Consumer

  • Some consumers welcome LPG quota hike, others call it a gimmick 30-01-2014 06:21 PM

    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 16-01-2014 11:00 AM

    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...
  • Audi unveils new driver less car in Las Vegas 07-01-2014 03:43 PM

    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 06-01-2014 03:53 PM

    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...
  • How technology reveals the kind of shopper you are 29-11-2013 08:22 AM

    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,...
  • Rupee trims early gains, quotes at 63.07 vs dollar 14-11-2013 09:22 AM

    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...
  • Sensex snaps seven-day losing streak 14-11-2013 09:20 AM

    Mumnai: The BSE Sensex rose nearly 1 per cent on Thursday after seven sessions of losses, as rate-sensitive stocks including lenders surged on the RBI's announcement of open market operations, while easing fears of tapering by the US Fed also helped. The Sensex added 205.02 points or 1.02 percent to...
  • Sensex closes at lowest in over a month; inflation hurts 13-11-2013 10:40 AM

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex fell for a seventh consecutive session on Wednesday to its lowest close in over one month after higher-than-expected retail inflation data raised fears of a third rate hike this year. Among rate-sensitive stocks HDFC Bank Ltd fell 1.9 per cent, while Hero MotoCorp Ltd ended 1.8...
  • Rupee closes at 63.30 versus US dollar, rebounds by 41 paise 13-11-2013 10:15 AM

    Mumbai: Rupee closed on Wednesday at 63.30 versus US dollar, rebounds by 41 paise or 0.64 per cent. Continuing its slide for the sixth straight day, the rupee on Wednesday lost 17 paise to trade at a fresh two-month low of 63.88 in early trade on strong dollar demand from...
  • Dell Latitude 6430u owners complain their laptops smell of cat urine 01-11-2013 04:40 PM

    New York: A noxious feline odour has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odour seems to be coming...
  • Samsung apologises to China consumers, says to fix Galaxy S3, Note 2 for free 24-10-2013 10:42 AM

    Beijing: South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, has apologised to Chinese customers for problems with some mobile phones after a broadcast on China Central Television criticised Samsung repair policies. "As far as management problems caused inconvenience to our customers, we offer our sincere apologies," Samsung...
  • CPI inflation quickens to 9.84 per cent in September: Govt 14-10-2013 06:34 PM

    The annual consumer price inflation quickened more than expected to 9.84 percent in September from 9.52 percent in August, government data showed on Monday. A poll published last week had forecast consumer inflation accelerating to 9.60 percent in September. Food prices for consumers last month rose 11.44 percent from a...
  • SBI slashes interest rates on car, consumer goods loans 09-10-2013 01:54 PM

    State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday reduced interest rates on loans for car and consumer durables and also decided to lower processing charges to cash in on the festival season demand. SBI is the fourth bank after PNB, OBC and IDBI Bank to offer special interest rates for loans...
  • IOCL, BPCL, HPCL move SC for modification of Aadhaar order 06-10-2013 05:05 PM

    Three oil PSUs have moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its earlier order that Aadhaar card is not mandatory and no person should suffer for want of it in getting benefits of government schemes. IOCL, BPCL and HPCL would mention the matter on Monday for urgent hearing before a...
  • Not to reduce interest on consumer durable loans: HDFC Bank 04-10-2013 08:08 PM

    Chomu: HDFC Bank on Friday said it will not reduce interest rates for consumer durable loans ahead of the festive season, although state-owned lenders might do so on a call by the Finance Ministry to boost demand. "No, we will not be reducing the interest rates (on consumer durable loans)....
  • Banks to offer cheaper loans to stimulate consumer demand: Govt 03-10-2013 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Indian banks will get additional capital to provide loans at lower interest rates for purchases of two-wheelers and other consumer durables, the finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday. The move is aimed at stimulating demand in Asia's third-largest economy that is struggling to recover from the...
  • RBI bans zero per cent interest rate scheme for purchase of consumer goods 25-09-2013 05:32 PM

    The RBI on Wednesday banned zero per cent interest rate scheme for purchase of consumer goods, a move intended to protect customers but may dampen the festive spirit. The central bank has also said that no additional charges can be levied on payment through debit cards. "In principle, banks should...
  • RBI to issue inflation-indexed savings certificates 04-09-2013 08:45 PM

    The Reserve Bank of India will issue inflation-indexed savings certificates which will be linked to Consumer Price Index (CPI) by November 2013 as a means to protect households against inflation. Governnor Raghuram Rajan announced this on Wednesday, saying the need of the hour is to protect households from inflation. He...
  • DLF pays Rs 1.5 lakh compensation to allottee for delaying project, not refunding money 22-08-2013 03:20 PM

    DLF Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an allottee as compensation for its "unfair trade practice" of not refunding money paid for booking a flat which was not handed over in time. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • MSOs to begin direct billing for digital cable consumers from August 18-08-2013 01:01 PM

    In a significant step aimed at ushering in transparency in the way cable TV consumers are billed, the multiple system operators (MSOs) are rolling out a direct billing system from August. As of now, the monthly charges for cable TV connections were being collected by the local area cable operators,...
  • Is shortfall in onion production the only reason for rising prices? 13-08-2013 11:35 PM

    New Delhi: An internal note prepared by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs says that the area under onion cultivation is 0.99 lakh hectares during 2012-13 compared to 1.08 lakh hectares during 2011-12 which means there is a decline of 8.33 per cent. The figures given out in the note mention...
  • SpiceJet to pay Rs 1 lakh to man for not allowing his family on board 09-08-2013 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: SpiceJet has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1 lakh to a passenger for not allowing all members of his family to board the plane despite having confirmed tickets and making them travel on two different flights while returning to Delhi from Goa. The...
  • Vodafone ordered to pay compensation of Rs 10,000 to a customer 07-08-2013 12:50 AM

    The Thane District Consumer Redressal Forum (TDCRF) in Thane ruled that Vodafone was deficient in providing services to one of its customers and ordered the company to pay him a cash compensation of Rs 10,000. TDCRF president Umesh Jawalikar and member ND Kadam stated in their order that the company...
  • JNU: Suicide note recovered from boy's bag who attacked female friend 01-08-2013 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: A 22 year-old-girl who was attacked by a classmate at the Jawaharlal Nehru University still remains in a critical condition on Thursday. Her classmate Aakash, a BA student, who took poison after attacking her had died on Wednesday. A suicide note has been recovered from his bag which...
  • Reason behind vegetable price rise crop shortage or profiteering? 05-07-2013 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: The rising prices of vegetables across parts of the country have become a huge concern among the consumers. Early monsoons have affected the crops resulting in lesser produce, but the consumers are also flummoxed by the marked difference between wholesale and retail prices. In the national capital, even...
  • TRAI may get power to penalise the service provider 30-06-2013 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: The government has mooted a proposal for giving powers to telecom and broadcasting sectors regulator TRAI to penalise service providers for failing to comply with rules and regulations. The Telecom Ministry in an ongoing inter-ministerial consultation has said that "jurisdiction to impose penalties through a transparent process for...
  • Dell asked to pay Rs 42,200 for defective laptop 21-06-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Computer manufacturer Dell India Pvt Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum to pay a customer Rs 42,200 as refund of the cost of a laptop which stopped working within two years of its purchase. The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held the company liable to...
  • CPI inflation slows to 9.31 per cent in May 12-06-2013 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: Falling for the third straight month, retail inflation stood at 9.31 per cent in May due to easing of prices of edible oil and protein-based items, even as vegetable prices inched up sharply. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation stood at 9.39 per cent in April. It...
  • 'Indians more willing to share personal info than others' 19-05-2013 11:23 AM

    Mumbai: Even as cases of financial fraud are dotting cyber space across the world, Indians seem more forthcoming in giving out their personal information for personalised services and simplification of finance management than their global counterparts, a study by Cisco has said. According to the Cisco report, 72 per cent...