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A Company Can File Complaint Under Consumer Protection Act: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court observed that a consumer complaint filed by a company is maintainable. The court rejected the contention that the word ‘company’ is not covered within the definition of ‘person’ under Section 2(1)(m) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The Court observed thus in an appeal under Section 67 of 2019 Act preferred by […]

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For Missing Work Due to 24-Hour Delay in Bangkok-Mumbai Flight, Air India to Pay Flyer Rs 85K

Mumbai: A district consumer court has asked Air India to pay Rs 85,000 compensation to a 33-year-old man who missed work because of a 24-hour delay in Bangkok-Mumbai flight in 2018. It was alleged that while the Air India fight was to depart Bangkok on a Sunday evening, and land in Mumbai on early Monday,

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NCDRC orders Kotak Securities to refund Rs 5.67 lakh lost in F&O trading to NRI after 13 years of long fight

A retired non-resident Indian (NRI) has allegedly lost Rs 5.67 lakh when representatives of Kotak Securities dabbled in futures and options (F&O) with his money without his knowledge. In this regard, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has ordered Kotak Securities to refund the entire amount of money lost by them due to F&O trading, i.e.,

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India’s Election Commission fixes privacy flaws that exposed citizens’ information-seeking data

India’s federal election commission has fixed flaws on its website that exposed data related to citizens’ requests for information related to their voting eligibility status, local political candidates and parties, and technical details about electronic voting machines. India is heading for its next general elections, expected between April and May, to elect the members of

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RBI tweaks norms related to Regulatory Sandbox scheme

Mumbai, The Reserve Bank on Wednesday tweaked guidelines for Regulatory Sandbox (RS) scheme under which participating entities will have to comply with digital personal data protection norms. Regulatory Sandbox usually refers to live testing of new products or services in a controlled/test regulatory environment for which regulators may (or may not) permit certain relaxations for

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Consumer watchdog CCPA cautions celebrities, influencers against promotion of gambling

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) on Wednesday issued an advisory asking and to not promote and gambling. The consumer protection watchdog also warned celebrities, influencers and other similar stakeholders that it will take stringent action against endorsements of illegal activities including betting and gambling. “The advisory underscores the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s efforts

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Need to curb surrogate ads across industries to protect consumer rights: Govt

NEW DELHI: Consumer Affairs Secretary Rohit Kumar Singh on Thursday stressed on the need to curb the proliferation of surrogate advertisements across industries as it undermines consumer rights. The Department of Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Advertising Standards Council of India conducted a stakeholder consultation meeting on “Brand Extension vs. Surrogate Advertisements – Where’s

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Ration card is for PDS, not address proof: Delhi HC

New Delhi, A ration card is issued exclusively for obtaining essential commodities under the public distribution system and it cannot be considered a proof of address or residence, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Chandra Dhari Singh, while dealing with petitions by erstwhile residents of Kathputli Colony seeking an alternative accommodation under the rehabilitation

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Consumer affairs department directs companies to join govt’s ‘Right to Repair’ initiative

NEW DELHI: Consumer affairs department on Friday directed companies in automobile, consumer durables, mobile and electronics, and farming equipment to join govt’s “Right to Repair” initiative. It also instructed water purifiers companies to share the life of candles and other consumables based on geographical areas and water alkalinity so that consumers know their status rather

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