Business and Economy
Jul 07 2008
CONSUMER COURT RULES
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Sunil Tinani
A patient's life was placed at great peril at a major private hospital in the city, and she is lucky to be alive today. Read on for M G Radha's fight.
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Jul 02 2008
INNOVATOR DRIVES CHANGE
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Supriya Khandekar
If there is a silver lining to Bangalore's infrastructural woes, it may be this. Plastic-blended roads have become the standard, and are here to stay.
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Jun 18 2008
CLASH OF LOCAL ECONOMIES
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Zainab Bawa
This thriving local economy in Rajajinagar is in for a shakeup with the Metro station coming there. Traders are unhappy with the deal they are getting.
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Jun 11 2008
CAREER CRAVINGS
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Deepa Mohan
A pair of management graduates turn their love for food and games into building a business in Bangalore, as they dare to tread a different path.
Apr 30 2008
OPERATOR'S TAKE
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Samuel Jacob
Why cannot the HAL airport coexist with the new BIAL airport? What about the steep user fees BIAL is charging? BIAL CEO Albert Brunner in an interview to Citizen Matters .
Apr 13 2008
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
Bangalore has many angel investors these days. In the last six months, I have come across several persons and groups who have expressed interest in funding start ups in the city. While this is good news, an entrepreneur needs to tread carefully...
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Apr 06 2008
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
Many persons in Bengaluru are becoming entrepreneurial and venturing on their own. We also have many venture capitalists (VCs) who are here in the city as well as those outside looking to fund promising start ups. However, sometimes, even if an...
Apr 01 2008
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
Marketing need not necessarily involve cash outflow. Sometimes one can earn money, while reaching out to new customers in the process. Gift coupons, for example, offer you the double advantage of making money while reaching out to new customers. Your...
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Mar 26 2008
Blog: Entrepreneur's Corner
  Entrepreneurship is about thinking differently, creatively. Innovation is not limited to having unique ideas or projects. Innovation can be in the way one manages operations, the way one implements projects or in a combination of all this...
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Feb 12 2008
CONSUMERS AND WEDDINGS
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Deepa Mohan
There are about 900-odd Kalyana Mantapas in Bangalore today, with 10 new wedding halls coming up every year. Yet, plenty of consumer-unfriendly practices prevail, adding avoidable stress to wedding planning, finds Deepa Mohan .
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Jan 20 2008
AUTO STRIKE
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Samuel Jacob
Autorickshaws in the city recently went on strike to press their case for a hike in the minimum fare from Rs.12 to Rs.20. Srinivas Murthy, head of Autorickshaw Drivers' Union cites rising costs of living as one reason. He spoke to Samuel Jacob .
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Jan 19 2008
CONSUMERS
Wise Buy
A number of recent verdicts from the IV Additional District Consumer Forum in the city is a virtual alert for consumers. The cases range from violation of MRP on goods to damaging household effects during shipping.
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Dec 22 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Many clubs promise attractive deals and freebies to get members. Country Club is one such club that promised a lot to consumers and then left them high and dry.
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Dec 14 2007
COMMUTER SERVICE HITS ROADBLOCK
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Deepa Mohan
Five months ago, Easy Auto was launched in Bangalore as a public-private partnership, to allow commuters call an auto on the phone. Today, the system does not respond to calls or SMSes. Deepa Mohan finds out what went wrong.
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Dec 03 2007
SMART SHOPPING
Wise Buy
We regularly read reports in the news about citizens being awarded compensation from consumer courts on disputes with errant vendors. But how does this all work? Where does a Bangalorean have to start? Wise Buy guides you.
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Nov 23 2007
BARRIERS TO ACCESS
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Ayesha Aleem
The city’s building bye-laws list out a number of amenities that public and semi-buildings must provide to disabled citizens. Malls are the most recent additions to modern Bengaluru, and Ayesha Aleem checks out a number of them to see if they are in compliance.
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Nov 05 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Bangalore Consumer Forum finds fault with Radiant Builders.
Oct 24 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Mallya Hospital discharges patient without completing treatment; Consumer Court directs hospital to pay.
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Oct 22 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Foreign particles in bottled soft drinks like Fanta, Frooti and other beverages.
Oct 01 2007
CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Wise Buy
Negligence by a city dentist left a patient's hand immobile.
 
 

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