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September 2023

₹1 lakh for one biscuit: How packing one biscuit less in wrapper cost ₹1 lakh to ITC

Missing out one biscuit in a packet cost ₹1 lakh to FMCG major ITC. A Chennai-based consumer forum directed ITC Limited to pay ₹1 lakh for packing one biscuit less in a 16-biscuit “Sun Feast Marie Light” pack. A Chennai-based resident bought ‘Sun Feast Marie Light’ biscuits to feed stray dogs. To his surprise, he […]

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Consumer panel orders Rs 33 crore refund, 12% interest to Mumbai flat buyers

mumbai: Holding the developers of the World One project in ‘Upper Worli’ (Lower Parel) liable for unfair trade practice in promoting a project without the requisite statutory approvals and of deficiency in service for a four-year delay in offering possession, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has ordered a refund of around Rs 33

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Govt’s priority is to protect consumer interest: Haryana Union minister Ashwini Choubey

Union minister of state for consumer affairs Ashwini Choubey and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat jointly inaugurated a programme to mark the golden jubilee year of the All India Grahak Panchayat at Seva Sadhna Vikas Kendra in Samalkha, Panipat, on Saturday The government is taking initiatives to protect consumer interest from false propaganda and misleading advertisements,

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Amazon loses bid to dismiss consumers’ price-fixing lawsuit in US court

The lawsuit is among several private and state civil actions that accuse Amazon of business practices violating either consumer protection laws or antitrust provisions. Amazon.com must face a prospective consumer class action in Seattle federal court accusing the online retail giant of a price-fixing scheme that has artificially inflated prices for numerous goods on its

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Startups inventing cooling clothes for a hotter future

Every morning, thousands of construction workers in Qatar start their day by soaking their uniforms in water made by British startup Techniche UK, which brands them as StayQool suits. Constructed from an outer layer of specially designed mesh, plus a waterproof inside layer, the suits absorb and remove heat through evaporation. Every morning, thousands of

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Health insurance policyholders to get claim settlement time, coverage, limit, key details in single document: IRDAI proposes

In a bid to make it easier for thousands of health insurance policyholders, the insurance regulator has proposed to make customer information sheets (CIS) simple and easy to understand. A customer information sheet gives you a glance at the key policy details in a summarised format. Usually, the insurer provides a customer information sheet with

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