CITIZENS' ISSUES


IANS 21 December 2020
The Central government has proposed to advance the deadline for blending 20 per cent ethanol in petrol from the earlier announced 2030.   Sources said that the deadline may now be advanced to 2025 or as early as 2023 to allow sugar mills to convert excess sugarcane or sugar for...

Read More



IANS 08 December 2020
The Supreme Court said in a recent order on filling vacancies in commissions that "we have to express our anguish with the manner in which the government sought to act, contrary to a judgment of this court."   "In the present case, we have already expressed our prima facie view of a...

Read More



IANS 24 November 2020
Continuing with its ban orders on Chinese apps, the Indian government on Tuesday blocked 43 new mobile apps, including shopping website AliExpress owned by e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.   Other popular apps that have been banned include WeWorkChina, CamCard and Snack. These apps have...

Read More



Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 30 October 2020
The information provided by the department of telecommunications (DoT) on the Sanchar Tarang website is self-certified by the tower operator. Let that sink in for a while. It is like saying that your driving licence is issued to your basis self-certification.    As per the DoT's...

Read More



MOHAMMED SHAFEEQ (IANS) 22 October 2020
The inundated colonies in flood-hit Hyderabad are witnessing a novel rescue and relief operation as horse riders have come forward as saviours to the marooned people.   Going door to door in Nadeem Colony and other inundated areas, the equestrians from Hyderabad Horse Riding School...

Read More



Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 20 October 2020
Three years since the Supreme Court of India declared right to privacy as a fundamental right, companies and government continue to harass ordinary citizens by using technology to grab personal data without permission.   Airtel’s app caused a furore with its invasive data collection...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2020
Contrary to claims of several government departments and local bodies, the ministry of home affairs (MHA) clarified that for registration of births and deaths, Aadhaar is not required as proof of identity.  This was confirmed by the ministry, while replying to an application filed under the...

Read More



As new research claiming that Covid-19 can survive longer on bank notes -- up to 28 days at 20 degree Celsius along with humidity -- started doing the rounds amid the corona surge, health experts said on Monday that people should avoid being paranoid and must take proper pandemic-related...

Read More



Unemployment is the major concern for business executives globally, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey on Thursday.   The interactive map on 'Regional Risks for Doing Business 2020' shows the fiscal crisis which was the top concern in 2019 has now slipped to the third...

Read More



Google on Thursday launched a new feature in the Covid-19 layer on Maps that displays the demarcation of containment zones in Mumbai.   Google said it is working closely with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for sourcing this information and will update this data...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2020
The PAN (Permanent Account Number) card is an extremely important document since it is required as a proof of identity (POI) for almost everything from opening a new bank account to filing your income tax returns. Any incorrect information / inaccuracies on the PAN card could cause problems...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 24 September 2020
The ongoing probe by investigation agencies into the use of drugs by Indian movie stars and celebrities has suddenly turned the focus on individual rights and privacy, especially when you use social media and chat apps. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned actor Deepika Padukone...

Read More



Vimal Punmiya 23 September 2020
A Will is essentially a written declaration by a person describing her wishes on matters concerning distribution of her self-earned properties, assets and wealth to family, relatives, outsiders, charities, etc, after death. In order to be legally valid, a Will has to be signed in the presence...

Read More



Vimal Punmiya 22 September 2020
Recently, the Supreme Court of India, aiming at ensuring the 'right of equality', in a landmark judgement, Vineeta Sharma vs Rakesh Sharma, held that a daughter coparcener would have equal coparcenary rights in a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) properties or  equal right to family property by...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 22 September 2020
A passport is an important document, which is considered as a proof of identity (POI) and proof of address (POA). In many cases, women change their surname after marriage and want to update the same on their passport.     In case a lady retains her maiden name after marriage, nothing...

Read More



Zafar Abbas (IANS) 14 September 2020
Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal reveals that...

Read More



Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 10 September 2020
The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has barred Muthoot Fincorp Ltd from showing its campaign 'Restart India’ for depicting wrong use of facemask during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On 31 July 2020, I had filed a complaint to ASCI...

Read More



SIDDHI JAIN (IANS) 13 August 2020
As the pandemic intensifies, nearly 64 percent people with disabilities say they are facing financial problems, and nearly 60 percent have zero income in these trying times, a new survey has revealed. It also showed that a significant number of PwDs either lost their jobs or are incurring...

Read More



The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to ensure timely pension to the elderly, besides ensuring availability of sanitisers, masks and PPE kits to them, wherever required, during the coronavirus pandemic.   A bench headed by Justice Ashok...

Read More



Moneylife Digital Team 01 August 2020
The Maharashtra Government has set up a four-member committee headed by the Sudhakar Shinde, who is the chief executive (CEO) of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana, to make recommendations to cap the prices of masks and sanitizers, says a report from Free Press Journal.   The...

Read More

Free Helpline
Legal Credit
Feedback