CWG logo or, for that matter, even T-shirts with the mascot Shera, you are not going to get it because the...

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Shoddy service, lost mileage points and bookingglitches galore. Why should you ever visit aggregator  While booking airline tickets through online aggregator portals, beware. Here is the experience our columnist R Balakrishnan had with Cleartrip.com. Mr Balakrishnan had used Cleartrip in the...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 26 August 2010
Here are a few remedial steps that can be taken by a bank customer to address the menace of counterfeit money Yesterday (http://www.moneylife.in/article/78/8523.html) we dwelt on how customers are being short-changed when it comes to the issue of fake currency notes. One thing is clear from all...

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Ashok Shaw 26 August 2010
As 8.94% of the Indian population is above 60 years of age, developers have realised that there is a potential market for retirement homes The recent trend of retirement homes gaining popularity seems to be catching on as one more such project will start functioning by December this...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 25 August 2010
When even bank tellers dispensing notes refuse to use counterfeit-currency checking machines to verify their genuineness, whom does the hapless customer turn to? And why are these machines not being manufactured in India?  Readers of Moneylife will be familiar with the series that we recently...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 August 2010
Senior citizens ask for better health insurance schemes from the government, immediate implementation of the National Policy on Older Persons along with the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act Thousands of senior citizens sporting black bands around their arms and...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 13 August 2010
Banning this service will not solve the problem. The government and security agencies need to be more proactive and use innovations to track threats In a civilised society, gagging of any sort should be used as a last resort. However, while citizens mostly behave in a civilised manner, the...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 10 August 2010
Telecom companies will go to any extent to convince you to go in for their product or services. But the moment you become a customer, they’ll place you at the mercy of their after sales and customer service. There are a lot of Indians out here. Over a billion of us populate this planet....

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 06 August 2010
Malaria is swamping Mumbai, with the number of cases steadily increasing, and the city is facing an acute shortage of hospital beds. Doctors now fear that the next threat could be dengue Yesterday, Moneylife had reported (http://moneylife.in/article/78/7932.html) on how malaria is spreading...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 05 August 2010
The metropolis is fighting a war against malaria. However, the BMC does not have enough insecticides to combat the disease Malaria is spreading like wildfire in Mumbai. In July, there has been a three-fold rise in cases diagnosed with the disease compared to last year. Amidst the lack of beds...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 05 August 2010
If you thought that the current controversies plaguing the upcoming Commonwealth Games are shameful, here are a few more episodes that show that our ‘sporting bodies’ will never, ever, bow down to the law of the land First, a re-clarification: This is an article which refers to a legal...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 04 August 2010
If you thought that the current controversies plaguing the upcoming Commonwealth Games are shameful, here are some episodes from our sorry sporting past It is an old rule in politics - if you are caught out in activities which are fairly par for the course, often involving the misuse of funds...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 03 August 2010
Merchandising items like T-shirts, mugs, coins and perfumes were supposed to be in stores by July. However, these items have yet to see the light of day.   The upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) to be held in New Delhi seems to be mired in many controversies. Allegations are flying thick and...

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Samir Kelekar Samir Kelekar 02 August 2010
Aadhaar could be extremely dangerous to freedom and democracy itself, a reason why similar identity projects have been confined to the dustbin by many other democratic countries Since Aadhaar, that national UID project, seems to be the flavour of the season with news coming out everyday as to...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 19 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the first part of a three-part series So you thought that just because you got your currency notes from across a bank teller's...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 16 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the second part of a three-part series Here are a few anecdotes that illustrate how tortuous the system has become as far as...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 15 July 2010
Welcome to the real convoluted world of counterfeit currency in India, where the victim is prosecuted, the fence eats the crop, and the criminals walk free. This is the third part of a three-part series A few more anecdotes that illustrate how tortuous the system has become as far as...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 July 2010
BS&F Cell of the CBI plans to have two-three of the proposed 71 additional special exclusive courts to deal with cases related to bank frauds and securities frauds Keeping in mind the growing increase in the number of securities and bank frauds, the Bank Security and Frauds Cell (BS&FC) of the...

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Aaron Rodrigues Aaron Rodrigues 08 July 2010
A number of recent advertisements are portraying Africans in a negative light. While Indians scream blue murder whenever they feel they are at the receiving end of racism, why are our ads so insensitive? The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) plans to pull up the recent LMN ad that...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 July 2010
The nation-wide bandh jointly called by several opposition parties brought  most States of the country to a standstill, including Congress-ruled ones like Maharashtra. The 12-hour bandh adversely affected the social and economic life of the country The opposition National Democratic Alliance...

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