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ACs, among India's top environment criminals!
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ACs, among India's top environment criminals!

When Bureau of Energy Efficiency certifies that an AC is star-rated, it does this based on the manufacturer’s self or third party efficiency report, points out Sunita Narain. The now increasingly ubiquitous air-conditioner (AC) in our houses would easily make it to the list of the top environmental criminals. Why? Just consider these facts. In Delhi, a mere 1°C drop in temperature leads to a 400 MW drop in demand for electricity. This is because ACs account for some 30 per cent of ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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The restroom diaries

'Every time I resist using a public loo, I remember my mother warning me how I would develop a kidney problem.''Now, I tell her I'd rather not have a skin infection or some other disease brought by using one,' says Divya Nair.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ever since I was a kid, I have hated the idea of visiting a public washroom. The stench, the dirt and the lack of hygiene have proved strong recommenders of bladder control whenever I am travelling from one point to another. Before you ...
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How safe is your PF money? 10,932 companies caught defaulting

By region, Thiruvananthapuram leads with 247 defaulters, followed by Kolkata with 173 and Bhubaneswar with 115 The law prescribes 30 days as the limit to pay provident funds, an employee’s rainy day or retirement stash. Sanjaya Kumar, above, has been waiting more than 1,800 days–five years–for the Rs 40,000 that an Odisha company owes his dead father. Numerous emails and complaints to the government organisation responsible for collecting and forwarding provident-fund dues ...
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Escort services: Sex on the Internet, a Rs 600 cr business

Despite the government crackdown on Web sites advertising escort services, the Internet leaves enough wiggle room for debauchery to thrive, reports Dhruv Munjal.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Priya Kumar leads a life that most will reject with unapologetic derision. In the last two years, she has made her peace with the scornful condemnation that comes her way almost routinely. "Very few people in my life know about this. But those who do, the ridicule (from them) is sometimes impossible ...
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It's not end of the road for promoters of defunct companies

Several promoters of suspended companies have floated new entities or taken board seats in other listed companies, which are functional and trading Their listed firms might have gone defunct long before but their own corporate lives and other businesses seem to be thriving. Several promoters of suspended companies have floated new entities or taken board seats in other listed companies, which are functional and trading. Business Standard has compiled as many as 11 cases of promoters who are ...
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Sensex ends 310 points lower; highest single-day loss since Brexit

Bank shares were the top losers along with index heavyweight RIL Benchmark share indices registered their highest single-day loss in percentage terms since June 24, the day of the Brexit verdict, on profit booking after sharp gains recently outpaced valuations. The S&P BSE Sensex ended down 310 points or 1.1% at 27,775 and the Nifty50 dropped 103 points or 1.2% at 8,575. On June 24, 2016 post the Brexit vote the S&P BSE Sensex had lost 2.2% or 605 points while the Nifty50 index plunged ...
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Behind the scenes: The making of India's largest private insurer

Amitabh Chaudhry, who will now head the merged entity, will manage assets under management of about Rs 1.10 lakh crore and an employee base of 23,620 after the completion of the deal Almost a year ago, Delhi-based Max Life had asked a leading global investment bank to scout for a life insurance company that it could buy to bolster its portfolio. For a company that has been doing rather well, buying another firm seemed to be the natural way to grow. A year later, however, Max Life decided it ...
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9 things to do over the long weekend

Most people have made plans to travel over the long Independence Day weekend.What about you?Planned something exciting for the I-Day weekend?No? Fret not! Rediff.com's Anita Aikara is here! Meaningful things you can do over the long weekend without burning a hole in your pocket. 1. Catch up on sleep IMAGE: Sleep like there is no tomorrow. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Because no holiday can be complete without sleep. Miss those summer vacations we enjoyed as children when we could sleep ...
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Busted: 10 auto insurance myths

Buying an auto insurance cover? Beware of these myths Auto insurance is one of the most popular and highest selling insurance product. It is also mandated by law to carry a valid auto insurance policy with you at all times. However, before the actual buying process starts, every prospective policy holder tries to question her/his insurance requirements before purchasing a policy. The one thing that everybody tries to be cautious about is to not get tricked or duped by the company or agent.
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Banks Board Bureau cracks the whip on errant promoters

In a proposal to FinMin, the Banks Board Bureau suggests asset sales to PSUs within a deadline to recover bad loans. IMAGE: Promoters who have agreed to sell their assets to pay off loans will receive counter-offers from public sector companies. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com     The Banks Board Bureau has proposed a deadline for promoters of debt-laden companies to sell their assets for paying off loans to public sector banks. Under the proposal, given to the finance ...
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