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Investigating the wine shop credit card fraud 1

Investigating the wine shop credit card fraud

On the 4th of April, a family member received a wine shop’s number from a trusted friend, who said they home delivered during the lockdown. “Give my husband’s reference”, she said. The confidence with which she said it made us put our guard down and ignore all subsequent red flags. The gullible family member called …

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Despite #MahaRERA directions, buyers left in the lurch by Developer #BhoomiArcade 2

Despite #MahaRERA directions, buyers left in the lurch by Developer #BhoomiArcade

Bhoomi Acropolis is a large township project comprising ten 15-storey building in Virar with more than 600 residents. Home buyers booked flats in this project in 2013 on the assurance that they would be given possession in 2015. By Satish Nandgaonkar Mumbai Mirror August 22, 2020, 09:42 IST MUMBAI: A group of home buyers from Bhoomi …

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Ladakh and India-China disputed territory

144 Veterans of the Armed forces sign a Statement on China addressed to President, Prime Minister

A group of concerned Armed Forces Veterans have signed a “Statement on China” addressed to the President of India, Prime Minister of India, Defence Minister, Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of the Army, Navy & Air Force. It was sent by email to the addressees on July 2, 2020. The Statement is attached …

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Public Health is an investment, not expense 4

Public Health is an investment, not expense

The corona pandemic has underlined the need to strengthen the Public Health system (not ‘healthcare’ mind you). ‘Public health’ really is an investment and not expenditure. Healthy population is what will make a strong nation. According to American public health association, 1 dollar spent on prevention of disease saves 5.6 dollars in healthcare spending. Public …

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A world in which empathy is evaporating - Be the change series 6

A world in which empathy is evaporating – Be the change series

It cannot be doubted that it is a world of increasing intolerance. The space for diversity is decreasing everywhere, though the most obvious aspects are those with implications on human rights of large segments of populations and have a political context. This is convenient, because if someone else – say the political system or the …

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GST on Higher Education Services: The downward curve of economic and social growth 7

GST on Higher Education Services: The downward curve of economic and social growth

Levying Goods and Service Ta (GST) on Higher Education Services has been a topic of debate ever since the new tax system was rolled out across the country. While many items are exempt from GST as of today, the logic behind choosing the components taxed suggests a sea of possibilities stalled. While books supplied are …

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