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INR 990 crore deducted from farmers’ accounts nationwide without notice

Money deposited in a bank account is generally considered safe. Holders of State Bank of India-issued Kisan Credit Cards (KCCs) have apparently been charged INR 990 each for provision of weather information. Nationwide, one crore one lakh KCC-possessing farmers are seeing deductions totaling INR 990 crore, including INR 60 crore from the accounts of 6 […]

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HDFC Bank: Pawn your wife’s gold now — No documents needed!  9th October, 2016: A lot of HDFC Bank customers are having a bad experience. Some are even having nightmarish experiences… and it’s all thanks to the fine art of glibly selling them financial instruments and other stuff they don’t need. One friend who wrote […]

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HDFC Bank: Abuse of Customer Trust & Fiduciary Relationship

 October, 2016: Imagine you are having a gynaec examination. With his rubber-gloved fingers inside you, the gynaec starts a casual chat about why you should buy his home-grown brand of condoms and intimate products. Creepy? Yeah, well, but that’s how HDFC Bank and other private-sector banks work. Actually, HDFC Bank is like if your gynaec […]

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Updated: The Genius of Nandan Nilekeni

Nandan Nilekeni, who is contesting from Bangalore, declared assets worth 7,700 crore rupees, making him the richest politician in India – at least officially, on paper. In his interview to NDTV, he described his rags to riches story and described some of his achievements including “My real wealth is however my experience as cofounder of […]

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Reliance Gas Price issue and Mukesh Ambani FIR for dummies

What is the Reliance Gas Price issue? Why has Arvind Kejriwal filed an FIR against Mukesh Ambani? Why is there so little clear information on the issue? Read the easy to understand version.

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