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The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the real estate firm Supertech to process the refund to homebuyers, who have been affected due to the demolition of its two 40-story towers in Noida.   A bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Bela. M. Trivedi said Supertech should do the...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 18 January 2022
Consumers have much to watch out for in terms of deceptive advertising trends in 2022. Here are five that TINA.org will be keeping an eye on this year.   Amazon’s Liability    After a cashmere industry organisation in 2019 notified Amazon of alleged fake cashmere scarves being...

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The Union government's new guidelines for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure now allow owners to charge their vehicles at their residences or offices using existing electricity connections.   The new 'revised consolidated guidelines and standards' for EV charging...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2022
After waiting for enhanced safety standards for motor vehicles sold in India, the Union government has decided to make it compulsory from October 2022 to have six airbags for a vehicle with a capacity of up to eight passengers.   In a series of tweets, Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 January 2022
BrihanMumbai Municipal Corp (BMC) has become the only municipal corporation in the world to have more than 80 citizen-based services on WhatsApp chatbot, offering services for citizens, tourists, and businesses in the city. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday virtually...

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The Supreme Court has stayed the Punjab and Haryana High Court direction to OLX India to adopt a screening mechanism in connection with sellers, who could post an advertisement on the online platform.   A bench of Justices U.U. Lalit, S. Ravindra Bhat, and Bela. M. Trivedi said:...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday warned real estate company Supertech of 'consequences' over the non-payment of refund to home-buyers, who had paid for flats in two 40-storey towers which are being demolished on the court's order.   A bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna told...

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IANS 29 December 2021
Tech giant Amazon has updated its Alexa voice assistant after it "challenged" a 10-year-old girl to touch a coin to the prongs of a half-inserted plug.   According to the BBC, the suggestion came after the girl asked Alexa for a "challenge to do".   "Plug in a...

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Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell  and   Mollie Simon (ProPublica) 28 December 2021
This story was originally published by ProPublica.   The U.S. has one agency that regulates cheese pizza and another that oversees pepperoni pizza. Efforts to fix the food safety system have stalled again and again.   For Nancy Donley, the fight for safer food started one...

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Moneylife Digital Team 23 December 2021
Most consumers could not find information on the maximum retail price (MRP) and best-before dates for products on sale on e-commerce sites, according to a survey by LocalCircles, which hosts online communities on consumer issues, and tracks compliance by e-commerce sites and...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 22 December 2021
It’s not always the case that a class-action settlement resolving allegations of false advertising or deceptive marketing results in what’s best for consumers (or class members as they’re known in litigation). Here are some of those that left class members out in the cold this...

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IANS 18 December 2021
For the second time in 3 weeks, the Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) has hiked the prices of CNG and PNG with effect from midnight, an official said here on Friday.   The basic price of CNG is increased by Rs 2/kg and domestic PNG by Rs 1.50/SCM for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region...

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IANS 13 December 2021
Meta-owned WhatsApp has brought in a new privacy update to prevent unknown contacts to see a user's last seen and online status. This new feature has been reportedly rolled out for both Android and iOS enabled devices.   As per a report by WABetaInfo, some third party apps from Google...

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IANS 13 December 2021
High prices of automobiles are likely to persist at elevated levels even during 2022, said Grant Thornton Bharat in a report.   Lately, increasing cost of commodities in India has resulted in record-high prices for new and used vehicles in the country.   "It is expected that...

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IANS 08 December 2021
The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) can direct the deposit of the entire amount or more than 50 percent determined by the state commission for conditional stay.   A bench of Justices M.R. Shah and B.V. Nagarathna said:...

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IANS 03 December 2021
Hackers have stolen crypto tokens worth $120 million from Blockchain-based decentralised finance (DeFi) platform BadgerDAO. Several crypto wallets were drained before the platform could stop the cyber attack.   In a tweet, Badger said it has received reports of unauthorised...

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IANS 01 December 2021
The US consumers spent a total of $33.9 billion online, from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, down 1.4 per cent (on-year) as Black Friday dipped 1.3 per cent at $8.9 billion vs $9 billion last year while Thanksgiving Day online sales stayed flat at $5.1 billion.   According to...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 30 November 2021
As we head into the craziness of the holiday shopping season, consumers need to be wary of fake reference prices. These are prices that retailers make up to create the illusion of savings and they are at the center of a recent trend in class-action litigation.   In reality, the...

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IANS 26 November 2021
From daily essentials like tomatoes, milk as well as edible oils to transport fuels, rising prices have hampered the financial health of ordinary middle class families in India.   The trend has not only hurt the economically weaker section of the society but has lately been cited to...

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IANS 18 November 2021
In India, the most popular password is "password" and not "123456" as has been widely speculated. Interestingly, Japan is the only other country that had the same top password as India, new research showed on Thursday.   Other common passwords people use in India are "iloveyou",...

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