Consumers

India imposes anti-dumping duty on Chinese polyster to safeguard domestic players against below-cost imports

With an aim to safeguard domestic players against below-cost imports, India on Tuesday imposed the anti-dumping duty of up to USD 528 per tonne for 5 years on a Chinese polyester yarn used in automobile and other industries. The Finance Ministry took this decision after Commerce Ministry’s arm Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) recommended the duty after an investigation into alleged dumping of ‘High Tenacity Polyester Yarn' from China. However, the investigation was done ..

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Relief to home buyers! Bankruptcy Code law to be amended

In order to classify home buyers as financial creditors at par with lenders to help them quickly get refunds from defaulting companies, a code has been proposed which is to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC)...

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Seeking expansion, Micromax set to launch two new consumer durable products

: Targeting consumer by bringing out durable products, Micromax has come a long way.Extending its hands over launching new products this time with washing machines and refrigerator making its way to the customer houses. Aiming feasibility for its customers, Micromax will soon launch these home friendly products...

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SC splashes water on MRP stickers: Hotels and Restaurants can sell bottled water higher than its retail price

Supreme Court has made hotels and restaurants free bees as they will be able to sell bottled water higher than its MRP. The Apex Court rejected Centre's stand saying hotels can't be prosecuted for selling bottled water above MRP...

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In September, WPI inflation diminished to 2.6 percent

As prices of food article including vegetables, eased, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) fell to 2.60 percent in September as compared to 3.24 percent in August 2017 which was four-month high. The WPI in September 2016 was 1.36 percent. Keeping 2011-12=100 as a base, the Wholesale Price Index for All Commodities for the month of September 2017 declined by 0.4 percent to 114.3 from 114.8 for the previous month...

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Telecom Ministry announces revised call rates for armed forces

On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha announced that Central government has decided to reduce the tariff for security personnel...

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Dharmendra Pradhan requests states to review 5% VAT on fuel

A day after the announcement of a reduction in oil tariffs by the central government, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked state governments to review the rates of VAT on fuel...

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Think before trusting advts! 4519 complaints of misleading advt registered in last 2 years

You can be taller just by drinking a health drink or fairer in one month, thinner in two months. Hormones, Genetical mutation nothing matters. Yes, advertisements often show us these things and we fall into the trap. To prevent such fake misleading advertisements Department of Consumer Affairs launched an online portal called Grievance against Misleading Advertisements (GAMA). From 2015 to 2017, total 4519 complaints regarding misleading advertisements have been registered in the registered in the ..

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Business tycoons Paytm and Reliance Jio apologise for the use of PM Modi’s photograph commercial purpose

Telecom giant Reliance Jio and famous e-commerce company Paytm have have apologised for using the Photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their respective commercial advertisement...

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Customers do not have to pay the service charge or tip if they do not like the service: Govt

Hotels and restaurants should ask customers before levying a discretionary service charge to bills, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Consumer affairs secretary Hem Pande said customers do not have to pay the service charge or tip if they do not like the service...

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Now 'Chart Prepared' message will not haunt hapless Railway passengers anymore

Vacant berths available after the finalisation of the chart will be offered at 1.4 times higher than the base fare instead of current practice of 1.5 times increase, said a senior railway ministry official. There were 5,871 vacant berths in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains during September 9-October 31 this year, according to railways, reports RailNews...

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Consumer grievances get prominence: 2000 people register on 'Consumer Mela'

Consumer Mela receives overwhelming response as more than 2000 visitors thronged the Mela to register their grievances for counseling. Consumer Mela was inaugurated by Union Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan. The Consumer Mela was organized by Department of Consumer Affairs yesterday at Central Park, Connaught Place in New Delhi. The main objective of the mela was to bring the consumers and company face to face so as to resolve the grievances to the extent possible. This was also an opportunit..

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Govt announces new Consumer Protection law to monitor misleading ads, celebrity endorsements

Government will bring a new Consumer Protection law in the upcoming Parliament session that will have strong provisions against celebrities endorsing such advertisements as well as adulteration said Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday. "For celebrities endorsing misleading ads, Parliamentary Standing Committee has made strong recommendations for provisions of penalty and jail. There should be some action on misleading celebrities," said Paswan...

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Centre to impose strict laws on celebrities for misleading endorsements

A proposal in order to impose stricter laws on celebrities who endorse misleading advertisements is being considered by consumer affairs Ministry, said Ram Vilas Paswan minister for Consumer Affairs at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi on Thursday. New Consumer Protection bill will be passed in coming session of the parliament which will strengthen the Bureau of Indian Standards and to check spurious products said Paswan at an ASSOCHAM National Summit & Awards on ‘FMCG’. Stringent laws are soon ..

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Paswan urges pulse traders to extend all support for successful execution of G2G contracts

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan took a critical review of the supply side of pulses on Thursday evening with representatives of pulses importers, senior official of relative ministries and enforcement agencies.Paswan told the traders that for augmenting the supplies, Government has also entered into G2G long term contracts with other countries. He urged the traders to extend all support for successful execution of G2G contracts. One such MoU has been ..

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Petrol price hikes by Rs 3.38 per litre; Diesel goes up by Rs 2.67 per litre

The petrol price is once again hiked up by Rs 3.38 per litre while diesel rate has pumped up by Rs 2.67 per litre. The new prices came in to the effect after the wee hours of Thursday...

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Govt reviews measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices

A meeting to discuss measures to ensure availability of essential commodities at reasonable prices, especially of pulses, was held on Satuday under the chairmanship of Union Consumer Affairs Secretary – Hem Pande.The meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs of States and other senior officials. The meeting reviewed availability of pulses and sugar and stock limits imposed by States thereon, bringing down price difference between wholesale and retail, lifting ..

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Now only Aadhaar card enough to get SIM card; Government approves move  

Now the customers do not need to wait for hours and engage in paperwork to get a new SIM connection as the Government on Tuesday gave approval which cleared electronic-Know Your Customer (e-KYC) rules using the Aadhaar card...

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CBI arrests Post office employee of Haryana for accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000 for recruitment

CBI on Wednesday arrested an assistant superintendent of Post office of Haryana for demanding an accepting bribe of Rs. 50,000 from a person for recruitment in the office. A case was registered by the CBI against the assistant superintendent of Post office of Panipat on the allegations by a complainant. A case was registered U/s 7 of PC Act, 1988.The complainant has applied for the post of Gramin Dak Sewak at Post office of Dadlana of District Panipat. The assistant superintendent had demanded for ..

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Vegetable prices up by about 40% in national capital due to rains, reveals ASSOCHAM survey

Prices of vegetables such as lady fingers, cabbage, beans, brinjal, and bitter gourd have increased by 35-40% over a month as heavy rains in several parts of the country have hit the supply line to Delhi-NCR, according to an ASSOCHAM paper...

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Acche Din for fliers: To be compensated for delay and cancelling of domestic flights

According to the new guidelines revised by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), domestic airlines will have to pay heavy compensation to the consumers if the flights get cancelled or if fliers denied to board. The revised compensation norms will be effective from August 1, 2016. The revised compensation has been arrived after extensive consultations with all stakeholders including the airlines...

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Paswan directs fourfold increase in number of National consumer helpline

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday reviewed the working of National Consumer Helpline - toll free line being run by the Department of consumer affairs for redressal of Consumer grievances at New Delhi. MOS Consumer Affairs, C.R. Chaudhary was also present on the occasion.After the review, the Minister directed to increase number of Helpline from 14 to 60 within a month. He also directed that email, SMS and mobile app should also be developed for ..

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Government claims for no shortage of domestic sugar stock during current and next year

The world’s largest sugar consumer India would have about 30 - 31 million tons of sugar stock available for the next sugar season 2016-17, which would be sufficient to meet the domestic consumption. Sugar production during 2016-17 season is estimated 23 - 24 million tonnes and with estimated carry over stock of 7.3 million tonnes from the current sugar season, the availability of sugar for the domestic consumption will 30 - 31 million tonnes, against the demand of about 25.5 million tonnes. Hence ..

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Consumer protection council recommends mandatory standards for piped drinking water

New Delhi, April 20: Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC) on Tuesday concern over quality of drinking water being supplied through pipeline to people and recommended mandatory standards for drinking water irrespective of its source. At the moment FSSAI has standards only for bottled water. CCPC is an apex body to advise the Government in the consumer related issue. A meeting in this regard was attended by representatives of various Government bodies including FSSAI, voluntary consumer organizations ..

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Drawing a bigger line than Lord Macaulay

Media and market have become busy in marketing of Valentines Day. Economic experts believe that market has crossed Rs 1200 crore in India and the growth rate is 20 percent every year. It is to be noted that half of the population of the country is youth. The supporters of Valentines Day portray-the opponents of Valentines Day as a villain and media helps them in doing so...

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India produces 7.98 million ton sugar, exports 0.3 million ton till December

The country's sugar output rose by 6.5% to 7.98 million tonnes in the first three months of the 2015-16 season while exports were 3,00,000 tonnes in the same period, industry body ISMA said on Tuesday. Ex-mill sugar prices have improved in the past fortnight by 1-2 per kg but prices still remained below cost of production during October-November period of this season. As per the latest production data released by Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), the country's overall output has increased ..

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Snapdeal faces users’ ire over Aamir’s comment on ‘intolerance’

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal seems to be facing the brunt of its brand ambassador Aamir Khan’s recent comments on rising intolerance in the country...

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E-tailers growing but consumers prefer off-line retail for touch-and-feel of products: Report

Even, the Online retail industry is expanding in India, the fact remains that the customers expect the anytime anywhere of online, and the touch-and-feel of products, service excellence and personal touch of off-line retail.”..

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Trains disrupted in Thane, agitating commuters cane-charged

Train services were disrupted here Friday during the the morning peak hour prompting the commuters to agitate and forcing the police to resort to a cane charge...

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Consumer Day: Help lines for consumers to be launched in all the States

To felicitate the National Consumer Day, the government has launched a scheme on National Consumer Helpline and subsequently the State Consumer Help lines (SCH) .Thirty States have so far availed the funds from Consumer Welfare Fund to establish Help lines according to the scheme. In line with best practices in developed countries, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution will set up consumer help lines...

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Radio cabs in Kolkata under police radar

The Kolkata Police have begun scrutinising safety measures being offered by cab services operating in the city, following the alleged rape of a woman executive by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi, a senior traffic official said Tuesday...

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Banking operations in India hit by staff strike

Banking operations in India were hit Wednesday as more than 800,000 employees went on a day's strike to seek a salary hike and other benefits, union officials said...

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India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas

Launching an electronic toll collection (ETC) system for the Delhi-Mumbai highway, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said such a facility will be extended to as many as 350 plazas by the end of next year...

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LPG costlier by Rs.3 per cylinder

The price of subsidised cooking gas, or LPG, has gone up by Rs.3 per cylinder following the government's decision to hike the commission paid to dealers...

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Air passengers' body asks DGCA to stop low fare schemes

Describing the frequent special discount fare offers by domestic carriers as "non-existent", the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) Sunday urged regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) not to permit such schemes...

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Lord Venkateshwara-engraved watch on display

A Lord Venkateshwara-engraved watch, studded with diamonds and rubies and made from one block of sapphire, made by Swiss luxury watchmaker Century has been put on display here...

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Government doubles profit on diesel sales as crude prices dip

After years of incurring huge losses by selling diesel below cost, the government is finally making a profit on its sales at a rate that is doubling per fortnight even as international crude rates plunge...

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Power crisis continues in Uttar Pradesh

The power crisis in Uttar Pradesh deepened Thursday with the plant load factor (PLF) in most of the units tripping, an official said...

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Power ministry to sell LEDs at Rs.10

A day after the Nobel Prize in physics was won by the scientists who invented blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the power ministry Wednesday launched a business model enabling the sale of LEDs to households at Rs.10 against the market price of Rs.400...

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Flipkart claims billion hits, buyers feel cheated on discounts

India's largest e-retailer Flipkart claimed to have got a billion hits for its special sales offer Monday, but millions of buyers felt cheated on its discounts, as they alleged the prices quoted were higher, even as its portal crashed during the day...

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EPFO members to access accounts real time

Nearly 50 million members of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) will be able to access their PF accounts online on real time basis by mid-October, an official said Sunday...

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Centre issues notification to regularise e-rickshaws

The Union Road Transport and Highway Ministry Wednesday issued a notification to regularise e-rickshaws, sources said...

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In carnivore country, Uruguay's vegetarians promote their lifestyle

Free snacks, monthly meetings for co-dependent carnivores and radio programmes are some of the initiatives vegetarians and vegans are undertaking to promote their lifestyle in Uruguay, the South American country which has one of the world's most meat-loving populations...

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Google launches Android One smartphones for Rs.6,399

Google on Monday launched in India the first smartphones under its Android One project priced at Rs.6,399, an official said...

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Apple unveils watch, Apple Pay mobile wallet

Apple Tuesday unveiled a new Apple Watch, touting it as a comprehensive health and fitness device, a mobile wallet called Apple Pay and two bigger screen versions of the iPhone, the 6 and the 6 Plus...

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Deposit Rs.630 crore penalty, SC to DLF

The Supreme Court Wednesday penalised real estate giant DLF Rs.630 crore for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon...

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Reliance Communications ready with mobile banking services

Reliance Communications is ready with its mobile banking services to enable banking transactions for its customers irrespective of mobile handset, make or region, a company statement said here Wednesday...

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Ratan Tata invests in Snapdeal.com

Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has made a "personal investment" in the online marketplace Snapdeal.com, a statement by the latter said here Wednesday...

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Textiles ministry joins hands with Flipkart for handloom sale

India's textiles ministry Monday signed an agreement with online retailer Flipkart to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers, an official statement said here...

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Bangalore, Pune top in home value appreciation: Study

Mid-segment residential properties witnessed the highest appreciation in Bangalore in the past three years, while in the high-end category the credit went to Pune, says a study...

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Houses for poor: Delhi government asked for account

The union government has asked the Delhi government for details about the flats allotted to the the poor under the previous UPA dispensation's flagship Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewable Mission (JNNURM)...

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Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai will get its second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, with Japanese assistance, union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday...

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GAIL told to cut gas supply to non-priority sectors for retail needs

The government Wednesday asked state-run gas utility GAIL India (GAIL) to cut natural gas supplies to non-priority sectors like steel and petrochemicals in order to meet the full CNG (compressed natural gas) requirements of retailers like Indraprastha Gas Ltd...

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Insurers asked to give details of unclaimed amount

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has asked insurers to upload by January 2015 information on unclaimed amounts over Rs.1,000 due to policy holders/legal heirs...

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Rs.16 tn needed to achieve housing for all by 2022: Study

Over Rs.16 trillion ($260 billion) will be needed as investment every year if the central government's goal of 'housing for all by 2022' is to be achieved, a report by the KPMG-National Real Estate Development Council says...

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Diesel can be market-priced by September as crude goes under $100

With the losses of state-run oil marketers on diesel sales below cost falling to under a rupee per litre, brokerage firm Goldman Sachs Tuesday estimated the monthly price hikes would end after September assuming that oil prices remain around the current $100 level...

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Dot Bharat domain to soon hit screens

India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, is all set to get a 'dot Bharat' domain name from this month that will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate e-governance. This will be soon followed by web addresses in six regional languages...

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Telangana CM moots expansion of Hyderabad Metro

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Wednesday mooted a proposal to extend the 72-km Hyderabad Metro rail project to 200 km to meet the needs of the fast growing city...

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Lufthansa reroutes flights to avoid Iraqi airspace

German airline Lufthansa has said that the suspension of its flights to the northern Iraqi city of Erbil will continue due to security reasons...

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Modi's allegation of UPA surrendering farmers' rights astonishing: Congress

The Congress Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegation that the UPA government surrendered farmers' interests at the 2013 WTO Ministerial Conference in Indonesia's Bali is "astonishing, irresponsible and false propaganda"...

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Cancer victim's widow awarded $23 bn in US lawsuit

A court in the US has awarded a widow $23.6 billion in damages in a lawsuit against America's second biggest tobacco company, media reports said Sunday...

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Radio taxis come to Varanasi

Radio taxis equipped with GPS/GPRS facility begin service in Varanasi town of Uttar Pradesh Monday, an official said...

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Hope my rail budget will meet expectations: Gowda

Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda began presenting the rail budget in Lok Sabha Tuesday, promising to serve the social obligations of the ministry, but with an eye on financial viability and the need to maintain and upgrade the network...

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Mumbai Metro notches 7.6 mn commuters in three weeks

Mumbai Metro, the city's newest swanky means of travel, Monday said it has notched 7.5 million commuters within barely three weeks since it opened June 8...

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Finally, Mumbai gets its Metro

Maharashtra's first Metro Rail was inaugurated with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan showing a green flag to the maiden Mumbai Metro service amid cheers by a large crowd of onlookers here Sunday morning...

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Centre says UP can procure power to meet shortfall

Rebutting UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's charge blaming the central government for the massive power outages in the state, the union power ministry Friday said the state was not drawing its allocated power and suggested that it purchase from power exchanges to meet any shortfall...

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Singapore Airlines' A380 to start operations in India

Singapore Airlines' first commercial flight on its Airbus A380 aircraft in India will begin late Friday evening with operations starting to Mumbai and New Delhi...

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Air India defends concessional tickets for employees

National passenger carrier Air India Friday defended giving promotional tickets to its employees, saying that it is obliged to do so under an International Air Transport Association (IATA) resolution...

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Philips re-enters India mobile phone market

Consumer durables manufacturer Philips Wednesday re-entered the Indian mobile phone market after a gap of two years, launching four devices ranging from a basic feature phone to an android-based smart mobile phone priced between Rs.1,960 and Rs.20,650...

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Telecom tribunal allows 3G roaming pacts

The Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) Tuesday allowed telecom service providers to provide 3G services beyond their licensed areas, quashing an earlier decision by the government...

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Cadbury India now named Mondelez India Foods

The world's largest snacks compamy Mondelez International Monday said it has changed the name of its Indian subsidiary Cadbury India Limited to Mondelez India Foods Limited...

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Regulator's order to SBI Life puts focus on banks as brokers

The insurance regulator's direction to the SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. to refund Rs.275.29 crore to policy holders for the absence of informed choice has turned the focus on allowing banks to continue as agents rather than brokers, said experts. ..

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Kerala branch of women's bank to open on Monday

The Bharatiya Mahila Bank's Kerala branch would open here Monday, an official said Saturday. ..

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Power retail tariff to rise in 5 states : ICRA

Power retail tariff rates will rise in Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan, ratings agency ICRA estimates after the central regulator last week allowed power companies to increase rates for power sold to discoms...

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Google to create android applications in Indian languages

Google Wednesday said it will host a two-day workshop in Bangalore later this week focused on designing and creating android applications in Indian languages. ..

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Cap on subsidised LPG cylinders raised to 12

The government Thursday decided to raise the annual cap on subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 from the existing nine. ..

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Anti-toll protest hits eight cities in Maharashtra

Political activists vandalised toll posts in at least eight cities across Maharashtra between Sunday night and early Monday morning, an officer here said. ..

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After Rahul's demand subsidised LPG cylinders to be raised to 12

Shortly after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi called for raising the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily Friday announced that the yearly quota of LPG cylinders will be hiked to 12 from the current nine per household. ..

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AAP's Delhi government to reverse FDI in multi-brand

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government Monday said it will not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, reversing the previous Sheila Dikshit regime's policy. ..

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ABGP celebrates National Consumer Rights Day

Akhil Bhartiya Grahak Panchayat (ABGP) an all India consumer movement celebrated National Consumer Rights Day on January 6 at Dharmamurthi Rao Bahadur Calavala Cunnan Chetty’s Higher Secondary School, Perambur, and Chennai..

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LPG dealers may go on indefinite strike from January 19

Cooking gas (LPG) dealers today threatened to go on an indefinite strike from January 19 unless oil companies stop appointing new distributors...

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American Express fined for illegal credit card practices

Three US regulators fined American Express and its three subsidiaries Tuesday for their illegal practices in selling credit card...

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Bengal to bring resolution against compulsory Aadhar for LPG

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will move a resolution in the state assembly opposing the centre's decision to make Aadhaar card compulsory for getting subsidised cooking gas (LPG), a minister said Monday...

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Bengal to bring resolution against compulsory Aadhar for LPG

The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will move a resolution in the state assembly opposing the centre's decision to make Aadhaar card compulsory for getting subsidised cooking gas (LPG), a minister said Monday...

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Increase water use efficiency: President

India is home to 17 percent of the global population but has only four percent of water resource, and so it is vital to focus on water use efficiency, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday. ..

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SC awards NRI Rs.5.96 crore medical negligence compensation

The Supreme Court Thursday awarded Rs.5.96 crore compensation to Kunal Saha, an Indian-American doctor, ordering the Kolkata-based Advance Medicare Research Institute (AMRI) to pay for medical negligence resulting in the death of his wife Anuradha Saha in 1988. ..

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Chinese, Egyptian onions to the rescue

October 23 : In a bid to check the soaring onion prices, the United Progressive Alliance government would soon import the vegetable bulbs from China or Egypt, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said Wednesday...

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India may import onions as price soars to Rs. 90 per kg

India may import onions to stabilise prices that have soared to Rs. 90 per kg in the national capital, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday...

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Chocolates high in demand this Diwali

Demand for chocolates as a gift item this festive season has increased by almost 40 percent due to reports of adulterated traditional sweets and highly priced dry-fruits, a survey said Friday..

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Cooking gas cylinder to be sold at petrol pumps

Cooking gas cylinders will soon be sold at market rates at selected petrol pumps across the country. ..

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Petrol to cost Rs 2.35 more per litre, diesel up by 50 paise

The IOC said that it had to hike prices due to sharp depreciation of the rupee and hardening of crude prices in the international market due to the volatile situation in Syria. ..

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Thousands suffer as snag hits Delhi Metro

Thousands of passengers were badly hit Monday afternoon after a two-hour technical snag forced Delhi Metro trains on one of its key lines to crawl, causing overcrowding at many stations. ..

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Toyota penalised for vehicle owner's frequent workshop visits

Automobile major Toyota has run into a road bump with the top consumer court directing it to shell out Rs. 50,000 as compensation to a car owner who was forced to take his vehicle to the workshop some 17-18 times due to its high fuel consumption and emitting excessive black smoke. ..

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Petrol price hiked by Rs.1.82 a litre from Friday midnight

Petrol prices will go up by Rs.1.82 per litre, excluding taxes, from midnight Friday due to the fall in the value of the rupee and hardening of crude prices in international market, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) said...

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Power bills to go up as firms allowed to pass on coal-cost

Electricity bills are likely to go up soon as the government Friday approved a mechanism under which power companies can hike the tariffs if the cost of imported coal rises. ..

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Now book train tickets by sending SMS from 1st July

Say goodbye to internet. From July onwards booking rail tickets will be as simple as sending an SMS. Any mobile user can operate this system using handsets ranging from feature phones to smartphones. ..

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India Post penalised for delaying Speed Post letter

A Speed Post letter that crawled to its destination and cost an unemployed man the chance of a job has earned the postal department the wrath of India's top consumer court, which pulled it up for deficiency in service and ordered payment of compensation. ..

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