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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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IRDAI gives approval to set up insurance e-marketplace

Mumbai: The insurance regulatory has announced the creation of an ONDC-like electronic marketplace -Bima Sugam- which will serve as a digital public infrastructure The marketplace is expected to be owned by insurance companies. Besides providing a platform for products, companies and distributors, Bima Sugam will allot insurance account numbers to customers and enable them to

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Hyderabad eatery refuses to give customer free water, ordered to pay Rs. 5,000

A customer won ₹5,000 compensation from a Hyderabad restaurant after the establishment did not provide him free drinking water and levied service charges. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission-III in Hyderabad directed the restaurant which is located in Jubilee Hills to compensate the customer within 45 days. Recounting the experience at the ITLU restaurant in

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HC asks a petitioner to give its representation to Centre for ensuring that travel cos keep consumers data confidential

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked a petitioner to give its representation to the Central government for ensuring that travel companies particularly “foreign-owned” online portals like MakeMyTrip, GoIbibo, and SkyScanner, keep personal data of consumers confidential while booking tickets. A Bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Manmeet Pritam Singh Arora while rejecting the Ashwini

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Browsing in incognito mode doesn’t protect you as much as you might think

Although a private browsing mode known as “Incognito” in Googles’swidely used Chrome browser has been available for nearly a decade, a legal settlement involving the way it works has cast new attention on this commonly available setting. The settlement disclosed Monday in a federal court is primarily designed to ensure that users who use Incognito

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LPG Price Cut: Prices of 19-kg commercial, 5 kg FTL cylinders cut ahead of Lok Sabha elections; check new rates

The oil marketing companies on Monday announced a reduction in prices for 19 kg commercial cylenders and 5 kg FTL (Free Trade LPG) cylinders, effective from April 1, 2024. The price of a 19 kg commercial cylinder has been decreased by Rs 30.50, with the new price set at Rs 1764.50 in Delhi starting from

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Linking CGHS IDs with Ayushman Bharat Health Account IDs now mandatory from April 1

Starting April 1, the government has made it compulsory to connect the Central Government Health Scheme [CGS] beneficiary ID with the Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID. In a press release, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced, “Existing beneficiaries must link their CGHS beneficiary ID with the ABHA ID within 30 days. The linking

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RBI Monetary Policy at a Glance: Here’s your quick guide to know all about key decisions

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das-headed rate-setting panel on Friday concluded its three-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) review meeting and kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent. The MPC decided to remain focused on withdrawal of accommodation to ensure that inflation progressively aligns to the target, while supporting growth. It is the

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Refrain from promoting betting and gambling, consumer watchdog warns celebrities

New Delhi: In response to an increase in advertisements and endorsements for betting and gambling, India’s consumer watchdog has issued an advisory warning celebrities about promoting such activities. The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA), in a circular on Wednesday, said any violation of its guidelines would be met with strict legal action, which could mean

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