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  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Watch: IIP up by 2.5 per cent against 0.4 per cent in August November 13, 2014

    With consumer price inflation dipping and factory output growing slightly, all eyes are now on the Reserve Bank of India. Will it or will it not cut rates at its next meeting is the question. ...
  • India has potential to become 2nd largest steel consumer: Deutsche Bank November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: India's steel demand is expected to rise by 4-5 per cent this year and will touch 15 per cent CAGR after FY17 as the country has the potential to emerge as the second largest steel consuming market after China during FY15-20, Deutsche Bank said in its research report. With...
  • Watch: Barack Obama talks about his credit card getting declined October 18, 2014

    Recently, US President Barack Obama's credit card was declined while he was out for dinner at a restaurant in the Big Apple with his wife Michelle Obama. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obama recounts what happened. ...
  • Sensex rises 109 points; Bank Nifty up 2.5 per cent, CNX IT slips 4 per cent October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The Sensex rose 109.19 points or 0.42 per cent to close at 26108.53 and the Nifty climbed 32.40 points or 0.42 per cent to 7780.60. About 1336 shares have advanced, 1501 shares declined, and 117 shares are unchanged. Good buying was observed in capital goods, banking, healthcare and fast moving...
  • Choppy Sensex, Nifty close lower; DLF tanks 28 per cent, BHEL up 4 per cent October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks closed marginally lower amid consolidation on Tuesday ahead of two state elections (Maharashtra and Haryana) on Wednesday. The Sensex fell 34.74 points to close at 26349.33 and the Nifty declined 20.25 points to 7864. About 1301 shares have advanced, 1622 shares declined, and 109 shares are unchanged. ...
  • Home Ministry asked to administer Emblems Act October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Consumer Affairs Ministry has asked the Home Ministry to take over the complete administration of a law that aims to prevent improper use of certain emblems and names for professional and commercial purposes. The Emblems and Names Act (Prevention of Improper Use)...
  • Air India asked to give compensation to man who lost baggage September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India has been asked by a consumer forum to pay compensation to a man, who lost his baggage at airport, saying the airline caused "extreme mental agony" due to its "deficiency in action and gross negligence". The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by CK Chaturvedi,...
  • Delhi/NCR highest consumer of pizza in India: Survey September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: On the occasion of National Cheese Pizza Day on Friday, food ordering portal Foodpanda.in conducted a survey and the results revealed that people in the NCR region indulge in the Italian delight the most in the country. Maximum orders for Pizzas came from Delhi/NCR with 45 per cent, followed...
  • Snapdeal launches Teewe, a Google Chromecastlike media streaming dongle, at Rs 1,999 September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: While Google's muchlauded Chromecast dongle shows no signs of being officially available in India (though it can still be brought from online shopping sites such as eBay.in at a premium), Snapdeal has unveiled a similar device called Teewe under its Launchpad initiative. Quite like the Google Chromecast, Teewe, priced...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • July retail inflation accelerates to 7.96 per cent August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Consumer price inflation accelerated to a twomonth high of 7.96 per cent in July, driven up by surging prices for vegetables, fruit and milk, government data showed on Tuesday. A Reuters poll had forecast the consumer price inflation rate would edge up to 7.4 percent from 7.31 percent in...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bimonthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • Tomato prices skyrocket to Rs 80 per kg in some cities July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Tomato prices have soared up to Rs 80 per kg in some parts of the country after a substantial drop in supply from key producing states. The average price of tomato, monitored by the Consumer Affairs Department, in 59 cities, however, stood at Rs 60 per kg. The vegetable...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • Budget 2014: What's cheaper, what's dearer July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties on commonly used daytoday items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 201415. Following is a list...
  • US economy contracts sharply, consumer spending revised down June 25, 2014

    Washington: The US economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter to record its worst performance in five years, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 per cent annual...
  • Government extends reduced excise duties on some goods for 6 months June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday decided to extend the excise duty concessions announced by the previous UPAII government in its interim budget for another six months till December 31, 2014. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the reduced excise duties on automobiles, capital good and consumer durables...
  • Thane: Twowheeler Co asked to pay Rs 50,000 for deficient service June 9, 2014

    Thane: A consumer forum has ordered a motorcycle manufacturing company to pay Rs 50,000 compensation to a customer for deficient services. Monesh Mishra, a resident of Vasai town in Thane district, had complained to District Consumer Redressal Forum that on May 5, 2011, his twowheeler met with an accident as...
  • Consumer Unity and Trust Society suggets reforms to contain inflation June 5, 2014

    The Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), an NGO, on Thursday suggested Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley there was a need to introduce competition and transparency reforms to contain inflation and achieve high growth. The new government at Centre has obtained clear and sustainable majority in Lok Sabha,...
  • High fructose in beverages harming soda consumers: Study June 5, 2014

    New York: Love gulping down cans of beverages or juices to chill out this summer? Think twice as soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, an alarming research suggests. Beverages and juices made with high fructose corn syrup...
  • Ration helpline gets plenty of queries May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ration helpline number of the Delhi government till now has received 90,753 calls related to queries and complaints. "The complaints received so far mostly pertain to non opening of FPS, quality of foodgrains, issue of foodgrains less than the entitlement, service deficiency at the FPS and misbehavior...
  • Man sues Delhi multiplex for Rs 50,000 because he didn't like the film 'Rockstar', court tells him 'you could have just left the hall' May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A consumer forum has dismissed a Rs 50,000 claim by a man alleging mental harassment against multiplex authorities over bad quality of a movie he saw in 2011, saying he could have left the hall if he did not like the film. A West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • Some consumers welcome LPG quota hike, others call it a gimmick January 30, 2014

    Some consumers from across the country are happy and welcome Centre's decision to raise subsidised LPG cylinder cap from 9 to 12 per connection. "It is a good move and will benefit people with large family but it's too late and a political gimmick," said a consumer. ...
  • Apple to refund consumers at least $32.5 mn in disputed kids' app purchases January 16, 2014

    Washington:/b<> Apple Inc will refund consumers at least $32.5 million to settle a longstanding complaint that the technology company billed US consumers for charges incurred by children through mobile apps without their parents' consent. Under the terms of the settlement, announced on Wednesday by the US Federal Trade Commission, Apple also...
  • Audi unveils new driver less car in Las Vegas January 7, 2014

    Audi has unveiled its new driver less car.This car was unveiled at the Consumer Electric Show in Las Vegas. It is like an auto pilot where the pilot can go into auto pilot but you need the pilot in the plane. It warns you if you close your eyes after...
  • Consumer forum asks tailor to pay fine for causing mental agony by stitching loose pants January 6, 2014

    A tailor has been asked by a consumer forum in Indore to pay Rs 3,050 as compensation to a complainant for stitching two loose trousers, which were meant to be worn at a marriage function. The forum, in its order issued last week, has asked the tailor to pay compensation while...
  • How technology reveals the kind of shopper you are November 29, 2013

    Washington: Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy or so creepy. Marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more aggressive tracking of consumer behaviour, whether...
  • Rupee trims early gains, quotes at 63.07 vs dollar November 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The rupee trimmed its early gains but was still higher by 23 paise to 63.07 against the dollar in late morning trade today on selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid recovery in equity market. Persistent capital inflows from foreign funds into equity market also boosted the rupee...