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Jan 02, 2019
From central watchdog to out-of-court settlements, Consumer Protection Bill 2018 makes big strides in consumer rightsThe Consumer Protection Bill 2018 is revolutionary in the aspect that it establishes a watchdog to bust unfair trade practices, oversee violation of consumers' rights and false or misleading advertisements prejudicial to the public and consumer interests
Dec 20, 2018
Consumer Protection Bill passed in Lok Sabha; proposes to set up commission to hear complaintsReplying to a brief debate on the bill, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the legislation had not been amended since last three decades and needed changes for strengthening the rights of the consumers.
Jul 17, 2018
Telecom firms 'mere custodians' of people's data with no rights over it: TRAIConsumers' consent is a must for obtaining data, who should also be given the 'Right to be Forgotten.'
Jun 19, 2018
Apple fined $6.7 million by Australian court over 2016 iPhone 'Error 53' messApple initially refused to fix the issue, claiming that it did so to protect customers.
Dec 27, 2017
‘Fares hiked due to higher demand’: Pricing algorithms threaten to tip fine balance between consumer protection, market competitionPricing algorithms are commonly employed by online businesses, like airlines, cabs, which heavily rely on sophisticated pricing tools to determine prices.
Dec 23, 2017
Govt to file review petition against Supreme Court order allowing hotels to charge above MRP on bottled waterThe government will file a review petition in the Supreme Court against an order allowing hotels and restaurants to charge a higher price than the MRP on mineral water
Aug 24, 2017
Narendra Modi urges bureaucrats to take speedy decisions, focus on backward districtsNarendra Modi has asked all wings of the government to work in a synchronised manner and pressed the bureaucracy to take speedy decisions
Aug 17, 2017
Jaypee Infratech's 30,000 home buyers should brace for long battle; Arun Jaitley's sympathy will be of no useJaypee Infratech's 30,000 home buyers should brace themselves for a long battle as the bank has the grip and will be the first in the queue, leaving the cupboard bare
Jul 16, 2017
Monsoon Session of Parliament: New consumer protection law to be tabledThe Consumer Protection Bill 2017, which aims at strengthening the consumer protection mechanism, is set to be introduced during the monsoon session of Parliament.
Nov 10, 2014
Delhi Govt cracks down on fair-price shops through FacebookThe Delhi government has started a public page on Facebook to help consumers voice against malpractices in fair-price shops, boasting yet another pro-digital move.